11 Facts About Perimeter Center


Perimeter Center is a major edge city in metro Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

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Perimeter Center is located north of Atlanta proper, and lies within three cities: Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, and Brookhaven.

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In 1971, Perimeter Center Mall opened, constructed on a former cow pasture and debuting as the seventh regional mall in metro Atlanta.

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Perimeter Center Mall was named after the 64-mile long Interstate 285 which circles Atlanta's perimeter, and at one time was the edge of Atlanta's suburban extent.

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Since the opening of the mall just a few years after the freeway, Perimeter Center was developed though office parks constructed adjacent to the mall, including the Ravinia and Concourse complexes in the 1980s.

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Perimeter Center was a focal point for the incorporation of Sandy Springs in 2005 and Dunwoody in 2008, with Brookhaven incorporating the remainder in 2012.

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Core of Perimeter Center has its own ZIP code, 30346, which covers the southwest corner of Dunwoody.

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Addresses in all of Fulton and most of DeKalb, including all of Perimeter Center, are based on an origin at Five Points in downtown Atlanta, so the jurisdictional split through the district does not cause numbering discontinuities in street addresses.

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In 1995, Perimeter Center left area code 404 along with all other telephone exchanges roughly outside I-285, joining area code 770, with newer numbers being area code 678 or most recently 470.

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King and Queen Towers, formally known as Concourse at Landmark Perimeter Center, are the most recognizable structures due to the artistic structures that top them.

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Perimeter Center is connected to Buckhead, Midtown and downtown Atlanta via MARTA.

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