As the main connection between Atlanta and Stone Mountain, the Memorial Drive corridor has ferried travelers from the city to the suburbs since the late 1960s. Economic growth in the area slowed dramatically in the late 1980s. The suburban environment with large setbacks, surface parking lots, and strip shopping saw practically no new commercial development for 30 years.
In 2019 DeKalb County published the Memorial Drive Revitalization Corridor Plan formulating a vision for the corridor that favors human scaled neighborhoods, walkability, and a mix of different land use and activities. 
Today the transformation of Memorial Drive is well underway with the following projects:
Atlanta Dairies  Located just off the BeltLine,…

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Ansley Park is a quiet residential district filled with beautiful homes nestled along winding, tree-lined streets and neighborhood parks adjacent to the bustling Midtown commercial district.

At the beginning of the 20th century notable architects including Neil Reid and P. Thornton Marye were hard at work in the neighborhood. Since the 1960's, the Ansley Park Civic Association has diligently maintained the neighborhood's historical integrity and strong community.

Today plaques mark dozens of historically significant homes including

Piedmont Driving Club
Founded in 1887 as the Gentlemen's Driving Club, this private social club originally provided members with an opportunity to escape the city to "drive" their horse and carriages through the…

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Beautiful green spaces dot the map of Brookhaven, offering outdoor activities like tennis, basketball, soccer, swimming, and hiking in addition to an abundance of playgrounds. Some favorites include the following:

Ashford Park
In addition to traditional playground equipment, Ashford Park is home to the "island of misfit toys" donated by local families.  The community building and the first-come, first-serve picnic shelter are perfect for birthday parties and other small gatherings.

Blackburn Park
This 50-acre park includes walking trails, baseball fields, community gardens, and a tennis center with lighted hard courts. Their natural-looking playground features a large spider web structure with climbing ropes, cables and ladders without a drop of…

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Anchored by Atkins Park, Atlanta's oldest continuously licensed tavern, the Virginia-Highland Commercial District features over 40 local and small businesses on tree-lined streets nestled around several small neighborhood commercial nodes.
Thanks in part to the Virginia Highland District Association, a nonprofit promoting investment in the neighborhood, many new storefronts have opened in 2021. Check out the following:
Virginia Highland Books Browse an extensive selection of non-fiction, fiction, children's books, as well as vinyl and merchandise. In an effort to build community, the shop displays local art and provides space for book signings, book clubs, and story times. They even collect and donate used books to local…

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Downtown Atlanta is in the midst of its largest construction boom since the 1996 Summer Olympics. Busy commercial corridors are teeming with cultural opportunities including art galleries, theaters, live music venues, arenas, restaurants, and bars. Tourists flock to attractions housed in amazing buildings like GA Aquarium, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Downtown skyline continues to evolve with projects like

  • Georgia State University's massive investments in academic buildings and student housing.  
  • The $5B Centennial Yards development, formerly known as the Gulch
  • Margaritaville Tower, a 22-story timeshare project, designed to harness “the energy and excitement of the big city with the familiar…

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Buckhead offers many venues for fitness enthusiasts and outdoor recreation. Check out some of our favorites below!  
Since the late 1930s Chastain Park has been considered one of the premier recreational destinations in the Southeast. It is currently the third largest public greenspace in Atlanta behind Westside and Piedmont parks. Each year over 2 million visitors come to Chastain Park to escape the demands of life without leaving the city. Park amenities include a swimming pool, golf course, horse park, art center, and tennis courts. 
People also gather in Chastain Park for art festivals, golf tournaments, foodie events, and concerts. In September 2021, international headliners including John Legend (Sept 1), D Nice (Sept 3),…

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Atlanta may be famous for its tree canopy, music scene, aquarium, and civil rights landmarks, but it's also bursting with oddball attractions that even locals overlook. After touring The King Center and Ebenezer Baptist Church, take a walk on the Eastside Trail — and then discover some of these off beat attractions in and around Old Fourth Ward.

54 Columns

Welcome to Atlanta's Stonehenge! Famed artist Sol LeWitt's often-overlooked installation 54 columns has been a conversation starter since 1999. The artist envisioned the work as a nod to the city’s skyline and urban surroundings, hence his use of an industrial material like concrete. 

Tiny Door #2: Old Fourth Ward Skatepark

In November 2014, artist Karen Anderson Singer installed her…

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weekend farmers markets in intown Atlanta

If you are looking to get out and support local farmers and makers, here's a list of Intown Farmers Markets happening on the weekends.

The Green Market at Piedmont Park

Saturdays 9 AM – 1 PM

Piedmont Park – 12th Street Entrance

Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market 

Saturdays 8:30 AM – 12 PM

2744 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Morningside Farmer’s Market

Saturdays 8:30– 11:30 AM

1411 N Morningside Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center

Saturdays 8:30 AM – 12 PM

453 Freedom Parkway NE Atlanta, GA 30307

Brookhaven Farmers Market 

Saturdays 9 AM – 12 PM

1375 Fernwood Circle NE Atlanta, GA 30319

Oakhurst Farmers Market

Saturdays 9 AM – 1 PM

Sceptre Brewing Arts, 630 East…

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girl with heart shaped sunglasses on Welcome to our neighborhood jennifer kj

After years of itching to create a resource that focuses solely on the Intown neighborhoods of the Atlanta metro, I'm excited to share our new website.

Atlanta is many things to many people. If you are not from here and have flown through our airport (ATL) or come to a convention downtown or to another area, chances are you've not experienced the Atlanta that I know and love.

Intown Atlanta is home to a mix of distinct neighborhoods, each with their own flavors and personalities. Many of them are quaint with tree-lined streets, parks, and neighborhood commercial districts that feel like villages, with friendly neighbors gathering and supporting local businesses.

Join me in discovering what makes Intown Atlanta so special. On our site you'll…

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We highlight Decatur in June's Neighborhood of the Month newsletter.

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