Chamblee growth fed by lifestyle choices, city’s vision

October 26, 2017

By Michael E. Kanell – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

For Matthew Clark, it’s convenient, affordable and stylish, the kind of just-ahead-of-the-curve choice that could look pretty darned hip in a few years.

And it’s home.

“I like that this is brand new,” said Clark, 35, of the Olmsted Chamblee apartments where he’s lived since the spring. “You see that developers are looking at it and think it’s up and coming. It’s a good area and it’s growing.”

Other residents walk to the Marta station. He likes the convenience to highways, so he can drive to his job easily.

For decades, Chamblee was an industrial zone, a smattering of residences, car dealerships, antique shops and open lots. Now, it benefits from spillover from higher-priced places like Brookhaven and Buckhead, and it sits in the path of forces of change that are sweeping through much of metro Atlanta – demographics, transit, trendy values and economics.

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