Joeff Davis



Downtown, the onetime railroad hub where Atlanta literally began, has come a long way since its days as a vertical office park that turned into a ghost town after the sun set. Though still overrun by government buildings and nine-to-fivers, the area is continuing to grow into a community where young singles and small families have converged to be near the joys of urban life: the entertainment, the walkable streets, and, yes, the chaos. And thanks to Georgia State University’s decision to concentrate its students and faculty in Downtown, the streets are a little more bustling. Yes, parts can be touristy. But the heart of the city boasts history, density, and, if the city doesn’t turn its back on the area, seemingly unlimited potential.
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