Lenox Park is a popular neighborhood located next to Atlanta’s Morningside community; for this reason the area is often referred to as Morningside-Lenox Park. It even has its own Morningside Lenox Park Civic Association which hosts annual activities, like a Celebration of Summer festival, and helps keep the community safe and secure for residents. Lenox Park is just a quick drive away from Atlanta’s Buckhead, Midtown, and Downtown commercial districts, though it’s also convenient to some of the city’s eastern suburbs.
Things to Do
There are plenty of parks and green spaces around Lenox Park, but none are as popular as Atlanta’s 189-acre Piedmont Park. It’s got a lake, walking trails, sports courts, a dog park, and much more. It also serves as the spot for some of the city’s most popular festivals and events. For those who love to shop local, Lenox Park and its neighbor, Morningside, feature some of the best opportunities in Atlanta. The Morningside Farmers’ Market is held in the community every Saturday throughout the year. Dozens of independent shops and restaurants, like The Family Dog, Rosebud, and Alon’s Bakery, are scattered throughout the area. For a night on the town, Atlanta’s famed Woodruff Arts Center is just two miles west of the neighborhood. It’s home to the Alliance Theatre, High Museum of Art, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Homes in Lenox Park and the surrounding area date back to the early 20th century when the neighborhood was built, but there is also some new construction here. The average house sold for just under $500,000 in 2013. In addition to beautiful European-influenced architecture, the neighborhood is known for its beautiful trees and landscaping. Homes sit on lush lawns, and beautiful dogwoods and crepe myrtles line the streets.
Lenox Park sits in an award-winning elementary school district which means families with young children flock to the area. Morningside Elementary School became a Georgia School of Excellence in Student Achievement in 2011. Lenox Park’s older children will likely attend Inman Park Middle School and Henry W. Grady High School. The Paideia School and The Children’s School are just a few of the private schools located nearby. For higher education, Emory University is located just to the east of the community.
Life in Lenox Park
Between Lenox Park and Morningside, there are over 3,500 homes in the area, but the atmosphere is like that of a small town instead of large neighborhood in a major city. You’ll find a diverse mix of families, single professionals, and retirees in the area, and with so many local shops and annual activities, there’s a chance you’ll get to know them all.