Properties and Lifestyle in Midtown
Real Estate in Midtown Atlanta
Midtown is defined by the City of Atlanta to include the business district along Peachtree Street as well as the residential area surrounding Piedmont Park. The Midtown Alliance defines Midtown as a larger area of approximately four square miles that, in addition to the city’s definition, also includes the neighborhoods of Ansley Park, Sherwood Forest, Atlantic Station, Home Park, and Loring Heig It is defined by the City of Atlanta to include the business district along Peachtree Street as well as the residential area surrounding Piedmont Park. The Midtown Alliance defines Midtown as a larger area of approximately four square miles that, in addition to the city’s definition, also includes the neighborhoods of Ansley Park, Sherwood Forest , Atlantic Station, Home Park, and Loring Heights.
Midtown is the second largest business district in the city of Atlanta, situated between the commercial and financial districts of Downtown to the south and Buckhead to the north. Midtown has a resident population of 30,000, a workplace population of 68,000, a student population of 20,000. The district attracts about six million visitors annually.
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, 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, 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.
Midtown is also know for it’s spectacular residential high-rises such as:
- 1010 Midtown
- 1065 Residence
- Plaza Midtown
- The Atlantic
- Twelve Atlantic Station
For a more complete listing view our Midtown Atlanta High-rise Condominiums page.
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.
The BeltLine is a 22-mile (35 km) long trail circling the older neighborhoods of central Atlanta which will be developed in stages. The Eastside Trail connects Piedmont Park (at the intersection of 10th and Monroe) to the Inman Park MARTA station at DeKalb Avenue.The “Art on the BeltLine” project has resulted in the installation dozens of contemporary art pieces on the trail.
Within Midtown Atlanta is the Midtown Mile is a section of Peachtree Street NE in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia, between North Avenue NE and 15th Street NE. Located across the Downtown Connector from Downtown Atlanta, the Midtown Mile is one of the major thoroughfares of central Atlanta in terms of retail and rapid residential development.
Atlanta Public Schools is a school district based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. APS is run by the Atlanta Board of Education with interim superintendent Erroll Davis. There are aslo many excellent Private Schools as well.