Dubbed the “Midtown Neighborhood” by the Midtown Alliance, this district – essentially interchangeable with the Midtown Historic District, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999 – can be roughly defined as the area east of Piedmont Avenue and south of Piedmont Park. Bounded by the BeltLine and the Poncey-Highland neighborhood on the east and Ponce de Leon Avenue and the Old Fourth Ward on the south, Midtown it situated between downtown and Buckhead.
Midtown is home to Atlanta’s arts district, featuring The High Museum of Art, The Woodruff Arts Center, The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, The Fox Theater, The Museum of Design Atlanta, The Center for Puppetry Arts, and The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) – Atlanta.
Some of the city’s top restaurants and a large segment of its nightlife are also centered in this district.
Piedmont Park, the centerpiece of the Midtown community, serves as an informal place to gather with friends, go for a jog, walk the dog, or play intramural sports. It also hosts a number of popular annual events, including the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, Music Midtown, the Atlanta Jazz Festival, and the summer classic film series dubbed Screen on the Green.
In recent decades, Midtown has seen a revitalization. As a result, many of the lovely old homes – most of which are Craftsman, Bungalow, and Queen Anne styles – have been beautifully renovated.
Residents of Midtown are zoned to Morningside Elementary School, Inman Middle School, and Henry W. Grady High School. A number of top-rated private schools are also within close proximity.