If you love the idea of living the heart of it all, Midtown Atlanta is the place for you! Walk the streets, admire the iconic architecture, browse the boutiques and galleries, grab dinner with friends at one of hundreds of restaurants, stroll through a museum, take in a show—it’s all here, most of it within walking distance of your home. There’s no denying this bustling neighborhood represents the best of the urban lifestyle.
During Atlanta’s early days, the area now occupied by Midtown was forested land, bought up by Richard Peters in the 1840s to fuel his flour mill. Eventually Peters subdivided and developed the land, and Midtown became a haven for Atlanta’s wealthy, with stately mansions lining the tree-lined streets. Midtown experienced a brief downturn in the 1960s when its residents, along with most of America, began migrating out of the inner city to the suburbs. However, the past few decades have seen a gradual redevelopment of this prime area to the point that Midtown is once again one of the most coveted neighborhoods of the city.
Midtown is zoned within the Atlanta Public School district, where students attend Springdale Park Elementary, Inman Middle School and Henry W. Grady High School. Students may also attend Centennial Place Elementary, the only school in Atlanta’s school system themed toward science and technology. Midtown is also a hub for higher education, home of Georgia Tech and the Atlanta campus of Savannah College of Art and Design. (SCAD).
Midtown is widely considered the art and culture hub of the city—the “heart of the arts”—home to the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Ballet and numerous festivals hosted throughout the year. Also located here is the sprawling Piedmont Park and Atlanta Botanical Garden, two of Atlanta’s most popular places to enjoy the outdoors. And of course, in Midtown you’re never far from some of Atlanta’s most exciting shopping, dining and nightlife.
HOMES IN MIDTOWN
Housing in Midtown consists of an interesting blend of high-rise apartments, condos, townhomes and single family homes, offering something for almost every budget. The median home value in in this area hovers around $260,000, with actual home prices ranging between the high $100s for a comfortable condo and near $1 million for a renovated historic home. For more information on available properties in Midtown, contact us today.
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