Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lions Gate - Atlanta Townhomes across from Olmsted Park

Lions Gate, an Atlanta Townhome and Condominium complex, is located in Fulton County off Ponce de Leon Avenue  on the edge of Druid Hills. Lions Gateis convenient to downtown Atlanta, the Carter Center and Emory University.  Shopping is close by and the Airport is an easy drive.

Lions Gate - Across from Olmsted Park

This charming Williamsburg-style complex is enhanced by lush grounds and attractive landscaping. Units are priced from the $200′s to mid $300,000′s and are characterized by large rooms with dense moldings.  Many of the units have been recently upgraded or totally renovated.

Atlanta TownhomesLions Gate - Atlanta

Lions Gate has the distinction of being located just across Ponce de Leon Avenue from Frederick Law Olmsted’s famous Linear Park.


Olmsted Linear Park

Driving East along Ponce de Leon Avenue from Atlanta towards Druid Hills and Decatur is an incredible experience and one of the most beautiful drives around Atlanta. The wide curving road passes by a line of parks and elegant homes, framed by graceful trees. 

Frederick Law Olmsted was a well-known landscape architect who designed New York’s Central Park and the Biltmore Estates in Asheville, North Carolina.  He was hired by an Atlanta businessman in 1890 to develop the Druid Hills area.

Preliminary plans laying out the Linear Park were submitted by Olmsted in 1893, but the final project was completed long after his death.  Olmsted’s vision for Ponce de Leon was a roadway to connect Atlanta to Druid Hills that was wide enough for riding and for carriages. 

His vision never contemplated four busy lanes of traffic speeding by his beautiful parks, but the drive is still lovely and the parks have been attractively maintained by the Olmstead Linear Park Alliance, which was formed in 1997.

Atlanta Decatur Homes,  a local Atlanta real estate company serving Atlanta, Decatur, Druid Hills, Emory University, and Tucker neighborhoods for over 25 years.

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