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Candler Park

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About

Candler Park is a lively area of in-town Atlanta situated in the northeastern quadrant of the inner perimeter.  Beyond the park itself (also called Candler Park), this area is full of life, history, art, and fun for people of any age.  Candler Park has an active community organization, the CPNO (Candler Park Neighborhood Organization), which, along with Friends of Candler Park, is responsible for a variety of festivals, family friendly activities, and events all year long.

The neighborhood is home to many talented people, great shops, bars, and everything eclectic. It’s a family-friendly neighborhood with a focus on walkability and livability.

History

Founded in 1890, the charming neighborhood of Candler Parks the oldest in Atlanta and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Candler Park is a neighborhood in intown Atlanta, in zip code 30307, about 5 minutes east of downtown and just south of Ponce De Leon Avenue. This National Register of Historic Places neighborhood is one of Atlanta’s first suburbs and was founded as Edgewood in 1890. As one of the first established suburbs in Atlanta, Edgewood/Candler Park has undergone many changes, but these changes have created a meaningful diversity and culture apparent today.

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Walkability

  • With a walkability to score of 75, Candler Park is considered VERY WALKABLE, and most errands can be accomplished on foot.
  • With a bikability score of 65, Candler Park is considered SOMEWHAT BIKABLE

http://www.walkscore.com/GA/Atlanta/Candler_Park

Schools

Mary Lin Elementary School

586 Candler Park Drive, 30307

http://www.marylinelementary.com

Grades K-5

Inman Park Middle school

774 Virginia Ave, 30306

http://inmanmiddleschool.org

Grade 6-8

Henry W. Grady High School

929 Charles Allen Drive, 30309

http://www.atlanta.k12.ga.us/Domain/3087

Grades 9-12

Charles Drew Charter School

301 East Lake, 30317

http://www.drewcharter.org/www/crdcs1/site/hosting/pd/index.html

Serves 1200 K-9th graders

For other private and charter school options view : http://www.greatschools.org/georgia/atlanta/schools/

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Farmer’s Markets and Community Gardens

Mulberry Fields Community Garden and Greenspace

Home to goats and chickens this open meadow can be found in the heart of Candler Park via Iverson Road.

Check out this great article for all things Farmer’s Market’s in our area: http://www.atlantamagazine.com/guides/localfoods/browse.aspx

Use this interactive map to find a community garden near you:          http://www.parkpride.org/get-involved/community-programs/community-gardens

Parks and Greenspaces

Candler Park:

Serviced by the Atlanta Parks Department, Candler Park is home to frequently events and festivals, the most noteworthy of which is the annual Candler Park Fall Fest. This 55 acregreenspace also features a rentable pavilion and pool along with a bike/running path, playground area, and basketball and tennis courts.

Freedom Park:

Freedom Park is the largest public park in Atlanta, linking the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site, the Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, Poncey-Highland, Central Atlanta Neighborhoods, the Carter Center and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, Candler Park, Druid Hills, Virginia Highland, and Little Five Points. Freedom Park spans 210 linear acres and is home to permanent art installments, a bike path, and walking trails.

Olmstead Linear Park Alliance

A joint project by the city of Atlanta, Dekalb County and Fernbank, this alliance preserved and rehabilitated 6000 linear feet of paths and installed over 2600 trees and shrubs over an area once considered six separate parks.

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