Downtown

Downtown

Originally incorporated in 1847 and burnt during the Civil War, Downtown Atlanta bustled well into the 1960s until interstates began helping folks drive further and further into the suburbs. The 1996 Olympics gave Downtown a signature park and some momentum, but Georgia State University has played perhaps the largest role in the neighborhood’s latest resurrection. A modern streetcar runs east and west through the neighborhood, dodging business people, a student population 35,000 strong, and a growing number of residents.