Inman Park
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Jim W.
By Jim W.
A historic Atlanta neighborhood
Aug 2020
I had only rarely even driven through Inman Park, despite having lived in the Atlanta area for quite a while. After learning a bit about its history as Atlanta's first planned subdivision, and being interested in some of the architecture, I wanted to take a walking tour of the area. Of course, times being as they are, no professional guided walks are currently offered. However, you can still check out a map of the area, plan a loop route, and take a ~ 2-mile stroll around. We parked across Edgewood Avenue from The Trolley Barn. This originally functioned as its name implies, but is now an event facility. There was plenty of street parking. We started by walking over and down the old stone stairs into Springvale Park. This is fairly central to the neighborhood, and sports a new playground and an old pond. It is bordered by a wide variety of homes and apartments. We next circled back to Euclid Avenue and followed that in the direction of Little Five Points. There were a number of nice older homes along this stretch, many from the Victorian period. Some have been completely renovated, but others are in need of it. A lot of the homes have fairly overgrown plants in the yards, probably due to the age of the landscaping. Once we reached the spur of Freedom Park, we cut left down the hill along the bike / walking path. This also featured a couple of homeless tents/carts, which were a big contrast to some of the homes. We then turned left again down Austin Avenue, which becomes Lake Avenue. The homes tend to get a bit more modest along here; some are quite nice, but all were smaller than some of the more mansion-style places on Euclid or Edgewood. We passed through a small business district / intersection and proceeded past more homes. Many in this section were more renovated, but the sidewalks in this part were mostly in very bad shape. Signs noted that, in spots, the homeowner + some community business were in the process of fixing the sidewalk. These were made of bricks or paving stones and had been completely jumbled by 100+ years of tree roots. Watch your step! We cut back on Ashland Avenue to Ashland Drive to Druid Circle. This part of the walk was more hilly and also somewhat less shady. The houses started getting grander again as well. We rejoined Euclid, took a slight turn onto Edgewood again, and worked our way back to where we had parked. If you like architecture or history, this can be a pleasant walk. You could expand it a bit on either end to take in Little Five Points or Krog Street Market, if you liked. I'm glad that I made time to explore here.

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  • Tour29547748193
    Marietta, Georgia2 contributions
    Get out and Walk!
    There is so much history in and around Inman Park - The Battle of Atlanta, Coca Cola Moguls, The beautiful Twin Houses (Dames) and more. Everything is well preserved and people have worked to keep up their homes. Make sure you have a good tour on line before you go, so you really learn about the history. Look for the little holding cell near the park. You'll be amazed that humans were put in there. Enjoy!
    Written March 4, 2020
  • SeriousAboutExcellencw
    Atlanta, Georgia412 contributions
    Great restaurants AND historic neighborhood
    A great way to spend an afternoon or evening. All the reviews are confusing because there are two parts of Inman Park - it is not one thing. The first part is the new section, which is a five star experience. This is the restaurant area, sidewalk cafes, etc and is centered on Highland Avenue at Elizabeth, right next to Freedom Park and the Beltline. Sotto Sotto is upscale and awesome. Barcelona too. Parish is good. Highlands Bakery is fabulous for breakfast and lunch. Good walking here. If you head there, make sure you hit the Krog Street Market, and maybe have dinner at Rathbun's or Boccolupo. Apartments and Condos here. The second Inman Park is a proud in-town neighborhood of large historic homes lovingly restored by urban pioneers thirty years ago - and kept up since. It's a five minute ride through - and interesting. To get there, head up Elizabeth past Euclid - and you're there. Take a right on Waverly way and ride around the park. You will see it all quickly. Good MARTA stop there, and not a bad way to enjoy both sides of Inman Park. Rent a bike and ride the Beltline! The restaurants expect you to stop in after a belittling ride or walk....if you want to walk, maybe begin at the Krog Street Market and walk the Beltline to all the restaurants.
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 10, 2015
  • dmurray713
    Tampa, Florida273 contributions
    Really nice neighborhood to wander
    With some time to kill in Atlanta, we decided to check out the Inman Park neighborhood, since it is the city's first planned neighborhood from back in the 1890s. It is a super quiet neighborhood with lots of gorgeous houses in Antebellum and Victorian style - I loved the vibrant colors, the towers, and the front porches! We mainly stayed in Waverly, Elizabeth, and Edgewood streets. It is also the site of a fight during the Battle of Atlanta with a historic info sign in one of the parks. Super interesting area if you do your research about it's history, definitely worth the time!
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 15, 2015
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Flfamilyfun
Weston, FL40 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
Why is this a tourist attraction? This is a collection of old houses that look abandoned. Many have overgrown, unkept lawns. I would not want to be around here at night. Spooky!
If you want to see beautiful homes, go just north of Buckhead.
Written July 13, 2014
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WhitZBD
Atlanta, GA43 contributions
Apr 2013
This is such a fun Atlanta neighborhood and a foodies dream! We love Friti, by far the best gourmet pizza in Atlanta. Unfortunately our favorite Atlanta bartender, Jillian, who worked there for years just left. I hope whoever takes her place can make drinks as well as she did!
Written May 25, 2013
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mmayhem
Naples, FL177 contributions
May 2013
The first planned neighborhood in Atlanta, the architecture with the Victorians and the Antebellum homes is magnificent. If you are around in April the Inman Park festival is not be missed.
Written May 16, 2013
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Jim W.
Atlanta, GA1,008 contributions
Aug 2020
I had only rarely even driven through Inman Park, despite having lived in the Atlanta area for quite a while. After learning a bit about its history as Atlanta's first planned subdivision, and being interested in some of the architecture, I wanted to take a walking tour of the area. Of course, times being as they are, no professional guided walks are currently offered. However, you can still check out a map of the area, plan a loop route, and take a ~ 2-mile stroll around.

We parked across Edgewood Avenue from The Trolley Barn. This originally functioned as its name implies, but is now an event facility. There was plenty of street parking. We started by walking over and down the old stone stairs into Springvale Park. This is fairly central to the neighborhood, and sports a new playground and an old pond. It is bordered by a wide variety of homes and apartments.

We next circled back to Euclid Avenue and followed that in the direction of Little Five Points. There were a number of nice older homes along this stretch, many from the Victorian period. Some have been completely renovated, but others are in need of it. A lot of the homes have fairly overgrown plants in the yards, probably due to the age of the landscaping. Once we reached the spur of Freedom Park, we cut left down the hill along the bike / walking path. This also featured a couple of homeless tents/carts, which were a big contrast to some of the homes.

We then turned left again down Austin Avenue, which becomes Lake Avenue. The homes tend to get a bit more modest along here; some are quite nice, but all were smaller than some of the more mansion-style places on Euclid or Edgewood. We passed through a small business district / intersection and proceeded past more homes. Many in this section were more renovated, but the sidewalks in this part were mostly in very bad shape. Signs noted that, in spots, the homeowner + some community business were in the process of fixing the sidewalk. These were made of bricks or paving stones and had been completely jumbled by 100+ years of tree roots. Watch your step!

We cut back on Ashland Avenue to Ashland Drive to Druid Circle. This part of the walk was more hilly and also somewhat less shady. The houses started getting grander again as well. We rejoined Euclid, took a slight turn onto Edgewood again, and worked our way back to where we had parked.

If you like architecture or history, this can be a pleasant walk. You could expand it a bit on either end to take in Little Five Points or Krog Street Market, if you liked. I'm glad that I made time to explore here.
Written September 8, 2020
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R H
Atlanta, GA45 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
This gem in Atlanta just keeps getting better. With some of the best eateries and locals in Atlanta the heart and soul really shines. From their festivals and architecture to the eateries, shops and all-around aura, you can tell people that live, work and play around this place really love it! With some of the best and diverse restaurants in Atlanta in Barcelona, BettleCat, MF Sushi, Bar Taco and the Albert, you won't go hungry. A great place to walk around during the day and grab dinner at night but be warned, after 10PM you are still in downtown Atlanta. Don't be scared but don't be stupid.
Written September 15, 2016
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Saranger
Los Angeles, CA9,171 contributions
Dec 2015
New construction and development is making this area very desirable. Lots of new bike paths, access to public transportation, and new shops and restaurants. It's fun to see older areas developing smartly.
Written December 12, 2015
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AMB197980
St. Augustine, FL64 contributions
Jul 2014 • Solo
Inman Park and little 5 points district is an absolute must visit neighborhood of Atlanta. Authentic bars and restaurants with tattooed hipsters and counter culture attitude. Junkman's daughter is a very cool store to buy taboo and cool stuff. Have a burger at the vortex restaurant, walk the strip and get a tattoo. This is where I got mine!
Written September 10, 2014
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Charlie P
Yelm, WA137 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
Inman Park is the first historic neighborhood in Atlanta. It is full of character of hundred year old houses. Good place to walk and bike in a very nice neighborhood. There are plenty of places to eat and drink. The Inman Park was the scene of the bloody Battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864.
Written June 12, 2014
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SouthPaw52
Atlanta, GA22 contributions
Great older homes, large mature trees line the streets. Takes you back to a different era. I enjoy the tour of homes and festivals.
Written March 11, 2013
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phfranks
Atlanta, GA13 contributions
Apr 2012
The BEST Arts and Music Festival in Atlanta!!! Look forward to this every year! Great location, wonderful music lineup, and great street food! I always find something I have to have from the art vendors! A great outing!!!!
Written September 25, 2012
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