The 189-acre Piedmont Park is one of Midtown Atlanta’s top attractions. Located between Monroe Drive, Piedmont Road, and 10th Street, it attracts new residents to its surrounding neighborhoods each year. It is also close to some of Atlanta’s other popular attractions, and some of the city’s most sought-after school districts.
Things to Do
The park itself offers so much to do. It has a fishing lake, picnic shelters, ball fields, 12 tennis courts, an aquatic center, a dog park, playground, walking and biking paths, and more. Annual events that attract people from all over the country also take place here, such as the Atlanta Dogwood Festival and Music Midtown. Just north of the park is another one of Atlanta’s most famous attractions: the gorgeous Atlanta Botanical Gardens. For golfers, the historic Piedmont Driving Club is located between the park and the botanical gardens. Less than a mile west of Piedmont Park is Atlanta’s most popular spot for culture and the arts. The Woodruff Arts Center is home to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the High Museum of Art, and the Alliance Theatre. Several beloved restaurants and nightclubs sit just outside of the park, such as Red Light Cafe and F.R.O.G.S. Cantina.
Some of Atlanta’s most coveted neighborhoods border Piedmont Park. These include Ansley Park, Morningside-Lenox Park, and Virginia Highland. Depending on which neighborhood you choose, homes range from smaller Craftsman bungalows built during the early 20th century to large Tudor estates on lush green lots. For Ansley Park, the average home price in 2013 was just over $1 million. In Morningside, it was just over $680,000, while in Virginia Highland it was just over $600,000.
Piedmont Park and its surrounding neighborhoods are located in the Atlanta Public Schools district. Henry W. Grady is the high school that serves all of the area neighborhoods, and it is located just across 10th Street from the Park. The Georgia School of Excellence, Morningside Elementary School, also serves the area. The Children’s School, a private institution for kids ages three through sixth grade, sits across from the park on 10th Street. Both Emory University and the Savannah College of Art and Design are just a few miles away.
Life in Piedmont Park
People who choose to live around Piedmont Park have some of the most beautiful green space in Atlanta right in their own backyards. Whether you’re a young, single professional looking for a place to jog or play tennis or a family looking to go on a picnic or spend a Saturday at the ball fields, the Piedmont Park area is ideal for all walks of life.