Amongst the Atlanta buzz this week, here's a roundup of five stories that caught my eye around the web. From Tyler Perry's newly listed $25 million estate to Atlanta's grade of a B+ in renter satisfaction, this week was full of noteworthy and interesting developments.
Tyler Perry Selling His Sprawling Estate for Whopping $25M via Curbed
Tyler Perry has put his $25M Buckhead mansion on the market amid rumors that he is looking to build another OTP. Set on 17 acres along the Chattahoochee River, highlights of the beauty include an underground ballroom, "hobby house", spacious pool with a swim up bar, and luxurious home theater.
Survey: Apartment renters give B+ for city satisfaction via Atlanta INtown Paper
According to Apartment List's inaugural Apartment List Renter Confidence Survey, renters have awarded Atlanta a grade of B+ for city satisfaction. Other key finding included an A- score regarding safety and crime as well as a near average score in most other categories including: taxes (B+), schools (B), commute (B-), and recreation (C+).
Atlanta Seeking $29.3 million grant to extend streetcar to BeltLine via Atlanta Business Chronicle
Atlanta is applying for a $29.3 million federal grant to extend Atlanta Streetcar tracks on Edgewood Avenue to the Irwin Street entrance of the Atlanta BeltLine. Both Atlanta's chief operating officer Michael Geisler and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed have high hopes for the city's grant application due to the massive impact that the existing streetcar has had on improving Atlantans' lifestyles and transportation.
Atlanta Father's Day Food Events via Creative Loafing
With Father's Day quickly approaching this weekend, plan out your meals with Dad wisely with the help of Creative Commons. From special brunches to BBQ and brews, there's plenty to do in Atlanta this weekend to celebrate. Reserve your spots today so you don't miss out on a meal to remember!
Secrets of Chastain Park, Grant Park, and Piedmont Park via Atlanta Magazine
As included in their Atlanta Parks Guide, Atlanta Magazine has investigated some of the city's most popular parks and uncovered some not so known factoids. Did you know that there's a Civil War fort with a view at Grant Park or that you can catch fish in Chastain's Hamburger Pond? Check out this article to enhance your next walk in the park.