Northwest of downtown Atlanta is English Avenue, a large neighborhood consisting of small wooden bungalows and classic brick style houses. Northside Drive winds through the community and is the perfect route that takes you straight into downtown, no more than a 25-minute walk away.
The subtropical location of Atlanta provides the city with long, hot summers and mild, short winters. Four distinct seasons are experienced by English Avenue, creating the perfect ever-changing backdrop for a walk any time of year.
The location of English Avenue makes it a popular place to live. Home Bazar is the local pet store that prides itself on its array of pet supplies. From doggy treats to snazzy leashes and collars, you’ll find it all here. If this wasn’t enough, Westend Animal Care Center is a veterinary service just a five-minute drive away and provides a five-star service so you’ll always be sure your pup will be in safe hands when you need it most!
The classic American style block system lays the foundations for the road's structure in the neighborhood of English Avenue. The flat topography allows for this system to be positioned most efficiently. This is unique to Atlanta as many neighborhoods consist of winding rounds up and down hills and verges. This creates a great walking environment for newcomers of English Avenue because of the simplicity of finding your way around. This, combined with the flat gradient of the community, adds to the ease of the walking route.
The neighborhood, much like most suburban communities, is fairly developed and has a residential feel to it. The streets are lined with small wooden bungalows closely plotted next to each other. A little quirky characteristic is that each house is painted a different color with yellows, greens, and whites and the narrow streets that feed through the community complement the individual and unique backdrop.
The community's local favorite green space is Lindsay Street Park. This newly refurbished park offers everything including a children’s play area, footpaths, and picnic benches. It's an extremely puppy-friendly green zone with facilities such as water fountains and a fenced-off field for play.
Rodney Cook Sr. Park in Historic Vine City is on the border of English Avenue. This park is an open field with benches that line the sides. It’s the ideal spot for playing fetch with your pooch and provides endless space for training recall or basic commands.
If this wasn’t enough, just a five-minute drive away is Westside Reservoir Park, an old granite quarry that has been redeveloped to form gardens and hiking routes. This park is ideal for weekend walks. In the middle is a reservoir of turquoise water which makes for the perfect spot for a sit-down and a catch of breath before carrying on to finish the walk.