Castleberry Hills- I could live here!
I’m an artist at heart and have longed to pursue a career in the field..unfortunately that will have to be a “next life time” adventure unless I can start carving out some time to make this passion a reality. In the mean time, working around it and other artists satisfies some of the void. I really could live in Castleberry Hills, and although I am a bit jealous whenever I sell one of these beautiful condos or lofts, it does fill me with some joy to know that I am helping someone fulfill their artist living dreams.This area was originally part of the renegade Snake Nation community but by the Civil War was becoming industrial with terra cotta and other building material factories, cotton warehousing and grocers, one of whom, Daniel Castleberry, it is named for. By the early 1900s it had fallen on hard times where it remained until the 1980s where it was the backdrop for dystopic films such as Freejack and Kalifornia. Additionally, Driving Miss Daisy was filmed in the neighborhood; more recently, the Farelly Brothers comedy Hall Pass was shot there and production companies often choose Castleberry Hill as a backdrop due to the historic quality and New York-style loft living. Loft conversions began in the 80s and by 1992 there were 120 lofts with 150 residents, the 1999 Olympics saw another influx of development
Since 2000, the area has experienced an influx of residents and new businesses. The area, which is made up predominantly of Walker, Nelson and Peters Streets is home to a growing number of small art galleries, restaurants, and loft residences. The area also offers pristine local shopping, grocery, such as Boxcar Grocer, and spa services, like iwi Fresh. Other notable area eateries include No Mas! Cantina, a spacious Mexican-themed restaurant, bar and fine home furnishings establishment, often used as a point of reference. Castleberry Hill residents, known as CHillers, gather at local watering holes, such as Elliott Street Pub and Bottlerocket. The crowd is normally a mix of AUC students and recent grads, residents, downtown workers, and attendees of downtown events (Philips Arena and the Georgia Dome are located nearby.)
Castleberry Hill is home to both the Second Friday Art Stroll and Flux Night
The home prices in the area could range from a foreclosure at $150K up to a whooping $3million! – Yes- $3millon or $3,950,000 to be exact. Bradberry Street SW MLS# 5087446 is the show stopper sporting this price tag. This heavy weight has 3bed 3 full baths and 2 half baths, single building- at 7,703 sq feet! Too large? I could make this work…
Agents are also getting very creative- one listing is offering a 2008 BMW (with acceptable offer) on a 2bed/2bath Loft! Check out that listing here by Georgian Realty for pictures.
Community information fromWikipedia