Ormewood Park, Atlanta, Georgia
Ormewood Park is an eclectic neighborhood located between Grant Park and East Atlanta in the east side of Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The community, which is becoming more and more attractive for millennials has within its proximity such other highlighted areas as Glenwood Park, The Beltline, Turner Field, Zoo Atlanta, East Atlanta Village, Cyclorama and the historic Oakland Cemetery.
Just like the neighboring communities, Ormewood Park was originally occupied by Native Creek Indians until about 1825 when Governor George Troup engineered the signing of the Treaty of Indian Springs and embarked on the removal of the Indians. White settlers were then able to acquire land through lotteries. The Lands were normally used as farmlands. Initial development of the neighborhood occurred around 1892 when Samuel W. Goode and Company divided a 100-acre plot and set it up for sale.
Major construction, however, started after World War 1 and there are homes still standing today that were constructed then. The neighborhood had mixed fortune between the periods of World War II until the 1990s, but from the late 90s, it has seen massive development that has made it one of the choice neighborhoods for locals and out-of-towners.
Ormewood Park is dotted with different kinds of buildings. The variety of houses is as a result of the extended period of development that have hit the neighborhood at different times in history. You are sure to find Victorian styled houses, brick ranch style homes as well as contemporary looking structures.
In the 2000s, there were several additions of retail and commercial buildings as well as the development of Glenwood Park, bringing about an interesting combination of new town-homes and single family homes between retail establishments. Homes in the neighborhood sell at very reasonable prices although they are projected to rise as the community becomes more appealing to a diverse mix of individuals and families.
There are several facilities that makes Ormewood an attractive neighborhood in the east Atlanta region. Some are in the neighborhood while others are really close. Here are some of the major ones:
Glenwood Park – This mix-use project was redeveloped in the northwest of Ormewood Park in 2003. The project, which aptly exemplifies the new urbanism trend, has town-homes, single-family homes, and big box retail establishments. Residents of Ormewood have access to a fitness studio, coffee shop and restaurants run by highly professional personnel. There are equally beauty salons, a chiropractic office, playground and child enrichment centre all strategically located at the facility.
Education – There are several Schools within the neighborhood. Children are zoned for Atlanta City Schools, and most of them attend either the city system’s charter schools or the private schools around.
Proposed Playground – There is an ongoing effort by the organization ‘South Atlantans for Neighborhood Development’, which Ormewood Park residence are part of, to build a new Playground for Children living in Ormewood Park and surrounding neighborhood. This project is planned to be constructed on the grounds of Ormewood Park Presbyterian Church.
Life in Ormewood Park is becoming more attractive as people are moving in on daily basis. The family-friendly neighborhood enhances life experiences and redefines in an exceptional way the concept of being at home.