Ashview Heights…another intown community making a comeback!

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 memberMy 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?

 Have and questions? Want to take a walking tour? Contact us at AshviewHeights@gmail.com . Make sure you become a friend on FaceBook www.facebook.com/Ashview.Heights log on see what is happening in the community and some of the homes for sale. See you soon Neighbor!

Some home photos:

Ashview Heights…. Beltline Garden

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!

 
Where: Ashview Garden (Holderness and Fenwood)
When: April 30, 2011 @ 8 am to 12 pm
see you there :0)
 
 
Larry Carter

Curb Appeal My House!

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OK..why haven’t you entered my name into a curb appeal contest? You pass my house daily and shake your head; I find you guilty of not helping! LOL

The girls and I are making an “all hands on deck” push to get our yard in some shape for the May 7th home tours.  Feel free to stop by and give us a hand in pulling weeds…or drop us off a Hasta!  Our plan is to have a drought resistant,low maintenance garden.
But I just came up with an idea to add a Koi pond in the area currently taken over by ivy.  What do you think?

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Rose Circle Community Garden

It was nice to wake up to a google alert about our Community Garden!

West End garden is making big strides in being published on the Gardening Channel website (http://gardeningchannel.com/) , ode to Ms Zimmerman the founder of the Rose Circle garden.

For more information please visit their website: http://rosecirclecommunitygarden.wikispaces.com/

How To Create A Rain Barrel

..this is what I need to do. A few of my neighbors have created some unbelievable systems and have big plans. Plans beyond just watering roses- but actually connecting them to their bathroom toliets  for ‘flush’ water…. I admire you guys. Right now, I just need to water my tomatoes before I have another failed crop.

The department of watershed has step by step instructions for creating one here:

http://www.atlantawatershed.org/rainbarrel/index.htm

I’m excited, maybe there is hope for my garden this year.

Historic West End 2009 Home Tour

Want to tour some cool homes?  Then buy your tickets for the Historic West End Tour of Homes at www.AtlantaWestEnd.com the home tour will be May 2&3!

Come out and see lofty 1920 Bungalows, Brick Craftsman’s, homes with renovation in progress and homes to covet- you don’t want to miss this.

Tour our gardens, a highly anticipated urban farm (buy fresh produce on your stroll!) as well as historic Brown Middle Schools!  In addition to the gracious families extending an open invitation to tour their homes, there will be open houses on a few that are for sale!!

Don’t forget about our Wrens Nest concert Friday night, (May 1st)! Read all about it on the West End website..

A long week in the End…

Thanks to John Pavlin, the VP of West End Neighborhood Development , for  coming up with a great social idea for the neighborhood;  “W.E.N.D.esdays” ….   Now, Historic West End will have walking tours weekly on Wednesday evenings at 6PM. Meeting at the Grounds Coffee Shop under the Skyloft (898 Oak Street) , behind CVS on RDA.  This week the first gathering had a very good turn out.  W.E.N.D is inviting all to tour the neighborhood and enjoy the good weather!

In addition to the WEND cleanup, Friends of West End Parkheld a cleanup today, thanks to Yomara Velez and the FRIENDS (Ryan, Stephanie, Beth, Mary, Joel, Carlton, Reggie,Gretchen, Ayana -Park Pride and the many others) for organizing and making the Oak Street,Lucile, Dargan,Lawton Park- my favorite!!  Awesome paint job and clean up guys.

Lastly, thanks to my bestest- Jerilyn Lewis( the best investor REALTOR in the ATL- 404-771-7956) for your help with my flower bed. I didn’t realize it needed THAT much work- nor did I realize that gardening is THAT much work.. lol.. now, ode to you- it should be  ‘Easy street’ for me..