Atlanta is characterized by a recognizable skyline forming from rolling forest and a disperse population. The city has 242 official neighborhoods, including three major high-rise districts: Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead. Surrounding these business and residential high-density areas are other neighborhoods full of tree lined streets and single-family homes. In the east is the streetcar suburb, home to upper-middle class. The once industrial Westside is now home to rehabbed loft housing, restaurants, and art galleries.
Many of Atlanta's forest-lined neighborhoods have distinct identities and architecture, including the Victorian homes of Inman Park, craftsmanship in Kirkwood, and Old Fourth Ward. In the Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead neighborhoods, luxury high-rises are the norm. Throughout the rest of the city, single-family homes are much easier to find.
Atlanta is home to permanent professional companies in opera, ballet, music and theater, making the city an arts and cultural hotspot in the U.S. In addition, important art museums are housed within Atlanta's city limits, including the Museum of Design Atlanta and the renowned High Museum of Art. Nature lovers will feel right at home at the Georgia Aquarium, the world's largest indoor aquarium, along with the Kendeda Canopy Walk, a 180 meter skywalk and urban forest. Tourist and residents will enjoy Civil Rights and History museums, including Martin Luther King Jr.'s boyhood home.