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Situated three miles east of midtown Atlanta and three miles west of Decatur, Candler Park is nestled between Dekalb Avenue and Ponce de Leon Avenue. It is surrounded by Inman Park, Lake Claire, and Edgewood, is just up the street from the Little Five Points district, and sits in close proximity to Freedom Park and the Freedom Park Path Trail.
What Makes Candler Park Unique
- Centrally-located in Candler Park is a 55-acre park with paths connecting all corners of the neighborhood through various walking and biking trails. Tucked into the park are multiple playgrounds, soccer fields, and a 9-hole walking golf course.
- This same park features numerous festivals throughout the year.
- Candler Park features one of the top Atlanta Public Elementary Schools, Mary Lin, which is within walking distance from all houses in the neighborhood.
- On two blocks of the main street, McClendon Avenue, are a variety of shops, restaurants, and a local grocery store.
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A Brief History of Candler Park
Candler Park was served by two streetcars, one along McLendon and the Atlanta–Decatur line along DeKalb Ave. The Georgia Railroad stop eventually ceased to be as streetcars took over intercity transportation. The streetcars and annexation into the City of Atlanta in 1908, spurred the rapid development of the neighborhood as a middle class suburban neighborhood. Realty companies and large property owners began to subdivide the area and sell off great numbers of small lots and the McLendon commercial districts at Oakdale and Clifton—streetcar stops—were developed in the 1920s.
Thanks to the Candler Park Neighborhood Organization for this information. To learn more about Candler Park click here.