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Powers Ferry Rd at Mount Paran Rd Intersection Open House

January 24, 2017


WHAT: The City of Sandy Springs will host an Information Open House regarding planned improvements being considered for the intersection of Powers Ferry Road and Mt Paran Road. There will not be a formal presentation, but City of Sandy Springs representatives will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.

WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Holy Spirit Preparatory School
4820 Long Island Drive
Sandy Springs, GA 30342

About the Project:

The proposed project is intended to improve efficiencies at the intersection of Powers Ferry Road and Mt Paran Road, targeting current delays and congestion experienced at the intersection.

The improvements include operational and safety enhancements to alleviate the existing bottleneck condition. Sidewalks and pedestrian access improvements are also planned.

INFORMATION: Please visit us online at, or call the Citizen Response Center at 770-730-5600.

Sardis UMC 2016 Live Nativity

December 3, 2016

Sardis United Methodist Church 2016 Live Nativity

screen-shot-2016-12-03-at-7-54-40-amBe sure to plan to join Sardis United Methodist Church for the 2016 presentation of the Live Nativity. This year it will take place on the 10th and 11th of December starting at 6:00 pm and occurring every thirty minutes until 8:00 pm. After the performance enjoy cookies and hot chocolate and/or cider and come inside to sing Christmas carols in the historic Church sanctuary. This is a free event.

The live Nativity will take place on the front lawn of the Church, located at 3725 Powers Ferry Road, NW – Atlanta, GA 30342

Cloud to Ground Lightning in Chastain Park

November 30, 2016

chastain-park-lightning-3During today’s storm I had to be in Sandy Springs, so before leaving the house I set up my GoPro to capture a time lapse of the storm that was set to come through Atlanta. After getting home I watched it probably three times before Henry saw this flash of lightning from the top of the sky down into the trees across the street. I was able to grab that image and save it. On my way home I drove through Chastain Park on West Wieuca and there was a fire truck parked out in front of the Galloway School. I wonder if their building was hit… Anyone know?


Christmas Tree Sale in the Red Lot

November 29, 2016

2016 Chastain Park Christmas Tree Sale

If you have driven down Powers Ferry Road in the past week you have noticed the Christmas Tree lot is up and going in the Red Lot adjacent to the Horse Park. Barefoot Mountain has once again brought down their Fraser Fir trees along with wreaths and garland. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Chastain Park Conservancy, so get out there and support Chastain Park! Full Details are below; hours are Thursday & Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-8pm.





Carson Matthews

Chastain Park Fall Photography

November 18, 2016

This morning after dropping Henry off at school I cruised around Chastain Park and got some fall photos while the sun was coming up. The colors are absolutely amazing out there. Here are some of my favorites. Click on any image to view the hi-res image on







Carson Matthews

Chastain Park Real Estate Report – 3rd Quarter 2016

November 4, 2016

YTD Through the 3rd Quarter 2016

screen-shot-2016-11-04-at-10-08-51-amThrough the 3rd quarter of 2016 Chastain Park is seeing a very healthy real estate environment. Compared to the same period in 2015, the average list price and sale price of completed sales are up about 12% each. The average list price of homes sold during the first nine months was $1,427,156 with an average sales price of $1,359,992. There were 72 homes sold compared to 75 in 2015. See the chart below for a closer view at the numbers.


New Construction Sales

Looking at new construction, both the average list price & sales price of completed sales are down about 2%. The average list price of homes sold was $1,799,753 with an average sales price of $1,767,909. In 2016 there have been 15 homes sold compared to 10 in 2015, a 50% increase!


Active Inventory Today

In Chastain Park we have 54 homes listed for sale including resale & new construction. The average price of these homes is $2,046,441. That number of course seems high to be the average list price of homes in Chastain Park, but it takes into account 4 homes that are listed over $4,000,000, as high as $11,500,000 on Blackland Road. Broken down it looks like this:

12 homes priced $749,000 – $1,000,000
23 homes priced $1,000,001 – $2,000,000
19 homes priced over $2,000,000

Today there are 12 new construction homes actively listed for sale. Home prices range from $1,390,000 to $2,395,000, with an average list price of $2,091,367. There are 5 new homes pending sale with an average list price of $2,201,340.

If you have any questions about this report, or would like a more detailed analysis of your homes value, please don’t hesitate to call me. Click here to view a list of homes actively listed for sale in Chastain Park.


Carson Matthews
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Get Your Rock Chastain Tickets Today

September 8, 2016


Rock Chastain is the Chastain Park Conservancy’s largest fundraiser in support of our mission to “restore, enhance, maintain and preserve” Chastain Park’s 268 acres. It is also the easiest and most fun way to donate to the Conservancy while enjoying a night out with your friends and family. As a 501c3 your ticket purchase is tax deductible.

Rock Chastain 2016 will be the Conservancy’s 3rd annual benefit concert. Our biggest feedback from the last 2 concerts was “I wish I had known about this event”. This year with your help, we hope to make sure everyone who enjoys Chastain Park and would like to support this event is aware of the benefit.

This year’s musical lineup includes:
• Drivin’ N’ Cryin’
• Ed Roland & The Sweet Tea Project
• The Whiskey Gentry
• Brian Collins

Rock Chastain 2016 will be held on Saturday, October 15th from 7-11P. Tickets are available on The Conservancy also has a limited number of orchestra tickets available for purchase at their office for $50/each. Please feel free to stop by 4001 Powers Ferry Road Atlanta GA 30342 to select your tickets. We love to have visitors! ticket prices range from $30 – $125

The event is being held at Chastain Park Amphitheater, at 4469 Stella Dr. NW, Atlanta 30342

We are grateful to our dedicated sponsors who make Rock Chastain possible including:


• Steve and Cathy Cook
• Cox Enterprises
• Moe’s Southwest Grill
• Wilmington Trust
• Alogent

• Alston & Bird
• Deloitte
• Harry Norman Realtors
• Kattia Easterly Designs
• State Bank & Trust

• BuckBlue

We hope you join us for this memorable evening!
For question please email Rosa McHugh at

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