A modest, yet popular neighborhood to the south of downtown Atlanta is Benteen. In the early 2000s, the humble neighborhood went through gentrification. Rising in popularity due to its proximity to Grant Park, the neighborhood holds an up-to-date appeal. The surrounding area is steeped in historical importance and is an underground hub for Atlanta’s old secrets.
Benteen Park enjoys sunny days all year round. With hot summers and mild winters, it holds the perfect climate for dog walking. The state of Georgia experiences four distinct seasons and the neighborhood turns from fresh greens to orangey reds during autumn, giving the classic community of houses a seasonal feel.
Intown Healthy Hound is a pet store just to the north. The local community's favorite low-key pet supplier prides itself of its knowledgeable staff and laid-back approach to pet care. Other pet-friendly amenities include Inman Park Animal Hospital just a ten-minute drive away from Benteen.
The architecture of the neighborhood reflects the fundamental Victorian feel that the rest of Atlanta also holds. The steeply pitched roofs and lightly painted wooden beams are the key characteristics of every house in this neighborhood. The quaint homes boast fireplaces and, whilst walking through the community on the coldest winter days, you can still see them alight with smoke flowing through the chimneys. This creates a residential feel to the neighborhood, although not ultra-urbanized and modern like its downtown counterparts.
Benteen has a relatively flat terrain, making it an easy place for you and your pup to take a stroll. The streets are lined with sidewalks meaning that the cars have plenty of room to drive while you take a slow pace with your pup. The quaint bungalows are set back from the relaxed avenues that stretch across the whole of Benteen. This creates a community-type feel as well as keeping the balance between natural and urban.
Benteen is home to Benteen Park, a newly modernized park centered in the middle of the small neighborhood. Reflecting the humble nature of the area, the park is a simple yet understated hub of the local community. The large open space is great for that all-important game of fetch with your pooch and the benches that line the sides of the field provide a common ground for dog walkers to sit and chat.
Benteen has been growing in popularity due to its close proximity to Grant Park. The park is the city of Atlanta’s oldest, most cherished park, dating back to 1883. It is the fourth largest park in the area and therefore attracts a lot of outdoor activity-goers such as dog walkers, runners, and tourists. This park provides ample space for puppy-friendly activities and the size means that it'll take a while to explore the whole park. With this large space to explore, you'll never get bored!