Just two miles east of Peachtree Street on Memorial Drive starts the entrance to the Grant Park neighborhood. It is located southeast of Downtown Atlanta, just south of Oakland Cemetery and east of Turner Field. Home to Zoo Atlanta, it is the only neighborhood in Atlanta where you will find twin Giant Panda cubs. Grant Park is characterized by beautiful Victorian-style architecture, little villages of local shops and restaurants, and the fourth-largest park in the city. While Grant Park has been a popular in-town neighborhood for years, it is becoming known as a hip hangout for foodies and history buffs. The neighborhood is home to Oakland Cemetery, the final resting place of Margaret Mitchell, Bobby Jones and many former Atlanta mayors.
One of the first things you’ll notice about Grant Park are the beautiful and very old trees in the neighborhood. Whether walking or cycling, are a signature feature of Grant Park, a canopy of trees keeps your experience cool in the summer. As you walk, bike or drive through the neighborhood, you’ll notice that many of the homes display Grant Park signs. Residents are very proud to be part of this neighborhood and go out of their way to be friendly to guests. Fun Fact: Zoo Atlanta began when a visiting circus went bankrupt while traveling through Atlanta. Local lumber merchant George Gress purchased animals from the circus and donated them to the city in 1889. The city decided Grant Park was the best location for the zoo and carved space out for the attraction.
- Parkside Elementary
- King Middle School
- Maynard H Jackson, Jr High School