With less than 400 homes, Springlake certainly isn’t Atlanta’s biggest neighborhood, but with its small-town atmosphere, it is one of its most popular. The tight-knit community sits in the southwestern portion of the Buckhead district, just between Wildwood and Collier Hills. It is also convenient to Interstate 75 and partially bordered by the local-favorite Bobby Jones Golf Course.
Things to Do
While Springlake is close to many Atlanta attractions, some of them are less than a mile away from the community. Howell Mill Village is within walking distance of many of the community’s homes, and the District at Howell Mill is just a bit south of that. Both shopping centers are home to popular retail stores like Publix, PetSmart, Office Depot, Ulta, and T.J. Maxx. Some of Atlanta’s most popular restaurants are also located in this area, such as Fellini’s Pizza, Flip Burger, and Canton Chopsticks. For those who prefer the great outdoors, the Bitsy Grant Tennis Center is just across Northside Drive from Springlake. It features 13 clay and 10 hard lighted tennis courts. The 200-acre Atlanta Memorial Park also sits just north of the neighborhood.
The average home in Springlake sold for just over $600,000 in 2013. Some of the homes date back to the neighborhood’s early days, but the area is also rich with newer construction. The residences in the area range from smaller bungalow-style homes to modern Cape Cods. The streets are lined with beautiful old trees that provide a cool canopy of shade during a summer afternoon walk and beautiful scenery throughout the year.
Many families choose Springlake because it lies within the coveted Morris Brandon Elementary School district. It is both a Georgia School of Excellence and a National Blue Ribbon School. Students will also attend Sutton Middle School and North Atlanta High School which is consistently ranked as one of the top schools in the country. Private educational institutions within a few miles of Springlake include The Lovett School, Heritage Prep School, and Christ the King School.
Life in Springlake
Through Springlake has grown since it came to be in 1922, it still feels like a small town. It’s the type of place where residents and newcomers get to know their neighbors and smile and wave when they pass them in the streets. The Springlake Civic Association is quite active and maintains a neighborhood watch, regular picnics, a neighborhood directory, and annual holiday events. The community also features a garden club and regular cocktail parties, as well as ice cream socials and other fun events for kids.