We could go on and on about all the perks and benefits of living at our Beltline apartments, but topping that list would most certainly be the proximity to the Eastside Trail. Edge on the Beltline luxury apartments are located just off the trail, allowing our residents to walk, bike, and explore from Reynoldstown all the way up to the tip of Piedmont Park.
The Eastside Trail, part of the impressive Atlanta Beltline, is 3-miles of multi-use trail and greenspace which was funded by both public and private charitable sources around the city. Along the trail, residents of our Inman Park apartments can visit parks, city markets, food stalls, and more. The exploring doesn’t end there – the Eastside trail connects to multiple other trails for those looking for a long-distance jog or bike ride.
Here’s a closer look at the Eastside Trail and why you’ll love living at Edge on the Beltline.
No bike? No problem.
The Eastside Trail was basically designed with the bicyclist in mind. But if you don’t have a bike, you’re living in the perfect area to simply rent one for the day – or even an hour. Just off the trail and near our Beltline apartments are Relay Bike Share stations where you can rent a bike for the day with the swipe of your finger on an app – all you need to do is enter a PIN code to release a bicycle from its rack. Simple as that! Ideal for the occasional bike user or if you have guests in town for a few days.
Another great option for bike rentals is Atlanta Bicycle Barn located just a few blocks from Edge on the Beltline. You have the option to rent cruisers for $5/hour (with a 2-hour minimum) or an electric bike for $15/hour, they’ll even throw in a helmet for each rental. If you happen to already own a bike, Atlanta Bicycle Barn is happy to take care of any maintenance or repairs your bicycle needs at reasonable prices.
Enjoy the fresh air and green spaces
Walk and bike your way along the trail and stop at one of Atlanta’s gorgeous greenspaces and parks. The Historic Fourth Ward Park is a must-stop if you’re looking for a bit of reprieve from the chaos of the city. Just off the Eastside trail is the incredible 17-acre park that has tons of amenities for its visitors. Kids can play on the playground while the parents relax in one of the shaded structures or you can simply walk or bike along the multiple paths found throughout the park. And you’ll definitely want to cool off at the splash pad in the summer months.
If you like to skateboard in your free time, be sure to head the other direction off the trail and check out the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark. The skatepark is certainly the highlight of this glorious greenspace but you’ll also find lots of activities and play areas for the young ones.
The Eastside Trail ends (although the Atlanta Beltline does not) at the tip of Piedmont Park – the largest city park in Atlanta. Here, you’ll find an endless array of recreational activities for all ages during every month of the year. Visitors can ride bikes, explore trails, play on playgrounds, and even visit a honeybee exhibit and butterfly sanctuary. During the summer months, take a dip at the Piedmont Park Pool after you do some shopping from local artisans at the Piedmont Park Green Market. There’s so much to see and do so be sure to check the calendar for current happenings.
Tasty food and unique boutiques
Steps off the Eastside Trail is the ever-popular Ponce City Market. Located in the historic Sears, Roebuck & Co. building, the old structure was transformed into a gathering space with a Central Food Hall, plenty of shops, offices, and even living spaces. You could spend days trying all of the restaurants and bars located inside and shopping at all of the boutiques. During the winter, check out the Skate the Sky event where you can ice skate on the roof of this historic building while relaxing in your own private igloo.
Don’t feel like walking too far for a bite to eat or some retail therapy? Just walk on over to Krog Street Market located less than five-minutes walking distance from our Beltline apartments. With over a dozen establishments for dining and drinks, it’s a great option for a night out without having to venture too far from your front door. You’ll also find a pet shop, beer & wine store, clothing boutiques and more.
Wander the trails for hours
Even though the Eastside Trail is just 3-miles long, users of the trail can push themselves to the limit or get themselves lost by connecting to one of the many other multiple trail options. Keep walking past Piedmont Park when you continue on the 2-mile long Northeast Interim Trail. Or head east and visit Freedom Park on the Freedom Park trail. Looking for something extremely long-distance? The Eastside Trail provides easy access to the 19-mile long Stone Mountain Trail.
Post your explorations on social media
If you don’t post it on social media, did it really even happen? Nowadays, sharing your day-to-day activities is just normal behavior and when you’re traversing the Eastside Trail, there are plenty of Instagram-worthy places to stop and snap a pic. Walk through the Krog Street Tunnel that links Cabbagetown to Reynoldstown where you’ll find vibrant street art painted along the walls, floor, and ceiling. You’ll also find plenty of other street art, murals, and graffiti along the trail that is perfect for a photo backdrop. Check out the Atlanta Street Art Map for detailed information. You’ll also find incredible skyline views throughout the entire distance of the trail.
Explore the Beltline just steps from our Inman Park apartments
When you live at our Beltline apartments, fun, food, and shopping are all just a bike ride or short walk away. The Eastside Trail connects residents of Edge on the Beltline to all the best that Atlanta has to offer. Schedule a tour at our Beltline apartments today.