Bringing Community to the City

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Jean Hee Park, who doesn't like driving, prefers to walk to the grocery store. So when she graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2003 and landed a job at a government agency in Atlanta, her choices were limited. Atlanta isn't a city with a lot of sidewalks. Or wasn't, that is, until the opening of Atlantic Station, a 138-acre community smack-dab in the middle of the city. Park promptly got a one-bedroom apartment for $950 per month in May, 2005, and today takes the metro train to work. "I don't have a car, and I walk for groceries -- I love it," she says.

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