Real Estate in the BeltLine Corridor

Greenways and trails are at the top of the amenity list when folks are choosing a new neighborhood. Which is one of the reasons so many folks are moving to the BeltLine Corridor. Add the planned pedestrian-friendly transit, an expanding network of new parks, and connectivity with surrounding developments and neighborhoods and what you’ve got is an upgrade to the city.

Are you looking to upgrade your lifestyle by living along the BeltLine? You’ve come to the right place as this is our exclusive focus. BeltLandia puts a lens on the real estate within the diverse quilt of 45 historic neighborhoods connected by the BeltLine.

To find your home near the BeltLine, start here.

Water Tower Stacks Coming 2015

The concrete tower across from Studioplex, the Old Fourth Ward’s most iconic landmark, has often perplexed visitors to the neighborhood, wondering as to it's history and purpose.  More than 100 years ago Atlantic Compress Company had it built as a gigantic fire hydrant for the adjacent cotton compress factory. It was designed such that gravity could unleash 100,000 gallons of water from a tank at the top of the tower should the factory ever catch afire, which it did in 1916. Although the factory … [Read more...]

Banner Year for Southwest Atlanta

This may be one of the best years ever for Southwest Atlanta. In June, Atlanta Beltline, Inc. (ABI) announced they have completed land acquisition for the Westside Trail. This was the final step in securing $18 million in federal grants for the $43 million section of the beltline. This 3-mile trail will run from University Avenue in Adair Park north to Lena Street at Washington Park. In July, WonderRoot, an Atlanta-based non-profit arts and service organization, oversaw the unveiling … [Read more...]

Will the BeltLine Birth New Pedestrianism?

Here’s some keen insight into the obvious: folks want to live in neighborhoods that are walkable and near bike paths. This trend is so pervasive it could actually change the way new neighborhoods are planned and built. Consider Highland Park on the BeltLine Eastside Trail. Demand for these homes has been astonishing, with bidding wars on every new home offered for sale. So prized is the site’s proximity to the BeltLine, the homes are being built facing the trail. This unique orientation of … [Read more...]

A Tale of Three Trails

The BeltLine vision has always been about daisy-chaining communities. Turns out the original theme of connecting a loop of 45 historic intown Atlanta neighborhoods is just the beginning.  As the BeltLine evolves it is becoming the central hub of a multi-county spoke-and-hub trail network. Three significant spoke trails are in various stages of development that will connect intown Atlanta to places as far away as Anniston, AL. Here are some details on a triumvirate of unbuckled versions of the … [Read more...]

New Horizons: Adair Park and the Westside Trail

Let me just say from the outset that I’m a park guy. I devote a lot of energy to preserving old and establishing new greenspace in the urban landscape. The BeltLine is a linear park, so you'll understand my affinity. When I moved to the Old Fourth Ward in 2004, the BeltLine was a vision, but the reality was a corridor covered in kudzu – wrong kind of greenspace. Parts of the neighborhood had begun to show some life, but from where I lived a walk to Cabbagetown was the closest beer. Edgewood … [Read more...]

P3 Could Fast Track Streetcars on the BeltLine

Atlanta’s very first electric streetcar was an entirely private venture. Joel Hurt owned some dirt outside the city that he developed into Inman Park, Atlanta’s first planned subdivision. In 1886 Hurt connected Inman Park to his Equitable Building, Atlanta’s first downtown skyscraper, with a streetcar that ran east and west on Edgewood Avenue. The Atlanta and Edgewood Street Railway Company would claim yet another first as America’s first profitable streetcar line. The era of the … [Read more...]

Four Loans to Get Your Greenovation Done

Working with Home Buyers on historic home greenovation projects has been a specialty of my real estate career. The greenest properties in Atlanta are those that are already built in the 45 historic neighborhoods that touch the BeltLine. A search of FMLS today for homes classified as “Fixer Uppers” shows a total of 155 on the market, many of which are in said nabes. So there’s plenty of stock available to purchase and renovate for those kindred spirits out there. Of course, to pull off a … [Read more...]

Smart and Fancy Living at LEED Certified Oakland Park

Just south of one of Atlanta's most unique and cherished green spaces and a couple blocks west of the BeltLine Eastside Trail southern extension sits Oakland Park Condominiums -- the first in Atlanta to garner LEED certification. Oakland Park help set the standard early for what smart growth should look like for the BeltLine corridor. The mixed use complex currently has four condominiums on the market in 1 bedroom/1bath and 2 bedroom/2 bath floor plans. Prices range from $148K - $240K with … [Read more...]

East Avenue Cottages – New Homes in O4W

Although cottage may be a bit of a misnomer, East Avenue Cottages are reminiscent of craftsman-style architecture -- just in a two and three-story, attached kind of way. This collection of twelve unique duplexes offer a killer intown location, embedded as they are in one of Atlanta's hottest neighborhoods. Some of the city's best public amenities like the BeltLine Eastside Trail, Historic Fourth Ward Park and Freedom Parkway Trails are within a few steps of these homes. Nearby Historic Fourth … [Read more...]

Krog Street Market Opens Spring 2014

Krog Street Market is one of the latest examples of how the BeltLine continues to catalyze adaptive reuse of historic properties within it’s corridor. The 1920’s industrial warehouse at 99 Krog Street which once served as Tyler Perry’s studio reopens in Spring of 2014 as a west-coast style market and restaurants. 222 apartments are soon to follow on the Stoveworks property across the street and will have several hundred feet of Eastside Trail frontage. In 1889 Atlanta Stoveworks introduced … [Read more...]