A neighborhood situated to the northwest of downtown Atlanta is Hills Park. It is a large community, engulfing a 2.5-mile stretch of the famous Atlanta railway lines. Classic Georgian and Victorian homes line the streets of Hills Park, reflecting its continuous affluent status in the Atlanta region.
The streets of the neighborhood are covered with trees hanging over the road, giving the impression of a country feel. In the autumn, these trees turn into reds and oranges in preparation for the short and mild winter weather. The long, hot summers add to the bright and vibrant feel to the area.
Pet Gallery Inc. is a pet store that borders Hills Park and the neighboring community, Underwood Hills. Just beyond this, there are plenty of other pet stores scattered only a five-minute drive away from each other. The abundance of pet stores around the local neighborhood indicates that there is a wider pet-friendly community in and around Hills Park.
Hills Park is a mixture of affluent and traditional housing. Perfect picturesque homes sit orderly along well-kept roads and classic style bungalows along the neighboring streets. The name of the surrounding neighborhoods, such as Channing Valley and Underwood Hills, as well as Hills Park itself, indicates what the local topography is like.
Hills Park sits on top of one big hill and this can make the roads quite steep. The lanes wind around the hill, giving the roads system a unique pattern rather than the classic American block system. This may be something to think about when you are new to the area as it may be more difficult to find your way.
The charm of the neighborhood is also distinguished by its natural appeal. Large, tall trees line the road and natural space is filled with woodland areas. A pleasant outcome of this is that the area is a mixture of organic and urban.
Crest Lawn Memorial Park is a whopping 145 acres of rolling hills and deep-rooted trees. The park was originally built in 1916 and takes up half of the neighborhood of Hills Park. The park originally was built as a cemetery but now opens itself to the public for weekend strollers and dog walkers. The park offers a focal point for Atlanta history as it was the central site for the Battle of Atlanta during the Civil war. The park now holds designated plaques as historical markers of the event.
The park contains everything from a lake, footpaths, and woodland, great for a stroll with your four-legged friend. As a sign of respect, the park asks that you keep your pooches on the leash while having a walk around. This may be something to think about if you want your pup to burn off some energy. Alternatively, you could try the parks in the surrounding regions such as Westside Reservoir Park.