Help the residents of Peoplestown remain in their homes. There ARE other solutions for the problem that has existed for MANY years. Displacement is NOT the answer.
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?
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: