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West End/Southwest Atlanta


Besides being home to the largest conglomerate of historically black colleges and universities in the nation, the West End presents the kind of cultural dichotomy — from the Southern folkloric figure Uncle Remus found at the Wren's Nest to such Afrocentric institutions as the Shrine of the Black Madonna — that could only be nurtured in one of the city's oldest communities and nationally registered historic districts. And the history here is impressive: OutKast's first public performance occurred at West End's now-defunct Club Fritz. The Hammonds House Museum?s permanent collection contains important works by Romare Bearden, Hale Woodruff, James Van Der Zee, and others. The Wren's Nest, an elaborately designed Victorian house built in 1870, was home to Joel Chandler Harris, best known as the author of the Uncle Remus Tales, until his death in 1908. Today, Harris' legacy continues, with writing and publishing programs for middle and high school students, as well as storytelling events with master storytellers. Your best bet for finding books devoted to African-American art and culture is the Shrine of the Black Madonna Bookstore, founded in 1975; the Black Holocaust Museum inside the bookstore puts American chattel slavery in vivid visual perspective.

Arts & Culture

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West End Atlanta galleries and the arts. Check out listings for art galleries, Spellman, Hammond House, The Bakery and art venues in our West End Guide. | more...

Bars & Nightlife

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West End bars, pubs & nightlife. Check out he emerging brewery and club scene. Our listings for nightlife in our Guide to the West End. | more...

Community Organizations

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West End & SW Atlanta neighborhood community organizations. Listings for churches, health providers, City resources and other community info. Our West End Guide | more...

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West End and Southwest Atlanta parks & outdoor activities - hikes, trails. Check out listings for Southwest Beltline, and other parks in our West End Guide | more...

Restaurants

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Southwest and West End neighborhood restaurants. Listings for Busy Bee Cafe, Soul Vegatarian and other places to eat. See our comprehensive West End Guide. | more...

Stores

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West End and Southwest Atlanta neighborhood shops. Listings for Cultured South and other shopping options. See our West End Guide. | more...

Services

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West End and Southwest ATL neighborhood fitness & yoga. Listings for Carrie Sttele-Pitts Natatorium and other Fitness spots. See our West End Guide | more...

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West End neighborhood lodging options. Listings for hotels, Bed and Breakfast providers and other places to stay. See our West End/Southwest ATL Guide. | more...

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West End/SW neighborhood home, business and personal services. Listings for recording studios, salons, pet groomers, and other services. See our West End Guide. | more...

West End/Southwest Neighborhoods

Cascade Cascade

Affluent homes of successful doctors, lawyers and businessmen line the streets, high-priced cars grace the driveways and children play outside in thei... | more...

Collier Heights Collier Heights

When former Atlanta construction magnate Herman J. Russell's 1963 ranch home hit the market earlier this year for close to half a million dollars, it ... | more...

Greenbriar Greenbriar

Greenbriar abuts I-285's western edge at Arthur B. Langford Jr. Parkway. Its huge shopping institution, Greenbriar Mall, home to the first Chik-fil-A ... | more...

Horseshoe Community Horseshoe Community

You can tell Horseshoe is almost OTP by the sheer amount of greenery present. Nestled between Cascade Road, I-285, and the historic Cascade Heights ne... | more...

Niskey Lake Niskey Lake

Niskey Lake isn't the biggest body of water in southwest Atlanta, not by a long shot. But it's likely the one with the most surrounding property owned... | more...

West End/Atlanta University Center West End

Besides being home to the largest conglomerate of historically black colleges and universities in the nation, the West End presents the kind of cultur... | more...


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