If this tour is full please add your name to the wait list. Also, please note that we are starting a second series of Sub-area tours on May 14. See calendar for details. Thank you.
ABOUT THESE TOURS
Our Sub-area tours are a series of guided walking tours designed for those who would like to get better acquainted with the 45 distinct neighborhoods that lie on or along the Atlanta Beltline. The series consists of ten tours that correspond to the ten sub-areas that make up the make up the Atlanta Beltline Planning Area.
The tours last 3-4 hours and typically include a lunch stop somewhere along the line. The routes are mostly flat and paved but you you must be able to walk 5-7 miles at a moderate pace. You may participate in part or all of the route as long as you let our tour guide know in advance.
- Members pay $5 per tour and many are free
- Non-member pay $40 per tour
- If you join as an Explorer member, you will save enough to pay for your annual membership in just three tours
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ABOUT THIS TOUR
This tour begins in front of the old Cyclorama at Zoo Atlanta in Grant Park. It ends at Alexan on Krog. There will be a mid-tour lunch stop in Cabbagetown. The entire tour will focus on Sub-area 4. You can meet us anywhere along the way; just please let your tour guide know.
HIGHLIGHTS & POINTS OF INTEREST
- Grant Park
- Berne Street bridge
- Glenwood Park
- Eastside Trail Extension (Kirkwood to Irwin)
- Cabbagetown Park
- Carroll Street
- Lunch at Cabbage Pie
- Historic Oakland Cemetery
- Memorial Drive Greenway
- Liberty Plaza
- Hulsey Yard
- Boulevard Street Tunnel
- Krog Tunnel
- Edgewood Avenue bridge
- Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall (optional after-party)
From the border of Subarea 3 on Glenwood Avenue, the Atlanta BeltLine emerges onto Bill Kennedy Way, crosses over I-20, intersects Memorial Drive at grade, winds north in between Chester Avenue and Holtzclaw Street, crosses Kirkwood Avenue and Wylie Street, and hits the Hulsey rail yard and DeKalb Avenue.
Subarea 4 neighborhoods include: Cabbagetown, Glenwood Park, Grant Park, Ormewood Park, and Reynoldstown. Features of this area include Oakland Cemetery, Cabbagetown Park, and the mixed-use development of Glenwood Park.
PRIVATE TOURS AVAILABLE
This tour is also available as a private walking, biking or bus tour. If you would like to schedule a private tour for your group, please contact member support for pricing and scheduling. Thank you.
YOU SHOULD GO ON THIS TOUR IF...
- You like to explore new areas of town (on foot) with an experienced tour guide
- You would like to learn more about the history of Atlanta and/or the Atlanta Beltline project
- You are interested in keeping up with the design and construction of the Atlanta Beltline multi-use trail and transit system
- You are interested in learning about topics such as land use, mobility and parks as they relate to the Atlanta Beltline project
- You would like to get a first-hand look at the housing stock that exists in each of the Beltline sub-areas
- You are interested in getting a better feel for the type of development that is (will be) occurring in the various sub-areas
- You lead a business / organization and would like to take a group of clients, employees, etc. that is interested in any of the above (see private tours below)
ABOUT URBAN EXPLORERS
ATLANTA BELTLINE MASTER PLAN
For planning purposes, the Atlanta BeltLine is divided into 10 separate subareas. Each of these areas has undergone an extensive planning process where all considerations for various land uses are mapped out. These maps illustrate these plans, and they include designs for green space, residential and commercial development, transit, and other components. In addition, a map of the tax allocation district shows the impact area for the TAD, created in 2005 to help fund the Atlanta BeltLine project.