Barely holding on

ashview1.jpgThe sign at the end of Holderness is falling. The neighborhood is barely holding on. A quick online search reveals there are 28 or so houses for sale in this neighborhood, mostly foreclosures, each between $19,000 and $45,000. Commentary in Atlanta magazine by a city councilmember outlines home buying incentives to help current residents stay and others with limited means to afford the American dream as the economic train-of-change prepares to barrel through with the impending completion of this section of the Atlanta BeltLine. Yet a beloved urban farm, displaced from the Atlanta Streetcar route, is opening soon nearby. And so there’s hope.

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