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Grant Park Stronger than Ever

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In the past year many neighborhoods in Atlanta real estate have softened, or experienced little growth.  Grant Park is one of the exceptions.  How is it that Grant Park continues to charge forward?  The two answers may surprise you.

  1.  A Bankrupt Circus
  2.  A Re-Invented Dairy         (Atlanta Dairies concept art)

In 1889, a traveling Circus bankrupted in Atlanta and didn’t have anywhere to put all the animals, and ultimately decided Grant Park to be the best landing spot.  Over the years they kept adding and became the Atlanta Zoo.

To the West of Grant Park is Summerhill,  where the recent departure of the Atlanta Braves has given way for Georgia State to spread out.  Stop by and grab a beer at Halfway Crooks, the newest brewery in town, or Wood’s Chapel for BBQ that rivals Fox Bros.

To the South is Chosewood park, one of the fastest developing neighborhoods in Atlanta.

To the East, walkability reigns supreme in Glenwood Park.  The Beltline courses right through this neighborhood chalk full of houses, condos, and townhomes.  Walk to your favorite restaurant or coffee shop, or take a short walk to…

The North, the Atlanta Dairies is the newest development in Atlanta surely to rival Krog City Market.  Madison Yards also on the Memorial corridor will offer even more restaurants and shops and be anchored by AMC movie theaters.

The Grant Park real estate market is stronger than ever, but don’t take my word for it, let’s review the numbers.  Over the last rolling 12 months, houses took 31 days to sell and sold for 498k on average.  The year prior to that, houses sold at 465k on average and were on the market for 38 days.

Come see us down here, it’s a Zoo.

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Weslee Knapp

Weslee is President and Broker of Keller Knapp, Inc. Along with managing the company, Weslee uses his management consulting skills to work with buyers and sellers of residential, multi-family, and commercial property. He was previously a management consultant. He has worked for Coopers & Lybrand, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and IBM in consulting, and he has consulted for numerous Fortune 500 companies. Weslee is a member of the Atlanta Board of Realtors and Urban Land Institute, He is also President of the Board for Community Friendship, providing outreach services to the homeless, and Vice President and board member for the Olmstead Linear Park Alliance; recent Chair of the Atlanta Urban Design Commission, LEAD Atlanta Graduate, and avid runner. Weslee is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Weslee was ranked #2 agent by sales in Metro Atlanta for 2013, and he was #8 in 2012. He was also named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle's 40 under 40 for 2014. His greatest strengths are his sons, Bennett and Oliver, and his dog, Bella!