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Morningside

About

“Our neighborhood is a thriving in-town area filled with wonderful homes, shaded parks, an award-winning elementary school, and terrific neighbors. We have great Restaurants, Shops and Neighborhood Events.

MLPA host two large events each year. In the fall there is the Monumental Ball. This is an excellent opportunity to meet new friends and neighbors while supporting your neighborhood. The Celebration of Summer takes place at the end of the School Year. This is an ALL family event held at Sydney Marcus Park with music,games,Jumpy, and food. I encourage you to attend these two events. Watch the MLPA Web Site for more information.”  http://www.mlpa.org

History

“Morningside/Lenox Park is a residential neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia founded in 1931. It is located north of Virginia-Highland, east of Ansley Park and west of Druid Hills. Approximately 3,500 households comprise the neighborhood which includes the original subdivisions of Morningside, Lenox Park, University Park, Noble Park, Johnson Estates and Hylan Park.” http://www.mlpa.org/mlpa-history

Walkability

  • With a walkability to score of 52, Morningside is considered SOMEWHAT WALKABLE, and most errands can be accomplished on foot.
  • With a bikability score of 55, Morningside is considered SOMEWHAT BIKABLE

http://www.walkscore.com/score/morningside-atlanta

Schools

http://www.greatschools.org/search/search.page?q=30306&state=GA

Farmer’s Markets and Community Gardens

Enjoy both the Morningside Farmer’s Market (http://www.morningsidemarket.com) and the Piedmont Park Green Market (http://www.piedmontpark.org/programs/green_market.html) as nearby Farmer’s Market alternatives

See this great list as well for markets all over Atlanta:http://www.11alive.com/news/article/187640/387/Top-10-Farmers-Markets-in-Metro-Atlanta-

Two of the best sources for finding and starting Community Gardens in Atlanta:

http://www.parkpride.org/get-involved/community-programs/community-gardens

http://www.acfb.org/about/our-programs/community-gardens

Parks and Greenspaces

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.

Piedmont Park

Piedmont Park is Atlanta’s largest free amenity used by millions each year for festivals, concerts and picnics with friends just to name a few.

Piedmont Park Conservancy is the nonprofit organization, working with the City of Atlanta for the preservation of historic Piedmont Park. Since our inception over 20 years ago, the Conservancy has successfully restored the historic portion of Piedmont Park. By 2010, the Conservancy will have raised and invested more than $64 million for park beautification, maintenance/security, programs, and also includes a 53-acre expansion of green