The weather in Atlanta is warm with mostly sunny days and some rainy periods with showers occurring throughout the year. Winters are cool and more rainy than other seasons, although freezing temperatures and snow are not common. Have a warm waterproof jacket on hand for walking your dog regularly and use good footwear when slippery conditions occur. Summer is hot, humid, and is often uncomfortable in the middle of the day when extreme temperatures occur. Avoid walking when extreme heat can cause heat-related illness.
The west side of the district is predominantly commercial with some multi-story office and apartment buildings. Commercial businesses are also distributed along the borders of the residential section which occupies the east side of the neighborhood. Residential, single-family homes in the area are older character homes on heavily treed residential streets with beautiful properties that are landscaped with trees, lawns, and gardens.
Many of the residential roads in this neighborhood are narrow lanes. While most residential roads have sidewalks for pedestrians and pets, some roads do not have separate pedestrian paths and require on foot traffic to share the road with vehicles. Some of the area has hills and inclines, although they are mostly not steep and do not pose much difficulty for pedestrians and their dogs. While residential areas are well treed, the west side commercial area does not have much landscaping. There are also some multi-family complexes and apartments in the area.
The Atlantic Station Dog Park is located in Home Park on the north side along Slate Street. This small enclosed dog park is a great place for your pup to play off-leash, but if you have a large, energetic dog, it may be a bit on the smaller side for them. A larger off-leash dog park is available at Piedmont Park where the off-leash dog area has separate areas for both small and large dogs a short drive away. Piedmont Park also has lakes and plenty of sports fields and facilities. Paved pedestrian trails wind through this beautiful park for dog walkers and their pooches to enjoy as long as they are cleaned up after.
A paved pedestrian path runs along a greenway on the southeast side of the neighborhood connecting to the Georgia Institute of Technology and makes an ideal walking path for pet owners and their pooches.