Atlanta Beltline Real Estate
Map: Courtesy of Beltline.org
Conceived in 1999 by Georgia Tech student, Ryan Gravel, the Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, trails, and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor, connecting 45 intown neighborhoods. It is the most comprehensive transportation and economic development ever undertaken by the city of Atlanta and among the largest urban redevelopment programs underway in the United States. Not only is the Atlanta BeltLine a means of getting somewhere, but also a destination unto itself, with public art, affordable housing along the corridor, over 1,300 acres of parks, and numerous shops and restaurants, including the Ponce City Market. Though the BeltLine is already here and open, there is more to come. Remaining work will occur in phases through 2030.
Each year, the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition is preceded by the Lantern Parade, a glowing procession of light, music, and color over the length of the Eastside Trail. Pedestrians arrive with their own homemade lanterns and march two miles from Krog Street to Piedmont Park, illuminating Atlanta along the way. The BeltLine is scattered with parks and trails, featuring activities for everyone. BeltLine-goers can take a free biking or walking tour and enjoy dozens of free activities and events, such as yoga, Pilates, aerobics, self-defense classes, sunset and sunrise hikes, and more. Adults and children alike can cool off in the splash pad at Historic Fourth Ward Park and attend frequent live music events in the amphitheater. The BeltLine features the city of Atlanta’s longest temporary and permanent public art exhibition, so there is always something to look at along the way.
45 neighborhoods of Atlanta, divided into ten subareas, will soon be connected by the BeltLine, bridging the gap between communities in a way never before possible. The BeltLine is gradually altering the dynamic of the city, bringing many disparate neighborhoods together under the vision that will transform these separate entities into one cohesive community, while still maintaining the individual character of each. In addition to offering a connection between numerous existing neighborhoods, the BeltLine is also home to many affordable housing options and the Atlanta BeltLine Housing Initiative Program, giving qualified families the opportunity to buy or renovate homes along the trails, parks, and future transit of the Atlanta BeltLine. For more details on neighborhoods connected by the BeltLine, visit the Atlanta BeltLine website.
The Atlanta BeltLine offers a chance to redefine what it is to be a community and connects residents of Atlanta in a way that has never been done before in the city. To find your neighborhood along the Atlanta BeltLine, contact the Hinson Team.