(https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_206566227939), OP is represented by South Atlantans for Neighborhood Development (SAND), which was created in the late ’70s and represents the Ormewood Park, North Ormewood Park, Boulevard Heights, Woodland Hills, Glenwood Park, Benteen Park and McDonough-Guice neighborhoods of SE ATL.
amixed-use neighborhood on the east side of Atlanta, Georgia, United States, located just west of East Atlanta Village. The neighborhood is an example of New Urbanism, promoting a sense of community with walkable streets and closely spaced residential units that are mixed in with office, retail, and green space. Glenwood Park is on the BeltLine, a former rail line converted to a trail, with transit to be constructed in the future.
A restoration trend began in Grant Park in the early 1970’s and the neighborhood began to blossom in the late 80s and into the 1990s. Demolition of older homes has largely been halted and new construction seeks to conform to the character of the old neighborhood. During the 1980’s, the entire area, both north and south of I-20, was placed on the national register of historic places. In 2000, the neighborhood became Atlanta’s largest Historic District, bringing additional zoning protections. Grant Park today is a mixture of the old and new residents with people of all levels of education, age and racial backgrounds living in the same neighborhood. The park is today visited by more than a million visitors yearly
- With a walkability to score of 58, Oremwood Park is considered SOMEWHAT WALKABLE, and most errands can be accomplished on foot.
- This home is also situated in the wonderful neighborhood of Glenwood Park which has a walk score of 71 http://www.walkscore.com/score/glenwood-park-atlanta
- Ormewood Park is situated close to the VERY walkable neighborhoods of Grant Park and Reynoldstown.
- With a bikability score of 60, Oremwood Park is considered SOMEWHAT BIKABLE
Farmer’s Markets and Community Gardens
A growing, local market aimed at boosting local economy:
All the neighborhood folks know that this is the place to buy your weekly goods:
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:
Parks and Greenspaces
Located in nearby Grant Park, Zoo Atlanta attracts children and adults all year long. Come for the Pandas, stay for the fun!
The Grant Park Conservancy (GPC) began as a group of concerned Atlanta residents who recognized the need to protect Grant Park, Atlanta’s oldest city park, from the demands of growing use and declining maintenance. During an updated master plan process commissioned by the city of Atlanta Bureau of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs this group realized that the impetus to implement the new plan would come only from concerned citizens. The Conservancy was formed and now works to raise funds to carry out its mission and provide an enjoyable greenspace for families, visitors and residents of nearby neighborhoods.