8.2 out of 10

Grant Park

Ranked 4th best neighborhood in Atlanta
33.7379180046891 -84.3721454139091
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"Great for Families"

The Grant Park neighborhood is quite lovely indeed. If you are ever in this area, you will most definitely have to take a stroll through Grant Park. The park is located off of Cherokee Avenue and is also the home of the Atlanta Zoo, as well as the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum.

The best time to visit Grant Park is in the summer. On hot days, you can take refuge under huge trees and enjoy the lush scenery, while also getting some really good exercise. There is also a playground and a swimming pool; this is perfect if you have children (or are a kid at heart). Sometimes, if you are lucky, you might have the pleasure of running into local art vendors or live musicians.

The park is also a great place for dog owners. It is reminiscent of Piedmont Park, but it has way better parking, and is usually a lot less crowded. Oddly enough, Grant Park does not get as much publicity.
This neighborhood has some of the most beautiful homes in Atlanta. Most of the homes are older and very spacious. This community definitely appeals to the older, more established crowd. It also seems like a great place to live if you have children. Check it out!
Pros
  • great for pet owners
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"For cool dads and moms"

This is one of the few neighborhoods you hear about before you even set foot in Atlanta – most likely from an art-collecting, 30-something couple with matching designer eyeglasses who gush about their restored craftsman and how lucky they were to snag the place before the baby was born. Think quintessential family neighborhood meets intown cool. So, needless to say, it’s hugely popular among young, breeding-age couples who are growing up and out of their endlessly repainted one-bed duplexes stumbling distance from the bar.

I have to admit, it’s a good call. You’ve got one of the most gorgeously shade-saturated parks in the city (Grant Park, duh); the Zoo, whose kid-centric programming is reason enough to pop out a couple of clones; ample stroller-joggable sidewalks and plenty of places to grab a bottled microbrew on date night. Add to that top-rated schools and can-I-borrow-a-cup-of-Turbinado neighborliness and it’s no wonder family-minded types can’t get Grant Park off the brain.

It’s not all PTA members either. Many residents of the more stunning historic homes have spent decades growing into their homes, a fact which shows in their impossibly neat hedgerows and lovingly repainted lacework. You won’t find too many single-incomes living here though. A neighborhood this good comes at a price. Cheers!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
runningchef
runningchef Put the first comment in the wrong field whoops but here it is in the right one! Great reviews very informative and enjoyable! I did have a question though what do you think of the Boulevard Heights area just south of Grant Park?
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Legendary and tight-knit"

Grant Park is one of those fabled Atlanta locales. What do I mean?

Usually when someone mentions ‘Grant Park’, my ears immediately perk up, and I am immediately expectant that some else cool has happened there to add to its lists of accomplishments. It has wonderfully grand and historic homes. It has great public schools, where you would be hard-pressed to find unengaged parents who are reluctant to be involved in their children’s’ educational experiences. This involvement spreads into political involvement as well. Generally characterized as a Liberal community, residents are also known for their involvement in the political process, too.

Until recently, the news about Grant Park has been overwhelmingly positive. The large in-town park facility, also named Grant Park, is a lovely place to bring the family for a day of fun and outdoor sports. The community is quite outdoor oriented, and benefits from it close proximity to other diversions such at the Atlanta Zoo, and the historic Cyclorama landmark.

However, last year, Grant Park was rocked by the murder of one of its popular bartenders and unofficial community leaders. The randomness of the crime shook the residents to its core, making them question whether their idyllic neighborhood was being slowly penetrated by a sinister element, who did not value the peace, tranquility of this treasured place.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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