Chamblee: The City for Me?
Author: Jeff Pollock
When you think about the booming parts of metro Atlanta, the City of Chamblee may not be the first place that comes to mind. But, with more than 41,000 households located in a three-mile radius; direct access to major interstates, MARTA, shopping and dining; and, finally, creative workspaces, you soon realize the City of Chamblee has the triple threat – LIVE. WORK. PLAY.
Emerging as an attractive destination for today’s entrepreneurs, Chamblee offers creators, innovators and the traditionalists alike a viable alternative to the glass towers and parking decks in other more crowded and pricier parts of the City.
Original, authentic and diverse are just a few words to describe this historic city incorporated in 1908. Starting as a small railroad and dairy farm town, you can still find hints of the history today including:
– The Chamblee Rail Trail that offers scenic bicycle and walking paths
– And, the iconic Frosty Caboose that regularly churns up locally-sourced, handcrafted ice cream and calls itself the “Train Watching Capitol of Atlanta” where kids of all ages can catch a front row seat on the largest working rail, the Norfolk Southern Railway!
But, don’t take our word for it. Let the opportunity of these commercial properties speak for themselves!
5256 Peachtree offers desirable architectural features and creative offices located in the heart of historic Chamblee. The original loft-style office building boasts 16-foot ceilings, exposed wood, brick walls and skylights.
Walk to lunch at Taqueria del Sol, grab a cocktail after work at Southbound or even get your groceries on the way home at Whole Foods in Peachtree Station. 5256 Peachtree caters to your employees’ needs with secure, covered parking and after-hours security-protected access. And, with the Chamblee MARTA Station being adjacent to the building, your staff can even benefit from a traffic-free commute!
Or, perhaps you want to build your own creative office space along Chamblee’s Antique Row on Peachtree Road. Class 3 lots 5433, 5435, 5437 and 5441 are now available in combination totaling 0.34 acres of land. Lot 5441 includes a ready neighbor with Way Back When Antiques occupying the old 2,100 square foot Ice House. While the Frosty Caboose ice cream shop (noted earlier) is located on lot 5433 and adds the benefit of a potential additional income stream.
As you can see, the City of Chamblee has much to offer your unique business. From its historic charm to its modern developments of residential, retail and commercial businesses, Chamblee has a distinct quality and story you’ll want to share!