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Eastside Trail: The Jewel of Atlanta's BeltLine

Apr 2nd, 2014

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When it first opened in October 2012, the 2.25-mile Eastside Trail was received with enthusiasm by residents of the five Atlanta neighborhoods it connects. A significant portion of the planned 22-mile Atlanta BeltLine, the Eastside Trail has received accolades for what fond residents and impressed visitors refer to as achieving near perfection. Boosting the quality of life for those living on and near the trail and making it easier for thousands of Atlantans to get in touch with nature on a daily basis, the Eastside Trail is laudable for a number of positive effects it has had on the city.

Eastside Trail Connects Neighborhoods

The Eastside Trail connects five beautiful and distinct Atlanta neighborhoods, making visiting friends, shopping, and dining out easy. The trail starts at Piedmont Park in Midtown before stringing together the neighborhoods of Virginia Highland, Poncey Highland, Old 4th Ward, and Inman Park.

In addition to the Eastside Trail and the Old 4th Ward neighborhood’s beloved boutiques and trendy restaurants, situated right on the trail are AMLI’s very own luxury apartment communities: AMLI Old 4th Ward, AMLI Parkside, and  AMLI Ponce Park. Our residents can enjoy the beauty of the Eastside Trail and Old 4th Ward Park just outside their community.

Recreational Opportunities

When the proposed Atlanta BeltLine is complete, it will offer residents 33 miles of multi-purpose nature path that connect 45 neighborhoods in a 22-mile ring around the city. While the entire BeltLine is not expected to be finished before 2030, residents are fortunate to live along the first major segment of the trail to be completed in the shadow of Atlanta’s historic railroad tracks. No matter what pace the Atlanta BeltLine extends, the Eastside Trail will be open for business all the while, offering thousands of Atlantans exciting opportunities for outdoor recreation. From running and cycling on the path to using the Old Fourth Ward skate park to commuting on the path in lieu of driving, the Eastside Trail has the capacity to help thousands of people meet their fitness goals.

Environmental Impact

Inciting people to commute via foot or bicycle rather than car is just one of many positive effects Atlanta’s Eastside Trail has on the area. Those living in luxury apartments and single-family homes in or near Old 4th Ward often choose to cycle or walk when running day-to-day errands instead of driving. Additionally, individuals who use the trail regularly and find its natural environment to be therapeutic may become more conscious of the environment and things they can do in their daily lives to help conservation efforts.

The Eastside Trail may be just one piece of the Atlanta BeltLine puzzle, but it has a lot to offer in its own right. Living in an upscale apartment near Inman Park or in Old 4th Ward affords residents quick and easy access to many benefits and luxuries.

To keep up-to-date with the progress of the BeltLine here.

Are you a regular on Atlanta’s Eastside Trail? Now that Atlanta’s bizarre winter has come to an end, what are you most excited to use the Eastside Trail for?

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