Atlantaâ€™s cultural center, as well as one of its biggest commercial districts, Midtown runs from Ponce de Leon Avenue up to Buckhead, Monroe Drive over to â€œthe Connectorâ€ (I-75/85). It contains over 1/3 of Atlantaâ€™s skyscrapers, well-respected learning institutions, The Fox Theatre, the Woodruff Arts Center and High Museum, and MUCH more.
The area was originally a pine forest, which was used toÂ fuel a nearby flour mill. By the 1980s, it was mostly a wasteland, essentially consisting of parking lots and only boasting the Fox Theatre, which was itself not in its best shape. The 1990s brought the Olympics and rejuvenated the entire city. The entire region has continued to expand, and in the early 2000s, condo development dominated much of the residential scene. Read more:Â http://ow.ly/6CgqH