The concept might confuse diehard urbanists who’ve vowed to live car-free, but a condominium project that’s coming together an hour north of downtown Atlanta has struck a chord with people who cherish automobile culture—and the convenience of crashing (as in sleeping) next to the racetrack.
The condos are rising along the dramatic first turn at Atlanta Motorsports Park, a decade-old private facility described as “one of America’s finest motorsports country clubs.” The two-mile track—designed by renowned Formula One racecourse architect Hermann Tilke—is carved into rolling hills outside Dawsonville, tucked a few miles off Ga. Highway 400.
AMP’s trackside condo concept is a first for metro Atlanta, and it summons buyers to trade “oceanfront for asphalt.”
So far, they’ve obliged.
All but eight of the 45 condos being offered in phases one and two are spoken for, AMP reps tell Urbanize Atlanta. The majority of those deals have already closed—despite the fact the steel-framed condo buildings just started going vertical last month.
The base condos span between 640 and 1,280 square feet, with the option to combine units for larger dwellings.
Two-story units with ceilings that rise nearly 30 feet are designed to be “the ultimate trophy case,” with the comfort of bedrooms, kitchens, and in some cases, in-home lounges.
All homes come with security and sprinkler systems and highly rated firewalls—but the prices buy only the raw shell units. Adding car lifts, bathrooms, kitchens, and other living arrangements is an added expense.
Remaining condos range from about $225,000 to $330,000, with units facing a flank of woods instead of the track generally being cheaper.
Ownership grants access to AMP amenities such as the onsite clubhouse and conference center, a gym, putting green, pool, hot tub, and waterslide.
Memberships start at $10,000, and the facility’s second marquee attraction, a .8-mile go-kart track, was added a few years ago.
Have a closer look at the property and its trackside flats in the gallery.
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