Midtown Atlanta

What is Midtown Atlanta known for?


iconic buildings

: Georgia Institute of Technology, John Marshall Law School (John Marshall Law School (Atlanta)), 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 (Bank of America Plaza (Atlanta)), AT&T Midtown Center, One Coca-Cola Plaza (Coca-Cola headquarters), Atlantic Center (One Atlantic Center), and 1180 Peachtree. Midtown has also been a primary area for high-density development in the city in the first decade of the 2000s due to the district's mass transit options and urban street grid. Geography and nomenclature The definition and meaning of "Midtown" has varied over time, expanding from an original concept of a small neighborhood "mid-way" between Downtown and Buckhead. Boundary definitions vary by the source. In many cases, Midtown is a quasi-legal entity for zoning, law enforcement, and taxi purposes. It is defined by the City of Atlanta to include the business district along Peachtree Street as well as Historic Midtown (Midtown_Historic_District_(Atlanta,_Georgia)), the residential area east of Piedmont Avenue (Piedmont Avenue (Atlanta)) and to the south of Piedmont Park. The Midtown Alliance defines a larger, "Greater Midtown" area of approximately four square miles. This includes the area within the city's definition, but splitting it into the sub-areas '''Midtown Core''' and '''Midtown Neighborhood''', i.e. Historic Midtown. It also includes the neighborhoods of Ansley Park, Sherwood Forest (Sherwood Forest (Atlanta)), Atlantic Station, Home Park (Home Park (Atlanta)), and Loring Heights (Loring Heights (Atlanta)). "Demographics", Midtown Alliance "Neighborhoods", Midtown Alliance The area has gone by other names in the past. An 1897 source refers to the area as North Atlanta, which would later be the name of today's city of Brookhaven (Brookhaven, Georgia). The 1897 "North Atlanta" encompassed (roughly) most of today's Midtown, Georgia Tech, and English Avenue. "Suburbs will not be annexed now: The Rice measure tabled by Council yesterday afternoon", ''Atlanta Constitution'', October 27, 1897. North Atlanta was defined as the area including today's Midtown between Myrtle St. in the Midtown Historic District (Midtown Historic District (Atlanta, Georgia)) and Cherry St., now inside the Georgia Tech campus, as far north as 14th St (then called Wilson Ave.); most of what is now the Georgia Tech campus, south of what was then 5th Street; and the area west of Georgia Tech, south of Jefferson St., as far west as Ashby St. (now Lowery Blvd.), including today's English Avenue neighborhood. "City limits extended to take in Pittsburg, Reynoldstown, Bellwood and North Atlanta" in John R. Hornady, "Atlanta yesterday, today and tomorrow", 1922 "Outside Folks Hot After Rice", ''Atlanta Constitution'', October 24, 1897 Sources from the 1950s and early 1960s refer to the area as "Uptown Atlanta," a moniker which would later be applied instead to Buckhead following its annexation. 1963 map of urban renewal, City of Atlanta Search for "Uptown Atlanta" in Google Books, search for publications through 1965 History thumb left Map of part of Midtown Atlanta, 1895 (File:Midtown Atlanta 1895.jpeg) The southern half of Midtown between 8th Street and North Ave was originally purchased by Richard Peters (Richard Peters (Atlanta)) in 1848 to use the pine forest there for fuel for his downtown flour mill. Over the next 40 years, Peters slowly subdivided sections of these land lots off for a gridded residential area and built his own home there on Peachtree at 4th Street. His son, Edward, built his home on the block bounded by North Avenue, Piedmont Avenue (Piedmont Avenue (Atlanta)), Ponce de Leon Avenue, and Myrtle Street. The home, now called Ivy Hall, was restored by the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2008 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. '''Midtown''' is an underground metro station on the Red (Red Line (MARTA)) and Gold (Gold Line (MARTA)) lines of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system located in Midtown Atlanta. As of April 2006, 4,085 daily fares were collected at the gates. One Zipcar vehicle is parked at the station. Location Civic Center station is located in SoNo (SoNo (Atlanta)), a sub-district of Downtown (Downtown Atlanta), with convenient access to the southern end of Midtown Atlanta. The station is named after the nearby Atlanta Civic Center three blocks east at Piedmont Avenue NE, but serves the Peachtree Summit and SunTrust Plaza skyscrapers to the south. It provides connecting bus service to Georgia State Capitol, The Metro Transitional Center, The Turner Field, Zoo Atlanta, Centennial Olympic Park, The World of Coca-Cola, and The Georgia Aquarium.


local sports

" were a prime focus of the collective FSN networks. Other FSN networks also received their local sports reports from the Atlanta studios, often with the same hosts (Terry Chick being the most prominent). The Southern Sports Report was discontinued in 2005, and FSN South produced a similar program, ''Around The South'', that focuses on sports stories in and across the region. It has been replaced by FSN Final Score. Summary Image of One Atlantic Center in Midtown Atlanta


original architecture

In the area surrounding Peachtree Street, very little of the original architecture was preserved. Some of the notable exceptions listed on the National Register of Historic Places include the Margaret Mitchell House, Rhodes Hall, Edward C. Peters House, and the Academy of Medicine (Academy of Medicine (Atlanta, Georgia)). Historic districts include the Fox Theatre Historic District and Midtown Historic District (Atlanta, Georgia) Historic Midtown


iconic green

;ref "List of parks, alphabetical", City of Atlanta Piedmont Park in Midtown (Midtown Atlanta), Atlanta's iconic green space, underwent a major renovation and expansion in 2010. It attracts visitors from across the region and hosts cultural events throughout the year. Centennial Olympic Park forms a centerpoint for downtown visitors while nearby Woodruff Park anchors the business district. Grant Park (Atlanta


play activities

and community members, was formed in 1978 in order to work towards improving the overall quality of life in Midtown and transform it into an ideal place for people to actively live, work, and play. Activities of the Alliance include improving the neighborhood safety, developing area arts and education programs, and building community leaders. The master plan from the Alliance, called Blueprint Midtown, is credited with fueling the economic resurgence that has helped the once downtrodden Midtown area transform over the past number of years into a popular neighborhood. '''Midtown''' is an underground metro station on the Red (Red Line (MARTA)) and Gold (Gold Line (MARTA)) lines of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system located in Midtown Atlanta. As of April 2006, 4,085 daily fares were collected at the gates. One Zipcar vehicle is parked at the station. Location Civic Center station is located in SoNo (SoNo (Atlanta)), a sub-district of Downtown (Downtown Atlanta), with convenient access to the southern end of Midtown Atlanta. The station is named after the nearby Atlanta Civic Center three blocks east at Piedmont Avenue NE, but serves the Peachtree Summit and SunTrust Plaza skyscrapers to the south. It provides connecting bus service to Georgia State Capitol, The Metro Transitional Center, The Turner Field, Zoo Atlanta, Centennial Olympic Park, The World of Coca-Cola, and The Georgia Aquarium.


past number

transform over the past number of years into a popular neighborhood. In a 2011 ''Creative Loafing'' article claimed that:


savannah

: Georgia Institute of Technology, John Marshall Law School (John Marshall Law School (Atlanta)), 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 (Bank of America Plaza (Atlanta)), AT&T Midtown Center, One Coca-Cola Plaza (Coca-Cola headquarters), Atlantic Center (One Atlantic Center), and 1180 Peachtree. Midtown

the next 40 years, Peters slowly subdivided sections of these land lots off for a gridded residential area and built his own home there on Peachtree at 4th Street. His son, Edward, built his home on the block bounded by North Avenue, Piedmont Avenue (Piedmont Avenue (Atlanta)), Ponce de Leon Avenue, and Myrtle Street. The home, now called Ivy Hall, was restored by the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2008 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

to house temporary collections of masterpieces, most notably the Louvre and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Across the street from the High is Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) (Museum of Design Atlanta), the only museum (Design museum) in the Southeast devoted exclusively to the study and celebration of all things design. Midtown is also the home of the Atlanta campus of Savannah College of Art and Design, which is located in historic buildings throughout the district


large single

Peachtree Road . Surrounding this dense core are Buckhead's suburban neighborhoods, which feature large single-family homes situated among dense forests and rolling hills. * Brookhaven (Brookhaven, Georgia) and North Druid Hills in DeKalb County (DeKalb County, Georgia) to the east * to the south across I-75 and I-85, the Midtown Atlanta neighborhoods of Midtown proper (Midtown (Atlanta)) and Ansley Park, as well as Piedmont Heights (Piedmont Heights (Atlanta)) and Lindridge


original concept

has also been a primary area for high-density development in the city in the first decade of the 2000s due to the district's mass transit options and urban street grid. Geography and nomenclature The definition and meaning of "Midtown" has varied over time, expanding from an original concept of a small neighborhood "mid-way" between Downtown and Buckhead. Boundary definitions vary by the source. In many cases, Midtown is a quasi-legal entity for zoning, law enforcement, and taxi purposes. It is defined by the City of Atlanta to include the business district along Peachtree Street as well as Historic Midtown (Midtown_Historic_District_(Atlanta,_Georgia)), the residential area east of Piedmont Avenue (Piedmont Avenue (Atlanta)) and to the south of Piedmont Park. The Midtown Alliance defines a larger, "Greater Midtown" area of approximately four square miles. This includes the area within the city's definition, but splitting it into the sub-areas '''Midtown Core''' and '''Midtown Neighborhood''', i.e. Historic Midtown. It also includes the neighborhoods of Ansley Park, Sherwood Forest (Sherwood Forest (Atlanta)), Atlantic Station, Home Park (Home Park (Atlanta)), and Loring Heights (Loring Heights (Atlanta)). "Demographics", Midtown Alliance "Neighborhoods", Midtown Alliance The area has gone by other names in the past. An 1897 source refers to the area as North Atlanta, which would later be the name of today's city of Brookhaven (Brookhaven, Georgia). The 1897 "North Atlanta" encompassed (roughly) most of today's Midtown, Georgia Tech, and English Avenue. "Suburbs will not be annexed now: The Rice measure tabled by Council yesterday afternoon", ''Atlanta Constitution'', October 27, 1897. North Atlanta was defined as the area including today's Midtown between Myrtle St. in the Midtown Historic District (Midtown Historic District (Atlanta, Georgia)) and Cherry St., now inside the Georgia Tech campus, as far north as 14th St (then called Wilson Ave.); most of what is now the Georgia Tech campus, south of what was then 5th Street; and the area west of Georgia Tech, south of Jefferson St., as far west as Ashby St. (now Lowery Blvd.), including today's English Avenue neighborhood. "City limits extended to take in Pittsburg, Reynoldstown, Bellwood and North Atlanta" in John R. Hornady, "Atlanta yesterday, today and tomorrow", 1922 "Outside Folks Hot After Rice", ''Atlanta Constitution'', October 24, 1897 Sources from the 1950s and early 1960s refer to the area as "Uptown Atlanta," a moniker which would later be applied instead to Buckhead following its annexation. 1963 map of urban renewal, City of Atlanta Search for "Uptown Atlanta" in Google Books, search for publications through 1965 History thumb left Map of part of Midtown Atlanta, 1895 (File:Midtown Atlanta 1895.jpeg) The southern half of Midtown between 8th Street and North Ave was originally purchased by Richard Peters (Richard Peters (Atlanta)) in 1848 to use the pine forest there for fuel for his downtown flour mill. Over the next 40 years, Peters slowly subdivided sections of these land lots off for a gridded residential area and built his own home there on Peachtree at 4th Street. His son, Edward, built his home on the block bounded by North Avenue, Piedmont Avenue (Piedmont Avenue (Atlanta)), Ponce de Leon Avenue, and Myrtle Street. The home, now called Ivy Hall, was restored by the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2008 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. '''Midtown''' is an underground metro station on the Red (Red Line (MARTA)) and Gold (Gold Line (MARTA)) lines of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system located in Midtown Atlanta. As of April 2006, 4,085 daily fares were collected at the gates. One Zipcar vehicle is parked at the station. Location Civic Center station is located in SoNo (SoNo (Atlanta)), a sub-district of Downtown (Downtown Atlanta), with convenient access to the southern end of Midtown Atlanta. The station is named after the nearby Atlanta Civic Center three blocks east at Piedmont Avenue NE, but serves the Peachtree Summit and SunTrust Plaza skyscrapers to the south. It provides connecting bus service to Georgia State Capitol, The Metro Transitional Center, The Turner Field, Zoo Atlanta, Centennial Olympic Park, The World of Coca-Cola, and The Georgia Aquarium.


sports stories

" were a prime focus of the collective FSN networks. Other FSN networks also received their local sports reports from the Atlanta studios, often with the same hosts (Terry Chick being the most prominent). The Southern Sports Report was discontinued in 2005, and FSN South produced a similar program, ''Around The South'', that focuses on sports stories in and across the region. It has been replaced by FSN Final Score. Summary Image of One Atlantic Center in Midtown (Midtown Atlanta) Atlanta, Georgia. Taken by me. Licensing '''State Route 13''' ('''SR 13'''), known as Buford Highway, Falcon Parkway (Atlanta Falcons), and Atlanta Highway, is a state highway (state highway (US)) in Georgia (Georgia (U.S. state)). It begins at West Peachtree Street and Spring Street (U.S. Route 19 (U.S. Route 19 (Georgia)) (US 19)  SR 9 (State Route 9 (Georgia))) just to the north of 17th Street (17th Street (Atlanta)) in north Midtown Atlanta. The section near downtown Atlanta is a full freeway, from its south end to Sidney Marcus Boulevard. This was the original alignment of Interstate 85 (Interstate 85 in Georgia) (Northeast Expressway) through northeast Atlanta. The route ends at Jesse Jewell Parkway (SR 369 (State Route 369 (Georgia))) in Gainesville (Gainesville, Georgia). The name changes from Buford Highway to Atlanta Highway at the northeast city limits of Buford (Buford, Georgia). The stretch between the DeKalb Fulton County line and several miles northeast of I-285 is often regarded as a community (see Buford Highway). '''State Route 237''' begins at Buford Highway (S.R. 13 (State Route 13 (Georgia))) in Midtown Atlanta and ends at Roswell (Roswell, Georgia) Road (U.S. 19 (United States Highway 19) S.R. 9 (State Route 9 (Georgia))) in North Buckhead (Buckhead (Atlanta)). It is known best as Piedmont Road. *Peachtree Street *Midtown Atlanta (Northern financial and residential district of Atlanta) *Buckhead (Buckhead (Atlanta)) (Northern-most financial and residential district of Atlanta) '''Ansley Park''' is an affluent residential neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia, located just east of Midtown (Midtown Atlanta) and west of Piedmont Park. One of the first suburban neighborhoods in the city designed for automobiles, it features wide, winding roads rather than the grid pattern typical of older streetcar suburbs. Streets were planned like parkways with extensive landscaping, while Winn Park and McClatchey Park are themselves long and narrow, extending deep into the neighborhood. '''Midtown''' is an underground metro station on the Red (Red Line (MARTA)) and Gold (Gold Line (MARTA)) lines of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system located in Midtown Atlanta. As of April 2006, 4,085 daily fares were collected at the gates. One Zipcar vehicle is parked at the station. Location Civic Center station is located in SoNo (SoNo (Atlanta)), a sub-district of Downtown (Downtown Atlanta), with convenient access to the southern end of Midtown Atlanta. The station is named after the nearby Atlanta Civic Center three blocks east at Piedmont Avenue NE, but serves the Peachtree Summit and SunTrust Plaza skyscrapers to the south. It provides connecting bus service to Georgia State Capitol, The Metro Transitional Center, The Turner Field, Zoo Atlanta, Centennial Olympic Park, The World of Coca-Cola, and The Georgia Aquarium.

Midtown Atlanta

thumb 400px Midtown at night, viewed from Piedmont Park (File:Midtown at night.jpg) '''Midtown''' is the second largest business district in the city of Atlanta, situated between the commercial and financial districts of Downtown (Downtown Atlanta) to the south and Buckhead (Buckhead (Atlanta)) to the north. In 2011, Greater Midtown (see below) has a 2011 resident population of 41,681, a workplace population of 81,418, and a student population of 26,500. "Midtown Demographics", ''Midtown Alliance'' site, published 1 24 2013 The district attracts about six million visitors annually. Midtown Alliance, ''Midtown Market Report, 2007. Retrieved June 3, 2009.

Midtown is marked by its cultural attractions, institutions of higher education, noteworthy architecture, and urban layout. The district is the center of the city's arts scene that includes the Fox Theatre (Fox Theatre (Atlanta, Georgia)), 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 (John Marshall Law School (Atlanta)), 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 (Bank of America Plaza (Atlanta)), AT&T Midtown Center, One Coca-Cola Plaza (Coca-Cola headquarters), Atlantic Center (One Atlantic Center), and 1180 Peachtree. Midtown has also been a primary area for high-density development in the city in the first decade of the 2000s due to the district's mass transit options and urban street grid.

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