Atlantic Station, located in Atlanta, is a popular Midtown hotspot that first debuted in the middle of the 2000s. It was lauded among the earliest communities, and was well praised for its innovative mixed-use design. The 138 acres that make up the community are on the brownfield site of the former Atlantic Steel factory.
A variety of dining options, retail stores, a movie theater, and even a supermarket can all be found within the neighborhood. Folks can stay put if they don’t feel like venturing out of the area, as everything they need is readily available. With its massive size, the area now boasts the first IKEA store in the Southeast as well as its own unique zip code.
At the intersection of these affluent commercial and residential area is the outdoor Atlantic Station mall, a hotspot for trendy clothing and home goods. Temporary art exhibits can be seen at the Millennium Gate Museum and the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum, both of which are cultural organizations. There are few classic diners serving breakfast and burgers close to the campus of Georgia Institute of Technology.
Atlantic Station’s Central Park is an exact replica of Central Park in New York City. During the summer months, the park frequently hosts music and free movies. This park receives daily snowfall throughout the winter holidays. People often have picnics during lunchtime. In fact, it’s arguably the most exciting part of a trip to Atlantic Station.
Restaurants come in all shapes and sizes, and may be found at a wide range of price points. Try Lobby Bar and Bistro, Rosa Mexicano, or Strip steaks and sushi for a fine dining experience. Diners can also choose from a wide variety of affordable restaurants, such as California Pizza Kitchen.
Shops at Atlantic Station sell everything from bed linens to basketball shoes; home decor to the latest in high-end fashion. A local IKEA is available for your shopping convenience. Almost 40 specialty stores ensure that everyone’s shopping needs will be addressed. Atlantic Station is home to many popular retailers, including LOFT, Dillard’s, Old Navy, and Gap.
Former Florida Marineland developer Jim Jacoby got the ball rolling on the Atlantic Station redevelopment in 1997, when his firm was hired as the property contractor for the former Atlantic Steel Mill site. Many private investors chipped in to help pay for the public infrastructure improvements—from new roads and sewers to new sidewalks and streetlights—that make Atlantic Station resident-friendly. Plans were for there to be 11 acres of public parks and 15 million square feet of retail, office, and residential space in the development. Due to its vastness, the area has been assigned its own ZIP code (30363).