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Poncey-Highland is named after the intersection of Ponce de Leon and North Highland Avenue. It’s a little east of Atlanta, south of Virginia-Highland, west of the Atlanta Beltline and is home to Freedom Park, dozens of restaurants, the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and, at one time, to Oscar-wining actress Jane Fonda. Her Copenhill Lofts home had an impressive view of the Atlanta skyline, a two-story built-in bookcase, accent lighting and a stainless steel kitchen with hard-surface counters. She commented on her blog, back in 2010, that she helped finish the unit with paintings by Thornton Dial and an art lamp by Frank Geary. Common areas were generally painted cream with pink accent walls and had columns and hardwood floors.
In 2010, a master plan was created for Poncey-Highland with some guidelines for land use, housing, transportation, infrastructure, shopping and the environment. Long-term goals for the community, which was originally established in 1905, include optimization of the environment, green spaces, history and recreational spaces.
Single-family home styles include Tudors, bungalows, and cottages. One six-bedroom, five-bath, gabled, brick home, built in 1930, which was recently listed for $524,900, has a view of downtown and Freedom Park and accommodates upstairs and downstairs apartments with hardwood floors, fireplaces, French doors and screened-in porches on each level. A seven-bedroom, four-bathroom Craftsman-style bungalow recently listed at $599,900, has a front porch with stonework, plus interior hardwood floors, crown molding, fireplaces and a kitchen with Viking appliances, granite countertops and wood cabinets. The main-level master suite includes hardwood floors and overlooks the backyard.
Regional medical centers include Highland Urgent Care and Family Medicine, Atlanta Medical Center, Emory University Hospital Midtown and Piedmont Hospital. Area restaurants include Hand in Hand, Fellini’s Pizza, Manuel’s Tavern, Atkins Park and El Azteca.
The schools serving the neighborhood include Springdale Elementary, Inman Middle and Grady High.