Neigh­bor­hoods

Where Atlanta - - THE GUIDE -

BUCK­HEAD— This large neigh­bor­hood is one of the wealth­i­est zip codes in the U.S., and is con­sid­ered At­lanta’s cen­ter for en­ter­tain­ment and shop­ping. Lenox Square Mall, Phipps Plaza and Buck­head At­lanta pro­vide a wide range of high-end shop­ping flanked along Peachtree Road by some of the city’s most ac­claimed restau­rants. Here, you’ll find the At­lanta His­tory Cen­ter and Gov­er­nor’s Man­sion. www.buck­head.net. Map1/C6

DOWN­TOWN— This his­toric area is where At­lanta once be­gan as the ter­mi­nus of sev­eral rail­roads. Now, Down­town At­lanta is the city’s tourism and con­ven­tion hub with ma­jor at­trac­tions like Ge­or­gia Aquar­ium, Cen­ter for Civil and Hu­man Rights, Col­lege Foot­ball Hall of Fame, Un­der­ground At­lanta, CNN Cen­ter, World of Coca-Cola, The Chil­dren’s Mu­seum of At­lanta, Philips Arena, Turner Field, Ge­or­gia Dome and Cen­ten­nial Olympic Park. www. where­trav­eler.com/at­lanta/things-do-down­tow­nat­lanta. Map3/C7 EAST AT­LANTA— Just south of I-20 and More­land Av­enue, East At­lanta Vil­lage sits at the in­ter­sec­tion of Glen­wood and Flat Shoals av­enues. The streets are lined with quirky bars, bou­tiques, clubs and pop­u­lar live mu­sic venues. www.eaca.net. Map1/D7 LIT­TLE FIVE POINTS— At the in­ter­sec­tion of More­land, Eu­clid and McLen­don av­enues is the city’s al­cove of the eclec­tic and funky—from record stores and restau­rants to mu­sic venues and the­aters. www.lit­tle­five­points.net. Map1/D7 MID­TOWN— The cul­tural heart of the city, Mid­town teems with restau­rants, bars, mu­se­ums and at­trac­tions, in­clud­ing the High Mu­seum of Art, At­lanta Sym­phony Hall, At­lanta Botan­i­cal Gar­den, and The Fox The­atre. www.at­lanta-mid­town.com. Map1/D7 SWEET AUBURN— This his­toric black neigh­bor­hood and busi­ness dis­trict along Auburn Av­enue was home to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and now con­tains the 10-block Martin Luther King Jr. Na­tional His­toric Dis­trict. www.swee­t­auburn.com. Map1/D7

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