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About Cambridge Park
Cambridge Park is a neighborhood of 203 homes in an unincorporated niche of Dekalb County, inside I-285. Located near the intersection of Ashford-Dunwoody Rd. and Johnson Ferry Rd., the neighborhood nestles up against 38-acre Silver Lake. A quiet sidewalked community, with a less than ten-minute drive from both Perimeter Mall and Lenox Square, Cambridge Park is one of Atlanta's best-kept secrets.

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The Cambridge Park neighborhood has some excellent Schools in both Public and Private sectors. The Public Elementary School where kids attend from our neighborhood is Montgomery Elementary located less than one mile on Ashford-Dunwoody Road just South of I-285. The Public High Schools for this area are Chamblee Middle School and Chamblee High and offer many students the opportunity to participate in the city's magnet progam. All of the Public Schools are excellent academically.

Near by Private Elementary Schools attended by kids from the neighborhood include Our Lady of the Assumption School, and Saint Martin's Episcopal (through 8th Grade). Some of the Private High Scools where kids attend from our community include Marist, Saint Pius X, Mt Vernon Presbyterian School, Atlanta Girls' School, The Galloway School, and Woodward Academy (longer Commute).


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The subdivision was built over thirty years ago on undeveloped, wooded land originally owned by newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst. In the early 1900's, Hearst donated both money and land to support the revival of Oglethorpe University. Part of the land around the Oglethorpe campus included a creek, which Hearst had dammed to form a lake, then named Lake Phoebe in 1935, after Hearst's mother. Although the lake was re-named Lake Phoebe, the name never stuck.

In the 1950's, the school sold several large tracts of land along the lake, now known as Silver lake, beginning a move toward residential development. In 1978, the dam was found to be in need of extensive repairs and was drained. To finance the repairs, and acting on behalf of The Silver Lake Civic Association, Oglethorpe University sold additional lands to restore the dam and the lake, further opening the area to development. Cambridge Park was a project of Cousins Properties.

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