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  • Underground Atlanta

    Underground Atlanta is sort of an underground shopping mall, home to 140 tenants, including stores, restaurants, and nightclubs. It is a popular late night spot for both Kine and Kindred, as the bars in Underground Atlanta stay open until 4 AM (rather …

  • Five Points

    Five Points is located in the center of downtown Atlanta. The name refers to the convergence of Marietta Street, Edgewood Avenue, Decatur Street, and two legs of Peachtree Street. The heart of the city beat strongly until the 1970s, when the affluent …

  • Centennial Hill

    Centennial Hill is on the northern edge of downtown Atlanta. It consists of a large number of planned communities. Recently, the neighborhood has started a development boom estimated at over $1 billion. This is in large part due to the Georgia Aquarium …

  • Virginia Highlands

    The Virginia Highlands (sometimes just called the Highlands by Atlantans) is centered around the intersection of Virginia and North Highland Avenues, and runs along [[Piedmont Park]]. It is home to many eclectic and Bohemian artists. There are several …

  • Piedmont Park

    Piedmont Park has been called the "Central Park" of Atlanta. It is nearly 200 acres in area. The park holds picnic areas, playgrounds, tennis facilities, softball & soccer fields, a swimming pool, and has access to Lake Clara Meer. Located just north of …

  • Buckhead

    Located to the northeast of I-75 and northwest of I-85 inside the perimeter, Buckhead is the uptown district of Atlanta and comprises of the northern 1/5th of the city. Not only is Buckhead one of the wealthiest zip codes in America, but it also is home …

  • Midtown

    Located between [[Downtown]] and [[Buckhead]], Midtown is the second largest financial district of the city. Some of the most iconic buildings of Atlanta are found here, including the Bank of America Plaza (located between Midtown and Downtown), Fox …

  • Downtown

    Downtown is the first and largest of Atlanta‚Äôs financial districts. The Downtown Connector, where the major Interstates intersect, and the MARTA hub are both here. It is the historical core of the city, beginning in 1826 when possible railroad routes …

  • MorningsideLenox Park

    Morningside-Lenox Park is a neighborhood in [[Buckhead]]. It began as a subdivision in the 1920s and housing there boomed after World War II. There are several clubs in the area with a wide range of visitors and clientele, including Bellissima (LGBT), the …

  • Grant Park

    Grant Park consists of Grant Park itself and the surrounding neighborhood. It is Atlanta's largest historic district. Most of the buildings are residences, although there are several Bed & Breakfasts, restaurants, small businesses, and an old cotton mill. …

  • Little Five Points

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    Little Five Points is named after the …

  • Inman Park

    Inman Park in [[Midtown]] Atlanta is the city's first planned community. It was developed in the 1880s. The area has large lots, open park areas, curving roads, and a beautiful lake. Many prominent Atlanta citizens bought homes in the neighborhood. …

  • Druid Hills

    Druid Hills lies east of Atlanta in DeKalb County, inside the perimeter. This affluent suburb of Atlanta began as a planned community designed by Joel Hurt, who also developed the neighborhood [[Inman Park]]. While the core of the neighborhood has not …

  • Emory University

    Emory University is a private university located in [[Druid Hills]], east of [[Midtown]] Atlanta. It has high ranking medical, law, and business programs, and is considered one of the major research universities. Approximately 7,000 undergraduate students …

  • Candler Park

    Candler Park borders [[Druid Hills]] and [[Inman Park]], and is part of [[Midtown]] Atlanta. The neighborhood is centered around Candler Park, which was named after the Asa Griggs Candler, the Coca-Cola tycoon and former mayor of Atlanta. The park …

  • Getting Around

    By car

    Atlanta ranks as one of the top cities in America when it comes to commute time. With three interstates (I-75, I-85, and I-20) meeting in downtown Atlanta, it's not surprising. I-20 moves east-west through Atlanta …

  • Old Fourth Ward

    Old Fourth Ward, situated in both [[Downtown]] and [[Midtown]] districts, is an example neighborhood of gentrification. Recently a majority black area, the past decade has seen a large influx of whites moving into the neighborhood thanks to its central …

  • Atlantic Station

    Atlantic Station in [[Midtown]] is a redevelopment project on the former site of the Atlantic Steel Mill. It's size has prompted the Postal Service to award the neighborhood it's own zip code. It first opened in 2005. The neighborhood is mixed-use, and …

  • Bankhead

    West of [[downtown]] Atlanta, Bankhead features a central MARTA station and Maddox Park. The area is home to several rappers and the origin of the dance called the "Bankhead Bounce." There are numerous housing projects in the neighborhood, as well as …

  • Grove Park

    West of [[downtown]] Atlanta, Grove Park is close to [[Clark Atlanta University]]. Currently suffering from the foreclosure crisis, there are plans of development in the area, such as the new Westside Park.

  • Vine City

    Just west of [[downtown]] Atlanta and north of [[Clark Atlanta University]], Vine City is home to several Atlanta gangs, including the Black Mafia Family, GMPL, KGC, YSM, and MDC. There is also an open-air heroin market in the neighborhood where visitors …

  • Fort McPherson

    Located in the [[Oakland City]] neighborhood just southwest of [[downtown]] Atlanta, the Fort McPherson Army base serves as the home for the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, Southeast Region; the U.S. Army Forces Command; the U.S. Army Reserve …

  • Cascade Heights

    The Cascade Heights neighborhood is located in southwest Atlanta. The neighborhood has a reputation of having a large population of elite African-Americans. In the 1960s, it was a predominantly white neighborhood. In 1962, the mayor of Atlanta attempted …

  • Notable Landmarks

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      • Atlanta Federal Penitentiary

        Located in [[downtown]] Atlanta, the United States Penitentiary of Atlanta holds approximately 1,900 male prisoners. It is a medium security prison. It was initially built in 1899. In 1987, a group of Cuban detainees rioted because they were afraid they …

  • Grady Hospital

    The Grady Memorial Hospital is located in [[downtown]] Atlanta. It is the largest hospital in the state of Georgia, and serves as a Level I Trauma Center. The hospital has a reputation (perhaps undeserved as it is considered a premier public hospital) as …

  • CNN

    Atlanta is the world headquarters for the Cable News Network, more often called CNN. It did not receive much attention until during the Gulf War, when CNN reporters were the only American reporters on the scene during the bombing of Baghdad. The reporting …

  • Western Atlanta

    Western Atlanta, beyond the perimeter of I-285, is a collection of suburbs that become part of Atlanta as the city continually expands. The northwestern area is home to Lupines, especially in the area around Allatoona Lake.

  • Rhodes Hall

    Rhodes Hall, located in [[Midtown]] along Peachtree Street near the Downtown Connector, is a historic building built in 1904. Despite it's busy urban surroundings, the building itself has been well-preserved. It is used as a historic house museum, but it …