Piedmont Heights is an underappreciated area in the shape of an icicle formed by Piedmont Avenue, Interstate 85, and the old railroad line that once ran through Piedmont Park. Located between hip Midtown and the old/new money of Buckhead, this posh area is convenient to both the greenery of nearby Piedmont Park and the sleazy delights of Cheshire Bridge Road. Famous establishments like Smith’s Olde Bar and Ford Fry’s Little Rey can be found there, and there are also many charming, smaller homes available for around around $500,000.

It was originally developed as a streetcar suburb in the early 20th century, but today Piedmont Heights is a thriving intown neighborhood on the east side of Atlanta. It is bordered on the west by the BeltLine and the Sherwood Forest neighborhood, on the north by Interstate 85 and the Armour Drive industrial sector, and on the east by Piedmont Avenue/Road and the Morningside-Lenox Park region.

The Liddell Residence, a beautiful antebellum farmhouse with clapboard siding and a porte cochere, can be found on Montgomery Ferry Road and is the second-oldest house in Atlanta area. The fact that not every Atlantan is familiar with Piedmont Heights, despite its desirable homes and prime location, just adds to the area’s allure.

Last October, work began on a section of the Beltline that would run through Piedmont Heights. This section, located on the Northeast Trail and bordering the back of the Ansley Mall, would connect the area to the rest of the Beltline. The end outcome ought to be an area with Beltline and interstate access that is second only to West End and Reynoldstown. Locals also recommend a visit to Grindhouse Killer Burgers, which debuted its “flagship” restaurant on Piedmont Avenue that same year.

Before, it was only open land. The two-story frame Liddell home on Montgomery Ferry is the second-oldest structure in Atlanta, having been constructed around 1860. The county tax records for Piedmont Heights first appear in 1912. The 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s saw the area’s growth and development. It was largely because to the work of the Morningside Civic Association MPLA that Interstate 485 wasn’t built near or through a section of Piedmont Heights.

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