Downtown Atlanta
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Located at the heart of the southeast business hub, downtown Atlanta is host to one of the largest business districts in the country. With music, shopping, hotels, Atlanta real estate and more, possibilities in downtown Atlanta are endless!

Living in such a busy area, it is important to have a place to call home amongst all of the hustle and bustle. Despite its city location, downtown Atlanta residences can be found at a wide array of prices. Trulia brings fourth 129 listings ranging from $32,600 to $1,645,000. If renting piques more of an interest, the site bears 36 results, ranging from $500 to $9,500 per month.

Conveniently, downtown Atlanta is host to the state’s most widely used public transportation system, Marta. Having such access makes it easy for you to get to work, your children to get to school and for you and your friends to get together on the weekends.

Proximally located to Buckhead, Midtown and Highlands, downtown Atlanta is a city with much to offer to its residents.

Shopping and Dining

  • Underground Atlanta. Alternatively known as “the city beneath the streets,” Underground Atlanta can be foundin Five Points and is a primary destination for tourists. The cultural hub opened in 1969, and it spans six city blocks and has three levels of shopping, restaurants and entertainment.
  • The Sundial. This restaurant is a must-see in downtown. Come view the Atlanta skyline from the top of the Westin Peachtree Plaza and dine on seasonal contemporary American cuisine. The menu consists of items such as Georgia mountain trout, spiced pumpkin ravioli and mouthwatering steaks that are served to enticing live jazzmusic that is sure to take your senses for a ride.
  • Pittypat’s Porch. Named after Scarlet O’Hara’s aunt in the film “Gone with the Wind,” Pittypat’s has the atmosphere of an old plantation, including a veranda for diners to sip mint juleps in rocking chairs while overlooking the dining room. From fried green tomatoes and pork chops to shrimp and grits, the menu consists of what the owner believes “visitors would expect.” Make sure to save room for dessert and indulge on a piece of pecan pie or Georgia peach cobbler.

Woodruff Arts Center
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Entertainment and Recreation

  • Centennial Olympic Park. Originally created as a gathering spot for visitors and residents during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, this park is now home to many events and daily pleasures in Atlanta. Spanning 21 acres, the park serves as a monument to the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, as well as a fun place to enjoy a sunny day in town. The park hosts festivals, concerts, Fourth of July Celebrations and so much more.
  • Turner Field. The home of the Atlanta Braves opened in 1997 and instantly became an icon in downtown. The innovative design incorporates an old-time nostalgia with present day amenities that makes the stadium unlike any other. Fans are constantly entertained via state of the art sound systems and video boards, ensuring they get the most out of their experience. Next time you’re in downtown, make sure you come out to the ballgame and chop till’ you drop.
  • The Tabernacle. This mid-sized music venue is one with distinct charm and history. Originally operating as The Broughton Tabernacle Infirmary, it was converted into a House of Blues club right before the 1996 Olympic Games. The venue, operated by Live Nation, has hosted acts such as Bob Dylan, Guns N’ Roses, Adele and many more. A winner of numerous “Best of Atlanta” awards, the venue offers and intimate and personal musical experience that is sure to resonate with each of its visitors.

Georgia Aquarium
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Attractions

  • The Georgia Dome. This sports monstrosity opened in 1992 boasting the title of the largest cable-supported domed stadium in the world. The venue has been host to multiple Super Bowls, Olympic Game events and Final Fours. Currently, the Dome is the home stadium for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and Georgia State University’s sport teams. Covering 1.6 million square feet, the Dome has a seating capacity of a whopping 71,250.
  • World of Coca-Cola. Atlanta is the home to Coca-Cola, the largest soft drink manufacturer in the world. Originally located in Underground Atlanta, the new World of Coke museum debuted in 2007 and is located in the downtown Atlanta corridor. The museum tour highlights the past, present and future of the brand that has served has an innovator in American creativity. From Coca-Cola pop art to a tasting room with over 60 types of Coca-Cola from around the world, this museum is a child-friendly must-see.
  • Georgia Aquarium. Downtown Atlanta has been host to the world’s largest aquarium since 2005. Featuring more animals than any aquarium in the world, the Georgia Aquarium is entertaining and thought provoking for guests of all ages. The aquarium has served as a milestone for Georgia tourism, attracting over eleven million guests with a goal of being “the World’s Most Engaging Aquarium Experience.”

Visit downtown Atlanta today, and get to know everything it has to offer. For more information, visit www.downtownatlanta.com. For information on real estate in Atlanta, click here.

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