We asked real estate agent and Chastain Park Civic Association member Caroline King to tell us what she loves about her neighborhood.

Why I Love Chastain Park

The people make it great!  Plus, we have all of the amenities of a country club, but it’s a beautiful public park: pool, tennis, golf, horses, art center, playground, ball fields, amphitheater, etc.  I walk around the park practically every day with my dog – everyone is so friendly. I have lived here since 1996 and have seen the neighborhood work hard to improve Chastain and make it the best neighborhood in Atlanta.

Where to Eat

Horseradish Grill (horseradishgrill.com) has awesome southern food with originality, great wine, excellent service, plus I can walk home if I need to. Gallery Café (facebook/TheGalleryCafe) is a wonderful French restaurant with a family atmosphere, and owners Gerard and Michele are just awesome people. Fellini’s (fellinisatlanta.com) has great pizza and salads – the swim team goes there after all of our summer league meets. Twisted Taco (twistedtaco.com) – the name says it all, and they have great margaritas, too!

Where to Shop

Fox’s (foxs.com) sells designer clothes, shoes and accessories at great prices. Frolic (frolicboutique.com) is the local Ashley Jenkins Collins’ shop of playful and sophisticated styles for women. And you will not believe the deals you can find at Goodwill (goodwill.org).

Coming Up

TriPATHalon (tripathlonatlanta.com) will be held May 6. It includes a 400-yard pool swim, 15-mile bike ride, 5K run and benefits the Chastain Park Athletic Club, PATH Foundation and Chastain Park Conservancy. The 4th of July Parade and Fun Festival – bring your whole family – is an opportunity to decorate your bike, buggy, golf cart, dogs, kids and yourselves!  Walk in or cheer on the parade and then come to Chastain Park Pool to cool off. The Chastain Park Arts Festival (chastainparkartsfestival.com) is Nov. 3-4 this year. It’s an awesome arts festival with more 185 artists and artisans, live acoustic music, a children’s area, delicious local foods and beverages.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.