Atlanta/Midtown

View of Midtown from Westin Peachtree

Midtown is a major financial and residential district of Atlanta, and an area for dining and nightlife. In other words, it is an area to work, live, and play.

Understand

Midtown is a large area of Atlanta immediately north of Downtown with many sites and activities. The skyscraper district aligns Peachtree Street. To the east of Peachtree Street is Piedmont Park, and to the west is Atlantic Station and the Georgia Tech campus area. This area is rapidly growing with new high-rise apartments and condominiums, creating an urban living experience.

Get in

Midtown is where Interstate 75 and Interstate 85 join a single corridor of I-75/85, also known as the Downtown Connector. Midtown can also be accessed by MARTA trains and several bus routes. Both the red and gold lines (the North-South lines) of the MARTA rail stop at three stations in Midtown: North Avenue Station (N3), Midtown Station (N4), and Arts Center Station (N5). MARTA bus 110, "the Peach," runs North-South on Peachtree Street through the entire length of Midtown (connecting to Downtown to the South and Buckhead to the North), running approximately every 15 or 30 minutes depending on the time of day.

See

Fox Theatre
Margaret Mitchell House

Do

Midtown skyline from Piedmont Park
Lake Clara Meer in Piedmont Park

Buy

Midtown has a number of stores catering to young urban professionals and to the gay crowd, including hip furniture stores and a few trendy clothing boutiques. The city has planned the "Midtown Mile," a mile-long retail shopping district to develop gradually over the next few years, and retail shops are popping up all over midtown, seemingly on a weekly basis. A few notable stores currently open are:

Eat

Budget

The Varsity

Mid-Range

Plate of fried chicken, cheese grits, and fried okra with sweet tea at Mary Mac's

Splurge

Drink

Midtown is the destination for trendsetters and fashionistas, though due to increasing pressures to keep the area more upscale and to reduce noise at night, the legislature has begun to enact ordinances which have had the result of pushing club activity downtown. Several bars and clubs are within hopping-distance of one another on Crescent Street, and others are scattered about the area.

Bars

Clubs

Gay and Lesbian

Midtown is arguably the heart of gay life in Atlanta, particularly centered around the corner of 10th and Piedmont/Juniper.

Sleep

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Go next

Routes through Midtown

Doraville Buckhead  N  S  Downtown Hartsfield-Jackson ATL
Sandy Springs Buckhead  N  S  Downtown Hartsfield-Jackson ATL


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