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First developed in 1904, Ansley Park was the dream of Edwin P. Ansley who along with several prominent businessmen of the time, purchased a large plot of land north of the city from longtime owner George Washington Collier.  Ansley envisioned a new motorcar-oriented suburb of wide winding streets and green parks.


Ansley's vision of a gracious, harmonious neighborhood that would be an oasis in the midst of the bustling city of Atlanta lives on today, in great part thanks to the efforts of the Ansley Park Civic Association (APCA) .  Since the 1960's, the Association has been an active force in maintaining the neighborhood's integrity, safety,  and sense of community.




DECEMBER 15, 2021

       Save Ansley Park           

The three zoning ordinances which promised to threaten the integrity of our neighborhood have been successfully deferred to the next Mayor and City Council. I doubt this topic is defeated. It’s waiting for another day and will come in a different form. You can put your yard signs in your garage or basement and store your green ribbons but don’t throw them away just yet.

Places in Peril

 Last month The Georgia Trust placed Ansley Park on its list of Places in Peril. Economic forces have been gnawing at our neighborhood well before the zoning changes were ever introduced. The Georgia Trust recognizes that this redevelopment is threatening our status on the National List of Historical Places. 

We currently have 14 active construction sites and vacant lots in Ansley Park that are single family house teardowns. The in-fill developments frequently stretch the existing zoning regulations causing APCA to hire our own architects to check building plans for dimensional compliance. Developers are bringing us land-use intensity but not housing density as three of those tear-downs had internal auxiliary dwelling units (ADUs).


Ansley Park Forever to File for Historical District Zoning Designation           

Ansley Park Forever is poised to initiate the application process for Ansley Park to become a historic district under the City zoning ordinances.  That application will take place in the January-February timeframe. APF has posted on its website a set of proposed interim conditions that could form the basis for our permanent regulations under the historic district designation. APF will be holding public forums to mold those regulations when we start the clock with the City of Atlanta for the 180 day application process. When that clock is started, the interim conditions will be imposed on new construction and fa├žade modifications. Midway through that application process, the property owners in the neighborhood will be asked to approve the plan through a formal vote. If approved, the plan moves forward and ultimately onto the City Council and the Mayor. 

The only way to craft a set of zoning requirements that will maintain the historical ambiance of our neighborhood is to write those requirements ourselves and impose them on ourselves. Having Ansley Park designated by the City of Atlanta as a historic district gives us that control. This will require balance. We need to preserve the neighborhood’s character without encasing it in the past. 

 In January 2021, the APCA Board endorsed the creation of Ansley Park Forever to explore and formulate a plan for the neighborhood becoming a City recognized historic district. Since that time, there have been numerous open meetings, neighborhood walks, and surveys all documented at https://ansleypark.org/AnsleyParkForever.  Please follow carefully the upcoming announcements surrounding this historic district application process. Help us shape our own destiny.

Here’s to a happy, prosperous, and sane 2022.                                                                                      

-Paul H. Dimmick, President

APCA Annual Meeting

Did you miss the 2021 Annual Meeting on November 17?

Click below to access the annual meeting documents including an interview with Kevin Grady, recipient of the Jane Award.

This information is accessible to APCA members only.


The Special Events Committee organizes many neighborhood social events and activities that help to promote a sense of community in Ansley Park.  Attending these events is a great way to get to know your neighbors.

Note: You MUST be a RESIDENT of Ansley Park and be logged into ansleypark.org to register for events. To join APCA and register for events at the member rate, click here. If you have chosen to not join APCA but live in Ansley Park, you can create an account here to register for events at the non-member rate.  

Upcoming Events

Event photos

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Event photos can only be viewed by members of the APCA.


Did you know that you can learn how to research/document your historical home, learn if your home is on the National Registry of Historic Places, compare Ansley Park homes past and present, view videos of residents who've been a part of the fabric of Ansley Park for several decades, and much more?

Click here Most of this information is members-only content.

Ansley Park Forever has put together what we are calling a “learning tool”; a treasure trove of information to educate neighbors about change that affects Ansley Park; what is at risk, our history of community involvement and great neighborhood planning, an explanation and examples of Historic/Landmark Districts in Atlanta. It contains a lot of information, so, we want to allow all residents the time to read what we’ve written, click the links to articles, web sites and studies, and then do their own research. Then we want to start a conversation to see if our community wants to explore further.

Click Here for the Ansley Park Forever Website


In a continuing commitment to preserve and protect the significance of its historic homes, the Ansley Park Civic Association History & Preservation Committee is excited to announce the historic plaque program. The purpose of the markers is to inform the community of Ansley Park’s historically significant homes and gardens, as well as outstanding architects, people, and events in Atlanta’s history.

Click Here for the application and more information.




The Beautification Foundation was established in 1983 as a 501 C3, a tax deductible organization, which enhances the maintenance of our parks and islands, and, by working with the City of Atlanta, adds capital improvements to these same areas. The Foundation can only work in the public spaces of our neighborhood.



Ansley Park is a remarkable neighborhood for many diverse reasons. Its lush parks, historically important architecture, and sense of community -- but most importantly for its interesting, talented, and engaging residents.  With Ansley Park Profiles Online we hope to make the stories of our residents more accessible to our community and preserve them for future generations.

Ansley Park Profiles can only be viewed by members of the APCA.


please leash your pet

The Ansley Park Civic Association would like to remind residents and visitors to our neighborhood that all pet owners must obey the City of Atlanta's leash law.  The nearest off-leash dog park may be found at Piedmont Park.  For more information, please view the City of Atlanta's Public Service Announcement:

 Laws for Paws

Featured PHotos

Have a photograph that captures the essence of Ansley Park?    We'd love to feature it here.  Email it to technology@ansleypark.org

Ansley Park Civic Association - P.O. Box 77125, Atlanta, GA 30309

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