A quaint family-friendly community to the southeast of Atlanta is Boulevard Heights. The area is currently undergoing redevelopment with residential housing and light commercial space being added to the neighborhood. The popularity of Boulevard Heights is also due to the close proximity to Grant Park, one of the oldest and largest green spaces in the region. For these reasons, the community is growing and is becoming ever more popular with families and commuters into Atlanta.
Just like the rest of the city, the neighborhood experiences sunny, hot summers and short, mild winters. The city of Atlanta goes through four distinct seasons and the tree colors are ever- changing from fresh greens to oranges and reds, making the area scenic all year round.
Scattered across the north end of downtown Atlanta and only a ten-minute drive away are over seven different pet care stores and groomers, providing pet owners with an abundance of choice.
Due to the mountainous landscape of the state of Georgia, the Boulevard Heights street system is quite unique. The roads, unlike neighboring communities, are a mix between straight lanes to the north and winding paths to the south. The straight roads are relatively flat and easily walkable. Conversely, hence owing to the hilly nature of the south of Boulevard Heights, the streets curve up the little troughs and peaks of the neighborhood, giving it an organically developed feel. This may be something to think about when walking your pup.
The neighborhood is the ideal mix between urbanized and natural. With the community's close proximity to the urban jungle that is Atlanta, it is the perfect transition into the suburbs. Tall trees and vegetation are plotted in between the spread out houses. With over 128 species of Maple and plenty of River Berch trees filling the landscape of Boulevard Heights, the natural environment is reflected in this community.
Boulevard Crossing Park is the community's closest local green space. The landscape was former industrial land that has been redeveloped as part of the society's effort to bring the community together, as well as provide a green space sanctuary for the next generation. The five acres of land has been turned into two fields and a native plant reserve. The close proximity to Boulevard Heights makes this park the community’s favourite and a perfect, friendly place to walk or play with your pooch.
Dating back to 1883 is Grant Park, the community's oldest and most cherished outdoor space. Known for it historical value, the park boasts some of the best facilities in the neighborhood for dog walking. These include large open spaces for your pooch to run around as well as winding footpaths through the wooded zones. The park is a whopping 151 acres, providing plenty of space to take a much-needed stroll.