As reurbanization has been sweeping the main thoroughfares of intown Atlanta, it’s worth noting that Downtown has finally caught up with the neighborhoods to the east.
The 30303 ZIP code covers the majority of Downtown Atlanta, where the main avenue of living will come in the form of a recently modernized loft or tactfully restored mid - century apartment. For all the revitalization this part of town has received, it still retains a fairly organic element that harkens back to old Atlanta. If spit - polished glitz and sheen are what you’re after, you might be better off exploring the neighborhoods farther north along the Peachtree corridor. That being said, there’s a certain type of Atlantan for whom Downtown is perfect: single young professionals, hungry for a studio lifestyle for now (and an investment for later) have been snapping up parcels of property pretty quickly, having been attracted to the proximity to the north - south/east - west transport hub of MARTA’s Five Points station, as well as easy interstate access, not to mention walkability to some of Atlanta’s biggest employers (Grady Health System, Ge orgia State University, and Coca - Cola, to name a few).
A very particular brand of lifestyle has helped define Downtown in recent years as well. Some of the city’s best restaurants have opened up in Downtown over the last few years, while long - standing ma instays like Sweet Auburn Curb Market provide hyper - localized shopping options within a few blocks of the main drag. And for after the sun has set, nightlife options are never too far away: The Masquerade and the Tabernacle provide some of the best local and regional music to be found in the city, and for after the show, there are more easy - going stop - in pubs and late - night eateries than you can shake a stick at.
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