Downtown is a neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia with a population of 21,418. Downtown is in Fulton County and is one of the best places to live in Georgia. Living in Downtown offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Downtown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Downtown and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Downtown are above average.
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I share a one bedroom apartment with my boyfriend and our two dogs in between midtown and downtown Atlanta. The apartment complex itself is wonderful with many amenities such as a rooftop saltwater pool, two gyms, many courtyards and grills, as well as good service and management. Unfortunately, the rent is expensive for my student and part-time salary because of the location and quality. Another downside is that the area contains many homeless people because of the shelter across the street. However, it is safe and mostly just an eyesore. There is opportunity for growth in this area, especially with the upcoming plans to do construction where the Atlanta Civic Center currently exists. It is in prime location being minutes from the heart of downtown, 10th street, Georgia Tech, Piedmont Park, etc.
Aside from the whole "big city" feel where most people don't get to know each other, even neighbors, my complex is very accommodating. The management feels a need to build a sense of community by providing monthly breakfasts, holiday get-togethers, and other events to bring some of the residents together. The community is very pet friendly and even provides dog stands with doggie bags around the block.
This is a great area to live in, especially for young people. You are right in the heart of the city, where you can walk everywhere. Marta and Streetcar are right around the corner, Georgia State, SCAD, Georgia Tech are walking distance away, there are many job, volunteer and internship opportunities in the area. Yet, I would recommend not living in a traditional dorm.