By Shandra Hill Smith
You can get to nearby shops, schools, eateries and entertainment — all without a car. And some studies show you’re happier as a result.
A number of Intown walkable communities certainly want to leave you smiling. These condominiums and townhomes are all about location — and the features each offers, of course.
Ansley Parkside Townhomes (ansleyparkside.com)
“Charlestonian elegance” is what you’re in for at Ansley Parkside Townhomes, according to Christa Huffstickler, ABR, broker associate, vice president of Sales and Marketing, Morris & Raper Real Estate Consultants.
Located on Monroe Drive near Piedmont Road, the community is within walking distance of Piedmont Park, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Ansley Mall, boutiques, restaurants, grocery stores and shopping.
Five of the 41 brick and stone townhomes — that start in the $350,000s — are under contract. The classic brownstones include three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and two-car garages, with square footage ranging from 1,992 to 2,218. Other amenities include 10-foot smooth ceilings on the first and second floors, site-finished hardwood floors and gourmet kitchens with designer cabinets and granite countertops.
Master suites feature six-foot tubs with separate tile showers, tile floors and designer cabinets with granite countertops. Other draws: wrought iron railings, crown molding, direct vent fireplaces with gas logs and marble surround, along with sizable decks.
There’s also a saline swimming pool and entertainment pavilion. Phase Two development plans now are underway.
Twelve Centennial Park Condos (twelvecentennialpark.com)
More than 95 percent sold, Twelve Centennial Park Condos is within walking distance of Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia Aquarium, Georgia Dome and Philips Arena. Homeowners at the 39-floor residential tower also enjoy the convenience of walking to work at nearby corporate offices. One bedroom/one bath floor plans remain, from floors 30 to 39.
At Twelve Centennial Park Condos, you’ll find an outside pool with tiki bar, fitness center, 24-hour concierge service, clubroom, media room, business center and private conference room. Features include floor-to-ceiling windows, 10-foot ceilings, granite countertops and large balconies.
In the retail space under the building, dining options include Jimmy John’s, Mellow Mushroom and Gyro King.
The condominiums are located on the Marta Civic Center station train route that takes you directly to the airport, along with shopping spots such as Lenox Square Mall, the Fox Theatre, Georgia Dome and more. The developer will pay three percent towards closing costs, with some one-bedroom homes priced at $125,000.
White Provision Residences (whiteprovision.com)
With amenities such as controlled access covered parking, guest parking and direct access from parking deck to residence from certain floors, White Provision Residences is nearly 50 percent sold.
White Provision is part of the Westside Provisions District that offers dining, home interiors, fashions, galleries and specialty shopping and services.
A mixed-use community, Westside Provisions District (westsidepd.com) is home to some of Atlanta’s finer dining establishments, such as Abattoir, Bacchanalia, JCT. Kitchen & Bar, Figo, Ormsby’s, and more. The condominiums are walking distance to the Westside Urban Market with retail and restaurants.
“Today, Westside Provisions District is the place to go in Atlanta,” says Leslie Williamson, vice president, marketing, Coldwell Banker NRT Development Advisors. “You can walk out your door at White Provision Residences and enjoy fine dining, or food on the go, as well as shop for home interiors, local fashion, artwork, wines and much more.”
Private terraces, an on-site fitness facility, storage units, outdoor swimming pool and pool pavilion and fully furnished guest suites make up other amenities at White Provision.
Specials include: Tax abatement through 2022; FHA financing; ADA Beltline down payment assistance One-bedroom homes from the $190s, two bedrooms from the $240s
Glenwood Park (glenwoodpark.com)
An urban community two miles east of downtown Atlanta, between Grant Park and the East Atlanta Village, Glenwood Park is a mixed-use development that includes retail, restaurants, office space, parks and a community pool.
The homes are 100 percent EarthCraft construction. The 375 residential units include single-family homes, traditional and stacked townhouses, live/work units and condominiums.
“I personally live in Glenwood Park and am a real estate agent with a large focus on the community,” says Robert B. Blaha, broker sales associate, Atlanta Fine Homes, Sotheby’s International Realty. “I was the previous president of the Homeowners Association and absolutely love living here. It has a charming village feel and a wide variety of people who live here, and is walkable to so many things: restaurants, coffee shop, gym, salon, doctors’ offices, smoothie shop, Marta, Brewer Park, swimming pool; plus, we sit right on the Atlanta Beltline.”
Some of the active listings available include: A three bedroom, three-and-a-half bath townhome, at 500 Brasfield Square, priced at $475,000; five units (three- and four-bedroom townhomes) at 454 Hamilton Street, priced from $339,000 to $379,000 and three studios at $109,000.
Three new construction single-family homes within Glenwood Park include four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths. The homes, starting at $459,900, each will feature a chef kitchen with a 36-inch gas range, large island for entertaining and a Butler’s pantry leading into a formal dining room. The living room offers a fireplace and coffered ceilings, while the master suites include a jetted tub and separate shower, double vanity, travertine flooring and granite countertops
Construction is slated to wrap this month on the homes that also include front patios and decks overlooking landscaped yards.