side of Atlanta. There is a large retail district located on the northwest corner with large box stores including a Petco where dog owners can obtain pet supplies for their canine companions. The east side of the neighborhood also has several businesses that are walkable including a theatre, eatery, and some industrial activity.
Residents can travel on foot without worrying about frigid temperatures, even during winter months when temperatures remain mild and only light outerwear is required. Fall and spring weather is usually ideal for walking, but be prepared with some rain gear for rainy days and watch for storms, especially in spring and summer. Summers are very hot and humid and care needs to be taken by pet owners to ensure they and their dogs do not become overheated. Avoid walking during the middle of the day when temperatures are at their highest.
There are some apartments, multi-family housing complexes, and lots of single-family homes throughout the area. Single-family residences tend to be Craftsman-style bungalows on well maintained and landscaped properties. A 44-acre retail district is situated on the northwest corner and there is commercial activity on the east side including a water treatment plant. There is more traffic along Moreland Avenue on the west side and near the other commercial and industrial areas that should be avoided.
The north border has public transportation lines that are not a pedestrian-friendly zone and should also be avoided when walking with your pup. Sugar Creek makes its way through the region and has a ravine and wooded area associated with it.
The Trolley Line trail also runs through the park and this 7-mile trail extends south to Coan Park. The trail is asphalt and concrete surfaced, accessible to wheelchairs, and appropriate for pedestrians and pets of all ability levels. Cyclists and skaters also use the trail, so keep an eye out for other fast-moving users.
This greenway trail also connects via road to the Stone Mountain Trail. Coan Park on the south border has a recreation center and plenty of sports facilities and amenities to enjoy. The Trolley Line trail runs through it and there are paved pedestrian paths for you and your furry friend to enjoy.