Morningside-Lenox Park

Morningside-Lenox Park is perfect for the upscale, nature-loving city dweller. With fifteen parks, big houses with big yards, trails, playgrounds, and even a nature reserve, it’s easy to forget you’re in a city at all here. When you need a break from reading or walking your dog through this nabe’s blissful bits of nature,Midtown is waiting to envelop you in a bustling urban embrace just a few minutes southwest. All you have to do is take a short stroll through Piedmont Park! Morningside-Lenox Park is perfect for anyone who loves the great outdoors, but wants to stay in touch with their urban roots.

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Morningside-Lenox Park Review

Morningside welcomed us

We relocated to Atlanta from the suburbs near Ann Arbor, Michigan two years ago and (luckily) landed in Morningside, very near Virginia-Highlands. We almost landedOTP, but thankfully we listened to new colleagues who live intown and moved into a sweet home on Middlesex, and later to Greenland Dr. This is a lovely area for families, with supportive and friendly neighbors of all ages and walks of life. Three couples, just up the street, raised their now-grown children on the block and host an annual party for neighbors. The lawns are tidy, but not over-landscaped. The homes are well cared for, but not ostentatious. Residents can walk (15 minutes) to Piedmont Park and the shops and restaurants on N. Highland Ave in Virginia-Highland. There are pocked parks (Orme, for example) with swings and trails. With easy access to I-75 (north on Monroe to I-85 to connect), this neighborhood is a wise alternative to suburban living. Morningside Elementary, Inman Middle School and Grady High School are excellent schools. My experiences at each school have been excellent. Also, fill up the grocery cart at Publix, Kroger and Trader Joe – each a five minute drive from the neighborhood. All this, AND a first-run movie theater with curb-side free parking atMidtown Art Cinema.

What’s awesome

Trees, trees, trees!

What’s not so awesome

Housing prices

Sue C.

Who Couldn’t Use a Few More Parks in Their Life?

A park in the middle of a city is like a little green oasis from the concrete mayhem that surrounds you.
I love parks. So I almost lost it when I first came across Morningside-Lenox Park. Not only are there tons of parks/greenspace, there are some walking trails and a nature preserve. This neighborhood is serious about their parks. Annnnnd it’s right next to Piedmont Park, (possibly) the best park in Atlanta! So a short hop, skip, run, crab walk, pogo, hippity-hop, or walk (boring) across Piedmont Park and you will find yourself in the dining, shopping, and general craziness of Midtown.
Morningside-Lenox Park is similar to nearby Virginia Highland—safe, charming, beautiful young families, hip 20-somethings, long-time locals, old bungalows and Craftsman homes, shady sidewalks, locally owned restaurants, joggers pushing hi-tech strollers, maybe even a roller blader or two.

What’s awesome

PARKS! cute houses, safe

Ellie B.

lots of parks

I think Morningside is more of a residential neighborhood than neighboring Virginia-Highland. So from a visitor’s perspective, I can’t say much about that, especially because I could only dream about living here in like 30 years or something.

Morningside has a bunch of parks, as well as a nature preserve….in the middle of the city of Atlanta!

Most visitors to the neighborhood are probably going to be checking out businesses on Highland Avenue. This is also the location of the Morningside Farmers Market. Alon’s is one of the spots definitely worth checking out, especially for their bakery and their sandwiches.

Amanda D.