Atlanta Business Districts
It’s no secret Atlanta loves business and people love doing business in Atlanta. Atlanta has the privilege of calling the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) the busiest airport in the world for the 21st year in a row. With over 107.4 million passengers registered in 2018, it beats out Beijing Capital International Airport by over 6 million passengers! With these numbers, it’s no surprise that Atlanta is, and it seems will continue to be, the most popular choice for business establishment or expansion.
Currently, there are 26 Fortune 1000 companies headquartered in metro Atlanta, 16 of which are in the elite Fortune 500. These 26 companies generated aggregate revenues of $415 billion in the 2018 fiscal year. Maybe you’ve heard of The Home Depot, UPS, Delta Airlines and a little-known beverage called Coca-Cola.
So you’re thinking about spending time in Atlanta for work or your own personal project, you’re probably wondering about where you should stay. Let’s talk about some of the business districts right here in Atlanta and what you can expect
Ah, Buckhead. One of Atlanta’s major retail districts. It may be known as the place for ostentatious and high-end retailers. Buckhead has the largest concentration of luxury boutiques and galleries in the country, after all. Don’t be fooled though, Buckhead has seen an increase in tech startups and investors as of recent.
Just south of Buckhead lies the second-largest business district in Atlanta, Midtown. There are over 15.5 million square feet of top-notch office space. The area also offers more than 65,000 jobs.
Coca-Cola, Equifax, Invesco, and Earthlink call Midtown home. Sounds overwhelming, but don’t get discouraged. Midtown is a top pick for professionals to live and travelers to stay. Bike lanes and sidewalks facilitate moving around between the 150 and increasing restaurants in the area.
Atlanta’s central business district. Several major companies call Downtown a home such as SunTrust Banks, The Southern Company, and PulteGroup. But the attractions are what makes Downtown shine. Piedmont Park, the Fox Theatre and the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which holds 75,000 football fans and holds the record for the world’s largest video board.
Developed after opening the Perimeter Mall in 1971, Perimeter Center houses Fortune 500 companies UPS, First Data Corporation, and Newell Rubbermaid. There are over 29 million square feet of office and over 120,000 jobs in the district. The expansion of Perimeter Center has included numerous condos, high-rise offices, and more.