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Study: Atlanta ranks No. 8 for walkable areas

It often seems that every week brings a new report underscoring metro Atlanta’s woeful sprawl and its host of associated ills. Well, here’s a bit of better news. A report to be released today ranks the growth of walkable areas in the country’s 30 largest areas, and here's the stunner: Atlanta comes in eighth place.

HGTV’s “Property Virgins” host Egypt Sherrod picks 3 great sidewalk neighborhoods in Atlanta

Atlanta has often been dubbed a car-dependent city. However, our region ranks high for future walkability, indicating a demand for greater density both intown and in the suburbs.
PEDS

Sally Flocks and PEDS

Sally Flocks and PEDS (Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety) were talking about walkability before it was cool.

Neighborhood: Alpharetta

Encompassing twenty-seven square miles and three zip codes, in the far reaches of northern Fulton County, Alpharetta is very OTP. Some may think of Alpharetta as a sprawling place full of McMansions and restaurant chains, but city planners are working to create a pedestrian-friendly downtown.
Tiny house festival

Tiny House Festival helps movement build momentum in Georgia

John and Fin Kernohan, founders of festival organizer United Tiny House Association (UTHA), have lived in a 304-square-foot house, named the Beloved Cabin, in rural Georgia since 2011. At this year’s event, more than 20 tiny houses and thousands of attendees helped the movement build local momentum. In fact, Tiny House Atlanta is the largest such Meetup group in the nation.

Report: Atlanta ranks No. 42 for city parks

Atlanta sometimes is called “the city in the trees,” and certainly as you fly into Hartsfield-Jackson this time of year, a green canopy appears to cover the city. But deplane and explore at ground level and you’ll soon realize things aren’t quite so verdant. For the third year in a row we have earned a low score on a national assessment of city parks. But—in large part due to the Atlanta BeltLine—Atlanta’s gaining green space and serving more residents.
Smyrna bike-share

Smyrna paves the way for riders with new bike-share program

340 residents have signed up for the mostly free program, which launched last September. The fleet of bikes—managed by Zagster, a Massachusetts-based vendor, and tracked by antitheft geofencing technology—is spread among four stations that operate like kiosks; each one is near the city’s 12-mile network of multiuse trails.
Cascade Heights

A new development in Cascade Heights aims to boost walkability

About six miles southwest of downtown, at the core of Cascade Heights’ commercial district, an adaptive reuse project hopes to have a big community impact.
Mark Toro

48. Mark Toro

As managing partner at North American Properties, Toro has a reputation as a developer who sets ambitious targets and hits them.

Five reasons to love East Atlanta Village

The “village” part of this neighborhood’s moniker (aka EAV) isn’t just a cutesy realtor-invented label. This diverse, walkable pocket of the city exudes a small-town feel while boasting distinctly urban offerings, from hipster-filled tattoo parlors and late-night bars to flower shops.

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