Midtown | Atlanta's “Heart of the Arts”
Midtown residents enjoy a community close to several of the City’s best amenities – arts, greenspace, shopping and dining. Midtown itself is located “mid-way” between the Downtown area and the northern area known as Buckhead. It includes the business district along Peachtree Street as well as the residential area surrounding Piedmont Park. Midtown’s residential population has grown to approximately 30,000 with an additional student population of 20,000, making it a diverse neighborhood in the heart of the City.
Arts and Culture
As the “Heart of the Arts,” Midtown is home to the historic Fox Theatre, the Woodruff Arts Center, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Ballet, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Laughing Skull Lounge Comedy Club and the Center for Puppetry Arts. Simply, there is entertainment for every taste just outside your new door. In addition, Midtown abuts Piedmont Park, an immense green space also serving as a popular venue for a multitude of cultural festivals, including the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, the annual Atlanta Arts Festival, Festival Peachtree Latino, Music Midtown, the Peachtree Music Festival and Atlanta Pride.
Restaurants and Shopping
As it is centrally located, Midtown provides its residents (and visitors) with a huge variety of the City’s most innovative and acclaimed restaurants, including The Oceanaire Seafood Room, Park 75, STK, the Livingston, and Article 14. Midtown is also home to unique retailers and art galleries such as CB2, EcoDenizen, ROC Republic of Couture and Ligne Roset.
Residents of Midtown send their children to Centennial Place Elementary (the only science, technology and mathematics themed school in the Atlanta Public School System), followed by Inman Middle School – a National School of Excellence, and, finally, Henry W. Grady High School – home to the Atlanta Public Schools’ Communication Magnet, a Health Science Academy, a Fine Arts Academy and a Travel and Tourism Academy.
As for higher education, Midtown is home to the campuses of the Georgia Institute of Technology, the John Marshall Law School, and the Atlanta division of the Savannah College of Art and Design.