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Special Edition of AJC’s Living Intown Magazine
posted in Atlanta BeltLine News // 09/15/15

In September 2015, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution released its monthly Living Intown Magazine with a special twist: a exclusive look at every aspect of the Atlanta BeltLine. Touted as the “guide to spectacular sights and secret finds,” this 164-page collector’s edition magazine is worthy of gracing the coffee table of any Atlanta BeltLine fan.

Below, you will find an intro and a link to each of the in-depth articles. You can pick up a copy for yourself (and your friends and family!) by ordering online in our Atlanta BeltLine shop or by visiting any of the five Krogers around the Atlanta BeltLine through the end of October 2015. Those stores include Kroger Citi Center on Cascade Avenue, in Berkeley Park on Howell Mill Road, in Ansley Park on Monroe Drive, next to the Eastside Trail on Ponce de Leon Avenue, and in the Edgewood Retail District on Moreland Avenue. Proceeds from magazine purchases go to benefit the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership!

Before the BeltLine

A century ago, multiple railroad segments laid the groundwork for the BeltLine’s future loop…

Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing in 1985. Photo credit: AJC.

Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing in 1985. Photo credit: AJC.

BeltLine people: Angel Poventud

A freight train engineer by day, community activist Angel Poventud has been a champion of the BeltLine for more than a decade…

Building the BeltLine

The decades-spanning construction project digs up surprises while reshaping the city. Workers building the Atlanta BeltLine never know what they will dig up next, which has led to a joke around the office…

Tunnel under Lee Street and Murphy Avenue. Photo by Jenni Girtman.

Tunnel under Lee Street and Murphy Avenue. Photo credit: Jenni Girtman.

BeltLine People: Andrew Lindsay

Andrew Lindsay, a native of Brookhaven and president of Astra Group (a construction company that specializes in public spaces and parks), was awarded the bid to build the BeltLine’s Eastside and Westside trails, as well as Historic Fourth Ward Park…

Birth of the BeltLine

How a former Georgia Tech student’s vision for unused Atlanta rail is shaping the city’s destiny. Many graduate theses and dissertations propose brilliant ideas and are never heard of again…

BeltLine 101: An Atlanta BeltLine user’s guide

How to hit the trails without being thrown for a loop. So let’s check out the BeltLine. I hope you’re wearing comfortable shoes. Would you like to borrow some sunscreen?…

Eastside Trail from Virginia Avenue bridge. Photo by Jenni Girtman.

Eastside Trail from Virginia Avenue bridge. Photo credit: Jenni Girtman.

The seven essentials of the Atlanta BeltLine

The city-spanning project’s seven must-see attractions — for now. Visiting the Atlanta BeltLine is often more about the journey than the destination. The cool features and engaging sights along the trails don’t necessarily equal the simple experience of being on it, whether afoot or on wheels, walking alone or marching in a parade…

The draw of the BeltLine

The Atlanta BeltLine has an allure for homebuyers, but getting in isn’t always easy. Brent and Michelle Potter had been renting a home near downtown Decatur for years when signs — little omens, maybe — started pointing them to Adair Park, a historic but under-the-radar neighborhood that abuts the BeltLine’s Westside Trail, a few minutes south of downtown…

BeltLine people: Donell and Evonne Woodson

Donell and Evonne Woodson — an urban community developer and an Emory University scientist, respectively — moved to an Atlanta BeltLine-adjacent Craftsman-style house in the Old Fourth Ward in 2013…

Eastside Trail with wildflowers and townhomes. Photo by Jenni Girtman.

Eastside Trail with wildflowers and townhomes. Photo credit: Jenni Girtman.

Business on the BeltLine

Foot traffic drives commerce to restaurants and other BeltLine-based companies. Early one warm spring evening, chef Kevin Rathbun is kicking back, sipping a gin and soda on the appropriately named BeltLine Patio at his swankiest restaurant, Kevin Rathbun Steak…

Commerce on the Atlanta BeltLine

To watch this video piece, click here.

BeltLine people: Steven Carse

Not far from the Inman Park entrance to the BeltLine is the headquarters of King of Pops, the beloved Atlanta Popsicle cart company that sells imaginative flavors like chocolate sea salt, banana pudding and blackberry ginger lemonade…

Taking root on the BeltLine

Landscape architects choose hardy plants to soften the view in the former rail corridor. Just as the Atlanta BeltLine itself is a work in progress, so too is the landscaping that accompanies it. The trees, shrubs, flowers and assorted greenery are in continual flux, which means a bike ride along the Westside or a jog across the northern edge of the trail may offer new vistas every few weeks…

The Urban Farm on Allene Avenue when it was under construction. Photo credit: Jenni Girtman.

The Urban Farm on Allene Avenue when it was under construction. Photo credit: Jenni Girtman.

BeltLine people: Courtney Ebert and Bert

Marketing manager Courtney Ebert, 27, and Bert, her 8-year-old Jack Russell terrier, are regular walkers of the Atlanta BeltLine Northside trail…

Fitness on the BeltLine

Training for a marathonreveals a wealth of BeltLine exercise options to one runner. The daunting task of marathon training, at least for me, requires dangling carrots — especially on longer runs…

Fitness on the Atlanta BeltLine

To watch this video piece, click here.

BeltLine people:Stephen Smith

Personal trainer Stephen Smith’s Viva Fitness studio sits just a step from the Atlanta BeltLine on Ponce de Leon Place in Virginia-Highland…

Bike riders pass over North Avenue bridge on the Eastside Trail. Photo credit: Jenni Girtman.

Bike riders pass over North Avenue bridge on the Eastside Trail. Photo credit: Jenni Girtman.

Art and the BeltLine

Like an al fresco gallery, the Atlanta BeltLine provides a canvas for up-and-coming and established artists. Artist Kyle Brooks, also known as BlackCatTips, has been showing his work publicly since 2010…

Atlanta BeltLine Along the Way

To watch this video piece, click here.

BeltLine people: Molly Rose Freeman

After arriving in Atlanta in 2013, artist Molly Rose Freeman proceeded to quickly inject herself into the city’s arts community, creating such work as the Atlanta BeltLine mural “The Pigeon.” You can see her creations around the city thanks to Living Walls, and she has had several exhibitions as part of her Creatives Project residency and through galleries in town…

Whirling Wheels by Alex Rodriguez is nestled in the meadow along the Eastside Trail. Photo credit: Jenni Girtman.

Whirling Wheels by Alex Rodriguez is nestled in the meadow along the Eastside Trail. Photo credit: Jenni Girtman.

Events on the BeltLine

The Art on the BeltLine Lantern Parade lights up the night. “To work is human, to play is divine.” So goes the motto of the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, a group of like-minded people from the Atlanta area that has staged such whimsical events as the Gnome March of the Inman Park Parade and the Gingerbread Trailer Park…

Meet me on the BeltLine

The Atlanta BeltLine is more than just a place to stroll or have a snack. Special events this fall give people opportunities to experience the trails in more active ways…

Photo of the 2014 Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade. Photo credit: AJC.

Photo of the 2014 Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade. Photo credit: AJC.

Links along the BeltLine

Stitching together a patchwork of dozens of neighborhoods. Since its inception, the lore of the Atlanta BeltLine has held that its trails and transit will connect 45 neighborhoods and more than 100,000 people. But that may not be entirely accurate…

BeltLine People: Sundiata Rush

Almost as soon as he took a tour of the Atlanta BeltLine in 2007, Sundiata Rush volunteered for the organization, and became a tour guide himself in 2010. Rush works in brand strategy and market implementation by day and has been leading up to four bus tours a month for the past five years…

The future of the BeltLine

Click the link above to see a multi-page infographic!

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