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Atlanta named one of U.S.’ top 15 single-family markets

Atlanta has been named one of the top 15 single-home markets in the country.Basing its analysis on “current and forecasted housing fundamentals,” such as home price and sales growth, Ten-X found that markets vary wildly throughout the country. via Atlanta named

Posted in Atlanta, Living

Former Buckhead school site to become park

A 1.55-acre former school site on Buckhead’s Loridans Drive has been purchased as parkland to go along with the nearby PATH400 multi-use trail. via Former Buckhead school site to become park on PATH400

Posted in Atlanta, Living

Connecting our trail networks

Metro Atlanta leaders have voted to continue the region’s tradition of dreaming big when it comes to civic improvements. This time, the plan is a comprehensive approach to make it safer to walk and ride bicycles. The board that oversees

Posted in Atlanta, Living

Step Inside This World Made for Bees

For now, the plants are stubby. Nearly 1,000 of them—bee balm, asters, coneflower, thistle—are nestled into packed-dirt walls arcing up 6 feet into the air. But as the summer wears on, they’ll grow. “I’m not producing a flower show, where

Posted in Environment, Living

Future of Atlanta’s Central Library

Atlanta’s Central Library in downtown has become the focus of a debate about preservation in recent months, following the reemergence of possible demolition plans put in motion years ago but later halted. While many view the facility as a hulking,

Posted in Atlanta, History, Living

Last games at Turner Field

Nearly two-thirds of …200 respondents said they plan to take in at least one more game at The Ted, the downtown Atlanta ball field the Braves have called home for two decades. The Braves plan to move to a new

Posted in Atlanta, Living

Eastside Trail extension gets underway

Atlanta Beltline Inc. officials told a packed house at Trees Atlanta on Monday that the start date was approaching for the long-awaited project to extend the Eastside Trail south to DeKalb Avenue and east along DeKalb (here’s the full presentation).

Posted in Atlanta, Living, Walkability

Central Library doesn’t need replacing

“Amazing New Library.” That’s how longtime columnist Celestine Sibley described architect Marcel Breuer’s design for Atlanta’s Central Library in 1971. When it opened nine years later, the facility didn’t disappoint. Much of the building’s original programming was innovative in 1980

Posted in Atlanta, Living

Visioning for park 519 Old Ivy Road

Livable Buckhead (LBI) has partnered with the city of Atlanta parks department to develop the vision plan for 519 Old Ivy Road, where an old home was torn down to make way for a park at the top end of

Posted in Living

Atlanta’s Newest Public Park

Buckhead has taken lumps for its lack of green space, but that’s rapidly changing. The new public park at CityPlace near Lenox Square isn’t quite done yet, but the construction fence and heavy machinery hasn’t precluded neighbors from enjoying this

Posted in Atlanta, Living

Hottest Restaurants in Atlanta

The Hottest Restaurants in Atlanta Right Now, June 2015 via The Hottest Restaurants in Atlanta Right Now, June 2015 – Eater Atlanta.

Posted in Atlanta, Dining, Living

Vision for GA 400 Park

The board of the Buckhead Community Improvement District (BCID) Tuesday was presented a preliminary “vision” of what a one-third-mile long, 9 acre park created out of thin air over GA 400 and the MARTA rail line might look like and

Posted in Atlanta, Living, Planning, Walkability

PATH400: Extension to I-285 and beyond

There is a large degree of optimism being expressed by partners in Buckhead’s PATH400 project that discussions presently underway will lead to the multi-use trail being extended north along GA 400 into the Perimeter area neighborhoods north of I-285. via

Posted in Atlanta, Living, Transportation, Walkability

Transit not just for Rush-Hour

America’s mainstream news cycle, with rush-hour traffic updates on the [insert local radio times here], makes it seem like the work commute is the only trip people take in a given day. That’s not even close to the case. The

Posted in Living, Traffic, Transportation

Hip Westside Golf Emporium

From a vacant Westside industrial site, Topgolf Atlanta is rising in spectacular fashion right now, like a giant arrow pointed toward Vinings. via Hip Westside Golf Emporium Rises Toward Summer Opening – Worth 1,000 Words – Curbed Atlanta.

Posted in Atlanta, Living

Philadelphia a Great Bicycle City

If you were to name the big American city with the highest rate of commuter cycling, Philadelphia might not be the first place that would come to mind. But Philly is, in fact, the U.S. city with more a million

Posted in Cities, Living, Planning, Transportation, Uncategorized

Extension of PATH400 north of Perimeter

The first half-mile-long segment of PATH400 opened in Buckhead earlier this year and another portion is under construction. Residents of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody have argued the multi-use trail should extend north of I-285 to connect with trails in their

Posted in Atlanta, Living, Walkability

Adieu to Gardens Hills Cinema

For most long-time Buckhead residents, the Garden Hills Cinema was a place where memories were made. This week, the theater itself will become nothing more than a memory, as Brand Properties prepares to tear down the shell that remains after

Posted in Atlanta, History, Living

BuckheadViewFulton chairman: Buckhead library to be renovated not moved – BuckheadView

Pronouncing the Buckhead Library branch “an architectural gem,” Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves told the Buckhead Business Association Jan. 15 there are plans to renovate the library in the near future, but absolutely no plans to move or replace

Posted in Atlanta, Living

Why the Poor Are Struggling in America’s Suburbs – CityLab

Fully 88 percent of Atlanta’s poor live in the suburbs, according to Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, by Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube of the Brookings Institution. Between 2000 and 2011, Atlanta’s suburban poor population grew by 159 percent, while

Posted in Atlanta, Cities, Living