Previously a large industrial area, West Midtown in Atlanta has transformed into an urban hotspot for locals and visitors alike. Alive with energy surrounding the modern lofts and apartments, art galleries, live music venues, boutiques and restaurants, West Midtown serves as one of the best opportunities for living, working and playing in Atlanta.
Outdoor Attractions in West Midtown
With the expansion of the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail, West Midtown is seeing more growth and development along the way. The Westside Trail is a three-mile multi-use trail connecting some of Atlanta’s most historic neighborhoods. Running from Washington Park at Lena Street to University Avenue, this BeltLine trail hits all the hotspots in West Midtown.
Expanding the outdoor entertainment options is the plan for Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry. This outdoor area will include a 2.5-billion-gallon reservoir, more than 400 parks and 280 acres of green space, making it the largest park in Atlanta. With an anticipated Spring 2020 opening, this Westside Park development is expected to launch the residential scene in West Midtown, acting as a catalyst for neighborhoods in the district.
West Midtown Living
Some incredible neighborhoods have already started popping up in West Midtown, including West Town by Brock Built. This community has luxury townhomes offering 2,100 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. In addition to the townhomes, West Town also offers an exceptional cottage series. These single-family homes have ample amounts of space ranging from 2,700 to 3,400 square feet, three or four bedrooms and up to five-and-a-half bathrooms. The collection of homes at West Town are only minutes away from the Atlanta Beltline and a host of the area’s most desirable amenities. Now selling from the low $600s, visit the Brock Built website to learn more and browse the available homes.
Another fantastically modern community in this area is Seven88 West Midtown. This high-rise condominium building features an iconic glass exterior, giving residents incredible floor-to-ceiling skyline views. The luxurious interiors of each residence are complemented by incredible concierge services and easy access to the restaurants, retail and entertainment located in the historic post-industrial district below. In addition to local amenities, Seven88 is also home to resort-style features including a saltwater pool, whirlpool spa, clubroom, demonstration kitchen and a billiards lounge. Priced from the mid-$300s to $1 million+, there are a wide variety of floor plans and interior options from which to choose. Visit www.788WestMidtown.com to learn more about this West Midtown community.
West Midtown Art Scene
With an art scene rivaling any area in Georgia, West Midtown is the place to be for anyone seeking cultural entertainment. Focusing on contemporary art, West Midtown home to the Sandler Hudson Gallery. Featuring various artists and exhibitions, this gallery showcases an array of abstract art. The current exhibition is Reconciliation by Katie Walker. Only available for viewing until January 18, 2020, residents are encouraged to get in before the exhibit is gone. For anyone who can’t make it in time, don’t worry! Sandler Hudson Gallery showcases six to eight exhibits a year, offering a new perspective every few months.
This Atlanta suburb is also home to the Westside Arts District (WAD). WAD is an alliance of commercial galleries and nonprofit art spaces in West Midtown. Formed in 2009, WAD offers six art spaces including the Contemporary Art Center. Every third Saturday of the month from noon to 5 pm, WAD organizes the Saturday Art Walk. These art talks, tours and events invite art enthusiasts from all over Georgia to gather and enjoy the art scene in Atlanta. Contact WADAtlanta@gmail.com for more information.
Breweries in West Midtown
Formed by three best friends in 2006, Monday Night Brewing has spent a decade-and-a-half perfecting the art of brewing delicious beer. With two locations in Atlanta, the West Midtown brewery is the original home of IPA-focused beers. Head to 670 Trabert Avenue and find out why “weekends are overrated” and take a picture of the iconic tie wall. Sip on an excellent array of craft beers and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere with modern décor and artwork.
Another brewery to add to the list is Atlanta Brewing Company. Established in 1993, this Atlanta business was Georgia’s first brewery. The converted brick warehouse uses a large red malt mill found in an abandoned meadow in England. The mill was shipped to Atlanta and refurbished for the brewery’s use. Head over to this historic brewery and enjoy the taste of excellent beer crafted by brewers with over 25 years of experience.
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