Winnona Park is a historic neighborhood consisting of 700 homes located in the Southeast corner of Decatur in the 30030 zip code and is close to Agnes Scott College and downtown Decatur.
With a charming mixture of bungalows, ranch homes and new construction homes, Winnona Park is a wonderful neighborhood to explore!
Here are the top 10 reasons we love Winnona Park and the Decatur Area.
- Award-winning City Schools of Decatur – Winnona Park children attend Winnona Park Elementary School, Renfroe Middle School, and Decatur High School. Winnona Park Elementary School is in the center of the neighborhood. The sidewalks throughout the neighborhood make it easy for families to walk their kids to school.
- Winnona Park Neighborhood Association – Part of what makes Winnona Park special are the neighbors! The Winnona Park Neighborhood Association holds social events throughout the year to encourage neighbors to gather, meet and mingle. There is a Fourth of July parade-decorating party, a fall picnic, a Halloween costume contest, dinner club and holiday luminaria night. Membership is $15 annually for each voting member or $20 for households with two voting members.
- Location – Winnona Park is located in the heart of Decatur with easy access to Decatur Square, Oakhurst and I-285. It is an ideal location for CDC and Emory employees or midtown and downtown commuters. The Decatur MARTA station located at 400 Church Street is also a great option for commuting. View map of Winnona Park.
- Annual Events – Decatur has fun events year round. Events includeDecatur Green Fest, Decatur Arts Festival, Decatur Beach Party, Pied Piper Parade, Concert and Fireworks,Decatur Garden Tour, Great Decatur Beer Tasting Festival, Decatur Wine Tasting Festival and Decatur Holiday Candlelight Tour of Homes
- Shopping – Decatur Square shopping is an adventure with charming storefront shops where merchants welcome you with one-of-a-kind finds and personalized service. Here are a few of my favorites: Boogaloos Boutique, Feather Baby and Squash Blossom for fun, unique fashion. For folk art and funky finds, check out Wild Oats and Billy Goats.
- Dining – You’ll find restaurants set along tree-lined streets all around downtown Decatur and in Oakhurst village, just south of the square. From American to Vietnamese, Mexican to French, dessert to after-dinner drinks, you’ll find something for every appetite. Wahoo! Grill,Watershed restaurant owned by Indigo Girls’ Emily Salier, Brick Store Pub and former gas station Leon’s Full Service are just a few of the amazing places to eat in Decatur. Decatur Diner, a new 24 hour diner, is now open in the old Atlanta Bread location on 205 East Ponce with indoor and outdoor seating.
- Green Space – Dearborn Park is a small park adjacent to the south side of Winnona Park. Maintained by Dekalb County, Dearborn Park has walking trails, a picnic pavilion, playground and a basketball court. Or visit Oakhurst Park, an eight acre park with two multipurpose fields, a picnic pavilion with restrooms, and a concession/scoring building. There are two lighted tennis courts, a basketball court and a playground area. Oakhurst Dog Park is on East Lake Drive, adjacent to the Boys and Girls Club. Across the street from Winnona Park, you can also stroll along Agnes Scott College‘s beautiful campus.
- Music – Eddie’s Attic is home to some of Atlanta’s best up-and-coming artists. Eddie’s Attic has been the spring board for many aspiring songwriters including John Mayer, Sugarland and many more. Eddie’s Attic calendar of artists. There are also several music festivals held throughout the year including BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass Festival and Concerts on the Square.
- Oakhurst -Explore the charming downtown area of Oakhurst with restaurants, shops and art galleries. One of my favorite events is the Oakhurst Arts & Music Festival, held each October.
- Farmer’s Markets – Winnona Park is close to the Decatur Farmer’s Market and DeKalb Farmer’s Market. The Decatur Farmer’s Market is open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the corner of Commerce Drive and Church Street in downtown Decatur. On Saturdays, the market is open from 9 a.m. to noon at the corner of McDonough and Trinity streets in downtown Decatur, across Trinity from the Dekalb Courthouse and Decatur City Hall. At Dekalb Farmers Market you will discover foods from around the world. There is also a new service from Riverview Farms, one of Georgia’s oldest and largest organic farms, called Farm Mobile which makes buying fresh food easy.
Read more about the Winnona Park Neighborhood Association.