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  • Sherwood Forest
    Sherwood Forest
    Atlanta, GA 30309
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    Elementary school:
    Morningside
    Middle school:
    Inman
    High school:
    Grady
    Local interests:
    Ansley Golf Course, WSB Television, Ansley Mall, High Museum, Woodroof Arts Center, Rhodes Hall, and the Amtrak station.
    Description:
    Sherwood Forest is ideally located off of Peachtree, where Midtown meets Buckhead. Sherwood Forest is an unusual intown Atlanta enclave of larger than usual lots. Beginning in the late 90's, many of 1950's ranch homes on oversized lots in Sherwood Forest began to be torn down and replaced with very large new homes. Visitors to Sherwood Forest will notice the very large diversity of home sizes, with many of the prized lots backing to Ansley Golf Club. Contact us for questions regarding buying or selling homes in Sherwood Forest. We can assist buyers through the entire process, including providing a detailed analysis of houses in Sherwood Forest. We also represent sellers by providing a unique marketing program to help sell properties fast for the best price. We are a full service Atlanta real estate company, specializing in intown neighborhoods such as Sherwood Forest.
    Comments:
    In 1821 the Indians ceded property which stretched from North Fulton County to Cordele, Georgia to the United States Government. That same year Meredith Collier and his twin brother Merrell arrived by oxcart from North Carolina and purchased part of this property from the government. The luxury loving Merrell settled his family in what became DeKalb County while his most austere twin, Meredith, obtained extensive holdings on Peachtree Creek down to 14th Street, an area of about 2,000 acres. Sherwood Forest is part of this land. In 1822 Meredith Collier built his house (on land that is now Sherwood Forest) alongside an old Indian trail, known today as Peachtree Street. Meredith Collier served as the first Postmaster of Terminus (now Atlanta) and the Post Office which was in his home during the 1830's was known as the "Standing Peachtree Post Office". Because the main battle for Atlanta took place north of Collier road to Howell Mill, the house survived the Civil War. Meredith Collier had two sons - Andrew Jackson Collier and George Washington Collier, know as "Wash". Wash Collier lived in the family home until his death in 1903. By 1906 the heirs had begun selling off pieces of the original trust. The first tract sold became Ansley Park and Ansley Golf Club. The last tract sold was Collier Woods. Purchased by the developer Haas & Dodd, it was developed as Atlanta's "poshest" post WWII subdivision -- Sherwood Forest! (It is also said that Ansley Golf Club hoped to purchase this tract of land to add another nine holes to their golf course, but because of a lack of funds, they were unable to do so.) The Collier house, which was part of The Sherwood Forest tract, was occupied by Mrs. Lula Collier until it was purchased in 1956. In 1951 The Sherwood Forest Civic Association and The Sherwood Forest Garden Club were organized. James C. Downing was The Civic Association's first President. There were 66 homes in Sherwood Forest at that time. The agenda at the first Civic Association meeting included the high tax assessment on the houses (in the $35,000 range), an overwhelming vote against allowing transit buses or trolleys to enter Sherwood Forest, and an address from Carl Bevins, City Traffic Engineer, on the traffic conditions and their relationship to the future growth of Atlanta.

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