Atlanta is famous amongst major metropolises for its lush parks and green cityscapes. For those in the know, spring is the best time to enjoy this luxury before Atlanta’s more infamous claim to fame makes its dramatic appearance: sweltering summer humidity. Gorgeous city skylines complemented by diverse neighbors and a walkable community bustling with a variety of trendy dining, boutique shopping, and world-class entertainment options have made Midtown is one of Atlanta’s most lively communities year-round. But Spring...ahh,spring in Midtown.
Only a few steps from the many new Midtown condo buildings is a true focal point of the Midtown Atlanta year-round, 189-acre Piedmont Park. Home to miles of walking trails, sports fields, tennis courts, fishing ponds, splash pad, swimming pool, dog park, and picnic areas. This lush green Midtown centerpiece serves as both a respite from the bustle of city life and a hub of festivals too numerous to list. 2019 celebrates the 82nd year of a perennial favorite - the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. This weekend long festival features an artist market, live music, children’s activities, and fair food. If you suffer from FOMO, you’ll want to join the 80,000 plus who show up to Piedmont Park in celebration of the unofficial spring kickoff. Piedmont Park also plays host to another perennial favorite wrapping up the glories of spring on a high note Memorial Day Weekend - the Atlanta Jazz Festival. The festival, now in its 41st year, has featured musical legends such as Miles Davis, Dizzie Gillespie, Freddy Cole, and Nina Simone as well as contemporary acts like Macy Gray.
Tucked into the northwest corner of Piedmont Park is the Atlanta Botanical Gardens where nature enthusiasts will find one of the southeast’s most impressive collections of flora and outdoor art installations from internationally renowned artists as well as a 40-foot high 600-foot long canopy walk through one of Atlanta’s last urban forests. Year-round, this is a special place, but in spring the gardens burst to life with hundreds of thousands of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses, and perennial bulbs. Between February and April, you can also enjoy Orchid Daze where you can escape spring showers by stepping inside the largest orchid center in the United States for a special exhibition of thousands of gorgeous orchids.
Piedmont Park isn’t the only place that comes to life in Midtown Atlanta each spring! The popular mixed-use development Atlantic Station hosts its own array of events including the BBQ, Beer, and Bourbon Festival in March which has taken up residence in recent years as one of Atlanta’s favorite festivals. Throughout Midtown, restaurants with outdoor seating, bars with rooftop patios, and refreshing sidewalk cafes begin buzzing with the pent-up energy of Atlantans who have spent the winter cozily tucked away in their highrises, condos, and lofts now out for some fresh air and aqua vitae. Midtown is definitely the place to be in springtime.
Are you feeling called to make Midtown Atlanta your new home this spring? New listings often sell quickly in this hot area of town. Contact Team Sterling to find out about exclusive off-market opportunities before they are listed to the public.