Anchored by trendy new restaurants and shopping opportunities, and close to some of the city’s best parks, Summerhill is quickly evolving into one of Atlanta’s most vibrant and sought-after communities. Founded in 1865, Summerhill is perhaps best known for its big sports moments — including Hank Aaron’s record-breaking home run, the Braves World Series win and for hosting the 1996 Summer Olympics — as well as being the site of The Beatles’ sole Atlanta concert, which took place in 1965. After a decades-long strikeout in development, the neighborhood now tops Curbed’s 2020 list of best places to live in Atlanta, making it clear that Summerhill is on the cusp of its most exciting transformation yet — and this time around, it’ll be known to Atlantans for its great eats, cool shops and streetscapes, and convenient access to local parks and thoroughfares.
Read on to discover four reasons why Summerhill is poised to become Atlanta’s new hotspot neighborhood.
1. Local Restaurants & Shops Are Lining Georgia Avenue
The storefronts on and around Georgia Avenue are brimming with a variety of thriving businesses, from restaurants and bars to retail shops, hair salons and gyms. For Empire Lovetree residents, this trendy new district is under two miles from the community.
2. It’s Close to Parks, Highways & the BeltLine
In search of a more walkable and bikeable lifestyle? You’ll feel right at home in Summerhill. Grant Park and Zoo Atlanta are a mere 20-minute walk away, as is the southeast stretch of the Atlanta BeltLine, accessible via Hill Street or Grant Street. Hartfield-Jackson Airport is a quick 10-minute drive from the neighborhood, and major thoroughfares including the I-85 and I-75 are also close by.
3. It’s Filled with Cool & Colorful Street Art
Atlanta’s artists long have used the city’s buildings, crosswalks and underpasses as the perfect mural for art, and Summerhill is no exception. Bold, bright and eye-catching murals are breathing new life into the neighborhood.
4. Its Still Got a Cool Stadium & Growing Education Opportunities
Atlanta’s Turner Field has a new name — and a new team to cheer for. After serving as the Atlanta Braves’ stadium for almost 20 years, the venue is now known as the Center Parc Stadium, and is home to the Georgia State University Panthers. Acquired by the university in 2017, the site will also see a large-scale expansion of the Georgia State campus and will include student housing, academic buildings and retail space.
Ready to call Summerhill home? Visit Empire Lovetree to learn more about the community and see available floor plans. Lovetree offers new-build townhomes with 2 and 3 bedroom designs from the low $400’s.
Image courtesy of Wabe (stadium).