Last week I had the pleasure of a walking tour in Ashview Heights. I stumbled on some really great deals – along with a few horrendous code violations, but even in the midst of them I was able to see what so many of you are missing out on.
I decided my next investment would be into this community. With homes going for as little as 6K, I can’t go wrong! Not to mention the newly re-established neighborhood association diligently working hard to put this community back on the map- Ashview Heights is my next “win-win” location.
Here’s a home with great potential:
Beckwith Street, new construction 4bed/ 3bath list price $85K
Finally- I see some of the fruits of my labor…and this one was easy. It was as simple as having a motivated buyer untainted by the city prejudice views of many of our SW communities. OK, this is not so easy. My buyer- Larry Carter, currently the President of this emerging community. Larry and I met by referral, shortly after I closed another $25K “gem” in West End back in 2009. Larry not only had cash to buy, he had VISION because he knew his cash was up against investors with even more cash. While everyone was busy snatching up homes in Historic West End and Westview, Larry set his sights on a less desirable area- just 1 block away- Ashview Heights. Larry purchased a home that looked like it would be ready for tear down or a match….even I did not want to go in to show him LOL.. again, he was brave and with vision! Today it would be VERY hard to believe its the SAME home..he’s renovated it himself …slowly, weekly making it’s value triple the purchase price!
Take a peek into Ashview Heights and let’s make YOU my next blog story:
Welcome to Ashview Heights Atlanta’s downtown urban escape. Ashview Heights, a community along Atlanta’s Belt Line, is perfectly nestled between downtown Atlanta,West End, Westview and Atlanta University Center. Ashview Heights is Atlanta’s in town bright star; it offers suburban life in the city. We are a diverse community, ranging from single young professionals, families and seniors. Come get involved! We have the first edible garden on the Belt Line which each member of the community is welcomed to plant and grow their own herbs and vegetables.
Commute free-living! Working downtown? You can come home for your lunch break and be back to work on time. Oh the kids have Parent Teacher Conference? NO problem the local schools are near the heart of the community. M. Agnes Jones Elementary,Kipp Ways Academy,Kipp Strive Academy, Booker T. Washington High School are all less then a mile from our community.
Let’s talk to your future neighbors:
Larry Carter, Ashview Heights Association’s current president: I purchased my home in 2009 for 10,000 dollars. It was the best money I have ever spent! I have a five bedroom three bathroom home that is everything I need and more. I had to do a little work but it was a blank canvas I created my perfect home in the city. There is a sense of community here.
Debra Parker, Active Ashview Heights Association member: My family and I moved to Ashview Heights because we have always wanted to live near downtown. We looked in several neighborhoods surrounding downtown and made the decision to call Ashview Heights home. We love the history as well as the architectural detail of the homes. My kids are having a ball making new friends as well as taking advantage of the great programs that the neighborhood schools have to offer. We look forward to planting roots here for many years to come. We just have one question. Would you like to be our neighbor?
Ashview Heights is having a garden clean up. If any of your neighbors are interested in gardening please send them over. We will be the first edible gardens on the Beltline. Also let the youth know! We have teamed up with Booker T. Washington High School. Any BTW students coming out can use this for their community service requirements. Thursday we had a kick off with Atlanta Food Bank, EECOPAT, Suntrust and The Beltline check out the pictures www.facebook.com/ashview.heights. We are looking forward to a great future. Thank you all for your support!
*Civil Rights Symposium (Major League Baseball): Tuesday, April 19th at 5pm*
Major League Baseball is hosting its annual Civil Rights Game in Atlanta this May with the Braves being the hosting participant. As part of the Civil Rights Game, there will be extensive educational outreach programs.
Tomorrow evening, there will be a college symposium panel discussion with Civil Rights icons and Major League Baseball executives. There will be networking opportunities immediately following the symposium.
Contact: Sherry L. Turner, Ph.D., Executive Director/CEO Atlanta University Center Consortium, Inc.
*Zone 1 Grand Opening Celebration*
April 19th at 930 Sells Avenue (Ashley Collegetown Apartments) Apt 1002 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. I hope you all can make it. I think there will be free food, yum 🙂
and attend one orientation, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday: from 8:30 AM until 3:00 PM
Attire is professional, please have resumes ready to present to employers
818 Pollard Blvd, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30315
Contact: (404) 546-3000
*Ashview Heights Yard Sale*
In an effort to build community awareness and pride. In efforts to raise money for street toppers and trash cans we are having a community yard sale.
If you all have a chance please let your community know that we will be have a yard sale April 23, 2011 8 am to 2 pm. We are expecting any donations of clothing, shoes, cash, electronics or any other household items. To contact for more information and/or to make donations: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Year Up Program
Free IT Training for *18-24 year olds* who live in the DC/MD/VA,
Providence/Boston, San Francisco bay area, Chicago, New York City,and *
If you know anyone with a high school diploma or a GED who are between the ages of 18-24 yrs old and have an interest in IT and computers…Refer them to this site *http://www.yearup.org/* to learn more about this free program.
This program asks for a 1 year commitment between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm.
They provide the student with a stipend and after six months, internships at companies such as Freddie Mac and AOL to name a few. Check out the website: *www.yearup.org*
About Year UP:
Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides urban young adults 18-24, with a unique combination of technical and professional skills, college credits, an educational stipend and corporate apprenticeship.
Year UP has achieved excellent results to date: 100% placement of qualified students into apprenticeships; 83%student retention; 90% of apprentices meet or exceed apprenticeship partner expectations; 87% of graduates placed in full or part-time positions within 4 months of graduation.
Suggestion to help us all-I saw this on East Atlanta Village usergroup.
You can post it here or within your neighborhood’s usergroup but post the Station Name/ Station Address-Location/ Date & Time of Gas Purchase/Cost Per Gallon in the Subject line of emails or posts so that we can all stay current on where there is gas around our neighborhood.
For example if you purchase gas at the Exxon Station at the corner of
Oak & Joseph Lowery on Sept 27th at 10:00 AM and paid $4/Gallon the Subject
Line of your email/ post would look like this:
Exxon/Oak& J Lowery /Sept 27th 10:00 AM/$4.00
This way we could easily see where people were finding gas and all other relevant information, without even having to open up the email.
(Thanks Ed Gilgor of EAV, I hope you don’t mind us copying your idea! )