garden-hillsGarden Hills is a large urban forest neighborhood between Peachtree and Piedmont roads, bordered on the north by Pharr Road and on the south by East Wesley Road. For intown living, Garden Hills has it all: winding streets lined with old trees, an imposing mix of early 20th century homes, pocket parks, landscaped traffic islands and a neighborhood pool/recreation center – all convenient to shopping, transportation, schools and churches. The oldest streets were given historic district status in 1987.

Homes in Garden Hills range from Georgian, Tudor and Spanish Revival to Craftsman, with a scattering of later styles.

The neighborhood was planned in three phases: the Country Club section, from Rumson Road east to North Hills Drive including the pool and community center; the Peachtree section, from Peachtree Road to Rumson Road; and the Brentwood Section, from North Hills Drive to Piedmont Road.

Three parks are in or near Garden Hills: Sunnybrook Park, a wooded strip with a stream and stone bridges is at Brentwood Drive and Brentwood Terrace; Alexander Park, named for Aaron Alexander, whose family owned the tract in the 1800s, on East Wesley Road across from the Garden Hills Pool; and Frankie Allen Park, a large complex on Pharr Road that includes baseball diamonds, tennis courts and granite grill/picnic areas.

Garden Hills Elementary School and Atlanta International School (formerly North Fulton High School) on North Fulton Drive are beautiful examples of the work of famed Atlanta architect Philip Shutze. They are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Also nearby on Peachtree Road are the Moorish-style Alhambra Apartments, built in 1927 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Traffic islands throughout the neighborhood are landscaped and contain granite neighborhood markers.

Public schools include Garden Hills Elementary, Sutton Middle School and North Atlanta High.

Garden Hills Neighborhood: http://www.gardenhills.net

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