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Last updated: December 16, 2013 (8 months ago)
Listing created on: January 27, 2005
(Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
- Status: Established
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee84/nglassman/amata/
- Contact Name: Norman (Primary contact)
317 Nelms Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30307-2105
Visitors accepted: Yes
If in the area, go the Hearth website for visitation hours (see link). If coming from out of town, or wishing to rent, then email us.
Open to new Members: Yes
Good life in the city
Amata is on a gorgeous, hilly, 2.5-acre plot with organic gardens, fruit orchards, solar well, farm animals, ponds, sauna, fire circles, outhouses, playgrounds, picnic tables, and a playfield. We have three permanent houses. One contains a large indoor recreation/dance room.
People who visit here remark how it has a country in the city feeling. They are amazed at how much greenspace and gardens we have for an urban location.
We have 5 core decision makers/owners and over 15 residents who have input on some issues. Owner status is usually based on a purchase of a building lot or home, though we have aspirations of cooperative ownership. Most residents are renting and rates are affordable. The economy here is good and decent/well paying jobs are available in the surrounding neighborhoods, downtown, and suburbs.
Amata’s residents are varied in sex, religion, diet, race, career, education, etc.
For fun there are various neighborhood potlucks that happen as well as drum circles and other musical events. We have a few festivals a year on the neighboring Lake Claire Land Trust. Atlanta also has plenty of coffee shops, art galleries, playhouses, music venues and other places to relax.
Those who are seriously interested in cooperative ownership or purchasing a home are welcome to contact us with questions.
Rents at Amata are reasonable for the neighborhood. As of 2011, these average about $525 for a medium or large bedroom, utilities included. Rooms open up about every 2 months and its best to check with us about 2-4 weeks before you want to move in.
The Hearth website has photos of our event space where we have shows, parties, workshops, etc..