June 22, 2012

Why {aaron greenwood} loves ATL

Aaron Greenwood 

Ph.D. Student

Aaron at Historic Fourth Ward Park

     What's your favorite spot in Atlanta: 

        With its beautiful views of the old Sears Building and its incredible pond, my favorite spot in the city is Historic Fourth Ward Park. While it doesn't get the same attention that Piedmont Park gets, it's got a lot of the out-of-the-ashes character that Atlanta is known for.  Just a few years ago, it was a series of overgrown vacant lots and now it's one of the crown jewels of the Beltline, a 22 mile loop of trails, transit, and parks that's slowly changing the city. Fun fact: building this beautiful park actually saved the city money: they were going to spend $15 million more to keep everything underground. What a waste that would have been!

             Why do you love ATL:

      After decades of decline, people are moving back into Atlanta, and all of its beautiful historic neighborhoods are coming back to life.  From Inman Park to Washington Park, folks are realizing that the real secret to the good life in Atlanta is to enjoy what's nearby and leave the suburbanites to drive themselves crazy in Interstate traffic. And with big transformational projects like the Beltline, the Streetcar, and the complete streets projects that will come if the transportation referendum (hopefully) passes, the city's going to become an even better place for people not just to reside, but to really live.


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