Introduction

Atlanta's East Side was the first part of the city to embrace a hip urban living upheaval: Little Five Points has been a bastion of counterculture since the '80s; quality foodie havens started sprouting in bohemian Decatur in the '90s; revitalized urban districts like Inman Park, Candler Park, Old Fourth Ward and East Atlanta Village are now reborn as darling districts for deep-pocketed millennials with a penchant for craft. It's all in stark contrast to Sweet Auburn, the stomping grounds of Martin Luther King Jr and the Civil Rights revolution.