Blandtown, which was named for the freed slave that originally owned the land, is home to a few industrial spaces like warehouses and commercial spaces including TopGolf, a few restaurants, a school, and clothing stores. Residentially, Blandtown has a few apartment complexes and some standalone, single-family homes with expansive yards.
The greater Atlanta area and Blandtown itself experiences all four seasons, however, spring and fall tend to be more mild. The summer months are very hot, sunny and can get quite muggy as humidity levels can soar. The winters, on the other hand, are chilly and rainy while snowfall only happens on occasion.
Additionally, as you and Fido explore, you will be happy to find that there are sidewalks throughout most of the neighborhood, particularly the parts with newer buildings. Some of the more residential areas, like the few streets with standalone houses, unfortunately do not have sidewalks.
The borders of Blandtown include Chattahoochee Avenue to the north, Howell Mill Road to the east, railroad tracks to the south, and Marietta Boulevard to the west. Huff Road and Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard are two other major roadways that cut through Blandtown and pedestrians may wish to avoid these more popular streets.
The largest of these nearby greenways is Westside Reservoir Park, located to the southwest of Blandtown. Unfortunately, the public can't visit this park yet as it is still in the process of being built. However, once completed, this will be Atlanta's largest public park.
Thankfully, the nearest dog park is only two miles to the east of Blandtown. This off-leash, fenced-in area is grassy, has benches to rest at, and has water bowls. Unfortunately, this park is a bit small, so larger breeds will not be able to fully run around.
A larger off-leash park is three and a half miles to the east of Blandtown. Piedmont Dog Park is a three-acre dog park with fenced in areas for both large and small breeds.