When you arrive in Midtown, this pedestrian-friendly destination that boasts acres of beautiful green spaces with an abundance of fun attractions…
When you arrive in Midtown, this pedestrian-friendly destination that boasts acres of beautiful green spaces with an abundance of fun attractions, might surprise you with its neighborhood feel despite being in an urban environment. Midtown Atlanta is located between Downtown Atlanta and the affluent Buckhead area to the north and large annual events such as Atlanta Pride, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, and Music Midtown at Piedmont Park contribute to the impressive 6 million visitors it draws annually. It is often called “the Heart of the Arts” since it is home to the Woodruff Arts Center, The High Museum, Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), Fox Theatre, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the forever growing presence of the film and television industry.
The neighborhood is defined by the City of Atlanta to include the business district with Peachtree Street, Historic Midtown, the residential area east of Piedmont Avenue and to the south Piedmont Park as well. However, The Midtown Alliance defines a larger, “Greater Midtown” area of approximately four-square miles that also includes the neighborhoods of Ansley Park, Sherwood Forest, Atlantic Station, Home Park, and Loring Heights.
Nevertheless, Midtown’s history is opulent. It all started in 1848, when an American railroad man named Richard Peters purchased the southern half of Midtown, between 8th Street and North Avenue, to use the pine forest there for fuel for his downtown flour mill.
Over the next 40 years, Peters gradually subdivided sections of these land lots off for a gridded residential area. He then built his home in 1883, an elegant Queen-Anne-Victorian on the block bounded by North Avenue, Piedmont Avenue, Ponce de Leon Avenue, and Myrtle Street. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the home is now called Ivy Hall (pictured above) and in 2008 it was beautifully restored by the Savannah College of Art and Design and serves as the prestigious university’s literary arts and writing center.
As Atlanta grew, spectacular mansions were constructed along Peachtree Street and in 1910 the Encyclopedia Britannica listed it as one of the finest residential areas of the city, along with Ponce de Leon Avenue. Today, it is the second largest financial district in the city and hosts an exquisite collection of high rises and luxury condominium towers where exclusive restaurants, night life, and fabulous shopping follow.
So, while being known as “A City in the Forest” under Atlanta’s famous tree canopy and simultaneously possess desirable high rises, restaurants, and city life, Midtown Atlanta has proven itself for being an exciting place to work, play, live, and make memories no matter your age or family status. No wonder so many people move here each year!
Speaking of moving, these two Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties Luxury Collection listings are the crème de la crème of luxury living in the heart of Midtown.
1301 Peachtree Street NE Unit #3C
Atlanta, GA 30309
Located in One Museum Place, one of Midtown’s most desired gated communities in the Arts Center district, this move-in ready home features a spacious floor flan, private elevator entry, state-of-the-art Gaggenau appliances, and gorgeous quartz countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms. It’s also walking distance to The High Museum, Piedmont Park, Colony Square, Marta, and more. View the full listing here and if you want this phenomenal home to be your forever home, please contact Realtor® Kay Prevatte at 404.956.4646.
45 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd Unit 2202
Atlanta, GA 30308
This is a rare opportunity to live in the insanely lavish W Residences that feature a variety of luxury upgrades such as Elfa custom closets, Gaggenau appliances, and designer light fixtures that will take your breath away. View the full listing here and if you can imagine yourself living in such opulence while floating in the sky with 180+ degree city views, please contact Realtor® and Luxury Home Specialist Brian Woodworth at 404.583.1437.
The Little Black Book of Atlanta is a new blog series by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Luxury Collection that revolves around our beautiful Atlanta neighborhoods. View our Midtown listings here or stop by our incredible Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties Midtown office and chat with an expert.