For proof the Beltline is having an influence on Atlanta's residential real estate, look no further than this brawny Grant Park craftsman. The listing touts a connection to the multi-use trail — "Walk to Beltline!" — that won't exist for a couple of years, most likely. But of course it doesn't say that. Built in 2006, the four-bedroom home sits close to Ormewood Park, and is well positioned to take advantage of the Eastside Trail extension that will end at the Glenwood Park development, once it indeed goes that far. But the tactic to mention the trail now is certainly a wise one. The prospect of safely biking from the zoo to Piedmont Park in about 20 minutes is one alluring morsel. Anyhow, about the house: It's gigantic at nearly 4,000 square feet, with rooms set aside for an office, yoga studio and male enjoyment parlor (the "Man Cave" description is passé, according to reader commentary.) The asking price is $450,000, or $20,000 more than it sold for in the pre-Beltline doldrums of 2008.
· 976 Gress Ave. SE [Zillow]