Atlanta Memorial Park is located along Peachtree Creek on what used to be 199 acres of Civil War battlefields. Today, it provides a much needed getaway in the heart of Buckhead for families, singles, and retired couples who love to play golf and tennis, hike, and just spend time in the great outdoors. It is bordered by some of Atlanta’s most beloved neighborhoods like Springlake, Woodfield, and Peachtree Battle Alliance.
Things to Do
The park itself offers numerous activities for area residents. Local golfers might enjoy a round at the Bobby Jones Golf Course, while their tennis-playing counterparts might enjoy a match on one of the 23 lighted courts at the Bitsy Grant Tennis Center. The park’s shady playground is popular with area kids and parents. Much of the park remains undeveloped, and visitors love that they can walk their dogs, jog the trails, or just sit back and watch their kids run around and use their imaginations. Residents in this area are just moments away from other top Buckhead attractions like shopping at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza malls and dining at popular restaurants like Cafe Sunflower and Figo Pasta.
In 2013, homes around Memorial Park sold for an average of $550,000, a little less than some of Buckhead’s other neighborhoods. Many of the residences feature densely wooded lots, and some even back right into the park. Home styles are quite diverse in this area. You might find a spacious mid-century ranch next to a larger brick Tudor or a mid-size Cape Cod next to a trendy little bungalow.
While Atlanta Memorial Park makes the neighborhood a perfect place for families, the fact that many students in the area will attend one of Georgia’s top public elementary schools: Morris Brandon makes it even more attactive. The International Baccalaureate World School has received state and federal attention for its excellence in academics, and its 10-acre campus features a computer lab, gym, media center, state-of-the-art playground and sports courts, a nature center, and an outdoor theater. Morris Brandon students will go on to Sutton Middle School and North Atlanta High School. Private schools near Memorial Park include Pace Academy and Christ the King School.
Life in Memorial Park
The terrible 1864 Battle of Peachtree Creek was fought on this land during the Civil War, and for that reason, the area remained fairly unspoiled for many years in order to honor the Georgians who fought there. Today, the park and its surrounding neighborhoods enjoy nothing but peace in the ultimate place for urban living.