Things that don?t typically define a great neighborhood surround Bolton: a landfill to the north, a derelict strip mall to the east, a rail yard to the west, and a cemetery to the south. But it?s what?s in the center that reveals the northwest Atlanta community?s core. A combination of older brick one-story abodes and newer suburban-style houses with white picket fences line the neighborhood?s forested streets. There aren?t many restaurants. But one former industrial park now contains a baseball practice center, martial arts facility, and gymnastics studio. Walk around the block and you?ll find Whetstone Creek Trail, an abandoned rail spur turned multi-purpose trail that winds near Bolton Academy, one of Atlanta?s most diverse elementary schools.