For decades navigating real estate in Atlanta was kind of a no-brainer: You bought a house, probably in the burbs if you wanted good schools and probably for pretty cheap. End of story. These days things have gotten more complicated. Intown is cool again—there are 37 projects planned or under construction in Midtown alone. But proximity to MARTA, museums, and great restaurants doesn't come cheap, and rising prices have led to lightning quick gentrification of neighborhoods like Kirkwood. Then there's the rental market, which has gone bananas thanks to an influx of millennials, empty nesters, and other folks, who, post-recession, no longer have the means or desire for a mortgage. Even the architecture has changed, as we've finally rediscovered an appreciation for modern homes. For those looking for a place to call home, it can all be a bit overwhelming, which is why we enlisted Realtors to share their neighborhood picks for various buyers and budgets. And finally, Ryan Gravel—the man who dreamed up the Atlanta BeltLine—talks about where our ever-changing city needs to head next.
Edited by Jennifer Rainey Marquez