After two decades as a glorified office park, Atlanta’s intown is looking like a city core should: vibrant, energized and brimming with first-rate amenities that serve the people who live there. Reread that last part “live there.” Since 2000, the population of MIDTOWN has grown 76 percent. And nowhere has that growth been more organized, and more aesthetically pleasing, than in the four square miles that comprise the Manhattanesque neighborhood. The Midtown Alliance reports that the area is now home to 30,000 residents and 20,000 students all of whom have easy access to shops, nightlife, transit, a full-service grocery and a wide variety of excellent restaurants. Want to bask in the sun? Stroll down to Piedmont Park. Itching to see world-class art? The High Museum is a couple of blocks away. Finally, a life in Atlanta that doesn’t require turning the key in the ignition.
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