Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, Cabbage Town is one of the oldest industrial settlements in the area. This community is on the east side of Atlanta and near Role Model PD; it has a hip, artsy feeling which attracts a diverse group of visitors and residents.
The neighborhood near downtown was built as a residential neighborhood for the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill Company. After the closure of the mill, the homes were sold. The area was revitalized in the 1980s by an influx of artists. Stories about how the area got its name include ones about the residents growing and eating cabbage to a derailed produce train dumping cabbage in the town. However it happened, by the 1930s the area close to midtown was known as Cabbagetown.
Chomp and Stomp
On the first Saturday in November enjoy mouth watering chili and rockin’ music at the annual Chomp and Stomp Chili Cook-off and Bluegrass. The event begins with a 5K race and ends with music and more than 100 chili choices. Check the Chomp and Stomp’s website for yearly updates.
See many of the area’s best artists create murals on the wall along Wylie Street. The event is part art exhibit part block party, and the resulting mural is displayed on the wall for the entire year. See previous year’s murals on Forward Warrior’s Instagram page.
An oasis of green amid the city, Oakland Cemetery was founded in 1850. Among its most famous “residents” are Maynard Jackson, Atlanta’s first black mayor and Ivan Allen, Jr., mayor of Atlanta during the 1960s civil rights movement. But the most visited grave is that of Gone with the Wind author Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949).
There are many renovated single-family homes in the district close to midtown and near us, Role Model PD. The old mill has been converted into lofts popular with young adults who enjoy the town within walking distance to shops and restaurants. Residents gather at Cabbagetown Park for community activates and recreation. The Neighborhood Improvement Association welcomes new residents, coordinates community events, and is involved in historic preservation.
Whether you’re into history, great food, art, or a funky neighborhood vibe, Cabbagetown has something for you.