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Medlock Park

The Medlock Park area emerged from farmed land; as of the 1940’s, the area was mostly open fields. Traces of that history remain, particularly illustrated by the Steele-Cobb House, originally built in 1855 [for a bit of history about that property’s first inhabitants, see this link]. Suburban home tracks were developed in the 1950’s and 1960’s in response to post-war housing booms. Older homes are typically smaller and follow the american mall house style, with later construction reflecting the ranch style that is so prevalent in our state. See all our posts on Medlock-area history here, including aerial views from the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s. 
Following the 2008 market crash, redevelopment of nearby shopping areas such as Suburban Plaza and North DeKalb Mall (both originally built in the 1960’s) came to a full stop. The approval of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)’s Medline LCI Study in 2013 sends a strong signal that the area holds great potential due to its proximity to employment and commercial centers and diverse population. Additionally, our neighborhood is part of the Toco Hills Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC), an Atlanta Regional Commission designation by the ARC that reflects a lifelong community area rich with individuals who have chosen to age in place.

In recent years, many young families have moved into our neighborhood, reflecting the growing demand for walkable, convenient, affordable, and dare we say, easier-to-maintain smaller homes. Renewed interest in mid-century ranch architecture also makes Medlock Park an attractive destination.

(Source: MANA)

Area Attractions and Amenities


In addition to the eponymous Medlock Park, the neighborhood is lucky to have access to the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve. This 29-acre site is maintained by a core of dedicated volunteers who have established and maintain a network of paths and learning stations


Medlock offers a safe environment for pedestrian, dog walkers and cyclists. Part of the PATH Foundation network, the South Peachtree Creek Trail connects Medlock Park to Mason Mill Park. The trail is either paved or built on an elevated boardwalk that allows for mud-free walking and cycling. The South Fork of the Peachtree Creek wends its way through the neighborhood, creating habitat and shelter for native plants and animals. The creek's year-round water supply, combined with easements and floodplain areas, translates into widespread proximity to wildlife corridors.

Medlock Park, Decatur/Atlanta

Homes for Sale In Medlock Park

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Area: .5 mi²
Zip Codes: 30030/30033
Counties: Dekalb
Elementary School: Fernbank
Middle School: Druid Hills
High School: Druid Hills

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