Thursday, August 21, 2014

Creative Loafing's, Atlanta City Guide features the City of Dunwoody


Dunwoody - entry for the Atlanta City Guide.   Click the Dunwoody link above to see a few of the highlights of our town through their eyes.  (Besides the largest 4th of July Parade in the State, Lemonade Days, Nature Center, and switching out the Hickory House which is a longstanding restaurant that just went out of business; what else would you change or add?)

While it's no less affluent these days, this city of 46,000 has started to more closely resemble an urban core, with 28 million square feet of office space — more than downtown Atlanta — a major regional mall and satellite shopping centers, and a bevy of popular dining spots. Dunwoody also boasts the 100-acre Brook Run Park, home to a world-class skate park.

Today, Creative Loafing launched the Atlanta City Guide, a project roughly nine months in the making. The name is pretty self-explanatory — the Atlanta City Guide is an insider's guide to the city. But it's more than just some top 10 list (although it does include those). The Atlanta City Guide contains information on more than 1,000 locations in more than 40 ITP and OTP neighborhoods via streamlined new web and mobile sites. The Atlanta City Guide can also be found in print as a condensed annual edition in select locations around town, at visitor's centers at state lines, and as an e-publication on the Atlanta City Guide site.

We wanted to create a resource that would be equally useful to locals, visitors, and new residents, so the Atlanta City Guide contains everything from major attractions and annual events to interesting new restaurants and under-the-radar neighborhood hangouts. We'll regularly publish See & Do lists (gotta get in on that Internet list game) as well as Q&As with locals to help you find new places to try. I've lived in the city for eight years and I'm the editor of Creative Loafing and I regularly draw blanks on where to go for dinner or drinks. The Atlanta City Guide will help me be less flaky. It can do that for you too. is organized to make it easy for you to find what you're looking for, even if you don't know what that is yet. Save your favorite locations and make custom lists of different places that you want to visit. The beautiful photography for each location allows you to glimpse a spot before dropping by. My favorite part of the project is probably the new mobile site. It's good looking and easy to use — something that's important to me because I use my phone constantly, as I'm sure many of you do too.

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