The Fairlie-Poplar Historic District in downtown Atlanta was built in the late 1800s as “Atlanta’s new modern fireproof business district”. In between the Five Points and Peachtree Center MARTA stations, this area of downtown has the most historic and renovated buildings in the city.
In addition to a variety of architectural styles, Fairlie-Poplar also has numerous places to get a quick bite to eat, office buildings and part of the Georgia State University campus. Several television shows and movies have been filmed here as well.
There are a few apartments and condos in Fairlie-Poplar as well if you are considering a move to downtown Atlanta. While there is easy access to MARTA rail and the ability to walk to jobs in the nearby area, retail and grocery stores are currently lacking. However, the new Atlanta Streetcar that travels through the area stops at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market as a way to get groceries easily on transit. You can also find CVS Pharmacy outside both the nearby transit stations.
From Five Points
Take the Broad Street Plaza exit out of the station near the MARTA RideStore/Peachtree Street exit and walk straight through the plaza to enter Broad Street, which is part of the district. Walk several blocks north or to the west (toward Centennial Olympic Park) to view the entire area. You can also take the Forsyth Street exit out of the station and turn right.
From Peachtree Center
Take the Ellis Street exit off the train platform and follow the signs to Peachtree Street West/Public Library after walking through the fare gate. At street level walk straight ahead toward the library to enter Forsyth Street. Fairlie Popular stretches a couple blocks in several directions.