Metro Atlanta is broadly defined by the terms ITP (Inside The 285 Perimeter beltway) and OTP (Outside The 285 Perimeter beltway). ITP can be segmented by our freeway system into 6 areas: NE (north of I-20 and east of the 75/85 Connector); NW (north of I-20 and west of the 75/85 Connector) SE (south of I-20 and east of the Connector), SW (south of I-20 and west of the Connector), the Buckhead Neighborhoods (north of the 75/85 Connector split, between the two freeways and south of the 285 beltway) and finally Downtown around which it all circles.
Downtown Atlanta (area of expertise) includes the neighborhoods of: Castleberry Hill, Centennial Hill district, Five Points district, Hotel District, Luckie Marietta district, Peachtree Center, SoNo and South Downtown.
The NE sector (area of expertise) includes the following cities and neighborhoods: Midtown, Ansley Park, Sherwood Forest, Morningside/Lenox Park, Virginia Highland, Poncey Highland, Old Fourth Ward, Candler Park, Inman Park, Lake Claire, Druid Hills, Emory, Decatur, Toco Hills, Piedmont Heights, La Vista Park, Cabbagetown, Reynoldstown, Edgewood, Kirkwood, East Lake and many others. » View Wikipedia Map of Intown Neighborhoods.
Buckhead Neighborhoods (area of expertise) are comprised of: Buckhead, Garden Hills, Peachtree Hills, Lindridge/Martin-Manor, Brookwood Hills, Collier Hills, Peachtree Park, Peachtree Battle, Tuxedo Park, Chastain Park, West Paces Ferry/Northside, Brookhaven, North Buckhead, Mt Paran/Northside and MANY more… » View Wikipedia Map of Buckhead Neighborhoods
The NW area includes (eastern segment is area of expertise): Atlantic Station, Home Park, Georgia Tech and Technology Square, Loring Heights, and Berkeley Park, Blandtown, Knight Park/Howell Station, Marietta Street Artery and others..» View Wikipedia Map of NW Area Neighborhoods
The SE neighborhoods include: (northern segment is area of expertise) East Atlanta, Grant Park, Summerhill, Ormewood Park, Peeplestown, South Atlanta, Lakewood Heights and more. » View Wikipedia Map of SE Area Neighborhoods
The SW corridor is home to: West End, Mechanicsville, Pittsburg, Adair Park, Oakland City, Cascade Heights and more. » View Wikipedia Map of SW Corridor Neighborhoods
City of Atlanta School Information:
- Atlanta Public Schools Website
- School Locator (use with complete address only)
- School Zone Map
- Information on Atlanta School Ratings
Atlanta is now in the midst of developing an old railway corridor that cuts through many of Atlanta’s neighborhoods into a multi-use trail. Some portions, like the Eastside section, are already complete and others remain in a more hikeable state – rough and ready for future development. The total length will be 22 miles (35 km), running about 3 miles (5 km) on either side of Atlanta’s elongated central business district. It is connecting some of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods and reinvigorating a community spirit. Older parks are getting facelifts and are expanding (like Maddox Park, and Ardmore), while new parks are being introduced, including the spectacular Historic Old Forth Ward Park, adjacent to the Beltline and future Ponce City Market project. View the Beltline Map (PDF).
The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition
At the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, we’re your voice for better biking!
Our mission: To create a healthier, more sustainable Atlanta by making it safer, easier, and more attractive to bicycle for fun, fitness, and transportation.
Our vision: Bicycling helps everyone, not just those who ride bicycles, by creating a higher overall quality of life through improved public health, cleaner air, less congestion, and stronger communities.
Learn about ongoing bike lane and related projects
Ponce City Market:
In the 1920s Sears, Roebuck and Co built their Atlanta regional headquarters on Ponce De Leon Avenue, which served the Southern States of the US. After years of service, the City of Atlanta’s largest building, was closed down and eventually re-purposed for use as Atlanta’s City Hall. However, in 2010, Jamestown (the visionary development company who re-purposed the now popular Chelsea Market in Manhattan, NY) purchased the building and are currently transforming the structure as the largest adaptive reuse project in Atlanta’s history. Ponce City Market will restore 1.1 million square feet, creating a vibrant urban centerpiece that combines 300,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, 450,000 square feet of office space and 260 residential units. It will have direct access to the Beltline, and will face, on one side, Ponce De Leon Avenue and, on the other, The Historic Old Forth Ward Park. It is planned to open to the public in Spring 2014.