Neighborhoods

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Ansley Park

First developed in 1904, Ansley Park was the dream of Edwin P. Ansley who along with several prominent businessmen of the time, purchased a large plot of land north of the city from longtime owner George Washington Collier.  Ansley envisioned a new motorcar-oriented suburb of wide winding streets and green parks designed to attract Atlanta’s wealthiest and most prestigious families.  In fact, Ansley Park was home to Georgia’s Governor’s mansion for many decades.

Avondale Estates

If you’re looking to live in a town with a true village feel, consider Avondale Estates. This inside-the-perimeter community just east of Decatur is a city unto itself. At about 2,900 residents, Avondale Estates is tiny compared with other incorporated areas of the Atlanta metro area. But it’s easy access to the city makes it a popular address for a diverse range of  single professionals, couples and families.

Brookhaven

On the northern edge of Buckhead, Brookhaven developed as Atlanta’s first country club neighborhood. It begins just north of the intersection of Peachtree Road and Peachtree-Dunwoody Road. Its boundaries generally are Peachtree Road on the east, Peachtree-Dunwoody on the west and south and Windsor Parkway on the north.

Buckhead

Buckhead is an affluent uptown district of Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, comprising approximately the northern fifth of the city. Buckhead is a major commercial and financial center of the Southeast, and it is the third-largest business district in Atlanta, behind Downtown and Midtown. The district’s high-rise office buildings, hotels, and condominiums form a highly urbanized core along Peachtree Road. Surrounding this dense core are Buckhead’s residential neighborhoods, which feature large single-family homes situated among dense forests and rolling hills.

Cabbagetown

Cabbagetown is home to a unique mix of families, singles, young couples, artists and professionals. Home styles include farmhouse Victorians, bungalows and early 1900’s shotgun style homes. It is a rural-type neighborhood community within an urban setting. Here you will find people with a rich sense of community. You will find people gardening together in the Community Garden, picnicking in one of our lovely parks or sitting on their porches together; talking, laughing and helping each other out.

Candler Park

Candler Park has undergone many changes over the past century, and aspects of its history have been forgotten along the way. Thanks to recent research by the Early Edgewood-Candler Park BiRacial History Project, we can now add another dimension to the Candler Park of decades past: including the rich history of its African American working class neighborhood, and probing local racial dynamics of the 100+ years since the neighborhood was founded.

Chastain Park

Located in Fulton County in zip codes 30342 and 30327. The neighborhood is bordered on the West by Northside Drive, on the East by Roswell Road, on the South side by Blackland Rd and on the North by Mt. Paran Rd. Chastain Park is often referred to as on of the “Buckhead neighborhoods.”

Decatur

Decatur was established in 1823 where two Indian paths crossed at present-day Ponce de Leon and Clairemont avenues. Today, take a stroll through Decatur and see how friendly neighbors, tree-lined streets, great schools, parks and playing fields, libraries, colleges, and businesses all make the town a wonderful place to spend some time. Decatur is just minutes east of downtown Atlanta, minutes west of Stone Mountain, and the MARTA rail station is right under the downtown square.

Downtown Atl

The Downtown Atlanta area traces its roots back to 1826, when railroad surveyors began looking for a route between Milledgeville and Chattanooga.  As a result of this survey and railroad construction, a town named Terminus was founded in 1837 in what is now Downtown Atlanta.  In 1842, the thirty citizens of Terminus voted to change the town’s name to Marthasville in honor of then Governor Lumpkin’s daughter, Martha.  Just five years later, in 1847, the town again changed names and became Atlanta. Today, Downtown Atlanta is full of vibrant neighborhoods in the heart of the city through leadership, advocacy, social activities, communication, and education.

Druid Hills

The Druid Hills Civic Association was founded in 1938 to preserve the Druid Hills neighborhood for residential use and to protect the unique heritage of the area. Much of their work involves exercising vigilance in land use and zoning matters, communicating with local and state officials, informing the residents about community issues, and promoting the general welfare of the neighborhood for the enjoyment of its residents today and in the future.

East Atlanta

Home to Brownwood Park, with its playground, shady trees, and newly renovated recreation center and computer lab, is located right in the middle of the neighborhood. The East Atlanta Branch Library is just a few blocks’ walk away. East Atlanta is also near Grant Park, Zoo Atlanta, the East Lake YMCA, and the Warren/Holyfield Boys and Girls Club.

East Atlanta Village

East Atlanta Village is a walkable area of town with unique, edgy character and a thriving independent business sector. Located south of Little Five Points and conveniently accessible to I-20, East Atlanta Village is a neighborhood that has found a quirky, hip and unpretentious balance of urban living.

East Lake

East Lake is one of Atlanta’s more historic neighborhoods. Located on the trendy but family oriented east side, East Lake is conveniently located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) from downtown Atlanta.  With its historic bungalows and cottages, and convenience to local eateries, shops and transit, East Lake is a community of families, professionals and local businesses invested in the idea of a caring and diverse in town community.

Edgewood

The community of Edgewood was first developed during Atlanta’s post Civil War “boom” period of 1870 – 1910.  With the extraordinary growth of Atlanta’s population during this time, and the development of an extensive core downtown business district, many forward-looking business and municipal leaders began to see the need for separate areas of recreation and residential development for the ever increasing numbers of those who worked downtown.

Emory

Emory University is a private research university in metropolitan Atlanta, located in the Druid Hills section of DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. There are a variety of homes full of personality and charm in many price ranges.

Garden Hills

Eclectic homes characterize the neighborhood, with houses ranging from Georgian, Tudor and Spanish Revival to Craftsman in the older sections. Streets south of East Wesley, developed after the Second World War, are predominately ranches. There is also a scattering of later style homes throughout.

Glenwood Park

The residential elements of Glenwood Park cover the entire spectrum, from small condominiums above shops to detached single-family homes. They aspired to keep the scale of individual buildings rather small, which enhances our ability to have an attractive mix of housing types throughout the neighborhood.

Grant Park

A restoration trend began in Grant Park in the early 1970’s and the neighborhood began to blossom in the late 80s and into the 1990s. Demolition of older homes has largely been halted and new construction seeks to conform to the character of the old neighborhood. During the 1980’s, the entire area, both north and south of I-20, was placed on the national register of historic places. In 2000, the neighborhood became Atlanta’s largest Historic District, bringing additional zoning protections. Grant Park today is a mixture of the old and new residents with people of all levels of education, age and racial backgrounds living in the same neighborhood.

Inman Park

The neighborhood of Inman Park is part of the City of Atlanta’s Inman Park Historic District. To preserve the historic physical pattern, the architectural history, the historic diversity of housing in the district, and to ensure renovations, new development and construction are consistent with the characteristics of the district, the City of Atlanta created the regulations governing construction within the Inman Park Historic District.

Kirkwood

Kirkwood offers the perfect in-town living experience with our friendly and diverse neighbors, strong sense of community, beautiful historic homes, mature trees, many parks and central location.

Lake Claire

Lake Claire is an intown Atlanta neighborhood known for its diverse mix of home styles, its abundant mature trees, its lovingly tended gardens and greenspaces, and—most important—its community-oriented residents. Nestled between Candler Park and Druid Hills, Lake Claire is bordered by Ridgecrest Road to the east and Clifton Road to the west, and by DeKalb Avenue to the south and Ponce de Leon Avenue to the north.

Little Five Points

Located on the east side of Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 2 12 miles east of downtown. It was established in the early 20th century as the commercial district for the adjacent Inman Park and Candler Park neighborhoods, and has since become famous for the alternative culture it brings to Atlanta. It has been described as Atlanta’s answer to Haight-Ashbury, a melting pot of sub-cultures, and the Bohemian center of the Southern United States.

Loring Heights

Loring Heights is a cozy intown Atlanta neighborhood of about 330 homes, nestled between Peachtree Street and Northside Drive, along the border between Midtown and Buckhead.  This green oasis in the city boasts rolling hills, mature trees, a park with a duck pond and another greenspace with a fenced-in dog area.

Medlock Park

Suburban home tracks were developed in the 1950’s and 1960’s in response to post-war housing booms. In recent years, many young families have moved into our neighborhood, reflecting the growing demand for walkable, convenient, affordable, and dare we say, easier-to-maintain smaller homes. Renewed interest in mid-century ranch architecture also makes Medlock Park an attractive destination.

Midtown Atlanta

Midtown has one of the fastest-growing residential populations in the city, with more than 30,000 new arrivals in the last decade, and many more on the way. Choices range from homes in traditional neighborhoods, to apartments, lofts and hi-rises with spectacular views of the city – giving you the best of both worlds. No wonder new residential projects continue to break ground, fueling more growth in the Midtown community.

Morningside / Lenox Park

Morningside/Lenox Park is a neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia founded in 1931. It is located north of Virginia-Highland, east of Ansley Park and west of Druid Hills. Approximately 3,500 households comprise the neighborhood that includes the original subdivisions of Morningside, Lenox Park, University Park, Noble Park, Johnson Estates and Hylan Park.

Oakhurst

The Oakhurst community is vibrant, diverse and home to a variety of local businesses, public parks, a community garden, a wonderful school system and a strong community lead by a history of volunteerism through the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association (ONA).

Oak Grove 

Oak Grove real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Oak Grove neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. In the last 10 to 15 years more and more newer construction homes are being constructed, many selling for over a millon dollars.

Old Fourth Ward

The Old Fourth Ward is defined as the area that stretches from Piedmont Avenue and Downtown Atlanta on the west to the BeltLine and the Poncey-Highland and Inman Park neighborhoods on the east. Through it runs a main thoroughfare named simply Boulevard. West of Boulevard the Ward reaches from Ponce de Leon Avenue on the north to Freedom Parkway on the south, below which is Sweet Auburn. East of Boulevard, it reaches from Ponce de Leon Avenue on the north to the east-west MARTA rail line and Oakland Cemetery, and the Grant Park and Cabbagetown neighborhoods on the south. The neighborhood can be divided into three areas, with Freedom Parkway and Boulevard serving as dividing lines.

Ormewood Park

Ormewood Park was initially developed in 1892, when a 100-acre plot was subdivided by Samuel W. Goode and Company and put on the market for sale. After World War I there was a construction boom. There are even prefabricated and catalog homes from this era that survive to this day. Another period of growth took place after World War II. The wood sided cottages that are scattered between the older Victorian and Craftsman homes are typical of this era. During the late 1950s and early 1960s a number of brick ranch style homes appeared. In the 2000s, Ormewood Park experienced a notable increase in renovations and new housing stock as the surrounding areas improved and supporting retail and commercial centers were developed.

Peachtree Hills

One of Buckhead’s coziest cottage neighborhoods, Peachtree Hills lies east of Peachtree Road between Peachtree Creek on the south and Lindbergh Drive on the north. Its eclectic, mostly craftsman homes are a kaleidoscope of color, with intimate gardens and innovative fences and walls. Huge trees soar over the bungalows on the bluffs above Peachtree Creek.

Poncey Highland

Named for the intersection of Ponce de Leon Avenue North Highland Avenue, Poncey-Highland is a vibrant intown neighborhood on the east side of Atlanta, Georgia located two miles northeast of downtown. Its twenty streets are bound by The BeltLine, Ponce, East Freedom Parkway, and Moreland Avenue. The neighborhood offers highly-rated schools, easy access to interstates and transit, bustling sidewalks and locally-owned shops, lively restaurants and nightlife, and a variety of housing options including historic and new single family homes, condominiums, and apartments.

Reynoldstown

This friendly and very walkable neighborhood is home to over 1500 households and is one of the most diverse areas inside the perimeter. Young families putting down roots, first-time homebuyers, older residents whose families have lived here since the 1920s, single professionals, artists, and students–all have chosen this community because of its warm, welcoming nature, its rich local history, and its central location. The homes in Reynoldstown range from early-20th century shotgun houses and bungalows to 21st century ultramodern architectural abodes and lofts, townhouses, condos and apartments of all shapes and sizes.

Underwood Hills

Underwood Hills is a neighborhood located on Atlanta’s westside. It is a diverse, family-oriented, intown community consisting of single-family homes, apartments, townhomes and condominiums, as well as commercial and light industrial businesses. Underwood Hills is conveniently located to all Atlanta has to offer from Downtown and Midtown to the burgeoning Westside to Buckhead. Just minutes away from Atlanta’s best dining and shopping, as well as outdoor attractions such as a number of parks, the Atlanta BeltLine, and the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

Vinings

Nestled in the suburbs just northwest of Downtown Atlanta, Vinings is one of Cobb County’s most sought after areas. Located alongside the Chattahoochee River and a mere ten miles northwest of Downtown Atlanta, Vinings contains the perfect blend of Southern charm and modern day sophistication. Home to over 9600 residents, Vinings is an unincorporated town that was originally known as Crossroads and then Paces back in 1830.

Virginia Highland

Atlanta’s most popular neighborhood for shopping, dining, relaxing, and nightlife. Developed in the early 1900’s, Virginia-Highland, or “VaHi” as it is known by local residents, consists of four distinct commercial “villages” connected by short, walkable blocks lined with charming bungalow homes. The neighborhood’s name derives from the intersection of Virginia and Highland Avenues and has the feel of a small town within the heart of the city.

Winnona Park

The Southeast corner of Decatur is home to the Winnona Park neighborhood. Winnona Park is a short walk to many other areas of interest in downtown Decatur, yet it holds big and small treasures of its own: The Fulton House, the oldest original home in Decatur; Shoal Creek, which winds from one end of Winnona Park to the other; and the precious student-created butterfly garden and fish pond at the centrally located elementary school.

Woodland Hills

The Woodland Hills neighborhood was built by Shepard Construction Company whose headquarters still exist on Shepard’s Lane. Many of the homes were built in the 1950’s mainly for the veterans coming back from World War II with new families. Woodland Hills has a lot to offer in its surrounding areas. The neighborhood is enhanced by its location by being close to the city of Atlanta, having close access to several highways, and being situated between Buckhead, Virgina-Highlands, and Emory. The area is rich in its diversity of housing, businesses, cultures, and public amenities. This section merely touches on some of the highlights to be found in and around our neighborhood.