Welcome to East Lake
Many famous people have been forefront in East Lake's history including golfer Bobby Jones and Johnny Weissmuller - winner of 5 Olympic gold medals and the first movie Tarzan - who swam at East Lake. Now this community is home to families and young professionals.
Area Highlights:East Lake Golf Club, Charlie Yates Golf Course,
PGA TOUR Championship, East Lake Farmers Market, The East Lake Community Learning
Garden and Urban Farm, The East Lake Family YMCA
Elementary: Drew Charter School,
Middle: Coan Middle School
High School: Maynard H. Jackson High School
Parks & GreenspaceEast Lake Park, Dekalb Memorial Park, Longdale Park, Starmount-McAfee Park, Dearborne Park, Shoal Creek Park, Glenwood Hills Park,
Mark Trail Park, Walker Park
EAST LAKE is one of Atlanta’s more historic neighborhoods. In 1898, a group of 65 men formed the Atlanta Athletic Club. The club soon realized the increased interest in golf, and in 1904, acquired property in the "suburbs" of Atlanta to create a country club and golf course.
East Lake was a popular vacation haven for Atlanta’s well-to-do families in the early 1900s and continued to attract golfing enthusiasts who wanted to play at East Lake Golf Club, where golfing legend Bobby Jones played his first and last rounds of golf. By the 1960s, the golf course and the community began to fall into disrepair. In 1995 the East Lake Foundation turned one of the nation’s most violent public housing projects into a national model for community redevelopment.
Today, with its historic bungalows and cottages and convenience to local eateries, shops and transit, East Lake is a neighborhood comprised of old and new families and young professionals seeking a diverse, caring intown community.