Home Park, a little-known Atlanta neighborhood nestled in between Georgia Tech and the Atlantic Station development west of the Downtown Connector (I/75-85), offers all the benefits of in-town living in a well-established community. Welcome! You may browse public areas of our site.
Home Park's motto has always been "Atlanta's Best Kept Secret..."
... referring to the fact that no one seemed to know where or who we are. Well, thanks to developers, the Georgia Conservancy, Georgia Tech, and others our secret's out! Home Park has been discovered! We're excited to welcome new residents - read on to see what Home Park has to offer you!
Convenience: Home Park is located west of I/75-85, just North of Georgia Tech. Atlanta's midtown skyline is our eastern vista. Some of us can watch fireworks at Centennial Park from our windows! We are only minutes from the best Atlanta has to offer - work, school, shopping, cultural & sporting events.
Schools and education: Home Park is served by Centennial Place Elementary School, Inman Middle School, and Grady High School. Home Park Community Improvement Association also operates an affordable non-profit childcare center, Home Park Learning Center, . Finally, our neighborhood is home to Dar-un-Noor school, a parochial school which offers children in grades pre-K through 8 general education with emphasis on Islamic character and understanding.
Cultural and Sporting events: Residents can walk to the High Museum, Piedmont Park, and Georgia Tech's Ferst Center for the Arts. Several galleries are near or in Home Park, such as Rolling Stone Press lithography on Calhoun Street. We also enjoy quick access to Atlanta's pro sports teams, and we are only a short walk from all Georgia Tech athletic events.
Churches: 10th Street United Methodist Church , West Merritts Baptist Church, Midtown Mission Church of God, and Al Farooq Masjid provide for the spiritual needs of many Home Park residents.
We are fortunate to have our own little public park, Home Park, which we use for community gatherings or just to play in.Home Park has curbside recycling (Tuesday pick-up) and lots of trees. Many of our residents are avid gardeners. Sidewalks on most streets are heavily used throughout the day! We have several trained Neighborhood Deputies who work closely with the City and with our Land Use Committee to see that properties are well maintained. Also, our R5/SPI-8 zoning (duplexes or single family residences) requires all new home building or major remodeling to include one off-street parking space for each bedroom. The HPCIA Land Use Committee and NPU-E must approve zoning changes. HPCIA is tenacious about enforcement of these requirements.
Shopping: Several major chain grocery stores are only 5 minutes away, as are 3 office supply stores, pharmacies, and a hardware store. We are 10 minutes from Lenox Square and 15 minutes from Cumberland Mall. The coming development on the Atlantic Steel site will provide additional retail shopping and dining experiences for our neighborhood.
Transportation and Parking: Home Park is convenient to I-75/85 and MARTA. We are a 15-minute drive from the airport or almost anywhere else in Atlanta. We have sidewalks and we know how to use them! Since many homes do not have off-street parking, we have instituted resident-parking-only restrictions on some of our streets. Some houses have back yard access through public alleys that have become shared driveways.
Public safety and crime: This is the city. We'd be lying if we said there is no crime in Home Park. Property crimes are the most common (car break-ins, burglaries) but we have occasionally had other problems. However, we have an expanding neighborhood watch program, bolstered by many caring "nosy" neighbors. We take pride in knowing who our neighbors are. Our beat officers are extremely responsive and helpful, and know many residents by sight if not by name. We regularly publish crime prevention tips for our residents (also listed on this website) and residents are kept informed of reported incidents (forewarned is forearmed). Some Information provided by Home Park Community Improvement Association!