Ansley Park—Atlanta’s historical home place.
Affluent Ansley Park is located east of Midtown and west of Piedmont Park and was developed in 1905 by railroad magnate Edwin P. Ansley. It was the first Atlanta neighborhood that featured beautifully landscaped, wide winding streets planned like parkways to attract Atlanta’s most prestigious and wealthy families. Ansley’s vison became a harmonious oasis in the midst of a bustling city, and remains so to this day in great part through the efforts of the Ansley Park Civic Association. This beautiful neighborhood of Atlanta is designated as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.
Located a short distance from Ansley Park is the Woodruff Arts Center, the fully restored historic Fox Theater, the High Museum of Art, the Center for Puppetry Arts, the Atlanta Ballet, Laughing Skull Lounge Comedy Club, and the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Just east of Ansley Park is Piedmont Park which features an immense green space and hosts a variety of cultural events such as the annual Atlanta Arts Festival, Music Midtown, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, Festival Peachtree Latino, Atlanta Pride, and the Peachtree Music Festival just to mention a few. In addition, bordering the district is the Ansley Golf Club which is rated by Sports Illustrated as the 2nd best 9-hole layout in America and boasts a USGA 18 hole rating.
Restaurants and Shopping
Ansley Park features a wide variety of cuisines such as contemporary from Serpas True Food on Auburn Avenue, bar-b-que from Daddy D’z BBQ Joynt on Memorial Drive, Mexican from Alma Cocina on Peachtree Street, southern home-style from Pascal’s on Northside Drive, vegetarian from Ria’s Bluebird on Memorial Drive, seafood from Ray’s in the City on Peachtree Street, Asian fusion / Japanese sushi from Pacific Rim Bistro on Peachtree Center Avenue, and late-night dining from Six Feet Under on Memorial Drive.
Children attend Morningside Elementary School, Inman Middle School designated as a National School of Excellence, and Henry W. Grady High School designated as a Communication Magnet School, a Health Science Academy, a Fine Arts Academy, and a Travel / Tourism Academy. Also located nearby is the Georgia Institute of Technology, John Marshall Law School, Georgia State University, Emory University, and the Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta campus.
Public transportation is available at a variety of locations throughout the area. Several of them are the MARTA Station on Piedmont Road, Marta-Midtown Station on 10th Street NE, Marta-Peachtree Center on Peachtree Street NW, and Marta-Vine City Station on Rhodes Street NW.