West Midtown Atlanta has a major comeback story. It was once the industrial epicenter of Atlanta before experiencing a major decline in the mid-1900s, leaving its buildings abandoned and crumbling. It wasn’t until developers started ramping up revitalization projects in the area in the 1990s that the area had a new renaissance.
Now, the old factories and warehouses have turned into charming shopping districts and trendy restaurants. West Midtown Atlanta is still having its moment, with new developments on every corner. Some even refer to it as the hippest neighborhood in Atlanta!
In this article:
- All About West Midtown Atlanta
- Restaurants in West Midtown Atlanta
- Bars in West Midtown Atlanta
- Attractions in West Midtown Atlanta
- Parks and Recreation in West Midtown Atlanta
- New Homes in West Midtown Atlanta
All About West Midtown Atlanta
West Midtown Atlanta, sometimes referred to as the Westside, is a small pocket of historical communities directly to the west of Midtown Atlanta in Fulton County. The area is generally defined by Northside Drive and Georgia Tech to the east, Buckhead to the north, Marietta Boulevard and Marietta Road to the west, and Hollowell Parkway to the east.
Historic neighborhoods often considered as being a part of the West Midtown area include
- Berkeley Park
- Home Park
- Knight Park/Howell Station
- Marietta Street Artery
- Midtown West
- Underwood Hills
- Westside Provisions
Restaurants in West Midtown Atlanta
If you’re looking for trendy, delicious restaurants, West Midtown Atlanta is exactly where you’ll find them.
In the heart of West Midtown is Westside Provisions, a mixed-use development filled with trendy dining, shopping, and services. Here you can enjoy dinner and dessert from various casual and fine dining options. Start the morning with BRASH Coffee and a doughnut from Five Daughters Bakery before you go on to lunch at Taqueria del Sol, finishing the day at Forza Storico for dinner and a sweet treat from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.
Miller Union, located around the corner, is known for its farm-to-table southern-style cooking and its country-chic dining room. Feeling seafood? Check out The Optimist, which will trick you into thinking you’re oceanside with a cocktail in hand. After that, visit Amélie’s French Bakery, which has sweets, treats, and all things baked.
There’s plenty more from the spectacular restaurants in West Midtown Atlanta, with new hotspots entering the scene on a regular basis.
Bars in West Midtown Atlanta
Looking for a night out? There’s no shortage of bars in West Midtown Atlanta! Head to Ormsby’s, where you will find a full bar filled with craft beer and cocktails. Bring some friends and enjoy games such as pool, shuffleboard, darts, and more! It’s a great place to host a group. Little Trouble is a more intimate, globally unique late-night spot with neon lights and street-food-inspired Asian small plates and drinks.
Drawbar, located in the Bellyard hotel, is one of the amazing bars in West Midtown Atlanta. With a skyline view of Atlantic Station and Midtown skyscrapers, plus inventive drinks and bites, you’ll love the atmosphere.
Attractions in West Midtown Atlanta
For entertainment, West Midtown Atlanta is close to… well, everything. From rooftop destinations to indoor putt-putt and everything in between, West Midtown Atlanta is a destination waiting to be explored.
The Interlock has something for everyone in one building, right across the street from Westside Provisions District. It’s home to shopping, dining, and entertainment like Sandbox VR and Puttshack, an indoor mini golf experience. And wait until you see the roof! Rooftop LOA is a rooftop bar, restaurant, pool, lounge, and event space. From the pool, you’d never guess you were in the heart of a historic industrial community–unless you look out at the view.
For more gaming, entertain yourself and your friends for hours at The Painted Duck, a gaming parlour at Stockyards Atlanta with 16 full-service duckpin bowling lanes, horseshoe pits, shuffleboard, and many more games.
For those who love the arts, The King Plow Arts Center is an antique plow factory repurposed into a center for commercial art, performing, and visual arts. In addition to nearby attractions, all that Atlanta has to offer is within reach of West Midtown–including The World of Coca-Cola, SkyView Atlanta, and the Georgia Aquarium.
Parks and Recreation in West Midtown Atlanta
Finally, a convenient location in the middle of the city shouldn’t mean that you have to sacrifice suitable outdoor activities. On Atlanta’s Westside, you are steps away from Westside Park, Atlanta’s largest park with hundreds of acres of treed walking paths, bike paths, playgrounds, picnic spots, and sports fields.
The Atlanta BeltLine runs through West Midtown Atlanta, meaning you have access to all of the city’s sights via walking or biking, along with free outdoor fitness classes and festivals throughout the year.
New Homes in West Midtown Atlanta
Brock Built shows its love for West Midtown Atlanta by choosing to build homes in the area as often as possible. At the center of West Midtown overlooking the BeltLine is Ten29 West, an urban townhome community with rooftop terraces. Nearby is West Town, a collection of modern contemporary single family homes with direct access to the Beltline. On the other side of Westside Park sits Riverline, a tight-knit neighborhood with three-story townhomes, and West Highlands, a master-planned community filled with a variety of townhome and single family home plans with exceptional amenities like a swimming pool and neighborhood clubhouse.
These Brock Built communities epitomize city living with the conveniences of nearby shops, dining, and bars in West Midtown Atlanta. If your house hunting checklist includes trendy shopping and delicious restaurants, West Midtown Atlanta is for you.
Get in touch with our team to find the perfect home for you in Atlanta’s hippest neighborhood!