Gritty City Guide: Volume 1



What happens when remarkable innovation and high-tech culture meet the sights and sounds of the holiday season? You end up with the unique spirit of Huntsville—America’s Rocket City and the Southeast’s fast-growing destination for innovators and artisans of all kinds.




Jacksonville, Florida’s youngest city—and one of its hippest—is not just home to miles of relaxing beaches, an extensive park system, and those sparkling swimming pools inside the Jaguars NFL stadium. Jax is also a vibrant and culturally rich city with an acclaimed Art in Public Places program, historic architecture and a creative food scene that is fueling a renaissance worth exploring.



Located 75 miles east of Atlanta is Lake Oconee, boasting 19,000 acres of water. In Greene County, Georgia, you will find a picturesque downtown, luxury lodging, Southern dining you won’t forget, and world class golf and lake activities to keep you having fun for days. Your visit to Lake Oconee won’t disappoint!



Just east of the Atlanta BeltLine trail is the historic city of Decatur—four square miles packed with stroll-worthy outdoor sculptures, colorful crosswalks, warm welcomes from “indie”storefronts, and critically acclaimed dining spots. Love books, beer, and art? There is a festival for that here, part of a year-round calendar of outdoor events. Bike and dog friendly, too.



Seaside, Florida located on South Walton County’s Hwy. 30-A on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, isacclaimed world-wide as an iconic example of New Urbanism. The community consists of more than400 homes and offers a thriving town center with 18 restaurants and eateries, and more than 35shops, galleries, services, and activities, all within walkable distance to homes, cottages, and offices.