lake Claire

Originally part of Kirkwood, Lake Claire today has its own flavor and identity.  While there is not an actual lake, residents are proud of their "Ski Lake Claire" bumper stickers. The name "Lake Claire" derives from the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Claire Drive.  There never was a "Lake Claire," rather Lakeshore was named after the now-dry artificial "Lake Ponceana," formerly at the north intersection of Claire.  The neighborhood was probably named after the Lake Claire Garden Club founded in the mid 1930s. 
Streets now in the Lake Claire neighborhood were originally surveyed as a few separate developments.  These became incorporated into Atlanta one-by-one around the 1910s.  Today Lake Claire is a neighborhood unit recognized by the City of Atlanta.  Although some developers built groups of houses, much of Lake Claire has been sold as empty lots with individuals constructing their own houses.

Name: Derives from the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Claire Drive. There never was a "Lake Claire," rather Lakeshore was named after the now-dry artificial "Lake Ponceana," formerly at the north intersection of Claire. The neighborhood was probably named after the Lake Claire Garden Club founded in the mid 1930s. Organization: Streets now in the Lake Claire neighborhood were originally surveyed as a few separate developments. These became incorporated into Atlanta one-by-one around the 1910s. Today Lake Claire is a neighborhood unit recognized by the City of Atlanta. Although some developers built groups of houses, much of Lake Claire has been sold as empty lots with individuals constructing their own houses.

Architecture: Mainly post-Victorian residential styles. Housing types range from craftsman & bungalow, to 50's cottages, exotic revivals, and modern designs. The housing stock, as with the neighborhood's residents, is a fun mix of distinction and harmony.

Geography: Lake Claire sits on the Eastern Continental Divide (which the R.R. tracks follow) which separates rivers flowing to the Atlantic from those flowing to the Gulf of Mexico. Lake Claire is on the Gulf side. The entire neighborhood is within the City of Atlanta, in DeKalb County. Adjacent communities include: Candler Park (west) Druid Hills (north) Decatur (east) Kirkwood (south)

Some information provided by http://www.lakeclaire.org/

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