The Atlanta Road Path skirts the western border of Dobbins Air Reserve Base in the northwestern suburbs of Atlanta. The paved path begins in the Belmont Hills subdivision of Smyrna and heads north 2.5 miles towards Marietta. It parallels its namesake road with an active railroad along its eastern side and busy commercial areas along its western flank.
At its southern end sits the former Belmont Hills Shopping Center, built in 1954 and once one of the largest shopping centers in the South before it fell into decline. Plans are in the works to convert the space into a mixed-use development.
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