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Best OTP Neighborhood BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Cityscape » Critics Pick
Mountain Park
Sitting on the border of Cobb and Cherokee counties, many of MOUNTAIN PARK’s 250 cottages were built in the early 20th century as summer retreats for Atlanta’s elite, who gave the homes names such as “Park-Ur-Carcass” and “Shack-Toe-In.” Designatedmore...

Sitting on the border of Cobb and Cherokee counties, many of MOUNTAIN PARK’s 250 cottages were built in the early 20th century as summer retreats for Atlanta’s elite, who gave the homes names such as “Park-Ur-Carcass” and “Shack-Toe-In.” Designated as both a wildlife refuge and a waterfowl nesting area, Mountain Park sits 23 miles from downtown Atlanta and is framed by rolling hills and two lakes. Residents now are doing their best to maintain the neighborhood’s charm despite infringing subdivisions, and Mountain Park’s recycling program and anti-pollution projects set an eco-friendly example for its neighbors.
www.mountainparklife.com.

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Best Intown Neighborhood BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
Virginia-Highland

Best OTP Neighborhood BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
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Cabbagetown
Strangely immune to the bulldozers and sterile apartment complexes that pockmark the rest of Atlanta, CABBAGETOWN is thus remarkable for what it retains: history. The shotgun and cottage frame houses lining these 17 blocks just east of Oakland Cemetery, on the south side of the train tracks, were originallymore...
Strangely immune to the bulldozers and sterile apartment complexes that pockmark the rest of Atlanta, CABBAGETOWN is thus remarkable for what it retains: history. The shotgun and cottage frame houses lining these 17 blocks just east of Oakland Cemetery, on the south side of the train tracks, were originally built as housing for the cotton mill (built in 1881), attracting a white Appalachian enclave looking for jobs in the Reconstruction South. Today, the mill itself has been renovated as the Fulton Cotton Mill Lofts, one of the largest loft communities in the country. Meanwhile, the renovated homes are seeing new life but are holding on to their unadorned designs and postage stamp front yards. Known as the place quirky local celebrities once called home, such as the deceased duo of artist Panorama Ray and musician Benjamin Smoke, the area continues to attract those bohos looking for affordable housing and a funky lifestyle. "Located between Boulevard, the CSX rail line, Memorial Drive and Pearl Street." www.lofts-atlanta.com/fcm/fcmloft.shtml. less...
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