Fulton County | 30312, 30315
Situated south of Memorial Avenue and tucked between Summerhill and East Atlanta, the Grant Park neighborhood is centered around Grant Park, a 131-acre greenspace that includes Zoo Atlanta, rolling hills, trails, playgrounds, and public fountains. Residents benefit from the weekly Grant Park Farmers Market, nearby restaurants like Grant Central Pizza, Dakota Blue, Little Tart Bakeshop, Ria’s Bluebird Cafe, Mi Barrio, Tin Lizzy’s, Six Feet Under, Daddy D’s BBQ, The Republic Social House, and more. Shep’s Ace Hardware and the Grant Park Market offer convenience for neighbors who call Grant Park home. A quick drive brings you to the Edgewood commercial district where there are bars and clubs to enjoy, and just down Memorial is a new development including Publix, Kroger, AMC Theaters, and plenty of eateries.
Homes in this area date back to the 1890s. The land was once owned by Lemuel L.P. Grant, a civil engineer for the Georgia Railroad who is sometimes referred to as the “Father of Atlanta.” He lived in a huge 1858 Italianate mansion surrounded by large tracts of land. As development ramped up in the community around him following the Civil War, the land was gifted to or purchased by the city until only what is now Grant Park remained, still bearing the Colonel’s name.
Today, Grant Park is home to a mix of both craftsman and Victorian style homes. On the other side of Memorial sits Oakland Cemetery, a 48 acres cemetery greenspace featuring manicured lots nestled between cobblestone roads and large oak trees. This cemetery offers unique events year-round and is the final resting place for many famous and beloved figures such as 27 former Atlanta mayors, 6 former governors, and Margaret Mitchell, the beloved author of Gone With the Wind.