Several of my clients have asked me what the deal with Mountain Park is. While showing property in this community, one even commented that it must be where people in the witness protection program go to live. This comment was predicated on the fact that maps do not accurately reflect the city streets and some even reference non-existent streets.
Before Mountain Park was incorporated in 1927, it was mostly comprised of summer cottages for Atlanta's wealthy. Mountain Park is an officially designated wildlife refuge, which protects all wildlife including birds, animals and reptiles. Some are rare and live in Mountain Park either part or all of the year.
The Cherokee Indians that lived in the area long ago believed that the Indian Spring that runs through Mountain Park had medicinal powers. The women would leave their homes in the hills and travel miles to retrieve Indian Spring water for an ailing member of their tribe. Local wisdom maintains that those who find their way into Mountain Park and the area of Indian Spring are drawn by the healing powers the spring offers. Indian Spring was the only source of water for many of the residents up until the 1960's.
Located off of Holcomb Bridge and at the end of Mountain Park Road, Mountain Park maintains it's quiet, rustic nature with 2 large lakes, Lake Garrett and Lake Cherful. Lake Cherful is in both Fulton and Cherokee Counties, hence the name. There is no zoning for businesses or commercial uses, only residential.
Known for its charm and uniqueness, over 500 residents are proud to call Mountain Park home.