North Avenue (Atlanta)

North Avenue (Atlanta)

North Avenue (Atlanta)

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North Avenue in Atlanta is a major avenue in Atlanta that divides Downtown Atlanta from Midtown Atlanta. North Avenue stretches continuously in Atlanta from Candler Park in the east, across Interstate 75 & Interstate 85, along the southern boundary of the Georgia Institute of Technology, to Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard (formerly Ashby Avenue) just southwest of Georgia Tech, where it ends. North Avenue passes through the neighborhoods of Poncey-Highland, Old Fourth Ward, and Midtown Atlanta.

North Avenue got its name long ago, when 150 or more years ago, it was built along the northern city limits of Atlanta, when Atlanta was a young city in the State of Georgia. For decades, huge portions of both Atlanta itself and Metro Atlanta have been built north of North Avenue, and also beyond the eastern and western ends of North Avenue.

The western half of North Avenue carries U.S. Highway 29, U.S. 78, and U.S. 278, but the eastern parts those highways follow Ponce de Leon Avenue, just two city blocks north of North Avenue.

Notable landmarks along North Avenue include the Bank of America Plaza, The Varsity, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the high-rise headquarters of BellSouth Telecommunications, and the high-rise world headquarters of The Coca-Cola Company. The basement of the telephone company building contains the North Avenue MARTA Station, which is a station of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority rapid transit system along its main Red & Gold lines. This...
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