Grant Park is one of Atlanta’s historic intown neighborhoods near downtown Atlanta and the the King Memorial MARTA station on the blue and green rail line. Victorian homes and bungalows in the area date back to the late 1800s, when the land purchased by Lemuel P. Grant in 1843 was subdivided. The neighborhood also features a large park of the same name that contains Zoo Atlanta.

Things to Know

  • Walking time is 10 to 30 minutes from the nearest MARTA station to different parts of the neighborhood
  • Bus 32 is the best bus route to reach the center of Grant Park
  • There are a variety of restaurants on Cherokee Avenue and Memorial Drive on the walk or bike ride to the neighborhood
  • Regular events include the Summer Shade Festival, Candlelight Tour of Homes, Mothball and a weekly farmer’s market.

MARTA Directions

  1. Take a blue or green line train to the King Memorial station
  2. After exiting the station, turn left on Grant Street and walk under the train tracks.
  3. Cross over Memorial Drive and turn left on Memorial (now in Grant Park)
  4. Turn right on Cherokee Avenue to go further into the neighborhood and to reach the park

Two buses also serve the area. Bus 32 departs from the Five Points MARTA station and travels to the neighborhood and around the zoo. Bus 21 departs from the Georgia State and King Memorial stations and travels down Memorial Drive at the northern edge of the neighborhood.

For real-time bus arrivals, use the OneBusAway website or app. The MARTA on the Go app has printed schedules, or look up your route online.

Nearby Destinations

Zoo Atlanta
Oakland Cemetery
Cabbagetown

More Information

Atlanta Neighborhood Guide
How to Ride MARTA Buses
Top 5 Places to Live in Atlanta Without a Car