December 15, 2017

Exploring Atlanta: Inman Park

Inman Park mural

Eeek! My first post in my new series! I'm so excited to share this with you all. After moving to Georgia and living in the Atlanta area for about 12 years now, I've grown quite fond of certain neighborhoods, restaurants and annual activities Atlanta has to offer. Every day there's something going on and every day I fall more and more in love with this beautiful city.
I wanted to share all of my favorite areas and spots with you all in case you're deciding to visit or move here. I'll be sharing my favorite places in Atlanta on a monthly basis so if you have any neighborhoods you want me to share next, let me know!

My first post is all about my absolute favorite neighborhood, Inman Park. Settled east of Downtown, and south of Virginia Highlands, Inman Park is full of history and you can't beat its delicious up-and-coming food scene.

Beetlecat in Atlanta

Quick History

Inman Park was Atlanta's first planned suburb developed by Joel Hurt in the late 1800s. It was named after Samuel M. Inman, a popular business man at the time. As with many planned communities, it was built as a means of segregation, dividing the poor and the wealthy in areas that were deemed decrepit and beautiful. Large and ornate Victorian style homes were built and street cars were developed allowing the wealthy quick and easy access to and from the city.

Unfortunately, the popularity of cars among upper-class Atlantans made Inman Park less desirable after awhile and thus the max exodus to northern suburbs happened leaving those "undesirable" inhabitants to move in. Oh no! What ever should they do?  Atlantans began to flip these multi-units rentals into the glory they once were and Inman park became "beautiful again." Despite the history the beauty of Inman Park and why I love it is how diverse it is. The community feeling is strong, and you'll never feel out of place. Plus, the food game is strong here and a girl's gotta eat.

Barcelona restaurant in Atlanta

yellow house in Inman Park

How To Get There

Inman park is really accessible. I usually travel by car and park (for free) on a side street or at the park. But, if that's not your thing, you can get there by walking the Beltline or take the MARTA.

-By Car
-By the Beltline

Victory sandwich bar

My Favorite Foodie Spots 

... and these are a few of my favorite things. Oh how I loveeee a great restaurant. You're in luck because IP is home a bunch of them. If you're feeling seafood, check out Beetlecat. The oysters are delish. If you like fancy steak, check out Kevin Rathbun's joint. If margarita's are your thing, then you must hit up Superica at Krog St. It's life changing.

-Beetlecat $$$
-Folk Art $
-Kevin Rathbun $$$
-Bread & Butterfly $$
-Ticonderoga Club $$
-Superica $$
murals in atlanta's Inman park

What to See /Instagrammable

IP is full of beautiful landmarks. Everything here is totally Instaworthy. Keep your camera and phone battery charged my friends.

-Inman Park, Springvale Park, Delta Park
-Krog Street Market and Tunnel... more murals
-The Woodruff House
-The Trolly Barn
a street in atlanta's inman park

the brasserie in atlanta

What to Do

The tour of homes is def on my list of things to do next year. I've been on so many solo trips just driving around, but I'd totally love the full experience with a historical background.

Annual Inman Park Festival - held during the last weekend in April
Tour of Homes
coffee shop in inman park

a shop in inman park

Have you been to my favorite part of the city? Let me know your favorite spots to go. I'd love to explore some more. 

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