Midtown Atlanta

What is Midtown Atlanta known for?


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NeighborhoodGuide?neighborhood 1287075&locationSection Midtown, "Ultimate Neighborhood Guide", ''Creative Loafing'', retrieved November 7, 2011 No part of the city has evolved more dramatically over the past two decades...Impersonal office buildings, imposing parking decks and cold asphalt arteries have given way to high-rise living and an explosion of street life...Where once there was a wasteland, now there are great restaurants, groceries, specialty shops

-for-piedmont-park-dekalb-ave-bike-trail Thomas Wheatley, "Beltline gets $5 million for Piedmont Park-DeKalb Ave. bike trail", Creative Loafing, 2010-06-19 The "Art on the BeltLine" project has resulted in the installation dozens of contemporary art pieces on the trail. Economy thumb People dancing to Paul van Dyk (File:2008-03-13 Rave crowd.jpg) in one of Midtown's clubs Midtown Atlanta is a commercial district in its own right


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and Midtown (Midtown Atlanta), can be seen from the highway, especially at the northern and southern ends. The route also goes directly past Turner Field, formerly Centennial Olympic Stadium, where the opening and closing ceremonies and track and field events were held for the 1996 Summer Olympics. '''One Atlantic Center''', also known as '''IBM Tower''', is a skyscraper located in Midtown Atlanta. It is the third-tallest in Atlanta, reaching a height of


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to the filming of the 1939 film (Gone with the Wind (film)) based on the book. The '''High Museum of Art''' (colloquially '''the High'''), located in Atlanta, is the leading art museum in the Southeastern United States and one of the most-visited art museums (List of most visited art museums in the world) in the world. '''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.


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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

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.


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-for-piedmont-park-dekalb-ave-bike-trail Thomas Wheatley, "Beltline gets $5 million for Piedmont Park-DeKalb Ave. bike trail", Creative Loafing, 2010-06-19 The "Art on the BeltLine" project has resulted in the installation dozens of contemporary art pieces on the trail. Economy thumb People dancing to Paul van Dyk (File:2008-03-13 Rave crowd.jpg) in one of Midtown's clubs Midtown Atlanta is a commercial district in its own right, containing '''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.


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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


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


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''': Federal Reserve Bank in Midtown Atlanta. '''Center''': CNN Center. '''Right''': Delta Air Lines headquarters. width 260 The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra plays at its concert hall at the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown (Midtown Atlanta), which also houses the High Museum of Art and Alliance Theatre. The Atlanta Opera and The Atlanta Ballet usually perform at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre at the city's northwest edge. Atlanta's renowned


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neighborhood. Tommy Jones, "Midtown History", Midtown Local Historic District site The 1910 ''Encyclopædia Britannica'' listed Peachtree Street in Midtown as one of the finest residential areas of the city, along with Ponce de Leon Circle (now Ponce de Leon Avenue), Washington Street (Washington-Rawson), and Inman Park. The Downtown Connector freeway opened in the 1950s, and the blocks between Williams


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for Atlanta arts community, Midtown is home of the annual Atlanta Arts Festival, which brings artists from across the country to Piedmont Park. Piedmont Park is also the home of the Southeast's largest multicultural festival, 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

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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