We’ve crunched the numbers, and the most popular stories on these pages in 2016 suggest one Atlanta stereotype is pretty accurate: This town loves some celebrity news.
Three of the five most-read Curbed Atlanta stories this year involved celebrity homes (and the sixth was a glimpse at the “Sheriff Rick” house from The Walking Dead, which listed in Grant Park for $660,000 in June).
For better or worse, Atlanta, here’s your Top 5 most-read posts of 2016:
(Here’s the home in question ...)
Despite regrettable murals and wall-stenciling, former UGA football skipper Mark Richt’s home outside Athens sold this year for $650,000 — substantially below asking:
For people around the world, the following news represented a sad moment in June:
This was an upbeat moment that signaled back in April that Ponce City Market would finally be finished soon:
When it came to online discussions, half of the year’s top six stories with the most comments involved Cobb County and the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park.
Maybe that’s just a coincidence. Maybe it speaks to boiling, deeply ingrained animosity. Maybe intown Braves fans are still really pissed.
With its closed-minded history and transit-skeptical stances, Cobb can be an easy target. But you can’t call straight-shooting headlines that generate 100+ comments — one example: “How Atlanta Braves’ new stadium, SunTrust Park, looks right now” — the slanted rantings of biased inner-city media.
Anyhow, this story below was the comments king of 2016, generating classic ATL-versus-Cobb input, hilarious zingers, and pithy predictions that embattled Commission Chairman Tim Lee would be voted out of office later in 2016:
When it comes to Cobb-Atlanta relations, let’s hope for a happier New Year in 2017.