Midtown, Atlanta

A hip residential area close to all the hot spots, Midtown features the inimitable Piedmont Park, lots of cool watering holes, and the benefit of something happening anytime of day (or night).
The history of Midtown spans more than a century. (Visit the Walking Tour) In the 1870’s, Peachtree Street was the most prestigious residential street in Atlanta, with the Governor’s Mansion and other fine homes gracing it. Residents ventured further from downtown as streetcar lines were extended all the way out to Sixth Street and Piedmont Avenue and as The Gentlemen’s Driving Club was established in 1887 (now the Piedmont Driving Club). A series of cotton exhibitions began in 1881 on the site of what is now Piedmont Park.

Ponce de Leon Avenue was a destination for scenic picnics to its springs (located under the present City Hall East, the old Sears Building), which were thought to have healing powers. An amusement park was located across from the springs during the 1880s. Residential development then proceeded along Ponce de Leon Avenue. The fire of 1917 which devastated approximately 2000 homes south of Ponce was arrested in its path when Mayor Asa Candler created a fire trench line by dynamiting homes between North Avenue and Ponce de Leon.

Due to a housing shortage during World War II, many of these large homes were subdivided and rented out as rooms. The post-war period led to a general decline of the neighborhood through the early 1970s. The bottom was hit during the mid-1970s with the end of the Strip, with its “Tight Squeeze” area at Peachtree and Tenth Streets, which had become a gathering place during the 1960s for drug users and prostitution.

$757,900
Single Family For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,381
SQFT
785 Ponce De Leon Place NE #7
Atlanta, GA 30306
Paradise Square Subdivision
$156,900
Single Family For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,787
SQFT
119 7th Street NE #4
Atlanta, GA 30308
Autumn Crossing Subdivision
$275,900
Single Family For Sale
Active
1
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,009
SQFT
1180 Briarcliff Court NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Willow Creek Subdivision
$178,900
Single Family For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
898
SQFT
1384 West Peachtree Street NE #C8
Atlanta, GA 30309
Pine Creek Subdivision
$914,900
Single Family For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,375
SQFT
814 Brookridge Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Royal Court Subdivision
$384,900
Townhouse/Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,186
SQFT
1083 Amsterdam Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Paradise Estates Subdivision
Short Sale
$469,900
Single Family For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,748
SQFT
222 14th Street NE #223
Atlanta, GA 30309
Eagle Court Subdivision
$199,900
Single Family For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,132
SQFT
275 13th Street NE #405
Atlanta, GA 30309
University Estates Subdivision
$163,900
Single Family For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,530
SQFT
275 13th Street NE #611
Atlanta, GA 30309
Park Place Subdivision
$195,900
Single Family For Sale
Active
1
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
759
SQFT
955 Juniper Street NE #3215
Atlanta, GA 30309
Autumn Creek Subdivision
$590,900
Single Family For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,024
SQFT
1038 Saint Charles Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Autumn Heights Subdivision
$666,900
Single Family For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,452
SQFT
840 Barnett Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Paradise Heights Subdivision
$363,900
Single Family For Sale
Active
1
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
806
SQFT
1074 Peachtree WALK NE #B305
Atlanta, GA 30309
Autumn Creek Subdivision
$610,900
Single Family For Sale
Active
2
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
1,350
SQFT
690 Piedmont Avenue NE #19
Atlanta, GA 30308
Park Gardens Subdivision
$161,900
Single Family For Sale
Pending
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,287
SQFT
742 Monroe Drive NE #1
Atlanta, GA 30308
Willow Heights Subdivision
Foreclosure
$246,900
Single Family For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,374
SQFT
1660 Peachtree Street NW #5201
Atlanta, GA 30309
Pine Heights Subdivision
$401,900
Townhouse/Condo For Sale
Active
4
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,845
SQFT
915 Argonne Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Summer Pointe Subdivision
$182,900
Single Family For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,354
SQFT
1236 Techwood Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Park Crossing Subdivision
$449,900
Townhouse/Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,173
SQFT
1660 Peachtree Street NW #4410
Atlanta, GA 30309
Autumn Estates Subdivision
$286,900
Townhouse/Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,024
SQFT
1445 Monroe Drive NE #E15
Atlanta, GA 30324
Autumn Acres Subdivision