Midtown, Atlanta

A hip residential area close to all the hot spots, Midtown features the inimitable Piedmont Park, lots of cool watering holes, and the benefit of something happening anytime of day (or night).

The history of Midtown spans more than a century. (Visit the Walking Tour) In the 1870’s, Peachtree Street was the most prestigious residential street in Atlanta, with the Governor’s Mansion and other fine homes gracing it. Residents ventured further from downtown as streetcar lines were extended all the way out to Sixth Street and Piedmont Avenue and as The Gentlemen’s Driving Club was established in 1887 (now the Piedmont Driving Club). A series of cotton exhibitions began in 1881 on the site of what is now Piedmont Park.

Ponce de Leon Avenue was a destination for scenic picnics to its springs (located under the present City Hall East, the old Sears Building), which were thought to have healing powers. An amusement park was located across from the springs during the 1880s. Residential development then proceeded along Ponce de Leon Avenue. The fire of 1917 which devastated approximately 2000 homes south of Ponce was arrested in its path when Mayor Asa Candler created a fire trench line by dynamiting homes between North Avenue and Ponce de Leon.

Due to a housing shortage during World War II, many of these large homes were subdivided and rented out as rooms. The post-war period led to a general decline of the neighborhood through the early 1970s. The bottom was hit during the mid-1970s with the end of the Strip, with its “Tight Squeeze” area at Peachtree and Tenth Streets, which had become a gathering place during the 1960s for drug users and prostitution.

New Listing - yesterday
$1,100,000
Multi-Family For Sale
New
0.218
ACRES
FULTON
COUNTY
528 Rankin St
Atlanta, GA 30308
Old Fourth Ward Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$290,000
Multi-Family For Sale
New
FULTON
COUNTY
525 Ne Parkway Dr #410
Atlanta, GA 30308
525 Park Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$599,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.264
ACRES
FULTON
COUNTY
684 Hillpine Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA 30306-3223
Morningside Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$990,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,431
SQFT
578 Rankin St Ne
Atlanta, GA 30308-2812
Old Fourth Ward Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$650,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.17
ACRES
FULTON
COUNTY
1266 Monroe Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Virginia Highlands Subdivision
Price Change - 3 days ago
$899,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.17
ACRES
FULTON
COUNTY
221 15Th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Home Park Subdivision
$799,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.17
ACRES
FULTON
COUNTY
416 6Th St
Atlanta, GA 30308
Midtown Subdivision
Price Change - 3 days ago
$2,200,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.688
ACRES
FULTON
COUNTY
916 Greenwood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Virginia Highland Subdivision
$499,900
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.33
ACRES
FULTON
COUNTY
567 Boulevard Pl Ne
Atlanta, GA 30308
Old 4Th Ward Subdivision
$499,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
147 15th Street NE #11E
Atlanta, GA 30309
Hanover House Colony Square Subdivision
$599,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.036
ACRES
FULTON
COUNTY
1056 Dickson Pl NE
Atlanta, GA 30309-4005
Midtown Subdivision
$675,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.295
ACRES
FULTON
COUNTY
935 Drewry St Ne
Atlanta, GA 30306
Virginia Highland Subdivision
$575,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.24
ACRES
FULTON
COUNTY
650 Boulevard NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
 
$575,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.24
ACRES
FULTON
COUNTY
644 Boulevard NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
 

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