I find your downtown needlessly complex. WTF is with this endless "Peachtree" [censored].
I guess you can't go to/live in Atlanta without making this joke. Once you live here long enough, you'll realize that the whole Peachtree thing isn't really that big a deal. Just don't confuse Roswell Road in Sandy Springs with Roswell Road in Marietta.
Personally, when I moved here 7+ years ago, I found the unending combination of street names to be the most confusing. Peachtree-Dunwoody, Ashford-Dunwoody, Powers Ferry, Johnson Ferry, Cobb Pkwy, South Cobb Dr., etc. Up on the northwest corner of the Perimeter, one street changes names three times within a few blocks (Powers Ferry to Akers Mill to Cumberland Blvd). My big problem with downtown is that the signs for the highway are terrible. I always have problems getting out of downtown. The city needs to put signs ABOVE the roads so you can see them from a couple blocks away and make the necessary lane change early.
I also find it interesting that my slightly-sketchy new neighborhood can directly abut an enormous area of office buildings, condominiums and shopstravaganzas. Seems like ya'll just kinda mush it all together around here.
This is true. The last few years, any open piece of land, no matter how small, is begging for new housing.
"North Druid Hills?" Get the [censored] outta here, "Druid Hills?" Tra la la.
Head up I-85 and you'll see Beaver Ruin Road.