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Candler Park

Ranked 1st best neighborhood in Atlanta
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Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Intown Atlanta Living At its Finest!"

Just 5 minutes east of Downtown Atlanta, and bordering many other nice Intown neighborhoods is the friendly and hip Candler Park. With its proximity to great shops, bars and restaurants and the new Edgewood Retail district, Candler Park is a highly-walkable area focused on community and easy living. It has its own MARTA train station, making it easy to access most of Metro Atlanta. Candler Park is a highly desirable Intown Atlanta neighborhood.

Another main draw for living in Candler Park is its 55-acre park, The park features an impressive playground, swimming pool, tennis courts, and athletic fields and courts as well as a nine-hole golf course. Each year Candler Park is also the location for a variety of festivals including the popular Fall Fest–attended by more than 10,000 people because of its impressive music, art, children’s activities, tour of homes and more–and the Candler Park Music & Food Festival, which features a full day of music and one of Atlanta’s largest gathering of local food trucks.

The homes in Candler Park feature two basic architectural styles, 1920s Craftsman bungalows and late- Victorian. Many have already been renovated by existing residents or new families moving into the area, but there are still great houses ready to be finished.
Pros
  • great stock of classic bungalows
  • Close community
  • Expansive green space
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Candler Park"

A neighborhood named after a park! Now who wouldn’t want to live in a place like that?

The park is surrounded by the Bungalow and Victorian style homes built in the 1890s, which make up the Candler Park neighborhood

Large green space that is perfect for families with children. It has a rolling golf course and playground to keep the kids busy and happy for hours.

There are great schools with involved parents so it’s perfect for raising a family. The close-knit community association is dedicated to preserving the space for future generations.

Candler Park is adjacent to Inman Park and other prominent neighborhoods. It’s near Freedom Parkway and I-85 which give you easy access to the downtown area and other parts of the city. It is also convenient to I-20 with easy access to shopping and restaurants as well as churches.

The park is perfect for a lazy day, swimming in the summer, and walking the dog. It is very spacious with over 55 acres of green space to enjoy!

This mixed neighborhood with an eclectic feel and much history to be savored.

Fall Fest happens in October in the park to bring the community together. There have been three other festivals in the park over the years, but with each new one it gets better and better.
Pros
  • Expansive green space
  • Close community
Cons
  • Daily commute congestion
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Hang-your-hat-worthy"

Living in neighboring Inman Park, I often find myself running, walking, biking – and very occasionally driving – in Candler Park. If I’m not just out for a jog around the edges of the Candler Park Golf Course (so rolling and lush and lovely that it almost makes me want to take my putt-putt game up a notch), I’m likely cozied up in a perfectly grubby secondhand loveseat at Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea House enjoying a frothy chai and a $1 paperback from the stacks…

…Or, possibly, I’m digging into my favorite slice (veggie doused in creamy Italian) by the fountain at Fellini’s and sharing a pitcher of beer so cheap I’m amazed it’s not illegal here in good ol’ Marthasville…

…Or I might be having brunch at the original Flying Biscuit with some out-of-town friends, having happily waited for an hour for a table because the black bean love cakes and warm buttery biscuits are just that good.

Regardless of what I’m doing in Candler Park, chances are pretty good that I am enjoying myself immensely; once again affirming that this neighborhood is one of the few places I would deign hang my hat in Atlanta.

Maybe it’s the fact that it manages to seamlessly blend homey and quirky with an equally identifiable element of Southern class; or maybe it’s because I can’t help imagining Candler as Inman’s charming little sister, with her irresistible penchant for whimsical paint jobs, picket-fenced dollhouses and underwater tea parties. Cheers!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"In-town living done just right"

Who can resist a neighborhood that features sparkling 1920’s Craftsman bungalows, fantastic parks and bike trails in the college town setting of Emory University?

Located within the Atlanta city limits, Candler Park is a destination that has the ideal qualities of truly livable in-town neighborhood: a genuine 'community atmosphere,' where people truly care about one another, a lively and involved business district, colorful shops and cafes to suit almost every taste, reasonably good public transportation access, super-duper public schools oozing with parental involvement and motivated children, a Candler Park movie night, and a community website that publicizes ‘all things Candler’ from local parades and festivals to important government issues. What more could you want?

The Candler Park shares its name with a substantial in-town park with plenty of neat amenities. Bordered by McLendon Avenue, Candler Park Drive and Callan Circle, at Candler Park you can find picnic areas, tennis courts, playgrounds, sports fields, and a golf course which are all popular with families.

My perfect October day in Candler Park would include a visit to the annual Fall Fest and parade with my friends and family. After gorging myself on the tasty delights at the Fall Fest, perhaps we would walk off the calories while touring captivating homes along the picturesque sidewalks along Terrace Avenue.

But I could be persuaded to laze in the park at poolside!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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