About Candler Park
Candler Park is an intown neighborhood on the eastside of Atlanta. It shares borders with Inman Park, Druid Hills, Little Five Points, Lake Claire and Edgewood . With a focus on walkability and livability, this family-friendly neighborhood has a bit of everything. It is part of a top ranked school system, has two small business districts, a MARTA stop, and a large park in the center of the neighborhood. One of the big draws for this intown neighborhood is the genuine community atmosphere where neighbors actually know one another and socialize with each other. Candler Park, the actual park, was one of Coca-Cola’s Asa Candler’s many gifts to the city of Atlanta. One of Atlanta’s most beloved parks, this 55-acre neighborhood centerpiece boasts several athletic fields, basketball and tennis courts, picnic areas, running trails, swimming pools and one of the most relaxed golf courses around. The two small business districts feature local shops and cafes, and are great for catching up with the neighbors. When the weather is nice, residents here like to slow down and enjoy life and their surroundings.
Candler Park’s housing mix is primarily consists of beautiful Craftsman bungalows from the 1920’s and classic cottages, the majority of which have been tastefully restored or renovated. Towards the southern border of Candler Park, along Dekalb Ave, there are some newer townhomes and converted lofts.
Restaurants & Bars
Fellini’s – A local Italian pizzeria with 7 locations in Atlanta. Serving thin crust style pizza by the pie or slice. Use the menu or create your own masterpiece. When the weather is nice the patio is the place to be.
LaFonda Latina – A sister restaurant with Fellini’s, LaFonda is a Mexican and Cuban restaurant with 5 locations in Atlanta. Serving Mexican staples like quesadillas and enchiladas and Cuban favorites like the Cuban sandwich, Paella, and roasted chicken.
Flying Biscuit Café – Southern-style restaurant serving all-day breakfasts, sandwiches, salads and entrees in a homey space. They offer healthy options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Obviously the biscuits are a must. The Candler Park location is the original spot where it all started!
Candler Park Market – A locally owned and operated neighborhood corner store. They carry beer, wine and groceries and a deli that makes really good sandwiches and burgers. You can even refill your growlers here.
Gato Bizco Café – A funky take on the standard diner/café, serving both American and Tex-Mex style breakfast and lunch. The servers are tattooed, the portions are big and prices are not. Located directly across from The Flying Biscuit, this local establishment knows how to make some damn good biscuits too!
Fox Bros Bar-B-Q – Founded by two brothers from Texas this BBQ joint is known for their slow-roasted ribs, pulled pork and southern sides. They also have a big catering business.
Radial Café – An Eco-friendly, award-winning breakfast, lunch and dinner spot. They were on the “Farm-to-table trend before it was cool”. Head here for healthy and organic options including organic cocktails.
Wahoo Grill – A neighborhood bistro specializing in seafood and southern cuisine. It has a rustic décor with an awesome garden patio out back. They have a creative menu with a focus on utilizing the freshest local and organic ingredients when possible.
Parks & Recreation
Candler Park – A 55-acre park, donated by local legend Asa Candler, situated in the middle of the neighborhood. It features a 9-hole golf course, basketball and tennis courts, athletic fields, running trails, playground and a swimming pool
Iverson Park – This small park is just a couple blocks from the larger Candler Park. It features a large multi-sport field, volleyball net, and a playground with some climbing walls.
Freedom Park – A 200 acre park on the northern side of Inman Park. Walking paths traverse the park bringing people together. The vast open spaces lend themselves to frisbee games and sunbathers. Home to public art exhibits and a weekly farmers market
Olmstead Linear Park – Comprised of 6 smaller parks that run along the southside of Ponce de Leon. There is plenty of space to have a picnic and relax or get out on the well-maintained paths for a run while looking at the prominent houses in the area. Originally designed by famed landscape architect, Frederick Olmsted, whose influence is seen in Piedmont Park and NYC’s Central Park among others.
Health & Fitness
CrossFit RX – Crossfit is the “sport of fitness”. Using constantly-varied, high intensity, functional movements to get you in shape. Workouts incorporate techniques from a number of other sports with the main goal of making you a stronger, more well-rounded athlete.
Wall Crawler Rock Club – An expansive, indoor rock climbing space, with introductory and intermediate classes for adults and kids. Offering a fun, laid-back environment for climbers of all skill levels.
Tough Love Yoga – Providing affordable, accessible, and expertly taught yoga classes to students of all ages and experience levels. With 13 different classes there is something for everybody.
Indie Craft Experience – All things craft and vintage. They host a number of events, markets and workshops throughout the year with a mission to offer crafters an opportunity to market their works.
Candler Park Flower Mart – A unique neighborhood flower shop with a full service floral design studio. They specialize in weddings and special events, but the helpful staff can help you design a custom bouquet.
Kelly’s Closet – An intimate, appointment-only boutique carrying designer gowns and accessories for brides and attendants.
Little Five Points – A very small commercial district nestled between Inman Park and Candler Park, L5P is a melting pot of sub cultures and the Bohemian center of the city. Home to a number of independent coffee shops, café’s, record stores, pubs, and public art.
Edgewood Shopping Center – A well-equipped shopping center located just minutes South of Candler Park. It features a number of stores and restaurants including Target, Best Buy, Kroger, Bed Bath and Beyond, Willy’s Mexican, Figo Pasta and more.
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Fernbank Museum of Natural History – A museum that presents exhibitions and programming about natural history to entertain and educate the public both young and old. Features some of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered and the biggest movie screen in Atlanta. They also have a Martini’s and Imax series.
Candler Park Tour of Homes – A fun take on the sometimes predictable Home Tour. Featuring inspiring neighborhood residences as well as enchanting garden spaces. In years past they have visited the Fire Station #12, the Clubhouse and Churches.
Mulberry Fields Community Garden – An open meadow in the heart of Candler Park that offers enviornmetal education, organic growing and shelter to a number of animals. The garden is home to several chicken and goats as well as many birds, hawks and other creatures.
Candler Park Fall Fest – The annual neighborhood festival that takes place in the neighborhood park. The residents and fellow Atlantans love this festival as it is a time to get out and interact with their unique community. It features live bands, 100+ artist booths, a kids area, a 5K run and the Tour of Homes.