The Atlanta BeltLine has forever changed the city’s urban landscape. The 22-mile loop developed along former railways connects people to neighborhoods, dining, culture, and cool destinations throughout the city. Like New York City’s High Line, the Atlanta BeltLine has become an urban oasis of multipurpose trails, green space, parks, and art attractions.
In recent years, the BeltLine, as locals refer to it, has become the city’s backbone from which development has spurred. Investing in a home along the BeltLine is an investment in connectivity, allowing residents to walk, jog, or bike to the best amenities that Atlanta has to offer without ever needing a vehicle. As the city continues to grow and expand, the price of connectivity will continue to rise, making a spot on the Atlanta BeltLine a prized investment.
The best way to understand the BeltLine is to experience it for yourself. We’re rounding up everything there is know about the Atlanta BeltLine including what to do and some of the newest communities located in this prime investment zone.
1. Shop Until You Drop
The BeltLine is where Atlanta natives and newcomers like to shop. Whether it’s at Ponce City Market, Krog Street Market, The Beacon, Lee + White or Glenwood Park, these all-in-one shopping destinations don’t disappoint. A number of pop-up shops and farmers’ markets are set up along the BeltLine too — so get out and start exploring their local offerings.
2. Have a Picnic in the Park
Pack the blanket, a few snacks and some refreshing beverages for a picnic in one of the BeltLine’s parks. Piedmont Park, the Historic Fourth Ward Park, and Lang Carson Park, soon to be expanded by half an acre courtesy of Empire, are all popular areas that are worth checking out. Additionally, residents of Empire Longreen will have access to a new community park and Empire Zephyr sits across from the future Beltline Park.
3. Get Your Heart Rate Up
Sure, the BeltLine is great for shopping and evening dinner plans, but how about working out? It’s a go-to destination for Atlanta’s fitness buffs. Walk along the BeltLine and notice how many people are running or biking alongside you. People usually practice yoga in the vicinity too.
4. Scooter Along the BeltLine
Who needs a bike, skateboard or pair of rollerblades to get around when you can use the BeltLine’s electric scooters? Get to and from your favorite restaurants and shops with ease, or explore everything the BeltLine has to offer with this convenient (and fun) method of transportation.
6. Grab a Drink
The BeltLine is where the best of Atlanta’s nightlife lives. Whether you’re going out with a group of friends or you’re arranging a date night for you and your significant other, there’s plenty of options to choose from when it comes to grabbing a drink. Some of our personal favorites are New Realm, Pour Taproom, Monday Night Garage and 97 Estoria. Keep an eye out for Breaker Breaker, coming soon to Empire Stein Steel.
1. Stein Steel in Reynoldstown
Stein Steel is one of Empire’s newest communities which is being built directly on the BeltLine’s Eastside trail. The development’s 900 feet of prime BeltLine frontage will feature multiple access points and a new outdoor-focused bar and restaurant, Breaker Breaker, which is expected to open soon.
2. Longreen in West Midtown
Longreen is another coveted community that Empire recently launched, located less than a block from the BeltLine’s Northwest Trail route. A linear park will be built within the community for residents’ enjoyment.
3. Zephyr in Chosewood Park
Zephyr places residents close to Grant Park and the BeltLine’s Southside Trail. This 34-acre community also sits across from the future BeltLine Park, meaning that outdoor recreation will always be close to home.
Images courtesy of: Garden & Gun (Ladybird); Pond & Company (Lang Carson Park); Agency Landscape & Planning (Boulevard Crossing Park).