Harry Hays Lattimore, William Lattimore and other anonymous partners in the Ardsley Park Land Corporation developed Ardsley Park, one of Savannah’s most popular in-town neighborhoods, in 1910.
It was designed to be Savannah’s first subdivision to accommodate automobiles.
Where Is Ardsley Park?
Officially, Ardsley is located south of Victory Drive and north of Columbus Drive. Bull Street forms its western boundary, while Waters Avenue set its eastern border.
Some also consider the Chatham Crescent neighborhood to be part of Ardsley Park. Both areas were named to the National Register of Historic Places as Ardsley Park in 1985.
Much like, General Oglethorpe’s plan for Downtown Savannah, Ardsley’s developers laid it out as a grid of squares.
Granger’s Chatham Land and Hotel Company developed the nearby Chatham Crescent neighborhood. The design was inspired by the Beaux Arts plan popular during that time period.
If you’ve ever driven down Victory Drive or Washington Avenue, you’ve probably seen the outdoor mall, lined with palmettos leading to Savannah Arts Academy (formerly Savannah High School). The land where the school was built was originally slated to be home to the luxurious Hotel Georgia.
The plan was to use the hotel to attract wealthy Northerners in hopes that they would purchase a second in Chatham Crescent. But the Hotel Georgia failed and instead the area attracted some of Savannah’s wealthiest and most well known residents.
Ardsley Park — Mansions, Traditional Homes and Bungalows
Ardsley Park is home to some of Savannah’s most stately mansions and charming bungalows. You’ll also find a selection of beautiful traditional-styled homes.
In addition, the neighborhood is known for its picturesque beauty, wide tree-lined streets, and nearby parks and recreational areas. If you’re ever in the area, you’re sure to see plenty of bikers, walkers and runners enjoying the outdoors.
Contact Me To See Some of Savannah’s Most Beautiful Homes
Pictures don’t do this area justice; so contact me and I’ll take you through a tour of the area. You can reach me at 912-844-9000 or send me an email and I’ll get in touch with you.