Piedmont Heights, Atlanta

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Piedmont Heights
Neighborhoods of Atlanta
Piedmont Heights is located in Atlanta
Piedmont Heights
Piedmont Heights
Location of Piedmont Heights within central Atlanta
Coordinates: 33°48′11″N 84°22′15″W / 33.803043°N 84.370816°W / 33.803043; -84.370816
Country United States
State Georgia
County Fulton County
City City of Atlanta
NPU F
Population (2000)[1]
 • Total 1,899
Demographics (2000)[2]
 • White/Other 87%
 • Black 8%
 • Asian 2%
 • Hispanic 4%
ZIP Code 30324
Website Piedmont Heights Civic Association

Piedmont Heights is a neighborhood on the east side of Atlanta, Georgia, United States, founded in the early 20th century. It is located between the BeltLine on the west; across from the Sherwood Forest neighborhood; I-85 on the north, across from an industrial area (Armour Drive); and Piedmont Avenue/Road and Morningside-Lenox Park on the east.

History[edit]

Originally the area was open country. The second oldest house in Atlanta is located here, a two-story frame Liddell house on Montgomery Ferry, built circa 1860. The first references to Piedmont Heights at the county tax offices are from 1912. The area was developed during the 30s, ‘40s and ‘50s.[3]

Largely due to efforts by the Morningside civic association MPLA, construction of I-485 was avoided which would have gone either close to or through part of Piedmont Heights.

Further information: Freeway revolt in Atlanta

Commercial districts[edit]

Ansley Mall, originally built in 1968 as an outdoor mall, now a hybrid of outdoor mall and strip mall, is located at the southern tip of Piedmont Heights. Anchor tenants include both Publix and Kroger supermarkets, CVS Pharmacy, Pier One, and L.A. Fitness (formerly a Woolworth). There is additional retail along Monroe Drive and Piedmont.

Education[edit]

The community is zoned to Atlanta Public Schools.

Parks[edit]

Gotham Park is owned by the residents of Piedmont Heights (and not by the City of Atlanta), and is run through the Gotham Park Committee. In addition, Piedmont Park is diagonally across from the southern tip of Piedmont Heights.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.arch.gatech.edu/~dapa/reports/atlneighchg/
  2. ^ http://www.arch.gatech.edu/~dapa/reports/atlneighchg/
  3. ^ http://www.piedmontheights.org