Frontier woods is an established residential subdivision located in unincorporated Dekalb County. It is now more than 50 years old, having been built in 1960 on land that was originally part of World War I's Camp Gordon. Frontier woods now consists of 80 single family detached homes. With the exception of two homes fronting on Dresden Drive, all the homes are located on the three streets that make up the subdivision: Frontier Trail, Frontier Court and Pioneer Court. Frontier Trail runs between Dresden Drive and Shallowford Road. The other two streets are cul-d-sacs that run off the neighborhood's main street, Frontier Trail. The subdivision originally offered prospective home buyers a choice of three floor plans. The first floor plan was a three bedroom, one and a half bath ranch. The second floor plan was a three bedroom, one and a half bath split-level. The third floor plan was also a split-level, but it had four bedrooms and one and a half baths. The three bedroom split-level homes also had a carport. The exteriors of the ranch homes are typically all brick. The split-level homes are typically brick, wood siding, and stucco. The type brick most commonly used was the distinctive Chicago antique brick.
Frontier Woods is very conveniently located. Adjacent or close by is an elementary school, Dresden Elementary; a high school, St. Pius X Catholic High School; and a day care center. On Shallowford Road are two small, two-story office buildings, a veterinarian's office, two gas stations, an auto repair shop, two coin laundries, a restaurant, a beauty shop and various other commercial establishments. The west boundary of Frontier Woods is formed by the north fork of Peachtree Creek. On the other side of Peachtree Creek is Dresden Park, a popular community park with lots of greenspace. A short distance to the north is Peachtree Dekalb Airport (PDK). Ramps providing access to Interstate Highway 85 ("I-85") are immediately to the south, and across I-85 is a small shopping center. The key tenant in this center is a Publix Supermarket. There are also several in-line shops: dry cleaner, Chinese restaurant, UPS Store, etc. Less than a mile to the west, near the intersection of Buford Highway and Clairmont Road are an Aldi Supermarket and a Kroger. Two exits northeast on I-85 is the interchange "Spaghetti Junction", with Atlanta's beltway or circumferential highway, Interstate 285 ("I-285"). A total of three major shopping malls, or "fortress malls", are about five miles away. Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza to the west, and Perimeter Mall to the northwest.
As evidence of Frontier Wood's convenient location and desirability as a neighborhood in which to live, many of the residents are long-term residents and a few are original 50+ year owners. Approximately 30 percent of the homes in Frontier Woods have been enlarged by alterations or additions-rather than leave their "little bit of heaven" for an existing larger house in another Atlanta subdivision, these people endured the agony and expense of constructing a bigger, better house right where they were. Principal leisure activities include working in the yard, walking the dog or dogs, and watching a baseball game or other athletic event on St. Pius' new baseball field or practice field at the southeast end of Frontier Trail, near Shallowford Rd. Exciting high school football can be experienced at St. Pius stadium immediately to the west of the classroom buildings. Both the high school and the elementary school make their facilities available for neighborhood and community meetings. The American Legion Post, located in one of the two office buildings along Shallowford Road, also serves as the site for community meetings.