Piedmont Park, GA: What It's Like to Live Here

If you enjoy outdoor activities and don't mind a transient population in your neighborhood, then consider Piedmont Park as your home.
Atlanta, GA.  Piedmont Park : Events and Attractions

Atlanta, GA. Piedmont Park : Events and Attractions

Runners at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA.

Photo by: Think Stock / Photographer: John Davidson

Think Stock / Photographer: John Davidson

Runners at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA.

Located about a mile north of downtown Atlanta is Piedmont Park. Referred to by many as Georgia's Central Park, the 189-acre park was designed by the Olmsted brothers, the sons of Frederick Law Olmsted who's famous for designing New York's Central Park. Piedmont Park is technically located in the Midtown neighborhood of Atlanta. The major streets that border the park are 10th Street, Piedmont Road and Monroe Drive. Inside the park there are many features such as a dog park, water fountains, a skate park, gardens and wide-open fields to enjoy. There are also new event facilities and an expansive aquatic facility. We highly suggest consulting a map of Piedmont Park before your outing to maximize your enjoyment.

Naturally, most of the folks who live around Atlanta's Piedmont Park enjoy outdoor activities such as biking, jogging and swimming—all things you can do there. And of course they often enjoy these activities with four-legged friends. MARTA and other public transportation options are nearby, and many residents park their cars and seek other modes of travel. There's also incredibly easy access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This Atlanta community is on the go.

There are many year-round events that take place in Piedmont Park. The biggest of these include Music Midtown, which has brought in bands such as Coldplay, Pearl Jam, the Foo Fighters and the Black Keys. Another festival is the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, the nation's third oldest fine arts festival. 2012 brought soul legend Roberta Flack to Piedmont Park and Sara Evans hit the Georgia stage in 2013.  The Atlanta Arts Festival takes place in September and there's also the Atlanta Jazz Festival every Memorial Day weekend.

Piedmont Park can be a fine place to raise an active family and there two schools that border the park. These include the Children's School and Grady High School; however, most of the population tends to be made of up single professionals, childless couples, empty nesters and students. Most people with children just visit the park. This is definitely something to keep in mind if you are considering a move to Atlanta's Piedmont Park. Your neighborhood will be taken over on any given weekend by folks coming in to enjoy the park. They will need a place to park, a place to put their trash and places to eat and drink. If you don't mind a transient population coming through your hood (with their dogs), then Piedmont Park may be the right place for you.

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