Midtown is generally considered to be the area northwest of South Briarcliff Road to Lindbergh Drive/LaVista, south of Buford highway, north of Freedom Parkway and east of Spring Street. This part of the city is home to a selection of restaurants that are clearly among the best in all of Atlanta. Collections of restaurants include elegant fine dining as well as a perfect selection of casual dining with terrace seating.
For retail shopping, visitors and residents alike can spend their weekends exploring unique shops and boutiques. Each offers its own colorful collection of creative articles to the Midtown shopper. No matter your taste in food, or interests in shopping, you'll find it right here in Midtown!
Colleges & Universities
Residents of Midtown Atlanta have access to some of the country's leading colleges and universities, including Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, Atlanta University Center, John Marshall Law School, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College, to name a few. The area also houses the Savannah College of Art and Design campus in Midtown Atlanta.
Attractions & Points of Interest
Midtown is the proud home of author Margaret Mitchell, and the house in which she grew up has been completely restored and is open to the public. Further on down Peachtree Street, you'll find the fabulous Fox Theater, Atlanta's home of Broadway productions and other fine performances; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the largest orchestra is Southeastern United States; and the Woodruff Art Center. Other theaters grace Midtown with their art, including several dinner theaters and other more locally-run houses.
While finding one single crown jewel in Midtown to boast about is difficult, certainly no description of Midtown would be complete without mentioning Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. This wonderfully designed park sits in the very heart of Midtown and hosts numerous festivals throughout the year. Even when no calendar events are scheduled, it's a favorite location of neighborhood residents to walk dogs, roller blade or just to sit back and people watch. The Atlanta Botanical Gardens, located right next to Piedmont Park, provides a dazzling walkway through gardens that capture the perfect elegance of Mother Nature's best works!
Midtown is clearly an ideal location for the person who wants nothing less than the absolute best of everything that Atlanta life has to offer. In sharp contrast to the energy that its retail stores, restaurants, theaters, nightlife facilities and other amenities offer, the neighborhood streets offer a peaceful and stately array of stunning homes.