Midtown Real Estate In the Heart of It All
A fitting name, Midtown Atlanta is situated squarely between the commercial and financial districts of Downtown to the south and Buckhead to the north. Midtown is marked by its many cultural attractions, institutions of higher education, noteworthy architecture, and urban layout. The district is the center of Atlanta’s arts scene that includes the Ferst Center for the Arts, the Fox Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center, the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Design Atlanta, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Center for Puppetry Arts, and the 14th Street Playhouse. Midtown is also home to three well known institutions of higher education: Georgia Institute of Technology, John Marshall Law School, and the Atlanta division of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).
Midtown contains about one-third of the city’s high-rises and some of Atlanta’s most iconic buildings, such as the Bank of America Plaza, AT&T Midtown Center, One Coca-Cola Plaza, Atlantic Center, and 1180 Peachtree. Midtown Atlanta has also been a primary area for high-density development in the city throughout the 2000’s due to the district’s mass transit options and urban street grid. It also includes neighborhoods like Ansley Park, Sherwood Forest, Atlantic Station, Home Park, and Loring Heights. Midtown’s focal point is the expansive greenspace of Piedmont Park, which underwent a major expansion in 2011. The park is surrounded by the Midtown business district to its west, Ansley Park to its northwest, the BeltLine, Morningside, and Virginia Highland to its east, and the Midtown Historic District to its south. The Atlanta Botanical Garden adjoins the Park.
Piedmont Park is a popular venue for cultural festivals in Atlanta. Each spring, when the native dogwoods are in bloom in Piedmont Park, is the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, an arts and crafts fair. Piedmont Park is also the finish line of the Peachtree Road Race, held annually on Independence Day. The annual Atlanta Arts Festival brings artists from across the country to the park. Piedmont Park is also the home of the Southeast’s largest multicultural festival, the Festival Peachtree Latino, which celebrates Hispanic-American culture with arts and crafts, family activities, sporting events, a parade, dance demonstrations, ethnic foods, and a live music stage featuring international performers from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic.
Midtown Atlanta is served by Atlanta’s rail rapid transit system, MARTA, at the North Avenue, Midtown, and Arts Center MARTA Stations. MARTA operates significant bus service in the district, as well. There is also a free shuttle between the Arts Center MARTA Station and Atlantic Station, as well as a free-to-the-public daytime shuttle between the Midtown MARTA station and Georgia Tech called the “Tech Trolley”.
Midtown Atlanta is home to a thriving nightlife scene, hosting everything from nightclubs with dj’s and dancing, comedy and improv venues, live music performances, small and large theaters – there is something for everyone. Foodies will love the countless and diverse restaurants that line Midtown’s streets, where diners can enjoy many of the city’s most innovative and acclaimed culinary experiences.
Centrally located, Midtown is easily accessible to almost all the attractions Atlanta has to offer.