Where to Take a Walk in Atlanta
If you’re a real estate professional in Atlanta, then you probably already know that it’s a city for all walks of life, but did you know it’s also perfect for those who love to clear their mind and get their blood pumping with a nice, brisk walk? Home to what we would consider some of the prettiest parks in the country, Atlanta offers residents and visitors many options including:
Only a mile away from the center of downtown, Piedmont Park is one of Atlanta’s most popular places to take a stroll. Its 189 acres host several miles of paved trails, 22 grills, 12 lighted hard courts for organized sports, 2 softball fields, 2 soccer fields, playgrounds, a lake for fishing, and a spectacular view of the downtown skyline. In other words, there’s no shortage of places to spread out, maintain your social distance, and get your steps in.
One of the city’s largest parks, Freedom Park is your avenue to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. Beyond that, the park is known for its unique art installations as well as its farmers market, which many say is one of the best in the city.
Centennial Olympic Park
Located right in the heart of downtown, Centennial Olympic Park is best known for its role as the world’s gathering spot during the 1996 Summer Olympics. Today, locals and visitors can enjoy the park’s 22 acres of green space as well as the many nods to the park’s history scattered throughout.
Atlanta Memorial Park
About 7 miles north of the city, Atlanta’s Memorial Park is among the city’s many stunning green areas. From the running trail to the golf course to the 23 tennis courts, this 200-acre park is the definition of a natural getaway. Homes nearby range anywhere from $500k up to $1+ million, but for residents who love to stay active, it’s definitely worth it.
Sporting 130 acres of luscious Georgia foliage, Grant Park is the fourth-largest park in the city of Atlanta, and home to Zoo Atlanta. It’s also the city’s oldest park. Established in 1895, Grant Park is surrounded by a good number of the city’s Victorian-era homes, many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Historic Fourth Ward Park
Historic Fourth Ward Park may be on the smaller side compared to the others, but this 17-acre escape happens to be just south of the Ponce City Market, making it the perfect place to grab a coffee to go and enjoy your stroll. It’s also home to a skate park, a concrete splash pad kids can play in, and an amphitheater right next to the park’s central pond, which will be hosting live bands soon.
Regardless of where you choose to walk, Atlanta is a naturally vibrant and hauntingly beautiful place to experience on foot. Its miles of paved walking or running trails, expansive parks, and history make enjoying the great outdoors accessible to those who choose to live nearby. If you ask us? We’d say that’s quite the benefit.
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