Ansley Park Neighborhood History and Nearby Amenities
Ansley Park is a serene and historic neighborhood that was developed between 1904 and 1930 as the second planned suburb built in Atlanta, and the first motor car oriented suburb in the city. Ansley Park was built directly across Piedmont Avenue from the 189-acre Piedmont Park, where civic leaders in the late 19th century hosted grand expositions to attract visitors and business to Atlanta. Ansley Park’s design was influenced indirectly by the design principles of Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted, who has since been referred to as the “father of landscape architecture,” had in 1893 provided the preliminary design for Druid Hills. Olmsted’s sons consulted on the design of Piedmont Park as well. While not directly involved in the design of Ansley Park, Olmsted’s design principles were incorporated into Ansley Park. These include wide curvilinear tree-lined streets, parks along parkways and large residential lots. These design elements and green space help create a smooth transition from Piedmont Park to the Ansley Park neighborhood.
Demographic trends in many cities nationwide, including Atlanta, throughout the middle of the 20th century and for decades beyond were defined by residential growth and the movement of significant portions of the cities’ population further out from the city centers. The Ansley Park neighborhood’s story is unique in that it has consistently attracted prominent residents throughout its history. Today, the area’s allure continues, defined by the quality of the lifestyle it affords. Ansley Park offers residents sophisticated intown living, distinguished by stately European homes, well manicured lawns and quiet streets. Part of the neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The area immediately surrounding Ansley Park is considered the heart of Midtown. Midtown includes one of the highest concentrations of commercial businesses and arts institutions in the entire southeastern United States.
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