A Design Lover’s Guide To Atlanta

While Atlanta is known for its rich southern history and legendary musical legacy, the city aims its sights on becoming a leading cosmopolitan capital in the world of architecture and design. Atlantans are deeply invested in their artistic roots and influences, with many visiting Savannah on their downtime– its neighboring town enriched in artistry and design influences. Atlanta has become the south’s melting pot of culture, art, dining and lifestyle — with many flocking to the Georgian city for work and leisure. With a booming luxury real estate market, we carefully take a look at the must-visit destinations from the city’s highly-anticipated design fair to the coolest neighborhood.

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What To Do: 

Art and design enthusiasts will be able to attend this year’s Atlanta Design Festival from June 1-9 as the fair looks to examine the impact design has had on the city’s economic growth. Now in its 13th year, the design festival will include an expo of new design products, not-to-miss events and a tour of Atlanta, focusing on the high-end luxury markets of Buckhead, Five Point and beyond.

Galleries To Check Out: 

Atlanta is home to some of the country’s most eclectic and prestigious art galleries. Voted “Best Gallery of Atlanta” by prestigious publications, Alan Avery Art Company is Atlanta’s oldest sustained art gallery in the city with a collection of work from critically-acclaimed artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, David Hockney, KAWS and Kara Walker.

The Coolest Neighborhood:

Virginia Highlands is one of the 404’s most expensive neighborhoods to live in. The neighborhood features an array of single-family homes ranging from historic early-1900 bungalows to English cottage-style designs and everything in between. Just a few neighborhoods over, those roaming the streets of Atlanta will stumble upon Inman Park, the city’s most historic area known for its diverse food scene, patio brunch spots and wine bars.