ABOUT ORMEWOOD PARK
LIVING IN ORMEWOOD PARK
Ormewood Park streets here are dotted with Craftsman homes, brick cottages and shotgun homes constructed after World War I. A few prefabricated “catalog” homes still stand today. Growth has continued over the course of several decades, and the neighborhood has an eclectic mix of homes, from Victorian to ranchers to contemporary construction. Many of the homes have been renovated over the years, making the community stable and family-friendly, while still maintaining a diverse mix of age groups, including a mix of couples and single professionals. Many single-family homes sell in the $500,000 price range.
One notable development is Glenwood Park, a mixed-use project with retail businesses, townhomes and single-family homes built with a New Urbanism philosophy that puts the focus on people, not cars. The project brought a convenient shopping area to the Ormewood Park neighborhood, as well as a neighborhood playground for children. Residents throughout the neighborhood have easy access to a fitness studio, coffee shop and restaurants. Services such as beauty salons, a chiropractic office and a child enrichment center are also conveniently located at Glenwood Park. The extension of the Atlanta Beltline is expected to wind through the neighborhood, further increasing property values.
South Atlantans for Neighborhood Development, a neighborhood organization that includes Ormewood Park residents, works to maintain the historic and cultural integrity of the city’s south-side neighborhoods. A community effort is currently under way to design and build a playground for children living in Ormewood Park and surrounding neighborhoods. Construction of the park is planned on the grounds of Ormewood Park Presbyterian Church.
Children in Ormewood Park are zoned for Atlanta City Schools, with many of them attending the city system’s charter schools or private schools. Ormewood Park School, a preschool, is located at Ormewood Park Presbyterian Church.
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THINGS TO DO IN ORMEWOOD PARK
MOST URBAN TUNNELS AND VIADUCTS have their fair share of graffiti, but Atlanta’s Krog Street Tunnel stands apart from the rest—there’s barely an inch of unpainted space in it.
The short underpass was built in 1912. It connects the Atlanta neighborhoods of Cabbagetown and Inman Park, attracting residents from both sides who are looking for a place to make their mark with street art. The graffiti tradition in the tunnel dates back to the 1960s, and continues to this day.
From small tags to huge murals to underground festival flyers, the concrete walls and pillars of are a chaotic kaleidoscope of overlapping and ever-shifting images, words, and ideas. The messages are a mix of political commentary, philosophical musings, and everything in between. People have even spray-painted marriage proposals on the walls.
The art changes on a regular basis, as artists cover up old work and build on top of existing art. Locals are protective of the tunnel, which serves as both art canvas and community message board.
Know Before You Go
The art in the Krog Street Tunnel is always changing, so you can see something different every time you go. You can walk or bike through the tunnel. Street parking is available nearby. It’s free to visit.