People are flocking to Chamblee, and it's easy to see why: Chamblee is one of Georgia's newest live-walk communities, close to businesses, restaurants, and shops, with easy access to parks and recreation.
Chamblee is the 41st largest city in Georgia with almost 30,000 residents—and growing rapidly. Chamblee has quite a diverse collection of homes, ranging from newly built and renovated mid-century houses to high-end condominiums and townhomes in prime locations.
The city of Chamblee refers to the area that is bounded by I-285 to the north, Brookhaven to the west, and I-85 to the south-east. The city is only 14 miles from downtown Atlanta, and the commute is made even easier with a centrally located MARTA station. Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK), Georgia's second busiest airport also resides within the city limits as does the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Founded in 1907, Chamblee is known for its charming, characteristic old buildings and deep-rooted history. Largely suburban in character, the area is home to various residential subdivisions, nine parks, including Keswick Park and Dresden Park, and the Rail Trail. The city is home to top-rated public and private schools, including Marist School, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School, St. Martin's Episcopal School, Montgomery Elementary School, and the Kittredge Magnet School.
The area also boasts Atlanta's most expansive collection of antique and vintage stores as well as quality dining and nightlife options. Beginning in 2000, the city began to see an upscale transformation with many old lofts being transformed into high-end residences. A very diverse and international community calls Chamblee home, and the famous Buford Highway is where you can enjoy an exciting variety of authentic, international cuisines.
For both established families and young professionals, Chamblee has become an increasingly popular location to move to within the perimeter. As the city grows even every year, Chamblee's residents only get prouder to call this townhome!
Antique Row District is a cluster of antique and thrift shops and fine dining options. Here, in the historic center of Chamblee, you feel as though you're on a small-town street, not on Peachtree Road within the Atlanta perimeter. With the Town Hall standing proud, this is the epicenter of a growing Chamblee.
The Rail Trail is a stretch of bike path that runs through one of the busiest parts of Chamblee. Beginning at Keswick Park and ending at the Chamblee Marta Station, this paved trail is a popular spot for local joggers and cyclists and is expanding in the near future. The Roswell Rail Junction line once stood where the trail is, but now restaurants and mixed-use complexes stand along the path. The Rail Trail also allows pedestrians to cut under busy streets such as Peachtree Industrial.
Marist School is an independent private Catholic college preparatory school located in Brookhaven. Founded in 1901, it has 1,100 students from 7th-12th grade. Advanced degrees are held by 84% of the faculty. The student-teacher ratio is 11 to 1, and the average class size is 18.
St. Martin's Episcopal School is an above-average, private, Christian School located in Atlanta, GA. It has 630 students in grades Pre-K through 8th with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1.
Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School is a private, Catholic school located in Atlanta, GA. it has 524 students in grades Pre-K through 8th with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1.
St. Pius X Catholic High School is an Atlanta Archdiocese Catholic school located in Atlanta, GA. Founded 60 years ago,o it has 1,200 students from 9th-12th grade. Advanced degrees are held by 80% of the faculty. The student-teacher ratio is 13 to 1, and the average class size is 21.
Wesleyan School is an elite private, Methodist Christian school located in Peachtree Corners, GA. It has 1,179 students in grades K through 12th with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1.
Greater Atlanta Christian School is a private, Christian School located in Norcross, GA. It has 1,669 students in grades K through 12th with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1.
Montgomery Elementary School is a public school located in Brookhaven, GA. It has 650 students in grades Pre K through 5th with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1.
Ashford Park Elementary School is a public school located in Brookhaven, GA. It has 745 students in grades Pre-K through 5th with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1.
Dresden Park is a 25-acre park located in the southeast of Chamblee. Dresden has picnic facilities, soccer and multipurpose fields, and a popular children's playground. There is also a network of paved trails for pedestrians and cyclists to enjoy.
Keswick Park is within walking distance from some of Chamblee's most popular shops and restaurants and is surrounded by family homes. The largest park in Chamblee, has green spaces, tennis courts, baseball fields, and trails and welcomes locals looking to enjoy the outdoors. Keswick is also the starting point for the aforementioned Rail Trail.
Dining & Shopping
Windsor Parkview is a work, live, play complex with trendy shops and restaurants, that sits next to Keswick Park. Whether it's running errands or meeting friends for dinner and drinks, Windsor Parkview has the amenities to ensure you have a great experience. The Rail Trail also runs directly underneath the complex.
Buford Highway is considered the cultural melting pot of Atlanta. With Latin American, Asian American, and many more thriving ethnic communities living in the area, this street offers an amazing opportunity to try cuisines from all over the world. Whether you're looking for bubble tea, authentic tacos, Vietnamese Pho, or even more, Burford highway is the place for you!
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