Welcome to The Westside
Once known as the industrial district, this area’s historical factories and warehouses have been converted into trendy lofts and condos, complete with open floorplans, wooden beams, and exposed brick.
- The people who live here are Professionals, Hipsters, Empty Nesters, Creatives, Artists, Students, Trend Setters
- Great for Foodies, Trendy Restaurants, Good Parking, Entertainment, Shopping, Music, Outdoor Patios, Nightlife, Contemporary Arts, Easy Access to the Interstate, Skyline Views, Business District
- Area highlights include Georgia Tech, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Terminal West, King Plow Arts Center, Goat Farm Arts Center, Northside Tavern, Ornsby’s, Westside Cultural Arts Center, Bacchanalia, Westside Provisions
The Westside is a hip, lively area close to Midtown that has transformed itself from an industrial district to an artsy, eclectic mix of modern luxury. Here you will find everything you would have in the middle of a big city, but also an escape from traffic and tourists. New planned neighborhoods have added additional opportunities for families to take advantage of this unique area.
Once-neglected factories and warehouses that date back to the 1880s have been converted to affordable swanky urban lofts and contemporary condos while traditional craftsman homes can be found in new planned neighborhoods. Prices range depending on the community and are expected to rise as demand increases in the area.
A great deal of Atlanta’s Civil War and Industrial history took place in West Midtown, and several buildings that played a part in Sherman’s invasion of the city in 1864 are still in use. There are many historic landmarks in the neighborhood including the Howell Interlocking Historic District and the Southern Railway North Avenue Yards Historic District. The area faced decline in the 1950s until it was rezoned for industrial usage. In the 1990s, several creative businesses came to the area, sparking a renaissance of the neighborhood.
Bacchanalia, known as Atlanta’s most opulent dining experience, is located in the neighborhood. Several trendy eateries have followed making West Midtown a foodies’ paradise. Contemporary artists also flocked to the area, primarily for the industrial inspiration. There are several galleries and art centers in the area, including the Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Westside Cultural Arts Center and the King Plow Arts Center.
West Midtown is also home to a thriving music scene and vibrant nightlife. Locals will catch a show are Terminal West or Goat Farm Arts Center, play darts at Ormsby’s, or grab a drink at Northside Tavern. In addition, shopping is a large draw to the area. What historically started as an antique, wholesale and retail home furnishing district for designers has turned into a mix of upscale clothing chains and unique boutiques. Westside Provisions, a planned retail establishment, is home to a gourmet market, additional restaurants, high-end home furnishings, apparel shops, and free parking.