Currently one of Atlanta’s hottest areas, a century ago parts of Historic Intown Atlanta were literally on fire! The Great Atlanta Fire of 1917 destroyed 50 city blocks burning both the finest mansions and the most humble cottages in its wake. The source of the devastation was never identified but the fire left approximately 10,000 residents of what was then a predominantly African-American community homeless after burning  for 11 hours straight. Then-mayor Asa Candler is credited for preventing further devastation to the city by ordering homes dynamited to create a gulf the flames could not jump. In the decades following the fire, the grand houses along Boulevard were replaced with squat brick apartment buildings that ushered in an era of precipitous poverty and crime. It took the rest of the century for the neighborhood to recover. The early 2000’s brought on revitalization efforts that transformed the area into the prosperous urban hotspot it is today.

A mecca for the young, old, and everyone in between, Historic Intown Atlanta is a quaint medley of surviving historic homes from every era from Victorian to Post-War, modern new construction, boutique shopping, one-of-a-kind dining experiences, live entertainment, and an active arts community contributing to an abundance of public art including murals and sculptures. The unique personalities of neighborhoods like Grant Park, East Atlanta, Kirkwood, Reynoldstown, Edgewood, Little 5 Points, Inman Park, Candler Park, Poncey-Highland, Lake Claire, Cabbagetown, Peoplestown, and the Old Fourth Ward with their proximity to the Atlanta Beltline have spurred rising demand for homes in the area for the last decade and the trend is not slowing down despite rising prices.

Beltline developments such as Ponce City Market, Krog Street Market, and Historic Old 4th Ward Park offer year-round destinations for dining, shopping, festivals, parades, concerts, and events. Located South of Midtown and East of Downtown, residents enjoy easy access to other parts of the city via MARTA and close proximity to I-20 and the I-75/85 connector. Nowhere else in the metro will you find the diversity, creativity, and strong sense of community that you find in the varied neighborhoods of Historic Intown Atlanta.

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