Grant Park, Atlanta
When you think about a historic neighborhood in Atlanta, Grant Park easily comes to mind. The neighborhood, which includes ‘Grant Park’ itself remains one of the loveliest places to visit or live in Atlanta. There are several reasons why Grant Park neighborhood is such an amazing place to be and we can only scratch the surface in an attempt to portray all that it represents to its residence and the millions that troop in annually to have a feel of the ancient and peaceful place.
Grant Park was named after the “Father of Atlanta” himself, Lemuel P. Grant, a civil engineer for the Georgia Railroad and successful businessman. He helped to bring the railroad, donated a large portion of his land and continued to serve the city for a long time. The neighborhood was populated in the 1890s by craftsmen who built some of the distinct architectural masterpieces that are still standing today including the 1858 mansion of Lemuel Grant.
Life in Grant Park
Grant Park is known for its historic homes. Most of the buildings in the neighborhood are Victorian Mansions and 1920s-era bungalows that have survived several seasons and are interestingly affordable. Grant Park is home to a diverse population in terms of race, age, and social class. If your intension is to move in permanently, you are sure to find the kind of building that will make a perfect home.
Also, you will find in the neighborhood great places to eat. There are over 150 eateries, pubs and coffee shops that will serve great menus at all times. There are equally a selection of shops in the shopping district where you can get whatever you need. Public transportation is not an issue in the ancient Grant Park. In addition to the Park itself, there are other playgrounds for children as well as athletic fields and tennis courts where adults and kids can play.
Points of Attraction
If you are planning to relocate to Atlanta and want a peaceful place to stay, the Grant Park neighborhood is a great place to be. Here are some attractive facts about the place.
You can relax in Grant Park:
Yes! A stroll through the Park itself is one way to ease stress. Located off of Cherokee Avenue, the Park houses Zoo Atlanta, which was established as far back as 1889 (6 years after the park was established). Atlanta Cyclorama (reputed as the world’s largest oil painting) and the civil war museum are other amazing facilities within the park.
There are trendy bars and restaurants:
There are several bars and restaurants that will serve local and continental dishes as well as wines and coffee in an ambience that will make you feel good. Whether you are out for a quite relaxation or you thirst for a good drink or a place to dance and have fun throughout the night, there are so many places that will exceed your expectations in the neighborhood.
In general, the oldest historic neighborhood in Atlanta will never fail to inspire. It is a great place to live. At different times, all year round, you are sure to witness in Grant Park any of the Atlanta’s famed festivals including the Halloween Lantern Parade, Summer Shade Arts & Music Festival, and Pic’n in Grant Park BBQ & Music Festival. Live can never be boring at Grant Park.