Walton Street, downtown Atlanta
Woot! Creative Loafing published my Walton Street entry in “Readers Favorite Places.”
Here’s what I wrote:

I can take the Walton Street exit of my condo building and head toward Centennial Olympic Park or Park Bar, both just a few blocks away.
On the way, I get to see some beautiful architecture from the early-mid 20th century and watch it clash in a classic inner-city way with old-school urban grit. 
There is no gentrification on this stretch of road like you find in the popular intown bungalow neighborhoods. No cupcake boutiques or beer growlers. But there’s a “food market” where you can get a good sandwich made and buy some beer or wine or maybe some pet food.
On this stretch, you’ll pass by some people who are in the area to take advantage of the nearby homeless shelters, ones who are living in transitional housing in a Walton Street building, GSU students, visitors trying to find there way around downtown, office workers out for lunch, and residents like me and my family. It’s a great mix of Atlanta humanity among the lovely, well-aged buildings of this city’s first great building boom.

Walton Street, downtown Atlanta

Woot! Creative Loafing published my Walton Street entry in “Readers Favorite Places.”

Here’s what I wrote:

I can take the Walton Street exit of my condo building and head toward Centennial Olympic Park or Park Bar, both just a few blocks away.

On the way, I get to see some beautiful architecture from the early-mid 20th century and watch it clash in a classic inner-city way with old-school urban grit. 

There is no gentrification on this stretch of road like you find in the popular intown bungalow neighborhoods. No cupcake boutiques or beer growlers. But there’s a “food market” where you can get a good sandwich made and buy some beer or wine or maybe some pet food.

On this stretch, you’ll pass by some people who are in the area to take advantage of the nearby homeless shelters, ones who are living in transitional housing in a Walton Street building, GSU students, visitors trying to find there way around downtown, office workers out for lunch, and residents like me and my family. It’s a great mix of Atlanta humanity among the lovely, well-aged buildings of this city’s first great building boom.