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It’s been more than three years since Google Fiber frenzy took hold of the Atlanta area. Google promised to change everything for folks fed up with unreliable internet connections, abysmal customer service, and expensive monthly bills. But a different reality took hold: Google ran wires, but didn't start service; Google tried to work with local governments, but couldn't work out deals; and ultimately Google couldn't find value in rolling out its service. One thing is indisputable: most Google Fiber hopefuls are now fed up.
Atlanta natives Alex Belle and Isis Valentino met in 2012 while working at Poor Little Rich Girl, a now-closed vintage clothing shop in College Park. After discovering a shared taste for 1970s soul music, they formed their neo-soul and R&B duo, St. Beauty. They plan to release a full-length album later this year.
Most southside Atlanta residents aren't shedding any tears for the demise of the airport Sheraton, and nor should they. Future developers would be wise to build hotels and offices that integrate with both the airport and the communities it sits smack in the middle of.
The Pad on Harvard—a mixed-use project hoping to capitalize on ITP migration and recent investment around Atlanta’s airport—is College Park’s first new mid-rise project in four decades.
Lacrosse teams the Georgia Swarm and Atlanta Blaze join the also brand-new Atlanta Vultures indoor football team, as well as the longer-tenured Atlanta Gladiators minor league hockey team and the Atlanta Steam “lingerie league” indoor football team.
Since metro Atlanta’s recovery began in earnest in 2012, prices are up—in some places way up. Here, how the median home value has changed from December 2011 to December 2015.