Vinings hidden gem! This enclave of upscale homes is located in the heart of Vinings behind Old Vinings Inn in zip code 30339.
Walk to Vinings Village, shopping, dining and enjoy scenic walks along the Chattahoochee.
Here are the top 10 reasons we love Carters Grove and the Vinings Area.
- The Lovett School and The Westminster Schools – Within a short distance of Carters Grove, there are two of the Atlanta’s top private schools in metro Atlanta. The Lovett School is a College prep school for children in kindergarten through 12th grade. It is located at 4075 Paces Ferry Road, NW. The Westminster Schools is a College prep school for grades pre-kindergarten through 12th. It is located at 1424 West Paces Ferry Road, NW. Both schools have outstanding reputations and admission is very competitive.
- Canoe Restaurant – One of Vinings most treasured restaurants, Canoe is located on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. The delicious menu, river views and ambiance makes Canoe a top choice for a night out on the town. Canoe is also a perfect place for private events!
- History – In the 1830’s, Hardy Pace operated Pace’s Ferry across the Chattahoochee River from an area now know as Vinings. Vinings was originally known as “Crossroads” and then renamed to “Paces” after Hardy Pace. Then in the 1840’s “Paces” became the main construction site for the Western and Atlantic Railroad. “Paces” then became “Vinings”, named after William H. Vining who worked for the railroad. During the Civil War, Pace’s home was used as a hospital for the Union troops. The home was destroyed in the process but was rebuilt. In 1904, Vinings was officially recognized as a community. Vinings Historic Preservation Society educates the public on Vinings history and maintains Vinings historic sites.
- Shopping – A short walk from Carters Grove, residents will find stores such as Ann Taylor, Talbots, Sandpiper, Antiques of Vinings, Due Maternity and more at the open air shopping center, Vinings Jubilee. A short drive from Carters Grove is Cumberland Mall which is home to Macy’s, Sears, Costco, Chicos, White House | Black Market, and many more. Cumberland Mall had a full makeover in 2007.
- Dining – Vinings offers exquisite dining options. In downtown Vinings you will find Old Vinings Inn, Soho’s, Garrison’s, Mellow Mushroom and Orient Express. Market Village in nearby Smyrna offers dining options such as Atkins Park, Vintage Tavern, Zucca and Moe’s Southwest Grill. At Cumberland Mall dining choices include Ted’s Montana Grill, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Stoney River Legendary Steaks, and The Cheesecake Factory.
- The Train – In the 1840’s, Western & Atlantic Railroad laid tracks that stretched from Atlanta northwest to Chattanooga. These tracks are still used today and is part of the charm of Vinings. The train runs through the heart of Vinings.
- Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre – Completed in 2007, the beautiful Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre hosts top performances including Broadway shows, ballet, concerts, opera, and educational shows. This 2750 seat venue is located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway in Atlanta.
- Silver Comet Trail & West Palisades Trails – Runners, walkers, bikers and roller bladers love the Silver Comet Trail. This paved, 61 miles long trail starts in Smyrna and ends at the Georgia/Alabama state line. It then meets up with the Chief Ladiga Trail in Alabama for an additional 33 miles. The West Palisades Trails are small trails located in Vinings area and is part of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Trails range from easy to moderate. Along with trails, there are picnic areas and canoe and raft launch area.
- Location – Carters Grove is conveniently located just inside the perimeter with easy access I-285, I-75, Buckhead, Midtown Atlanta, and Downtown Atlanta. See a Map of Carters Grove and Vinings.
- Annual Events – Vinings has a few annual events which include Vinings Tour of Homes, Christmas Tree light at Vinings Jubilee. Just up the road in Smyrna, Vinings residents can enjoy annual events such as Spring Jonquil Festival, Taste of Smyrna, and Fall Jonquil Festival.