Westview is a neighborhood located in southwestern Atlanta. The neighborhood is primarily made up of Arts and Crafts style bungalows dating back to the early 1900’s. The neighborhood also features a mixture of architectural styles including Four-Square, Tudor, Minimal Traditional and Ranch. An active neighborhood association with strong leadership plays an important role in the revival of the community.
The Westview neighborhood includes 40 residential streets and a small commercial corridor along Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard and Cascade Avenue. Small landscaped green spaces dot the neighborhood and are maintained by the Westview Community Association. To the northwest of the neighborhood is the Westview Cemetery. It dates back to 1884 and is the largest cemetery in the southeastern United States.
In August 2005 the Westview Lofts opened in the village along Ralph David Abernathy (Read City Newsbytes Article). The construction of the lofts signaled the resurgence of both residential and commercial properties in the area. There is currently active construction taking place in the village, and neighbors are hoping for a nice new coffee shop or pizza place on the corner. Atlanta-Westview Holdings LLC is helping to redevelop the area.
In December 2005 Westview was chosen to be the neighborhood of the month by the Atlanta Development Authority.
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The Westview neighborhood is part of Neighborhood Planning Unit T (NPU-T), which also includes West End, the Atlanta University Center, Ashview Heights, Beecher-Donnelly, Just Us, and The Villages at Castleberry Hill.
Westview is divided between two City Council Districts (Atlanta City Council District Map). The majority of the neighborhood is part of District 10, represented by Council Member C.T. Martin. District 10 is west of Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. The other portion of the neighborhood is part of District 4, represented by Council Member Cleta Winslow. District 4 is east of Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.
Westview belongs in the Zone 4 Police District, headed by Terrell Griffin. Properties west of the BeltLine corridor are part of Beat 404 and properties east of the BeltLine corridor are part of Beat 401.
Westview is also divided between two Georgia House of Representative Districts – 56 and 57. Properties west of Ralph David Abernathy Blvd are part of District 57, represented by State Representative Pat Gardner. Properties east of Ralph David Abernathy Blvd are part of District 56, represented by State Representative Kathy Ashe. The entire Westview neighborhood is located in Georgia Senate District 39, represented by Senator Vincent Fort.
Westview has wonderful recreational facilities in the vicinity.
John A. White Park abut’s the Westview neighborhood to the south. The park features nine holes of golf. It also offers The First Tee program, which teaches children ages 8-17 how to play golf.
Within John A. White Park is the McGhee Tennis Center, which features eight tennis courts.
Swimming options are available at the Washington Park Natatorium indoor pool for water aerobics, swimming lessons and physical rehabilitation in the Washington Park neighborhood north of Westview. To the south is the John A. White Park outdoor pool.
To those that do not own their own bicycles, the City of Atlanta offers the Relay Bike Share program. For a daily, monthly, or annual fee bikes can be rented around town. The closest bike station to Westview is located at Gordon-White Park.
For a quick nature getaway the 134-acre Cascade Springs Nature Preserve, with two creeks, a waterfall, hiking trails, and a lush hardwood forest, is just a short drive down Cascade Avenue.
Westview also has easy access to two Atlanta BeltLine trails. The West End/Westview Trail runs through the eastern side of the neighborhood, and the SW BeltLine Connector Trail can be accessed via the dead end of Westwood Avenue and Rogers Avenue in the adjacent Westwood Terrace neighborhood. Both trails offer comfortable routes for car-free walking, running and biking.
The Atlanta BeltLine in Westview
Westview is a BeltLine neighborhood! Groundbreaking for the Westview portion of the BeltLine trail took place on December 12, 2009 with Mayor-elect Kasim Reed and other community leaders. The ribbon-cutting ceremony followed on June 26, 2010 as part of the Westview Centennial Celebration.
Construction on the Westside BeltLine Trail has been under way in Westview since early 2015. The city received a Tiger V grant from the Federal government to construct the new trail. Construction completion is expected to be mid-August 2017.
Learn more about the Atlanta BeltLine in Westview.
The list below contains the names of all of the streets located in the Westview neighborhood. To view an interactive map please visit Our Location page.
- Akridge Place
- Altoona Place
- Alvarado Terrace
- Avenida Street
- Beecher Street
- Cascade Avenue
- Derry Avenue
- East Ontario Avenue
- Emerald Avenue
- Enota Place
- Glendalough Place
- Greenwich Street
- Inman Street
- Langhorn Street
- Laurel Avenue
- Linda Way
- Lucile Avenue
- Manson Avenue
- Marler Way
- Mathewson Place
- McAllister Street
- Muse Street
- North Olympian Way
- Oak Street
- Olympian Circle
- Olympian Drive
- Olympian Way
- Ontario Avenue
- Ralph David Abernathy Blvd
- Rogers Avenue
- Sells Avenue
- South Gordon Street
- South Olympian Way
- Stokes Avenue
- Waters Drive
- Wellington Street
- West Ontario Avenue
- Westmeath Drive
- Westwood Avenue
- Willard Avenue