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Midtown

About

“Midtown offers a wide choice of housing options, from “vertical neighborhoods”  — new hi-rise condos and apartments to historic and established neighborhoods.

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The number of residents in the center of Midtown has more than doubled in the last 10 years, and Midtown continues to be a thriving location of choice for intown living.  Currently, almost 3,000 new apartments are under construction or about to break ground within greater Midtown, with most of these in the Midtown core.

Midtown residents love being close to everything in a community with a range of cosmopolitan amenities with easy access to the largest concentration of greenspace in the city, arts, attractions, shopping and dining.”  http://www.midtownatl.com/life/residential-neighborhoods

History

“In the late 1800s, the area was one of Atlanta’s finest neighborhoods with graceful mansions lining Peachtree Street.  The post-World War II era, however, led to a downturn as people left the city for Atlanta’s growing suburbs.  By the tumultuous 1960s, Midtown was best known for unsavory streets and blocks of underutilized land.

Beginning in the 1970s, urban visionaries reclaimed the neighborhood and began its renaissance.  Since 1978, Midtown Alliance has facilitated Midtown’s progress, transforming this part of Atlanta into a true mixed-use, new urbanist, live-learn-work-play community.  Providing the framework and impetus for this phenomenal transformation has been Blueprint Midtown, the Alliance’s visionary, community-derived development plan.” http://www.midtownatl.com/about/the-story-of-midtown

Walkability

  • With a walkability to score of 86, Midtown is considered VERY WALKABLE, and most errands can be accomplished on foot.
  • With a bikability score of 64, Midtown is considered SOMEWHAT BIKABLE

http://www.walkscore.com/GA/Atlanta/Midtown

Schools

http://www.greatschools.org/search/search.page?q=30309&state=GA

Farmer’s Markets and Community Gardens

A great farmer’s market in a super community spaceL

http://www.piedmontpark.org/programs/green_market.html

Visit the Morningside Farmer’s Market for the only market featuring ONLY certified organic produce and much more:

http://www.morningsidemarket.com

See this great list as well for markets all over Atlanta:http://www.11alive.com/news/article/187640/387/Top-10-Farmers-Markets-in-Metro-Atlanta-

Two of the best sources for finding and starting Community Gardens in Atlanta:

http://www.parkpride.org/get-involved/community-programs/community-gardens

http://www.acfb.org/about/our-programs/community-gardens

Parks and Greenspaces

Freedom Park:

Freedom Park is the largest public park in Atlanta, linking the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site, the Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, Poncey-Highland, Central Atlanta Neighborhoods, the Carter Center and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, Candler Park, Druid Hills, Virginia Highland, and Little Five Points. Freedom Park spans 210 linear acres and is home to permanent art installments, a bike path, and walking trails.

Piedmont Park

Piedmont Park is Atlanta’s largest free amenity used by millions each year for festivals, concerts and picnics with friends just to name a few.

Piedmont Park Conservancy is the nonprofit organization, working with the City of Atlanta for the preservation of historic Piedmont Park. Since our inception over 20 years ago, the Conservancy has successfully restored the historic portion of Piedmont Park. By 2010, the Conservancy will have raised and invested more than $64 million for park beautification, maintenance/security, programs, and also includes a 53-acre expansion of green