Top 10 Reasons To Love Intown Atlanta Living

10 Reasons To Love Intown Atlanta Living

Here are our 10 best reasons to love Intown Atlanta living:

  1. Found Time
  2. Indie Coffee Shops
  3. Fantastic Shopping
  4. Entertaining Performing Arts
  5. Stimulating Visual Arts
  6. Fabulous Dining Scene
  7. Amazing Architecture
  8. Housing Choice
  9. School Choice
  10. The Incredible Beltline

1. Found Time

Atlanta is a city without natural boundaries.

The unnatural boundary that everyone here understands is the highway that circles the city known as the “perimeter”.

Our suburbs have spread almost endlessly. As a result, the city is legendary for its traffic jams.

As such, life outside the perimeter (OTP) can mean spending an extra hour or more commuting to work. Or running errands on the weekend.

For this reason, many prefer to live inside the perimeter.

So, imagine you’ve already moved to your favorite Intown Atlanta neighborhood and now have more time on your hands. Hmm, what to do with all this found time?

Let’s explore your options…

Top 10 Reasons To Love Intown Atlanta Living - Living inside the perimeter - Atlanta Midtown Sign

Midtown is of course one of Intown Atlanta’s most popular neighborhoods!

2. Indie Coffee Shops

Step out of your office (or home office) and stroll over to the nearby neighborhood independent coffee shop to meet friends or colleagues.

Or maybe enjoy working for a few hours from said coffee shop.

Every Intown Atlanta neighborhood offers a choice of coffee shops. Most are independent which we much prefer. And they are always just a few blocks away. Moreover, many feature delicious baked goods made on-site. Explore some of the best Atlanta coffee shops.

TIP: When thinking of buying a home, stop into a coffee shop in the neighborhood. You’ll catch the vibe of the neighborhood.

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One of Intown Atlanta’s many independent cafes – Grant Perk Coffee in Grant Park

3. Fantastic Shopping

After coffee, it might be time to enjoy some shopping.

Intown Atlanta living means rarely having to brave a massive traffic jam to shop for everyday items.

Yes, there is traffic. But there’s nearly always an alternate route.

Even if you are going to a popular regional destination like Virginia-Highland. Or to Lenox Mall that others drive hours to reach.

Need a specialty shop? Here you will find shops like Loose Nuts Cycles and The Cooks Warehouse.

4. Entertaining Performing Arts

Next up, take in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at the Woodruff.

Then, a traveling Broadway show at the Fox Theater.

Finally, begin discovering Atlanta’s own performing arts scene.

But wait. You can also have a candelabra picnic at the Chastain Park Amphitheater.

Or experience local productions at the Balzer Theater or the Variety Playhouse.

Or explore live music and comedy at venues too numerous to name.

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Woodruff Arts Center always has something interesting going on!

5. Stimulating Visial Arts

In Atlanta when you think of visual arts the first thing that comes to mind for most people is The High Museum of Art. You could spend the whole day there no problem.

And come back for frequent rotating exhibits. They come from the very best museums in the world.

Plus, there are many more museums to explore.

For example, two of our favorite museums are The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University and the Oglethorpe University Museum.

The first features extensive antiquities collections from around the world. The later features rotating exhibits. Many from the private collections of their alumna. All presented in an intimate setting.

Collectors and passive connoisseurs alike will be richly rewarded visiting the smaller galleries.

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The High Museum offers a wide collection of art … something for everyone to enjoy!

6. Fabulous Dining Scene

Next up, food!

Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, Intown Atlanta is a true mecca for creative chefs. They put their culinary skills out there for public approval and we’re happy to give it to them.

Crave tasty favorites, original gastronomic sensations or exotic foods? You’ll find it all a short distance from home. Sometimes just a short walk away. Here are some of the Best Atlanta Restaurants per Atlanta Eater.

7. Amazing Architecture

No list of top 10 reasons to love Intown Atlanta living would be complete without mentioning architecture.

Intown Atlanta neighborhoods are chockablock full vintage homes and amazing architecture.

For example, Ansley Park boasts grand mansions of every style designed by famous architects.

And Grant Park and Virginia Highland are known for meticulously restored brick craftsmen bungalows. Here find homes with deep front porches, large windows and high ceilings.

Over in Inman Park you’ll find folk-Victorian and American four-square homes.

In addition, all these neighborhoods are punctuated with parks and historic corner stores.

The parks often feature original stone structures, lawn areas and modern play grounds.

And many stores have been restored and converted to retail shops, restaurants or lofts.

Midtown Atlanta Fox Theater

The Fabulous Fox is one of Atlanta’s most important architectural gems.

8. Housing Choice

Not looking for a historic home? No worries.

You’ll also find intown Atlanta homes, condos, lofts, and townhouses of every style.

And loft conversions can be found in former warehouses or re-purposed office buildings.

For a bargain, look for older versions of these that are ready to be updated.

9. School Choice

With population density comes greater educational options.

For example, in addition to traditional public schools, Atlanta parents may choose one of the expanding number of charter schools.

These offer the advantage of local control without additional tuition costs. Some have one or more specific focuses. And most require a high level of parental involvement.

Tip: Do further research with the Atlanta School Locator.

Those wishing to be more hands on with their children’s education will find company in a large community of parents who home school.

Most of Atlanta’s best private schools are in Buckhead. However, two notable exceptions are the Paideia School and Woodward Academy.

Whether starting higher education or returning for an advanced degree, the immediate metro area is home to almost two dozen colleges and universities.

10. The Incredible Beltline

And finally, the last reason might just be the best reason to love Intown Atlanta living. The Atlanta Beltline!

The Beltline is a network of mostly abandoned railroads. They encircle the historic core of Atlanta. These are being converted to multi-use trails and light-rail transit. Intown Atlanta is being slowly transformed by this once in a generation project.

Abandoned warehouses along the Beltline have been converted to restaurants and office space. And new condominiums and apartments are being built. And, these projects are being developed at a pace not seen since the great recession.

Imagine being able to walk for miles without dodging cars.

Here you’ll enjoy new parks, ever changing art installations, and a new linear arboretum in the middle of the city.

Plus, new linkages between neighborhoods are being created.

People can now visit in minutes on foot or by bike places that were once accessible only by car. Property values will continue to be buoyed near the Beltline for many years to come.

Here’s more about the Atlanta Beltline.

We Hope You’ve Enjoyed The Top 10 Reasons To Love Intown Atlanta Living

The benefits of living inside the perimeter in one of the wonderful Intown Atlanta neighborhoods are many. We’ve shared with you the best reasons to love Intown Atlanta neighborhoods from our experience.

Looking for the perfect Intown home? Start by exploring our Intown Atlanta Neighborhood Map or talk with us and let’s get started!