Midtown is perhaps one of Atlanta’s prized neighborhoods. From stylish art hubs to museums, classy bars, restaurants, and opera houses, it is all right on your doorstep. Peachtree is the hotspot of comedy with bars, clubs, and societies springing up all over the region. If this wasn’t enough, the selection of food from fine dining to street fare is easily found.
The weather here gets hot! From 90F in summer to almost never dipping below 54F during winter daytime, it is no wonder the weather draws people in. The urban jungle of Midtown, however, can be a heat bubble, so a tip for long dog walks is to pop into a doggy-friendly coffee shop along the way.
The location of Midtown is quite ideal. With amenities just on your doorstep and walking distance into downtown, there’s not much more to want for. Even Piedmont Park, a gigantic dog walking park, is the community's neighbor.
Midtown’s urbanised nature is in its name. It is a mixture of high rise blocks with apartments and office space all nestled into one, as well as small dainty houses on the border. The typical impression of Midtown is a modern, urban, and gentrified feel with tall glass and mirrored panelling scaling the office blocks. There’s a hidden side to the neighborhood. The past industrial times echo among the smaller brick buildings such as the opera house on Crescent Avenue.
The whole of the neighborhood is flattened out and sidewalks line each road. Intersections pass above your head and subways rattle beneath you. It is a true city landscape and isn’t strictly ideal for walking your pup. Having said this, the council planning board works tirelessly to bring you giant open spaces to make up for this. A few parks lay along the neighborhood's borders, providing respite from the concrete jungle.
The biggest and closest green zone is Piedmont Park, the magnificent sight of the towering city behind the gigantic body of water called Clara Meer. The park hosts everything from footpaths, open fields, play areas, and benches. In the summer, stop under the vibrant green trees for some shade and, in the winter, grab a warm coffee from the street vendors. The park also holds botanical gardens and a specified dog park in which you can let your pup off the leash!
If you fancy a woodland style walk, why not try Yonah Park just north of Piedmont? The park's trail takes you up a slight hill amongst gorgeous maple trees to the top. Here, you get a wide angle view of the city.
If you are in the center of Midtown, try a visit to Jack Guynn Plaza. This is a small space offering fresh green grass and benches. It’s well-kept and pristine because of its central location.