We always knew that our neighborhood was special, now the entire state knows it too! Thank you, Curbed Atlanta, for naming Piedmont Heights one of the best neighborhoods in Atlanta!
THE DRAW: A feeling of being tucked away, in the middle of it all
SIMILAR NEIGHBORHOODS: Morningside-Lenox Park; Peachtree Hills
TYPES OF HOMES: High-dollar new construction; handsome brick townhomes; garden-style condos
An icicle-shaped neighborhood bounded by Piedmont Avenue, Interstate 85, and the former railroad line that cuts through Piedmont Park, Piedmont Heights is under-appreciated. This tony neighborhood is a segue between trendy Midtown and the old/new money of Buckhead, with enviable proximity to Piedmont Park and all the scuzzy wonders of Cheshire Bridge Road. Its roster of attractions includes venerable Smith’s Olde Bar and Ford Fry’s Little Rey, plus a stock of truly lovely, smaller houses that can be attained in the ballpark of $500,000.
There is history aplenty; Atlanta’s second-oldest home—the Liddell House, a classic, clapboard-sided antebellum farmhouse with a porte cochère—is located on Montgomery Ferry Road. But for all its aspirational residences and marquee location, not every Atlantan could point out Piedmont Heights on a map, which boosts the cachet.
Bonus: Piedmont Heights is getting its own Beltline segment—a stretch of the Northeast Trail, behind the neighborhood’s Ansley Mall—that launched construction last fall. The result should be a combination of Beltline and interstate access second only to West End and Reynoldstown. And locals know not to miss Grindhouse Killer Burgers, which opened its “flagship” location here on Piedmont Avenue in 2011.
Piedmont Heights mourns the loss of our beloved Jean Johnson who passed away quietly on February 4 th after a short illness. Jean moved to Piedmont Heights in 1972. She joined the Piedmont Heights Civic Association a few years later, and served on its Board of Directors for 35 years. She chaired and served on many committees and task forces, never seeking high post nor personal recognition. She was always the calm voice of experience and reason, never excited nor angry, led by example, and offered wise counsel. Her dedication to community extended far beyond our neighborhood. She served many years as Piedmont Heights’ representative to Neighborhood Planning Unit F, garnering much public recognition. In 2016 she received an Atlanta Planning Advisory Board Award for the City of Atlanta’s “Neighborhoods Matter” program.
Jean was at heart a teacher. Her professional career in Atlanta included three major educational organizations, the Southern Regional Education Board, the Southern Education Foundation, and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, retiring in 2000. Jean never married but the many friends she made in Piedmont Heights became her loving family.
In 2013, to recognize her long service to our neighborhood, the PHCA Board created and awarded her the “Jean Johnson Award”, which since has been awarded annually to a PHCA Board Member for outstanding service. When asked about the highlights of her life, Jean responded without hesitation, friends made and her years of service to Piedmont Heights.
We thank Jean from the bottoms of our hearts for being such a good neighbor and wish her a fond farewell. We will sorely miss her but her spirit and example will always be with us.
Bill Seay - Piedmont Heights Civic Association
Construction will take place overnight starting in April 20 and last 24 weeks.
The Kroger adjacent Ansley Mall, at 1700 Monroe Dr. NE in the Piedmont Heights neighborhood of Atlanta, will soon begin interior renovations to the tune of $1,500,000.
Planned improvements to the 64,788 square-foot supermarket include replacement and relocation of sales floor fixtures, display cases, some deli-prep modifications, and the relocation of the in-house pharmacy.
Kroger will remain open and in operation during the remodel.
“The contractors will work on the renovations overnight so there will be no change in opening hours and no disruption for our customers,” a Kroger associate shared with What Now Atlanta over the phone this week.
Construction is expected to span 24 weeks, starting in April 2020 and ending in November.
Kroger’s Piedmont Heights renovation comes just months after the Murder Kroger redux at 725 Ponce.
A Global Generosity Movement| December 3, 2019
What Will You Give?
Help others through the gift of your time, donations, goods or your voice.
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day.
It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community. Identify your gifts, pick a cause that gets you fired up, and give back - not just on December 3 for Giving Tuesday, but every day.
PIEDMONT HEIGHTS COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT FOUNDATION
When so much attention is given to what makes us different, generosity is what brings people together. We’re proud to be part of the #GivingTuesday global movement for generosity
The Piedmont Heights Community Improvement Foundation (PHCIF) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable corporation with a Board of Directors made up of local residents and representatives from the business community. Its mission is to raise funds for the "...preservation of the rich heritage of Piedmont Heights, the enhancement of its physical assets, and the betterment of its common welfare."
Monies raised by the Foundation are distributed to the Piedmont Heights Civic Association to initiate and implement projects that will benefit the community. Donate to help improve our neighborhood or volunteer your time to the community through the Piedmont Heights Civic Association
Neighbors, PHCA your neighborhood association is looking for neighborhood volunteers for 2020 and beyond. As the year draws to close we look back at a busy and successful year for all of the PHCA volunteers and ambassadors who make a positive difference in our neighborhood. We have a lot to be thankful for this year.
We need your help make 2020 even better. We have volunteer opportunities in many areas with our association. Contact us here for more information on how you can have a positive impact on our community!
#givingtuesday #giveback #donate
Owner and Chef Pat Pascarella of The White Bull in Decatur, and soon Grana ATL (next to Sprouts on Piedmont Rd) which opens in 2020 in #morningside #piedmontheights will be one of the chefs at our neighborhood annual meeting tomorrow, join us!
Eating & Drinking in PiHi! A conversation with local chefs, beverage makers, and more! Come meet Chef Pat Pascarella of Grana (opening in 2020 next to Sprout Market!), Sachi Takahara from Nakato, Steve Farace from SweetWater Brew, and more.
http://bit.ly/PHAnnualMeeting2019 - RSVP
Sun, November 24, 2019
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM EST
Ansley Golf Club
196 Montgomery Ferry Drive Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309
Piedmont Heights Civic Association (PHCA) Annual Neighborhood Meeting
FREE EVENT for all residents of the Piedmont Heights neighborhood, whether you're an owner or renter in a home or in an apartment complex, and whether or not you're a member of the Piedmont Heights Civic Association (PHCA). Welcome!
Mix and mingle with your neighbors in PiHi and enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
Exciting news! Coming to Armour Yards!
This is going to be exciting so close to us in Piedmont Heights at 225 Ottley!
Coming to our area of interest neighborhood Armour Yards
Farmer's Market Comes To Armour Yards! Exciting News!
We are one week away from the launch of The Farmers Market @armouryards
Stop by 225 Ottley Drive for fresh local produce, meat, eggs and more. @banhmihuy will be onsite as well as chef demos by Copiana and more.
Truly Living Well
Four Bellies Farm
Banh Mi Huy and Company
Thursday November 7th from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
225 Ottley Drive
Next to Sweetwater, near to Georgia Organics office
The Session announces the final worship service will be held on November 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. This will be a Service of Word and Sacrament celebrating communion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In addition, communion will also be celebrated on November 3rd and 10th.
Following the last worship service, come join friends for lunch after the final worship service. They will celebrate 149 years of ministry, and enjoy sharing memories and plans for your ongoing spiritual journey.
Please R.S.V.P. beginning Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Deadline for R.S.V.P. is Monday, November 11, 2019.
Or, if you do not have access to a computer you may call the office at 404-875-7483.
In addition, at the luncheon there will be a display of historical memorabilia and a table for displaying any remembrances you would like to bring. You may email up to three photos for a slideshow to be presented during lunch. Send these to email@example.com as .jpg or .png attachments. Please do not mail any hard copies as we will not be able to return these items.
In an effort to be sure everyone who might be interested is contacted, feel free to forward this information to people you know, including any former members, pastors, or staff members you keep up with.
From Atlanta Public Schools - "The Superintendent Search"
We are reminding you of several important community conversations happening this week.
On Tuesday, October 22, the Atlanta Board of Education will host a Superintendent Search community meeting at Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy, located at 1626 Westhaven Drive, SW.
On Wednesday, October 23, APS will host a Facilities Master Plan community conversation at South Atlanta High School, located at 800 Hutchens Rd SE.
On Thursday, October 24, the Atlanta Board of Education will host another Superintendent Search community meeting at Bolton Academy, located at 2268 Adams Drive, NW.
Additional Superintendent Search meetings will be held on Monday, October 28, at Kindezi at Gideons located at 897 Welch Street, SW and Wednesday, October 30, at Benteen Elementary School, located at 200 Cassanova Street, SE.
For more information on any upcoming community meetings, visit the APS website or link to superintendent search here: http://bit.ly/SuptSearchAPS and facilities planning here: http://bit.ly/APSFacilitiesPlan
APS Superintendent Meria Carstarphen will host the 2019 State of the District to share a report out of the goals, accomplishments, and ongoing opportunities for Atlanta Public Schools. The community will gather for true and inspiring stories from The Epic of APS. Superintendent Carstarphen, along with the heroic students, educators and staff of APS, will narrate the 2019 State of the District, highlighting the victories, struggles and stalemates from the APS Journey of Transformation and our quest for excellence to ensure all students graduate ready for college and career.
The adventure will be hosted at the newly renovated Harper-Archer Elementary School and kick off with a ribbon cutting of the magnificent upgraded facility. Learn more and RSVP here: http://bit.ly/SODRSVP
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Ribbon Cutting
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – State of the District Address
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Piedmont Heights Civic Association
1579 Monroe Dr. NE, Ste. F307
Atlanta, GA 30324