Grant Park Real Estate Guide
Here you’ll see the latest Grant Park real estate listings including Grant Park homes for sale plus much more.
Beyond the general awesomeness of the neighborhood, people are attracted to Grant Park Atlanta real estate for great values on lovingly renovated historic homes.
Grant Park Homes For Sale
Living In Grant Park
Considering living in Grant Park? Here are some resources for you:
- Grant Park schools
- Neighborhood restaurants
- Things to do in Grant Park
- Grant Park community organizations
- Grant Park Atlanta history
- Talk Dave Herren, Grant Park Resident and Realtor®
Interesting & Historic Homes
Living in Grant Park means being surrounded by homes in the Bungalow, Queen Anne and Folk Victorian styles. Most built here from the late 1800’s through the early 1900’s.
That said, if you’re looking for a Grant Park new construction home, there are plenty of options here for you. Every available pocket of land is being filled with new construction.
You will find Grant Park new construction homes include Farmhouse style, Historic Revival homes and Contemporary condos, lofts and townhomes.
Former industrial sites are being reimagined with residential brick and timber lofts, entertainment venues, boutique and full-service grocery stores, restaurants and more.
In addition to the wide array of historic and new construction homes, the central location adds to the attractiveness of the neighborhood.
Excellent Access To Everywhere In Atlanta
Grant Park is conveniently located near the very center of Atlanta. To be expected since it’s one of Atlanta’s first suburbs.
The neighborhood is bound by Oakland Cemetery to the North, Atlanta’s Beltline on the East and South and the Summerhill Neighborhood on the West.
No matter your preferred mode of transport, the neighborhood’s central location makes living in Grant Park super convenient. Note: if you want walkability, Grant Park is one of the best walkable Atlanta neighborhoods.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles … And Bike Too!
- Live in Grant Park and your just 10 minutes to both domestic and international terminals of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
- Flying private? Charlie Brown Airport is just a 10 minute drive West on I-20. And DeKalb Peachtree Airport is just 15 minutes up I-85.
- Grant Park has easy access to I-75/85 and I-20. Commute to anywhere in metro Atlanta, fast.
- Walk or bike to the MLK rail station. Or call Lyft, Uber, or grab a dock-less scooter or bike.
- Grant Park is a haven for walkers and bicyclists alike. Sidewalks line almost every street and the park is always just a few blocks away.
Buy or repair your bike at Loose Nuts. Then cycle to work or on the fantastic Beltline!
Impress Your Guests
When your friends and family come to visit you’ll have plenty of things to do. For example, Zoo Atlanta, The Beltline and Oakland Cemetery.
Our compact zoo is small enough to see in a day, yet large enough to satisfy the most curious among us. It is home to one of the largest Orangutan collections and one of the nation’s few Giant Pandas, who are always on view on the PandaCam. It is must see for your guests and children of all ages.
The Atlanta Beltline
A 22-mile network of railroads that encircles the heart of Atlanta is being converted to a pedestrian, bicycle and transit way. Grant Park is a big part of it. And Grant Park new construction homes and condominiums have been springing up everywhere in response.
The four-mile section adjacent to Grant Park just opened in 2019 as an interim hiking trail with paving due to be completed in 2023. It is already popular as a walking, hiking and biking trail. Imagine traveling from Grant Park’s The Beacon up to Krog Street Market, Ponce City Market, Piedmont Park and beyond. All while almost never having to dodge cars!
Atlanta’s first cemetery, it was designed as a pastoral park. A place where Victorian era visitors could celebrate the lives of their loved ones among beautifully sculpted grave markers and mausoleums.
Today, Historic Oakland Cemetery is restoring the grounds to their former grandeur.
Enjoy one of the festivals here. They feature stories about the residents presented by actors in period costumes. Or the “Run Like Hell” fun run. Or if you prefer, just attend one of the weekly guided tours. They are excellent.
Browse Grant Park Atlanta homes for sale or read on for more about living in Grant Park. Including comprehensive Grant Park resources covering schools, restaurants, things to do, community organizations and the history of the neighborhood.
Grant Park Atlanta Schools
Grant Park is home to one of the city’s first charter schools. The Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School serving Grades K-5 at the Grant Park Campus and grades 6-8 at the Ormewood Park Campus.
Maynard Jackson High School has re-opened after a year-long total renovation and has earned the designation as an International Baccalaureate World School.
For more options, Grant Park is centrally located between Atlanta’s best private Academies, additional charter schools and is home to many home schoolers.
Here’s a list of some Grant Park Atlanta school options:
Grant Park Atlanta Restaurants
If you like really good food, Grant Park is for you. Grant Park offers residents a wide selection of excellent restaurants and coffee shops.
Here are some of our current favorites:
Things To Do In Grant Park
Living in Grant Park means never wondering what to do with your free time. Here’s a list of our favorite things to do in Grant Park:
Grant Park Community Organizations
This is a strong community where neighbors get involved to improve the neighborhood and make life better for everyone. Here are helpful Grant Park community organizations:
Grant Park Atlanta History
Yes we’re going to give you the history of Grant Park. Because Grant Park Atlanta is NOT named after the 18th President of the United States and leader of the Union Army. Yep, it’s always helpful to know your history!
Lemuel P. Grant
Grant Park takes its name from the 131-acre park donated by Lemuel P. Grant in 1882.
The neighborhood is home to Zoo Atlanta, the Cyclorama, and miles of pedestrian paths. All under a leafy canopy of trees.
More than 2,600 historic homes surround the park. These homes represent the most popular architectural styles of the early 20th century.
Atlanta Grant Park homes for sale then and now are known for their generous front porches, high ceilings, and big windows designed to let in the slightest breeze on those hot southern nights.
Development of Atlanta Grant Park real estate started in 1880’s.
Lemuel P. Grant began subdividing his land and when streets and trolley lines were extended to the neighborhood.
Grant was an engineer, responsible for construction of several of Atlanta’s earliest railroads.
He also designed the fortifications that protected Atlanta during Sherman’s famous Siege of Atlanta in the Summer of 1864.
The Olmstead Brothers
The Olmstead Brothers made plans for the park. It featured broad streets, a lake, promenade, carousel (now in Chattanooga), fledgling zoo, picnic pavilions and various fountains and statues.
Grant built his own home on a prominent high point in 1857.
A 3-story, 1,825 sf stone & stucco mansion featuring 20 rooms, 6 bedrooms and 9 iron and marble fireplaces.
It would serve as a hospital during the civil war, be the birth place of golfer Bobby Jones and fall into disrepair.
Then it was purchased by Margaret Mitchell, only to become almost completely dilapidated after her death.
In the 1990’s the second floor was removed for safety reasons.
In 2001, the Atlanta Preservation Center purchased the building. They made it their headquarters and began the painstaking process of restoring the home to its former grandeur.
By the 1950’s two generations or more had grown up in Grant Park.
They began to leave for new suburbs in Druid Hills, Collier Hills, and beyond.
About this time, plans were made to build Interstate 20, and soon a two-block wide swath would cut through the neighborhood.
The decline of Grant Park was in full swing by the 1960’s. In the 1970’s young couples would begin moving back and doing what they could to stop the decline one house at a time.
The Grant Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA) was founded by these true “urban pioneers”.
Olympics & Urban Pioneers
The announcement that Atlanta would host the 1996 Olympics began a steady stream of new “urban pioneers”. These folks continued the restoration of Grant Park’s historic homes. Today, Atlanta Grant Park homes for sale bear all the charm of the late 19th and early 20th century. And most boast the best of modern amenities inside.
GPNA is the backbone of the community. Here is where almost anything is debatable and where neighbors have come together to do great things.
Early on, the neighborhood association began to show off renovated homes and works in progress with a tour of homes. The tour was followed by a celebration called “The Moth Ball”, a tongue-in-cheek reference to Inman Park’s butterfly symbol.
The association has sponsored committees that obtained Historic District designation from the City, found the Neighborhood Charter School, and Grant Park Conservancy.
Atlanta Grant Park Real Estate Today
Now you know why Grant Park is simply a great place to live. And why it’s one of the most popular Intown Atlanta neighborhoods. Want more? Read the top 10 reasons to love Intown Atlanta living, all these reasons apply to Grant Park.
And for your furry friends, see why we think its one of the most dog-friendly Atlanta neighborhoods.
Though prices are up, there are still plenty of reasonably priced Grant Park Atlanta homes for sale. And Grant Park Atlanta real estate offers home buyers significant value in comparison to many other Intown Atlanta neighborhoods.
It’s never too early to get started! Talk Dave Herren, Grant Park Resident and Realtor®