Things that don't typically define a great neighborhood surround Bolton: a landfill to the north, a derelict strip mall to the east, a rail yard to the west, and a cemetery to the south. But it's what's in the center that reveals the northwest Atlanta community's core. A combination of older brick one-story abodes and newer suburban-style houses with white picket fences line the neighborhood's forested streets. There aren't many restaurants. But one former industrial park now contains a baseball practice center, martial arts facility, and gymnastics studio. Walk around the block and you'll find Whetstone Creek Trail, an abandoned rail spur turned multi-purpose trail that winds near Bolton Academy, one of Atlanta's most diverse elementary schools.