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Lew Oliver

Lew Oliver

From Vickery Village in Cumming to pastoral Serenbe, Lew Oliver has been metro Atlanta’s New Urbanist trailblazer for more than a quarter century. But the versatile housing designer—who now master-plans full communities—calls a massive undertaking in Fayetteville, Pinewood Forrest, his most inspiring project yet.
Chamblee real estate

Where to buy now in metro Atlanta

We asked Realtors to recommend their favorite areas—from intown blocks packed with high-rises to (way) OTP suburbs—for every buyer and budget.

Our Place in the Universe: No. 16 for hipsters

Are you an artsy person looking for a walkable place to live in Atlanta overflowing with all the coffee shops and indie dives necessary to satiate your unconventional desires? Well, you're in luck! Because we have Little Five Points, the sixteenth most hipster neighborhood in the country, according to a recent article by Forbes.
A hotel room with a gorgeous view of Midtown Atlanta

What it’s like living full-time in a five-star Atlanta hotel

Some people live full-time in high-rise hotels that come with room service, housekeeping, spas, and more—spending between $700,000 and $4 million.

Neighborhood: Norcross

One of metro atlanta’s loveliest suburban downtowns is tucked away from the sprawl between Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Buford Highway in Gwinnett County, just out of view of motorists. Founded in 1870, historic Norcross is less a vestige of yesteryear than a thriving city center that happens to have a barber pole and a train depot.

Neighborhood: Kirkwood

As recently as the late 1990s, the DeKalb County neighborhood of Kirkwood was known for street-corner drug deals, blatant prostitution, and a crumbling central business district. An influx of families and commercial investment has softened Kirkwood’s hard edge, resulting in an urban village of roughly 5,000 people that residents call harmoniously diverse.

With Coalition, Table & Main’s Ryan Pernice looks to the “growing energy” of Alpharetta

Table & Main and Osteria Mattone owner Ryan Pernice believes Atlanta is becoming more community oriented. “There’s this interesting move happening where these little city-states are popping up. Alpharetta and Woodstock are investing in their downtown. Roswell has Canton Street. People are going to have a greater pull to eat closer to home and have better options there,” he says.

Five Ideas We’re Rooting For

The Atlanta Streetcar
Granted, the first streetcars to roll through Atlanta since 1949 will travel only a 2.6-mile route connecting one cluster of tourist attractions (the World of Coke and its Centennial Park neighbors) to another (the King historic district) via blighted stretches of Auburn and Edgewood avenues. But we’re still cheering for this first effort to reconnect sections of the city ripped apart by 1950s and 1960s highway construction and hoping that locals join tourists on the streetcar, slated to debut in the latter part of 2013.
Shops Buckhead Atlanta sold

At a town hall, a debate for the future of the Shops Buckhead Atlanta

The big theme that emerged was a tension between making the center more “accessible” versus establishing the Shops as Atlanta’s true beacon of luxury shopping—with a lingering question whether those two ideas are mutually exclusive.
Atlanta coronavirus updates

Where can I afford to buy and rent in Atlanta?

12 Atlanta neighborhoods, sorted by price range, schools, walkability, transit access, and more.

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