Midtown’s Atlantic Station – Making History

Foodies, Fashionistas and Fun-seekers throughout Metro Atlanta are likely very familiar with Atlantic Station, its treasure trove of shops and restaurants, and its jam-packed year-round calendar of events. However, they may not know about where this 138-acre Midtown destination came from… or where it’s going. With a history dating back to 1901, the site where Atlantic Station now stands was once home to the Atlanta Hoop Company – manufacturer of cotton bale ties and barrel hoops. The company evolved to become the Atlantic Steel Mill, and by 1952, it employed more than 2000 Atlantans – producing fencing, nails, rivets and more. After the mill closed in the 1990’s, a new vision began to emerge for the site. The vision was for a sprawling mixed-use development unlike any other, boasting LEED certified office towers, a variety of housing and entertainment options, and a wide array of stores and restaurants – poised within a walkable neighborhood. By the time Atlantic Station debuted in 2005, it was the largest urban Brownfield redevelopment at that time and – because of its size – it was given its own zip code: 30363.

Showcasing 500,000 SF of restaurant and retail space, 2 million SF of class A office space, 3000 residential units, a boutique hotel, a gym and movie theater surrounding Central Park where a variety of signature events are hosted, this new addition to Atlanta’s Midtown landscape quickly grew in popularity. Of course, the great news is… it continues to evolve in exciting new directions. By the end of 2020, Atlantic Station will soon boast two new office buildings, a new AMLI residential complex, three new hotels, several new shops and restaurants, and a newly reimagined Central Park. The mixed-use development’s tagline “We’ve Got It All!” will never be truer.

Award-winning Atlanta custom home builder, Highlight Homes is making a little history of our own. While we have had a presence in nearby Brookhaven and Buckhead over the years, we are now proud to become a part of the Midtown Atlanta landscape, too. Just a mile away from the bustling streets of Atlantic Station, we are building a stunning luxury duplex project.  Starting at $750,000, each home will showcase more than 2600 square feet of living space to include 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The 2-car garage will prove quite a commodity in this area of town, although – given the high walkability factor of the neighborhood – the cars may spend a lot of time parked INSIDE the garage. Each home will also boast an unfinished basement, representing 1100 square feet of potential for future growth. Other features of these homes that beg to be mentioned include three covered porches (one for each level), mudroom off the garage, upstairs laundry for the ultimate in convenience, charming fireplace in the living room, custom cabinets with granite countertops and Jenn-Air appliances in the gourmet kitchen, hardwoods throughout and all of the surprising and distinctive touches for which Highlight Homes is so well-known. What is just as exciting as its proximity to Atlantic Station is the duplex’s convenience to I-75, I-85, the beautiful campus at Georgia Tech, and many of Atlanta’s top employers and Fortune 500 companies.

If you’d like to be added to the interest list for one of the homes in Highlight Homes’ new duplex project, please contact Melanie Pourhassan with Keller Williams First Atlanta at [email protected] or 404-531-5708. To learn more about Highlight Homes, we invite you to visit us at www.highlighthomesga.com.

Photo Credits: By PEDS (Flickr: Atlantic Station) [CC BY 2.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Midtown’s Atlantic Station – Making History