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Empire Rental Living at Metro puts you in the heart of the action in South Atlanta. A neighborhood on the rise, you’ll be close to award-winning restaurants, lively entertainment and boutique shops that have turned the area into a place of culture and innovation. Plus, you’ll be able to revel in direct access to MET Atlanta’s creative hub just steps from your front door.


To help you familiarize yourself with the neighborhood, we’ve rounded up the top local destinations that will no doubt become favorites for our residents living at Empire Rental Living at Metro.

Rodney Scott’s BBQ

Atlanta loves award-winning Rodney Scott’s BBQ, and luckily for you, it’s just a block away from Metro. In their first year of operations, the restaurant’s founder and chef received the James Beard Foundation’s award for Outstanding Chef Southeast.

Escobar Restaurant & Tapas

In the heart of Castleberry Hills is Escobar Restaurant & Tapas which features a rustic bar, elegant lounging areas, specialty cocktails, and a one-of-a-kind tapas menu.

Firewall Food Station

A local favorite for wood-oven pizzas, artisanal sandwiches and freshly-made hummus, Firewall Food Station doesn’t disappoint. Drop by for lunch or some killer takeout.

Frost Bistro & Bar

Craving some classic American food? Look no further than Frost Bistro & Bar. This casual bistro serves up steak, seafood, salads and a variety of delicious sides to pair with your main dish.

Red’s Beer Garden

Just steps from the Southside BeltLine is Red’s Beer Garden which features self-serve refrigerators with more than 300 beverages. Choose from wine, ciders or hard seltzers, and enjoy a hot dog, pulled pork sandwich, or tots.

The Beacon Atlanta

Once an industrial area, The Beacon is now home to nine acres of walkable restaurants, bars, coffee shops, bakeries, daycares and healthcare facilities.

Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market is a mixed-use development space, featuring boutiques, restaurants, a food hall and residential units. It has a little bit of everything, whether you want to grab a drink, a bite to eat, or shop to your heart’s content.

Cascade Crossing

A prominent outdoor shopping center in Fulton County, Cascade Crossing is home to grocery chains, restaurants, banks, and a variety of retail outlets.

Publix Grocery Store: Coming Soon

Once complete, this new Publix grocery store will span 50,000 square feet. The brick-and-mortar location is part of an 80-acre redevelopment project in the Summerhill neighborhood and is a welcomed addition to the community.

Larkin on Memorial

A new 63,000 square foot mixed-use redevelopment space, Larkin on Memorial serves the residents of Grant Park, Reynoldstown, Cabbagetown and other East Atlanta neighborhoods. Their tenants offer dry-cleaning and daycare services, as well as quality goods and groceries.

Westside Provisions

Westside Provisions is where you’ll find some of the finest furnishings in Atlanta and fashion pieces too. The grounds are also home to a plethora of restaurants that are celebrated across the city.

Westside Paper

Westside Paper is opening soon and Atlanta natives are eagerly awaiting its launch date. The grounds boast 21,400 square feet of entertainment, restaurant and retail space, and that doesn’t even cover the half of it.

The Interlock

Another favorite mixed-use development among Atlanteans is The Interlock, home to boutique stores, office spaces, residences, and mouth-watering restaurants.

The Eastern

Where do Reynoldstown residents watch their favorite artists perform? At The Eastern, of course. Check out who’s performing at this live music venue in the coming months.

Atlanta Dairies

Atlanta Dairies is made up of specialty shops, restaurants and entertainment venues connected by greenspace. It’s a gathering place for those who want to have a meal, enjoy drinks or partake in games outdoors, and discover the talents of local artists each week.

Cabbagetown Park

Once the grounds of an elementary school that closed down in 1976, Cabbagetown Park is now well-known for its abundance of green space and its annual Chomp and Stomp Bluegrass Festival — a competition of local chilis.

Eventide Brewing

What started out as an experiment with homemade pickles, mustard, cheese and beer has turned into one of Atlanta’s most popular breweries. P.S. it’s pet- and kid-friendly, too.

The Goat Farm Arts Center

Known for its art exhibits, dance competitions, film screenings, music and theater performances, workshops and more, this 19th-century venue hosts more than 150 exhibitions and performances annually.

Best End Brewing

This rustic brewery is a local favorite in the Atlanta area, serving up house-brewed beer, natural wine, and coastal grub. Their spacious venue is used for all sorts of events in the West End, including comedy shows, karaoke nights, and concerts.

Surrounding Neighborhoods

  • Downtown Atlanta
  • Castleberry Hills
  • Summerhill
  • Peoplestown
  • Reynoldstown
  • Adair Park


  • MET Atlanta
  • Georgia State
  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • State Farm Arena
  • Pittsburgh Yards


  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • I-75
  • I-85
  • I-20
  • The Atlanta BeltLine

About Empire Rental Living at Metro

Empire Rental Living at Metro is located on the southside of Atlanta’s downtown core, designed for those who are looking for alternatives to homeownership but don’t want to sacrifice their love for the urban area. The community’s pet-friendly townhomes for rent are thoughtfully designed, leaving ample room for work and play. Not only do they boast 2 and 3 bedrooms, their open-concept floor plans come with designer-selected finishes including stainless steel kitchen appliances, central A/C, and washers and dryers — a standard in all homes. With a property manager and maintenance team on site for unit emergencies, community residents will have peace of mind knowing that their rental properties will be in the right hands. 


Interested in Empire Rental Living at Metro? Learn more about the new South Atlanta townhomes and how you can apply for a lease by clicking here.


Photos courtesy of: Atlanta Magazine (Rodney Scott’s BBQ; The Goat Farm Arts Center); Atlanta Downtown (Escobar Restaurant and Tapas); Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Frost Bistro and Bar); Red’s Beer Garden (Red’s Beer Garden); Pine Tree (Cascade Crossing); Summerhill Atlanta (Publix Store); Peter Jamieson Design (Larkin on Memorial); Stadia Magazine (State Farm Arena).


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Nicole and Karla

New Home Specialists


Nicole and Karla

New Home Specialists


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