In the heart of Georgia lies Atlanta, a city that dates back to the mid 19th century. Georgia built a railroad to the Midwest and Atlanta was chosen to be the railroad's terminus. Atlantic Station once lay at the heart of the railroad system and, by 1901, the area was a steel mill. In the year 2003, the very first residents moved into Atlantic Station and the once-industrial location is now a thriving retail and residential complex.
Due to Georgia’s subtropical location, the weather here gets hot during the summers and mild during the winters. In summer, below the hot sun, enjoy the alfresco dining in the many restaurants as well as visiting the outdoor attractions such as the original smoke stack from the steel mill.
There are plenty of puppy-friendly amenities here from walks in the gentrified green spaces that sit under the industrial buildings to the outdoor cafes and restaurants that welcome your four-legged friend!
Atlantic Station is a very urbanised neighborhood and the ratio of residential housing to retail is extremely equal. This is great when you are searching for puppy-friendly amenities and pet stores, although it can make it very difficult when finding a quiet space to walk your pup. Here, you may find yourself sticking to sidewalks and pedestrianized zones. The ideal, more natural environments are in the middle of the neighborhood. This is Atlantic Station Dog Park and a historic green zone off East District Avenue.
Tall high rise blocks with mirrored panelling and large concrete columns tower over the city. This mixed with the old industrial building create a classic, yet modern feel to the neighborhood. Combine this with the flat topography and the neighborhood is extremely pleasant to walk around. However, natural would not be a word used to describe this district and so, although puppy-friendly, wild open green spaces may be hard to find.
Atlantic Station Dog Park is a prime example of urban city meets dog owner central. This green space was specifically created for your four-legged friend and hosts everything your pup could need from artificial grass to benches as well as the area being fenced off. You can rest assured your pup is welcome here. Why not let your pooch off the leash here too? The fenced off green space allows your pup to play freely while keeping them safe.
Foundry Park is the next door neighbor. This park provides a great throwback to the industrial times and hosts many attractions such as Millennium Gate. A small lake runs through the middle of the green zone and a bridge allows you to access the other side. This creates an exciting and varied landscape for your pooch to explore. Along the river banks, plants and flowers have been planted to create an attractive and natural look to the park.