2 of the South’s ‘6 most modern luxury’ towers are in Atlanta

Move over, New York City: The South is seeing an increase in the number of sleek residential buildings evoking big-city sophistication. Architectural Digest recently announced their list of the South’s “6 most modern luxury residential towers,” which included two Atlanta residences.

Luxury tower development is gaining traction in the South’s real estate market because more people than ever want “convenient living,” Marianna Anvaripour, a real estate agent with Harry Norman Realtors in Alpharetta, told Architectural Digest. Anvaripour adds that these developments offer “fantastic amenities, great service with a concierge at the ready, and a cool design.”

“The perception in the region used to be that you were cash-strapped if you lived in an apartment, but we’re talking about luxury today,” said Anvaripour.

Check out the Atlanta developments that made the list:

40 West 12th

In the heart of Midtown, residents can “live beyond the everyday” at this boutique residential development.

40 West 12th features 64 residences ranging from two to four bedrooms, each with floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase spectacular Atlanta views. An elevated Sky Terrace with over an acre of communal outdoor green space, an indoor-outdoor resident’s lounge, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a sky-high indoor pool with fully retractable glass walls are among the amenities.

Starting price of residences is $1.1 million.

Centennial Yards

“Centennial Yards is the $5 billion, 50-acre, mixed-use redevelopment in the Gulch, a neglected area in downtown Atlanta that’s a jumble of sunken parking lots and train tracks,” Architectural Digest reported.

Centennial Yards’ ambitious vision promises new growth in the heart of the city. According to the development’s website, residents will have access to a diverse network of neighborhoods that extend beyond Downtown, as well as world-class shopping, culture, hotels and a real neighborhood to call home.

The Lofts, its residential component, contains 162 apartments featuring large windows that let plenty of natural light in, as well as open floor plans. Residents have access to a clubhouse and workspace, as well as a gym and yoga studio. Rental prices start at $1,447 per month.

New Orleans, Nashville, Durham, North Carolina, and Dallas host the four other towers on the list.