Atlanta, GA, March 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Atlantic is an Art Deco inspired architectural marvel soaring 47 stories over the heart of Atlanta's Midtown - the tallest residential high-rise in the area and an instantly recognizable jewel in the city skyline.

Until now, residences at the city's quintessential address were only available for purchase. Midtown Residences, LLC, a single-purpose entity who is part of a group of companies permitted to use the Crescent Heights® trade name, has acquired the property and is now offering Atlanta's most exclusive high-rise homes for immediate lease.

"This truly is a unique opportunity," said Tomer Bitton, Principal with the Crescent Heights® group of companies. "We are responding to the trend of leasing vs. buying in the marketplace. The Atlantic is, without a doubt, the pinnacle of urban living in Atlanta, unparalleled in design, views, amenities and location. And based on the overwhelming initial response we've received, these homes will not be available for long."

There are 324 never-before-occupied homes available for lease starting at $1,650 a month. The Atlantic offers a choice of six unique floor plans with over 50 options to suit every kind of lifestyle.  Residences range from one, two, and three-bedroom layouts to two-story, 3,000 sq. ft. penthouse suites that are already attracting the interest of a virtual Who's Who of discerning Atlanta dwellers.

 The stunning living spaces are filled with features found only in the finest homes.  Floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, 10 to 11-foot ceilings, designer, gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances, elegant cabinetry, granite countertops and walk-in showers.  The jaw-dropping balcony views are a breathtaking bonus.       

Living at The Atlantic is akin to living in an exclusive resort, beginning with 24/7 concierge services that rival that of the most upscale hotel. An entire floor is devoted to amenities that include a state-of-the art fitness facility; a clubroom with flat-screen TVs,  fully-equipped catering kitchen, and a communal dining area; a private screening room for movies and sporting events; high-speed internet; and a business center with computer kiosks. Walk through the clubhouse doors to the rooftop sundeck, to swim in the oversized pool or relax in the spa. Take in the view of the city skyline from the beautifully landscaped terrace.    

The Atlantic is nestled in the heart of the vibrant Atlantic Station redevelopment, surrounded by the bustle of sidewalk cafes, world-class restaurants, parks, shopping, performing arts and exciting nightlife, and a myriad special events going on every week of the year. Freeway access is a mere two blocks away. Downtown, Buckhead, the MARTA and sporting events at the Philips Arena and Georgia Dome are a 5 to 10 minute drive.

"City dwellers seeking an ultra-luxurious urban lifestyle need look no further," said Bitton. "There is truly nothing like this in metro Atlanta. Elegant and upscale, The Atlantic is the place to live in the city."

The Atlantic is located at 270 17th Street, Atlanta, GA, 30363.  The Atlantic is the third acquisition of class A multifamily Atlanta real estate to join the Crescent Heights® group of companies, following on the heels of Park Towers II and Lenox Hills. For leasing information and a complete list of floorplans visit:  http://www.theatlanticmidtown.com or call 404-961-7112.

About Crescent Heights: 

For over three decades, the people behind Crescent Heights® have been creating cutting-edge condominiums, rental communities, office buildings and hotels. Crescent Heights'® visionary and creative approach continues to set the bar for outstanding quality. Their experience is recognized through personalized satisfaction, impeccable attention to detail and a commitment to exceeding expectations. Embracing local cultures, the latest technologies and timeless design further enhances Crescent Heights'® in depth knowledge and ability to create America's quintessential places to live, work and play.  www.crescentheights.com

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Lisa S. Herman

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