Downtown Atlanta has notoriously been a continuous evolvement and reflection on the City of Atlanta at large. What’s undisputable about Downtown is the untouched potential that the area possesses, as well as its history, influence, and community. In a recent blog post from Downtown Atlanta, they touch on a recent research report made by JLL, that explores what makes this part of the ATL so special.
Broken down into sections and categories, the report splits up the evaluation into three sections: authenticity, connectivity, and people.
History is concerned when it comes to authenticity, with Downtown Atlanta boasting many historical buildings and sites including the Georgia Rail and Freight Depot, Atlanta’s Flatiron, and more contemporary pieces of ATL history too, like Underground Atlanta, as well as other attractions that delve into the life and history of A-Town.
Of course, we can’t forget the legendary streets of Sweet Auburn, Hotel Row, Atlanta’s oldest public outdoor space Oakland Cemetery, plus so many other places that make Downtown ATL one of the city’s most beloved neighborhoods.
Connectivity explores the urban landscape and how us Atlantans can get around the district. Boasting 8 MARTA stations, 3 major interstates, and more, Downtown “provides ease of movement and the urban density needed to support public transportation.”
And last but certainly not lease, people. Downtown Atlanta’s population has never been as diverse as it is today. with a higher percentage of minority population than Buckhead and Midtown Atlanta. The report also breaks down the 17 distinct neighborhoods in the district, all of which are home to over 81,000 of Atlanta’s population.
In other Downtown news, Downtown Atlanta’s oldest building mentioned in this article, the Georgia Rail and Freight Depot, will play host to an enchanting market for the holiday season, taking place on one weekend only this November 12. For more information, click here or the link below.