In what could be a positive sign for the historically beleaguered communities around Turner Field, a boutique townhome project a block away from the stadium's parking lots is "setting a new sales record for the downtown area," its sellers tell Curbed. Seven of 10 units at the 472 Martin project are under contract months before it opens, and buyers have ranged from young professionals to growing families and empty-nesters, said Tristain O'Donnell of Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta. Selling points include "magnificent" skyline views and prices that range from the low-to-mid $300,000s; that might not qualify as affordable housing, per se, but it's cheaper than comparable products in many intown communities with more caché than Summerhill.
The contemporary units — designed by Wright Gardner Architects and developed by Raffles Properties — range between 2,250 and 2,520 square feet, with three or four bedrooms. "Where else can you find this type of modern environment that combines so much space in such a great central location?" O'Donnell rhetorically asks. The future of The Ted and its many acres remains uncertain, but it sounds like there's confidence among Atlanta townhome buyers that the future will be bright.