our favorite places
Dunwoody, Georgia is a prime location at the center of Atlanta’s bountiful perimeter business district. Serving as headquarters to many companies, its booming commercial district is a popular choice because of its access and appeal. And as one of Atlanta’s first suburbs, the city’s now over 50-year-old neighborhoods bring in home buyers with spacious, well-built homes, large lot sizes, and a plethora of recreational facilities. In recent years, the development of high-density condominiums, new townhomes, and modern commercial/residential options complement the historical neighborhoods and offer diverse and appealing lifestyle options within minutes of Atlanta’s most popular business, retail, dining, and entertainment spots.
Our favorite places
The Dunwoody Nature Center is a must – as an interactive playground in the open woods, hammocks and tree swings, a large brook and open fields to play, it’s basically a fairytale forest right inside our city, and it’s free to visit. After that, take the family to Village Burger for dinner and Alon’s for dessert. We’re minutes away from all the great things to do in Atlanta, like the Georgia Aquarium and Zoo Atlanta.
Ever heard of Dunwoody’s very own Butterfly Festival? This rain-or-shine event is for both kids and adults, a wondrous show with hundreds of colorful butterflies, a Birds of Prey show, and a reptile exhibit. And we haven’t even talked about Apple Cider Days or Lemonade Days, two annual Dunwoody festivals with carnival rides, games, and other family fun. You could also see an unforgettable show at Stage Door Players. You could browse an art exhibit at Spruill Gallery, or volunteer at one of many organizations that do good around Dunwoody.
Shopping really is a modern-day past-time! Perimeter Mall, which hosts more than 1.5 million square feet of today’s hottest stores and brands, offers some of the best shopping around Atlanta. Go beyond the mall in Dunwoody Village and Perimeter Place where you can spend the day at specialty shops and boutiques such as Under the Pecan Tree and Enchanted Forest. The MARTA public transportation makes getting around easy, so nearby Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza in Atlanta are all within reach. Indulge at any of the top-rated restaurants, most of which are locally-owned. You could even make it a girls’ day out with some time at the spa and a glass of wine or two at Vino Venue.
The Treetop Quest obstacle and zip-lining course is located right inside Dunwoody’s beloved Brook Run Park, so we’d recommend packing a picnic for afterward. Go running in one of our many other local parks, surrounded by playgrounds and beautiful creeks, hiking paths, and biking trails. Or just chill in a hammock garden at the Dunwoody Nature Center. Whatever your adventure style, we’ve got miles of green space and plenty of fresh air to go around.
(Data from 2019)
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When someone tells you they live in The Branches that could mean one of two things. One, it means they live in the relatively small neighborhood nestled between Mt Vernon Road and Spalding Drive, just over the city line. Two, it could mean they live in one of the nine subdivisions surrounding The Branches neighborhood and they have the ability to join The Branches Club. These subdivisions include The Branches, Dunwoody West, Sedgefield, Lisa Lane, Hunters Crossing, Trailridge, Bellwood, Alden Point, and Mount Vernon Estates. The Branches Club is located on six acres in the heard of The Branches neighborhood and includes a recently remodeled clubhouse, outdoor two-level pavilion, tennis courts, swimming pool, and playground. Location, location, location is the name of the game for this community. Depending on your specific location, you can walk to MARTA, to church, to restaurants, and even the grocery store. It is a short drive to Perimeter Mall and all the office towers in the Dunwoody/Sandy Springs business district.
For more details on The Branches, visit https://www.lifeisgoodinthewood.com/home/2017/4/5/spotlight-the-branches
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It could be the walkability to downtown Dunwoody, the active swim and tennis club with social activities galore, or simply could just be the beautiful homes down winding streets less than a mile from top-notch Austin Elementary and close to many private schools, that make Redfield one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Dunwoody. Whatever it is, there is plenty to love about Redfield conveniently located minutes from Atlanta with close access to highways I-285 and I-400 as well as MARTA stations. Having some of Dunwoody’s top-notch shopping, restaurants, and parks all within a mile is more than a bonus, it’s a lifestyle for residents of Redfield. Imagine being able to walk or ride bikes to Dunwoody Nature Center, or walk your kids to award-winning Austin Elementary. It’s like a throwback to days gone by with all of the modern conveniences of today. Whether you are single wanting a large home for entertaining in a close-to-everything neighborhood, a couple seeking that nostalgic neighborly feel, or a family looking to place roots down for the kids in an activity-filled subdivision with excellent schools, Redfield definitely has something to offer everyone.
For more details on Redfield, visit https://www.lifeisgoodinthewood.com/home/2017/6/19/neighborhood-spotlight-redfield
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Tucked between Dunwoody Club Drive and Mt. Vernon Road, in the very heart of Dunwoody, there is a gem of a neighborhood that is convenient to shops, restaurants, and even a gorgeous golf course. Dunwoody Club Forest is the place to be if you are a member of the Dunwoody Country Club and want to be within walking distance to the pool, tennis courts, and golf course. Dunwoody Club Forest neighbors enjoy the most sought-after schools, the convenience of nearby shopping and restaurants, easy access for commuters, and DCC members, the nearby amenities of golf, swim, tennis, and a spacious clubhouse. When you live in Dunwoody Club Forest, you truly get to have it all.
For more details on Dunwoody Club Forest, visit https://www.lifeisgoodinthewood.com/home/2017/7/26/enjoy-the-convenience-of-dunwoody-club-forest
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Meadowlake is a large neighborhood nestled towards the east side of the Wood, built in the late 60s and early 70s, like so many other neighborhoods here in Dunwoody. Called Meadowlake for a reason, there are two lakes inside and residents on and around the lake enjoy typical lake life while still residing just a couple of miles north of the Perimeter. Many on-lake residents have built docks and enjoy fishing, canoeing, and kayaking right from their backyards. With entrances on Mount Vernon, Tilly Mill, and Vermack Road, “Meadowlakers” can get almost anywhere they need to just by driving out of the neighborhood. Perhaps one of its best draws is how it is also within walking distance to Vanderlyn Elementary and Dunwoody High School, making for that small-town feel. It is safe to say that these homes in Meadowlake are certainly in high demand.
For more details on Meadowlake, visit https://www.lifeisgoodinthewood.com/home/2018/4/13/neighborhood-spotlight-meadowlake
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