Inman Park is one of several intown Atlanta neighbhoods found on the National Registry of Historic Places. With it’s large lots and curving, tree-lined streets, Inman Park feels like a break from big city with all the amenities of that same big city right around the corner. The homes in this neighborhood represent it’s colorful and sometimes troubled past; both mansions and small dwellings can be found on every street. Backed by a strong and dedicated Neighborhood Association, the residents of Inman Park fight to keep it’s look and fell historically accurate yet grounded in contemporary sensibilities.
“Inman Park is Atlanta’s first planned residential suburb and also Atlanta’s first electric trolley neighborhood. Created at the cusp of the twentieth century, this ideal Victorian neighborhood — curved streets, generous residential lots, and verdant parks — was built upon the wrecked land of Atlanta’s Civil War battlefield, two miles east of downtown Atlanta. Inman Park was the brainchild of a renaissance thinker named Joel Hurt (1850-1926), who modeled the neighborhood after other trolley neighborhoods he had seen throughout the United States. In particular, Hurt had been impressed with the park-like neighborhoods created by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.” http://inmanpark.org/about-inman-park/contact-us/
Come visit today to see the ways that Inman Park still meets and exceeds Joel Hurts lofty idea.
With a walkability to score of 81, Inman Park is considered VERY WALKABLE, and most errands can be accomplished on foot.
Mary Lin Elementary School
586 Candler Park Drive, 30307
Inman Park Middle school
774 Virginia Ave, 30306
Henry W. Grady High School
929 Charles Allen Drive, 30309
Nearby private school choices:
- The Horizon School
- The Atlanta School
- Paideia School
Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool
For other private and charter school options view : http://www.greatschools.org/georgia/atlanta/schools/
Farmer’s Markets and Community Gardens
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.
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
Called “The Best Street Festival in Atlanta” the Inman Park Festival is held annually in April. The festival is a 40 year old tradition and raises money for the Inman Park Neighborhood Association. With music, food, a Tour of Homes, and a street parade, this event has something for everyone.
Other neighborhood parks include:
Springvale Park: Also planned by Inman Park founder, Joel Hurt, Springvale Park has recently been rejunvanted using the plans and plant list preserved by Joel Hurt and his architects, the Olmstead Brothers.
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.