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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.
ABOUT THIS TOUR
This tour begins at the Inman Park / Reynoldstown MARTA Station. It ends at Ponce City Market. There will be a mid-tour lunch stop in Old Fourth Ward. The entire tour will focus on Sub-area 5.
The Hulsey Rail Yard in between DeKalb Avenue and Wylie Street defines the southern border of Subarea 5. The Atlanta BeltLine corridor continues at Airline Street and DeKalb Avenue, crosses under the Edgewood Avenue bridge and then over Irwin Street at grade, under the North Highland and Freedom Parkway bridges, and into Historic Fourth Ward Park. Subarea 5’s northern boundary is marked by Ponce City Market and the historic overpass above Ponce de Leon Avenue.
Subarea 5 neighborhoods consist of: Inman Park, Old Fourth Ward, Poncey-Highland, and Sweet Auburn. In this section of Atlanta, you’ll discover Historic Fourth Ward Park and Skatepark, Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth place and center, the walkable retail district of Inman Park along North Highland, the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, the bike path to Stone Mountain. MARTA is accessed via the Inman Park-Reynoldstown MARTA station.
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.