Atlanta is the fourth fastest gentrifying city in the country and no neighborhood currently serves as a dynamic example better than Summerhill. If you haven’t been there lately, it’s time to explore. You know where it is: south of 1-20 between 75 and Grant Park. It’s home to the new Georgia State stadium (formerly Turner Field), Zoo Atlanta and just north of the planned Southside Trail section of the Beltline.
Many new businesses are part of a 35-acre mixed-use development centered on Georgia Avenue and led by Carter which is partnering with Oakwood Development and Healy Weatherholtz. It includes restaurants, retail, and office and creative space.
In addition to the Carter development, privately-owned student apartments and 300+ multi-family apartments near the planned Georgia State baseball stadium are under construction. Hedgewood Homes is building 100 single-family homes.
In addition to Georgia State’s baseball and football facilities, construction is underway on a new basketball arena that will also host large events such as concerts, graduation and conferences.
MARTA and the City of Atlanta have been granted funds for a rapid transit line connecting the area to Midtown. There’s even an urban farm. Freewheel Farm sells it’s produce at the Grant Park Farmers Market.
Along Georgia Avenue restaurants and bars include:
- Halfway Crooks Brewery,
- Wood’s Chapel BBQ
- D Boca N Boca
- The Little Tart Bakeshop and Big Softie (soft serve ice cream)
- Little Bear
As you can see, there’s a lot to check out! Visit Summerhill Atlanta for a full listing.
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