From the Beltline to bikes to great neighborhoods, Atlanta is racking up some national recognition these days.
Midtown Atlanta was one of five neighborhoods to earn a “2016 Great Places” award from the American Planning Association. Mayor Kasim Reed and other officials will celebrate the award with an outdoor ceremony on Tuesday afternoon.
“This is a shared win for the City of Atlanta and Midtown Alliance, applauding the district’s community-led urban planning initiatives, colorful history, vibrant arts scene, public safety efforts, and investments in walkability as the ingredients for a successful place” Reed said in a news release.
In the announcement, the American Planning Association details Midtown’s history and rich art and music scenes. Click here to read it.
“With its riches-to-rags-to-riches history, lively arts scene, and proactive planning and community building, Midtown Atlanta is the preeminent urban neighborhood in Atlanta. It stands out as a dense, mixed-use walkable area in a region traditionally known for its decades of sprawling growth,” the website says.
Other neighborhoods on the list are Downtown Santa Ana, in Santa Ana, California; Old Louisville, in Louisville, Kentucky; Nob Hill, in Albuquerque, New Mexica; and Downtown Warren, in Warren, Rhode Island.
The celebration will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday on the outdoor green space at the NE corner of Peachtree and 10th Streets. Everyone is invited to attend.