Five Unbelievable Facts About Atlanta

There are upwards of 242 neighborhoods in Atlanta today — this is a city whose footprint has grown exponentially in the last few decades. Whether you have a conversation with a member of the OTP or an ITP may result in a different response. The answers are clear in the city, though.

Facts About Atlanta

This trail connects about 45 Atlanta neighborhoods, making it a great way to explore the middle of the city by foot or bike. Many neighborhoods in Atlanta have their own character and have a fascinating history. Even some fun facts can be found. The capital of Georgia was not always Atlanta.

In fact, it was initially known as Terminus when a railroad passes through on its way to being the capital of the Peach State from 1870 to 1990. The first Georgian capital was Savannah.

1.The Cabbagetown


The Cabbagetown

There are many young families living in Cabbagetown and many creative artists in this neighbourhood. Along Carroll Street, you'll find several bars and restaurants.

Because the Atlanta BeltLine connects nearby, the neighborhood can be reached only by bike or by car. Many art installations can be found in this very walkable neighborhood, as well as many tree-lined streets. The park hosts a fireworks and chili festival on the 4th of July.

Cabbagetown's Facts

This was one of the earliest industrial settlements of the city, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A nearby textile mill provided workers for the neighborhood. One of the cotton mill's warehouses was damaged by a tornado before becoming an apartment complex.

Around Cabbagetown Park, the architecture in Cabbagetown can be found in a variety of architectural styles, including Craftsman, Craftsman bungalow and Mission.

There is a tunnel running from the Krog Street neighborhood into the neighborhood core. It has been decided that each exterior mural will be updated by the local artists every year. Nevertheless, you can do anything inside the tunnel. Many photoshoots and music videos are filmed in this tunnel because of its fun graffiti.

 2. You are in downtown



A rotational restaurant, tall skyscrapers, and a historical library and library can be found in downtown as can the Georgia State University. It is a mainly industrial area. However, new apartments, nightlife and more have encouraged the mover to pay closer attention to the pulse of the city.

The park's South Downtown and Woodruff have seen a lot of music and art events. Five Points residents have easy access to MARTA for their commutes to work and home. Atlanta Streetcar rides are included in your MARTA fare.

In addition to the nearby Georgia Aquarium, Center for Civil and Human Rights, World of Coca-Cola, and nearby State Farm Arena, there is entertainment at the Tabernacle and the nearby Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Having a delicious meal high up in the clouds with a 360 view of the city is a special experience at the Sun Dial.

Downtown's Facts

After General William Sherman set Atlanta ablaze in 1864 during the Battle of Atlanta, Atlanta was the only city destroyed during the Civil War as an act of war. About forty percent of the city was destroyed by the fire.

Initially, Coca-Cola was located by Underground Atlanta. When Centennial Olympic Park was built, it was located at Pemberton Place nearby. The museum offers over 100 different flavors.

A series of tunnels constructed beneath Atlanta during the 1920s to tackle traffic problems became the Underground Atlanta in the 1990s, where people were entertained and shops could be found. Redevelopment plans are in place to bring more energy to the area as a revitalization project kicks off soon.

3. Grant Park is here

Grant Park

A car will drive through the park, passing Victorian mansions and craftsmans with idyllic porches. There are several family-friendly restaurants and bars in the neighborhood, and there is also the historic neighborhood's weekly farmers market. In addition to a turkey, a couple of goats and two chickens, guests staying at the nearby Social Goat B&B can also enjoy a variety of other animals.

A large and oldest park in the city is Grant Park, which is located in Southeast Atlanta. Margaret Mitchell and several Georgia officials are buried at Oakland Cemetery, a cemetery close to town. There are many amenities that come with living in a big city, but the community also maintains true small-town feeling.

The Grant Park Facts

Grant Park was established as a city suburb in 1859 by the civil engineer Lemuel P. Grant, whose land gifts enabled Atlanta to grow. A railroad was brought to Atlanta via his campaign.

After Grant Park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000, it became Atlanta’s largest historic district and was then granted additional zoning protections.

It was initially housed in Grant Park next to the Cyclorama, the giant cylinder-shaped panoramic painting depicting the Battle of Atlanta. A cyclorama painting, it is one of two left in the United States. It was recently reinstalled at the Atlanta History Center.

4. There are five little points


five little points

You can find a little bit of everything in Little Five Points, from brunch spots to boutiques and vintage shopping to live music venues, so follow the Vortex skull. Little Five Points is definitely one of Atlanta’s coolest neighborhoods. Everywhere you go, you get an eclectic vibe.

A total of five streets congregate within the community, including Moreland Avenue, Euclid Avenue, Seminole Avenue, at the intersection at the center of five streets. The intersection is known as the intersection at the heart of this neighborhood.

The Little Five Points area has the following facts about Little Five Points

Several streets in downtown Atlanta, such as Five Points, meet at one point, thus giving Little Five Points its name

She opened her shop in Little Five Points in 1982 under the name Junkman's Daughter. She was a junkman's daughter.

The former governor's house is now the location of Criminal Records and a few other shops

5. The Mechanicsville is clearly visible

The Mechanicsville

Even though the most historic neighborhood in Atlanta is Mechanicsville, it's not as well-known. At the turn of the century there lived the Rich Family (of the department store) and working families amongst the working population in this neighborhood.

Georgia State University purchased nearby Turner Field to repurpose for its football stadium following the move of the Braves to suburban Cobb County. As new families and new businesses move to the area, along with nearby Summerhill, they're making a comeback.

Mechanicsville fact facts

Railway mechanics lived in the neighborhood at the end of the 19th century and named it after them.

The I-75/I-85 connector and the I-20 interstate caused most of the people living in Mechanicsville to move away from the neighborhood

A community garden has been built currently at Rosa Burney Park to bring fresh produce to the people of Mechanicsville.


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