City as Text Destinations
Check out one of these Atlanta destinations as a part of your CAT adventure at NCHC17!
Buckhead: Buckhead is an affluent part of Atlanta. Once a rural vacation spot for wealthy Atlantans in the 1800s, Buckhead is now made up of large single-family homes as well as high-end shopping, hotels, and restaurants.
State Capital & Underground ATL: The Georgia State Capitol is an architecturally and historically significant building. Underground Atlanta, which first opened in 1969, is a shopping and entertainment district in the Five Points neighborhood of downtown Atlanta.
Grant Park: Grant Park is one of Atlanta’s historic intown neighborhoods characterized by Victorian homes and bungalows that date back to the late 1800s, when the land purchased by Lemuel P. Grant was subdivided. The neighborhood also features a large park of the same name that contains Zoo Atlanta.
Oakland Cemetery: Oakland cemetery, founded in 1850, is the final resting place of many of Atlanta’s settlers, builders, and most-noted citizens like Bobby Jones, Margaret Mitchell, and Maynard Jackson. It also is a showplace of sculpture and architecture and a botanical preserve with ancient oaks and magnolias.
Decatur: Named after Stephen Decatur, a 19th century U.S. Naval hero, Decatur retains a strong connection to its history, while preparing for the future with managed growth and responsible development. Decatur's official motto is, "A city of homes, schools and places of worship."
Midtown: Midtown is the second largest business district in the city of Atlanta, situated between the commercial and financial districts of Downtown to the south and Buckhead to the north. Midtown is marked by its cultural attractions, institutions of higher education, noteworthy architecture, and urban layout.
Sweet Auburn: Concentrated along a short mile and a half of Auburn Avenue, the Sweet Auburn Historic District reflects the history, heritage, and achievements of Atlanta's African Americans.
Cabbagetown: Cabbagetown is an historic neighborhood (listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places) and one of Atlanta’s oldest industrial settlements.
Old Fourth Ward: The area north of Freedom Parkway and east of Boulevard is one of the city's most up-and-coming areas. It is home to The Masquerade, a music venue, and Historic Fourth Ward Park, a product of the BeltLine.
Little Five Points: Little Five Points, “Atlanta’s favorite neighborhood”, is considered a “hipster” or “bohemian chic” neighborhood. After decades of restoration and renewal, Inman Park is now regarded as a highly desirable intown neighborhood with a mixture of rental and owner-occupied houses and condominiums.
Virginia Highlands: An eclectic neighborhood positioned between Decatur and downtown, this popular area is bustling with shoppers during the day and alive at night with some of the area’s hippest bars.
Ponce City Market: An example of the transition from an Atlanta landmark to a contemporary shopping/dining/living experiment, this area connects to a new section of the BeltLine project and includes an adult-sized amusement park.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Visit the Sencer Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, at the CDC and learn about the value of prevention-based public health, and the CDC’s vast accomplishments. (Limited to 30 participants)
Carter Center and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum: Explore the beautiful campus that includes both the Carter Center, an organization committed to “wage peace, fight disease, and build hope,” and the Carter Presidential Library.
(Limited to 30 participants)