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East Cobb Jewish Complex for Sale

Demographic shifts in East Cobb and other factors have prompted the sale of the 33-acre Shirley Blumenthal property.

Demographic changes to East Cobb's Jewish community, economic challenges and other factors have prompted the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta to put Shirley Blumenthal Park up for sale. 

The 33.4-acre facility on Post Oak Tritt Road, created in 1986, is being sold for an undisclosed price to targeted buyers, according to a statement issued by the JCC. (The JCC announcement says the property is 32 acres, but Cobb County Assessor's Office records list it as 33.4 acres.)

According to the Atlanta Jewish News, the land is appraised at $495,600, but that figure goes back to at least 1999, according to online Assessor's Office records. The JCC's nonprofit, tax-exempt status made reassessments unnecessary.

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The sale will be handled by Jones Lang LaSalle, a global real estate firm with local offices in Alpharetta and Buckhead. 

The organization also cited "significantly reduced facility usage" at the campus, which includes space for preschools, camps and sports programs.

The JCC significantly scaled back programs at Shirley Blumenthal Park in late 2009, as the Jewish Georgian and others reported at the time.

The summer day camp program will be moved to the JCC's in Dunwoody for 2012. Incentives are available for East Cobb families, including free transportation.

“We have, and will continue to, impact Jewish life in East Cobb in a very positive way. One of our most successful partnerships to date has been with , the new home of our East Cobb preschool, The Sunshine School. We look forward to pursuing more partnership opportunities with other East Cobb organizations and businesses in the near future,” MJCCA CEO Gail Luxenberg said. 

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