Originally built in the 1880s as Atlanta’s first residential suburb, Inman Park was also the city’s first streetcar neighborhood, allowing Atlanta’s early movers and shakers a bucolic retreat from the hustle and bustle of the growing downtown area. What was once a Victorian style outpost with winding streets and planned garden areas, is now the city’s hippest address, with award-winning restaurants, rooftop bars, and painstakingly restored and recreated turn of the century residences.
Due to its thoughtful layout, greenspace is plentiful in Inman Park. Springvale Park runs through the middle of the community and includes scenic nature trails, a pond that is home to ducks and geese, and children’s playground. The Atlanta BeltLine runs through the west side of Inman Park. This 22-mile trail connects several of Atlanta’s favorite intown neighborhoods and give locals a place to hike, bike, skate and stroll. Many local restaurants and businesses are accessible from BeltLine, which is also a favorite of Inman Park’s canine residents. The area is also bordered to the north by Freedom Park, home to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. In addition to the Presidential Library and Museum, the park features both permanent and rotating art displays, gardens, a skate park and scenic walking trails.
Another local favorite is the Krog Street Market, where market stalls showcase special and unique ingredients and creations, and locals flock to eclectic restaurants and retailers. Both Zagats and Fodors have voted the Krog Street Marekt one of the top 10 food halls in the United States. Inman Park is also home to seasonal neighborhood festivals, such as the three day long Inman Park Festival, an annual celebration of the area with food, music, local artisans and a tour of homes featuring the most impressive mansions from the Victorian era.
Featured Attractions in Inman Park
- Mary Lin Elementary: Assigned Elementary School
- Inman Middle School: Assigned Middle School
- Grady High School: Assigned High School
- The New School: Private High School
- The Paideia School: Private School (3K – High School)
- Freedom Park: Preschool
- Inman Park Cooperative: Preschool
Learn more about Atlanta school ratings in Inman Park at Great Schools.
“Inman Park is a leafy area known for its food scene. Hip brunch spots, cafes and wine bars cluster around the Eastside Belt Line Trail, a converted railway line popular with walkers and cyclists. There’s also Krog Street Market, with artisan bakeries and food stalls in a refurbished factory. The area’s history as Atlanta’s first planned suburb is reflected in its Victorian homes and landscaped Springdale Park.”Nicholas Brown