Welcome to Ormewood Park
It may be off the beaten path, but this hip and historic neighborhood just east of downtown is starting to heat up for Atlanta residents with new developments, as local roots are embraced.
- The people who live here are Professionals, Longtime Residents, Visionaries, Students, Recent Graduates, First-Time Homebuyers.
- Great for Shopping, Restaurants, Business, Schools, Front Porches, Planned Communities, Proximity to Places of Worship, History
- Area highlights include Glenwood Park, The BeltLine, Turner Field, Zoo Atlanta, East Atlanta Village, Cyclorama, Historic Oakland Cemetery
Ormewood Park is a charismatic and eclectic community situated between Grant Park and East Atlanta that has seen substantial growth in the last several years. The historic charm mixed with planned, new development appeals to a diverse group of locals and out-of-towners.
Homes in this neighborhood range from 90-year-old prefabricated catalog homes to new construction. Originally developed in 1892, the area didn’t start to boom until after World War I. World War II brought along another period of growth, adding wood sided cottages and older Victorian homes. Additionally, brick ranch style homes entered the neighborhood in the 1960s. In the 2000s, retail and commercial centers were added, along with Glenwood Park, combining new townhomes and single-family homes between retail establishments. Home prices are quite affordable in this Atlanta community, but are expected to rise as demand to live in the area increases.
As Ormewood Park grows and a “New Urbanism” philosophy is emerging, the community has many new establishments. Award winning chefs have opened up restaurants, as well as new salons, fitness facilities, and coffee shops. More single professionals are moving to the area, as well as families. This brought the addition of a neighborhood playground, child enrichment center and enhanced charter schools. South Atlantans for Neighborhood Development, a community organization striving to preserve the historic and cultural integrity of Atlanta’s southside neighborhoods including Ormewood Park, is working to bring more child-friendly amenities to the area as well. In addition, the new Atlanta BeltLine will run through Ormewood Park, furthering its place among Atlanta’s top communities.