Amongst the Atlanta buzz this week, here’s a roundup of five stories that caught my eye around the web. From the reveal of Atlanta United FC's future DeKalb headquarters to metro Atlanta's neighborhoods with the highest graduation rates, this week was full of noteworthy and interesting developments.
Atlanta United FC Reveals Preliminary Renderings of Headquarters, Training Facility via Atlanta Business Chronicle
Not only did Atlanta United FC receive the green light from DeKalb commissioners for their $30M training facility along Memorial Drive inside Interstate 285 but they also released preliminary renderings of the complex on Tuesday. The team will build a 20,000-25,000 square-foot corporate headquarters for the soccer club, three outdoor practice fields and a 3,500-seat outdoor stadium in DeKalb. Atlanta United FC will begin to play in 2017.
Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston Film Casting in Atlanta via Atlanta Business Chronicle
It's official- Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, and Kate Hudson are coming to the Hollywood of the South this month to shoot their latest film, "Mother's Day." The film will also feature Jason Sudekis and is currently looking for locals to play featured roles, stand-ins, and extras.
A Look Back: This Month in Atlanta's History via Atlanta INtown Magazine
Take a peek into what the month of August details in Atlanta history courtesy of Atlanta INtown. My favorite historic tidbits include the Falcons playing their first pre-season game in the old Atlanta stadium on August 1 and MLK Jr.'s infamous March on Washington and "I Have a Dream" speech on August 28.
Atlanta Still High in Home Flipping via Atlanta Journal Constitution
Atlanta had the third-highest number of homes flipped during the second quarter among top metro areas, according to a new report by RealtyTrac. The California based real estate research firm considers a flip any sale of a home “where a previous sale on the same property had occurred within the last 12 months.”
What Metro Atlanta Neighborhoods Have the Highest Graduation Rates? via Atlanta Business Chronicle
The Atlanta Regional Commission recently studied an 11 county area in metro Atlanta and found a strong correlation between income and graduation rates. The study found that students who live in wealthier neighborhoods are likelier to graduate. Southern Forsyth county's Lambert High School has the highest median household income at $146,500 as well as the second highest graduation rate at 97.9%.