Atlanta is not ordinarily known for its walkability. As a terminus and convergence point for major railroads, Atlanta has focused primarily on industrial infrastructure during its expansion. However, with the recent development of trails and paths, Atlanta is quickly becoming a city welcoming to pedestrians and bikers alike, and commuters can’t get enough.
Thanks to the popularity of the Atlanta BeltLine and Millennials’ demand for alternative forms of transportation, Atlantans are seeking ways to avoid getting in their cars. Walkability, therefore, has become the chief concern of many Atlanta residents and commuters. The value of Atlanta real estate often depends on location and accessibility to the city, and walkability doesn’t stop within city limits. The Silver Comet Trail is a 61.5-mile trail that spans from the Atlanta suburbs in Smyrna to the Alabama border where it connects to the Chief Ladiga Trail in Alabama. Living on or near the Silver Comet Trail promises a perfect balance of live, work and play that suburban residents crave.
By 2021, the PATH Foundation plans to extend and connect the Silver Comet Trail with the Atlanta BeltLine to create the longest paved path in the United States. This connectivity would build a seamless connection from the suburbs into the city, ideal for commuters. An additional mode of transportation may alleviate some of the difficulty many Atlantans feel in getting place to place. Jeff Notrica of Inman Park Properties is banking on The Silver Comet Trail’s success. While intown properties surrounding the BeltLine remain plum real estate, Notrica has invested in the suburbs, acquiring two office buildings on the Silver Comet Trail with the hope to draw tenants who want to walk and bike to work as part in the future of this growing path of connectivity.
About Inman Park Properties
Inman Park Properties was founded in 1993 in Atlanta. Specializing in adaptive re-use and historic preservation, the company has offices throughout the Southeast.