A small quaint community in the region of Buckhead is known as Westminster-Milmar. The community of Buckhead dates back to 200 years ago when a small tavern was set up in the neighborhood. Then, the small rural town was overshadowed by its big brother Atlanta and in 1952, was given to the city. Castlewood, Brandon, and Margret Mitchel are the neighboring communities and I-75 connects Milmar to downtown Atlanta, just a fifteen-minute drive away.
The subtropical location of Atlanta contributes to the long, hot summers and the mild winters. During the autumn, the trees among the community become a beautiful red, golden, and orange palette of color and, when winter is over, the leaves grow back a fresh and vibrant green.
Due to the proximity to downtown, Milmar hosts some great amenities for your four-legged friend from parks to puppy-friendly cafes and pet stores all within a ten-minute walk. There are endless ways to fill your boots with all that is puppy!
This residential neighborhood is a great mix of urban with natural. Large Georgian and Victorian style houses line the streets with the classic brick-built architecture being the focal point of this community. This during Christmas time makes a lovely walking spot as the houses light their roofs and front yards with pretty fairy lights and decorations.
The topography of Milmar is a mixed bag with some roads bending up a small gradient to others remaining completely flat. Therefore, walking around this neighborhood should remain relatively easy.
The roads don’t tend to have sidewalks here, so this should be something to consider if you like to walk your pup off the leash. The neighborhood is rather sleepy and the cars don’t travel fast, so if you’re confident when walking your pooch, it's not something to be afraid of. Alternatively, why not walk your four-legged friend to a nearby park or field?
The greenways surrounding Westminster-Milmar are a little walk away. Cross Creek Golf Club is the nearest and is a ten-minute walk from here. This green space is perfect if you like to walk your pup off the leash as the course provides plenty of footpaths that wind around the club. Otherwise, why not try Beaverbrook Park? A small little green space, it is ideal for letting your pup off the leash. The fenced-in field makes the green zone an ideal spot to train your pup to fetch or recall with the knowledge that both you and your pooch are safe.
Another green space to try is Atlanta Memorial Park. This is a gigantic 200-acre park, perfect for the long weekend walks as the footpaths and fields can take up to two hours to walk around. The park is versatile and if you didn’t want to spend this long there, there are some great alternative trails you can take.