Morningside

Morningside is an active neighborhood in the northeast of Piedmont Park and Midtown.

Welcome to Morningside

Attractive and active neighborhood with a community feel

Morningside is an active neighborhood in the northeast of Piedmont Park and Midtown. Along with Morningside’s proximity to Piedmont Park, there are several parks located within the neighborhood, while the BeltLine trail loop passes by its western edge. Morningside is popular with young families for its highly-regarded schools, while commuters favor it for its convenient access to much of Intown Atlanta.

Morningside is the oldest of several pre-existing subdivisions that were officially grouped together as Morningside/Lenox Park in the 1930s. Development of the neighborhood began in the 1920s, with many homes remaining from this period. The architecture lining Morningside’s idyllic tree-lined streets includes Craftsman bungalows, American Foursquares, and Tudor Revival homes. Other properties include stunning contemporary custom-builds and modern apartments and condominiums with outstanding views of the Atlanta skyline.

What to Love

  • Diverse architecture
  • Community-oriented vibe
  • Parks, trails, and nature preserves
  • Outstanding schools

People & Lifestyle

Morningside is a friendly and community-oriented neighborhood with lots of public parks and excellent restaurants. Morningside Elementary is a fantastic public school with a highly-regarded program for gifted and talented students. The school’s outstanding reputation and National Blue Ribbon Award Winner status has attracted many families into the Morningside/Lenox Park area. Morningside combines a cozy community feel with convenient access to much of Intown Atlanta.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Morningside Village on North Highland Avenue is Morningside’s main commercial area, offering some great local spots to dine and shop. Nowak’s opened here in 2018 and quickly established itself as a neighborhood favorite, combining delicious steaks and seafood dishes with sublime craft cocktails. Alon’s Bakery & Market is a European-style spot for delectable fresh pastries, bread, cakes, and sandwiches, along with gourmet cheese and chocolate. Whiskey Bird draws on diverse international influences for a menu combining Japanese-style yakitori and Asian-accented New American main dishes with starters such as gyoza tacos and spicy Korean queso blanco. The drinks menu is just as eclectic, with the whiskey selection including Kentucky ryes and bourbons and Scottish and Japanese single malts. Doc Chey’s Noodle House takes a similarly open-minded approach to its Asian fusion cuisine, offering delicious tacos, dim sum, and noodle dishes. Morningside also has a year-round farmers’ market each Saturday morning, where local vendors sell certified organic produce and boutique handicrafts. Other local favorites include the health-conscious Kale Me Crazy superfoods café, and craft beer and Southern comfort food specialists The Family Dog

Piedmont Avenue runs along the northeastern boundary of the Morningside/Lenox Park neighborhood and has many places to shop and dine. Located alongside the neighborhood’s Piedmont Avenue boundary with Piedmont Heights, Ansley Mall offers amenities including an LA Fitness Gym and a Publix supermarket. At the southern boundary of Morningside/Lenox Park, D.B.A. Barbecue is a casual spot offering delicious food and 20 local beers on draft.

Things to Do

Morningside is dotted with parks and green space. Noble Park features a wood-built playground for children within a relaxing environment shaded by towering mature trees. Sidney Marcus Park and Sunken Garden Park also offer children’s play areas and plenty of tree cover to escape the summer heat. The family-friendly Concerts in the Park series at Sidney Marcus Park features live music, food, and outdoor movie screenings. Trails run through the 30-acre wooded natural expanse of Morningside Nature Preserve, taking in several small streams and a scenic suspension bridge crossing South Fork Peachtree Creek.

Schools

Morningside belongs to the Atlanta Public School District. Highlights include:

  • ​​​​​​Morningside Elementary School, Public, K-5
  • Inman Middle School, Public, 6-8
  • Henry W. Grady High School, Public, 9-12

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