Ardsley Park is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the city limits of Savannah. The area was first developed in 1910, with most of the homes being built in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Ardsley Park was expanded to include what was originally known as the Chatham Crescent neighborhood. Today its boundaries are south of Victory Drive, East of Waters Avenue, West of Bull Street and North of 58th street.
Most development is on the east side of the neighborhood, which is well above sea level. The west side is mostly low swampland, prone to flooding during summer storms and any tropical systems that blow through. It is a beautiful haven for wildlife.
The north and west boundaries of Ardsley Park are marked by retaining walls of Belgian block with Spanish-style stone pillars dotting key intersections. Savannah Magazine honored Ardsley Park with the title of “Savannah’s Best Neighborhood” three years in a row. Ardsley is only five minutes from Savannah’s Historic District and fifteen minutes from Tybee Island beaches. Location, location, location….
The early 20th century architectural styles are diverse; many of which could even fascinate Jay Gatsby. There are plenty of areas for a stroll in a white suit (optional) amid the landscaped squares, located in the original grids that were laid out (similar to most of the city of Savannah). Bungalows and mansions populate the beautiful tree-canopied streets.
Although located close to downtown, the area was considered one of the original automobile suburbs of Savannah. Strict standards were set regarding the design and quality of the homes being built. After the war ended and wealth started to rise, Ardsley Park was a highly sought after area for the well-to-do. Today the neighborhood is a melting pot of professionals, families and even students. There are numerous community functions throughout the year that tend to create pride and bonding among the residents.
Homes sell quickly in this highly coveted area. Average prices hover between $200,000 and $500,000 for single family homes. Condominiums are available from the $100,000 to $200,000 range with a variety of floor plans and amenities. Many homes are uniquely designed, some with carriage houses or garages in the back that once had other uses. This serene step-back-in time neighborhood is centrally located so that residents enjoy all amities such as shopping, dining, theater, sports or just walking around calling each other “old sport.”
“Solid” is the word used by some real estate agents to describe Ardsley Park. Real estate investments there are safe even during the toughest times. If you are in the market for a true neighborhood residence instead of a cookie cutter subdivision, take a close look at Ardsley Park. It feels like home.
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