Neighborhood Feature: Inman Park

Neighborhood Feature: Inman Park

In the heart of Atlanta, lies the captivating neighborhood of Inman Park—a testament to the city's evolution from a small railroad town to a thriving Southern metropolis. Established in the late 19th century by visionary real estate developer Joel Hurt, Inman Park is one of Atlanta's earliest planned suburban developments, offering a fascinating journey through time.

A Glimpse into History

Atlanta BeltLine by Ponce City Market
Photo Credit: Atlanta BeltLine

Inman Park's history is deeply intertwined with Atlanta's growth, tracing back to the late 1800s. Hurt's vision for a streetcar suburb materialized, providing an oasis from the urban bustle. The neighborhood gained prominence in 1889 when it hosted the Cotton States and International Exposition, showcasing the economic strides of the Southern United States. The grand Victorian homes built for the event still grace Inman Park's tree-lined streets.

Inman Park's architectural landscape is a visual feast boasting diverse styles from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Victorian, Queen Anne, Neoclassical, Colonial Revival, Craftsman and Italianate styles weave together, creating a tapestry of historic charm.

Vibrant Lifestyle & Activities

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Inman Park is not merely a historic relic but a vibrant community offering various activities and attractions. The annual Inman Park Festival draws visitors from across the city, featuring a lively parade, historic home tours, live music and an arts and crafts market. The Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail runs through the neighborhood, providing a scenic route for walking, running and biking. Krog Street Market, a popular food hall at the intersection of Inman Park and the Old Fourth Ward, is a culinary haven offering diverse dining options.

Freedom Park, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Little Five Points, Edgewood Avenue and Historic Oakland Cemetery—all in close proximity—add to the neighborhood's allure. Inman Park provides an ideal blend of outdoor recreation, cultural exploration and lively entertainment.

Culinary Delights

Krog Street Market
Photo Credit: Little T889

The culinary scene in Inman Park is as diverse as its architecture. Krog Street Market stands out with its Southern comfort food, international cuisine and notable options like Superica and Ticonderoga Club. The Barcelona Wine Bar entices with Spanish-inspired tapas and an extensive wine list!

BoccaLupo, Hampton + Hudson, Fritti and Victory Sandwich Bar contribute to Inman Park's gastronomic mosaic. The neighborhood caters to diverse culinary preferences, from inventive pasta dishes to farm-to-table delights and Neapolitan-style pizza.

Visit our Atlanta News page to learn more about other Atlanta neighborhoods, builders, events and more.