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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Neighborhood Spotlight: Midtown Atlanta GA

Midtown Atlanta is a neighborhood in Atlanta GA. The neighborhood is located between the SoNo District that begin at North Avenue to the south and the residential and commercial district of Buckhead that starts at the bridge that spans 85 North. Midtown includes about one-third of the city's high-rises. It is known as the Center of the Arts in Atlanta.

Midtown is awash with busy thoroughfares, including Atlanta's famous Peachtree St. The area where Piedmont Avenue and Tenth Street meet is the focus of Atlanta's thriving gay and lesbian population. The length of Peachtree St that stretches from the famous Fox Theater to the High Museum of Art is known as the Midtown Mile. Along this mile you will find skyscrapers, high rise condos and great shopping and some of the best place to eat in the city. Some of the best restaurants in Atlanta can be found up and down Peachtree St., and mingled in to the side streets of the neighborhood.

Midtown is also home to Atlanta’s largest park, Piedmont Park. The streets are lined with late 19th and early 20th century Queen Anne and Arts and Crafts style homes.

Midtown was also home to Atlanta’s most famous writer, Margaret Mitchell. The famous writer of the novel “Gone With The Wind” lived in several place in midtown and along Peachtree St. You can visit the “apartment” where she lived when she penned her famous novel.

The Atlanta Trolley Tour Line has 5 stops on its tour route located in Midtown Atlanta. They include:

Piedmont Park
Woodruff Arts Center
Center for Puppetry Arts
Margaret Mitchell House
The Varsity

Any trip to Atlanta should include time to explore this most vibrant Atlanta neighborhood.