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College Park, GA

Photo Credit: Steve West

Downtown College Park, GA


Creative Loafing has been covering neighborhoods in Atlanta going back to 1972. Our roots are in the Morningside, Cheshire Bridge, Virginia-Highlands, Old Fourth Ward, Westside, and Downtown areas. Below are the list of neighborhoods, towns and counties around Atlanta that we are tracking. For most neighborhoods we have a good list of shops, restaurants, nightlife and community organizations. If you see something we're missing, let us know editorial at creativeloafing.com

Buckhead/Northside

Peachtree Hills Peachtree Hills

Peachtree Hills is a neighborhood near Buckhead. The Peachtree Battle Shopping Center is in Peachtree Hills. | more...

Peachtree Battle Alliance Peachtree Battle Alliance

Peachtree Battle Alliance is a neighborhood that borders the Peachtree Creek near the Peachtree Battle Shopping Center. | more...

Colonial Homes Colonial Homes

Colonial Homes is a neighborhood near Piedmont Hospital and Peachtree Battle. | more...

Memorial Park Memorial Park

Memorial Park is a neighborhood near Buckhead and Peachtree Battle that has the Bobby Jones Golf Course and Bitsy Grant Tennis Center. | more...

South Tuxedo Park South Tuxedo Park

South Tuxedo Park is the neighborhood to the northwest of the triangle in Buckhead. Bordered by Habersham on the North, West Paces on the South, and R... | more...

Buckhead Forest Buckhead Forest

Buckhead Forest is the neighborhood just to the Northeast of the triangle in Buckhead. Borders Roswell Road, Piedmont and Peachtree. | more...

North Buckhead North Buckhead

Neighborhood to the Northeast of Buckhead. Roswell Road to Peachtree and as far east as Lenox Road. | more...

East Chastain Park East Chastain Park

Neighborhood to the east of Chastain Park along Roswell Road. Just above Buckhead and below Sandy Springs. | more...

Lindbergh/Morosgo Lindbergh/Morosgo

Generations ago, this neighborhood was home to two spring-water pools, a lake, and tons of outdoor amenities, including a zip line, horseback riding, ... | more...

Garden Hills Garden Hills

A hilly residential enclave in the shadow of Buckhead?s towering skyscrapers, Garden Hills offers an upscale, suburban-style experience minus the trip... | more...

Chastain Park Chastain Park



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Argonne Forest Argonne Forest

One of Atlanta's fanciest-schmanciest suburbs, Argonne Forest was developed on the grounds of a 100-acre estate in the mid-1950s. Though many of its h... | more...

Buckhead Visual Arts

Atlanta's swankiest neighborhood, Buckhead is no longer the epicenter of Atlanta's once buck-wild nightclub scene - and that's the way most residents ... | more...

Brookhaven Brookhaven

What once was affectionately known as Brookhaven Beach, an area populated by many Atlanta area musicians in the '60s and '70s because of its cheap ren... | more...

Downtown/O4W

Downtown Neighborhoods Downtown

The downtown and surrounding neighborhoods attached to downtown. Old Fourth Ward, Sweet Auburn, Edgewood Ave. on the East Side and Castleberry and Cap... | more...

Sweet Auburn Sweet Auburn

Long known as the historic "Sweet Auburn" neighborhood associated with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement - the MLK Center,... | more...

Oakland Sweet Auburn

Tiny Oakland is bound by MARTA's east-west rail line to the north, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to the south, Grant Street to the east, and the Downto... | more...

Downtown (neighborhood) Downtown (neighborhood)

Downtown Atlanta, Terminus in another era, has a hole in the middle of it. The Gulch, the area where the railroad hub was located around which the cit... | more...

Castleberry Hill Castleberry Hill

Between the Atlanta University Center and south Downtown lies Castleberry Hill, a neighborhood with one of the most colorful histories in the city. Du... | more...

Old Fourth Ward Old Fourth Ward

The Old Fourth Ward is the neighborhood just to the South of Freedom Parkway and bordered by Ponce City Market, Boulevard and the beltline. Home to th... | more...

East Atlanta/EAV

East Atlanta Neighborhoods East Atlanta

The East Atlanta neighborhoods of EAV, Grant Park, Kirkwood.  | more...

Kirkwood Kirkwood

About five miles east of Five Points, Kirkwood began as a pastoral, turn-of-the-century Atlanta streetcar suburb. Nowadays, Kirkwood is still a fascin... | more...

Ormewood Park Ormewood Park

This verdant, diverse, and quiet neighborhood has a storied history of being a good place to settle down and raise a family ? while still being close... | more...

East Lake East Lake

When Asa Candler wasn't busy building a soft drink empire, he was purchasing a vast stretch of land that now makes up the East Lake Golf Club. Once Bo... | more...

Grant Park Grant Park

This leafy neighborhood boasts one of Atlanta's grandest parks, established in 1883, polished up in 1903 by the Olmstead brothers, and revitalized in ... | more...

East Atlanta Village East Atlanta Village

With its bars, music venues and restaurants and pop-up bistros, East Atlanta is the hub of Atlanta's underground nightlife and the city's trendsetting... | more...

Midtown/Atlantic Station

Midtown Neighborhoods Midtown

The midtown neighborhoods of Atlanta including Ansley Park, a portion of Georgia Tech and the Midtown neighborhood.  | more...

Armour Brookwood Hills

Armour is not technically a neighborhood. It is an industrial area in the heart of Midtown beneath the I-85/GA-400 interchange. Home to Sweetwater Bre... | more...

Ansley Park Ansley Park

Ansley Park is a neighborhood in the heart of Midtown bordering Piedmont Park, I-85 and Peachtree Street. | more...

Sherwood Forest Sherwood Forest

Why developers in the 1940s decided to name this sleepy residential neighborhood Sherwood Forest is anyone's guess. But once you name something Sherwo... | more...

Midtown (neighborhood) Midtown (neighborhood)

From its skyscrapers housing national and international business headquarters to the apartment views with citywide views from their rooftop pools, no ... | more...

Northeast/Little Five Points

Piedmont Heights Piedmont Heights

Piedmont Heights is a neighborhood in Northeast Atlanta tucked between Ansley Park, Morningside and Cheshire Bridge/I-85. | more...

Morningside/Lenox Park Morningside/Lenox Park

Morningside is a neighborhood in Northeast Atlanta that touches Emory/Sage Hill, Virginia-Highland, Ansley Park and Piedmont Heights. | more...

Lindridge-Martin Manor Lindridge/Martin Manor

Behind the strip clubs, sex shops, and frozen-in-time restaurants of Cheshire Bridge Road is a more residential side, Lindridge-Martin Manor, featurin... | more...

Virginia-Highland Virginia Highland

Virginia-Highland, founded as a streetcar suburb nearly a century ago, and now incorporated as an intown 'hood is where residents can walk to restaura... | more...

Northeast/Virginia-Highland

Lake Claire Lake Claire

Twice a month, free spirits convene in the Lake Claire neighborhood for its public drum circle. The drumming starts at sundown, and the beat goes on u... | more...

Inman Park Inman Park

Inman Park is where members of the city's creative class go when they hit the big time ? or where those seeking the refuge of quaint coach houses or p... | more...

Druid Hills/Emory Druid Hills

The Emory University/North Druid Hills area provides a kind of middle ground to the landscaped estates of Buckhead and the casual atmosphere of Decatu... | more...

Poncey-Highland Poncey-Highland

For a relatively small neighborhood, Poncey-Highland has a hell of a lot going on: movies at the deco-chic Plaza Theatre, drinks at true-blue politica... | more...

Little Five Points (neighborhood) Little Five Points

Situated a few miles east of downtown Atlanta, at what used to be the intersections of Euclid, Moreland, McLendon, and Seminole avenues, Little Five P... | more...

Candler Park Candler Park

The Candler Park neighborhood is situated on 55 acres of greenspace that Coca-Cola founder Asa Candler donated as a city park to Atlanta in 1922, a wo... | more...

Cabbagetown/Reynoldstown Cabbagetown

The popular neighborhood was known as Factory Town or Fulton Mill Village before it became Cabbagetown. Its narrow streets and crooked lanes ? and tho... | more...

Southside/Summerhill

Peoplestown Peoplestown

With the Atlanta Braves now in Cobb County, and Georgia State University quickly moving forward with plans to expand its housing and sports facilities... | more...

South Atlanta South Atlanta, The Villages at Carver

No, we're not talking about the huge swath of land south of I-20. This richly historic southeast Atlanta neighborhood once known as Brownsville sits n... | more...

Sylvan Hills Sylvan Hills

Bounded by Lee Street, Langford Parkway, I-85, and avenues including Deckner and Arden, Sylvan Hills manages to be all about the porousness of borders... | more...

Lakewood Heights Lakewood Heights

Tucked away between the Downtown Connector and Chosewood Park, the once thriving Southside neighborhood has been in a state of decline since the Lakew... | more...

Chosewood Park Chosewood Park, Englewood Manor

When a Living Walls mural by Argentine artist Hyuro, featuring a naked woman, was vandalized after facing resistance from some Chosewood Park resident... | more...

Summerhill Summerhill

With the Atlanta Braves now in Cobb County, and Georgia State University quickly moving forward with plans to expand its housing and sports facilities... | more...

Capitol View Capitol View

Fans of street grids and bungalows priced below Old Fourth Ward prices, welcome to your dream ?hood. Developed as a streetcar suburb in the early 20th... | more...

Joyland Amal Heights, Betmar LaVilla, High Point, Joyland

Back in 1921 Joyland was an amusement park built for African Americans. Today, the small, southeast Atlanta neighborhood is the home of Arthur Langfor... | more...

Mechanicsville Mechanicsville

Atlantans might know Mechanicsville as the host of the Atlanta Fair, home to Atlanta native and hip hop artist T.I.?s character in the movie ATL, or e... | more...

Polar Rock Polar Rock

Little is known about the history of Atlanta's Polar Rock neighborhood in southeast Atlanta, or how it acquired such a cool name in a city known for i... | more...

Adair Park Adair Park

Adair Park, which bills itself as "Atlanta's best kept secret," is characterized by the quintessential elements of old turn-of-the-century charm: larg... | more...

Southwest/West End

Collier Heights Collier Heights

When former Atlanta construction magnate Herman J. Russell's 1963 ranch home hit the market earlier this year for close to half a million dollars, it ... | more...

Niskey Lake Niskey Lake

Niskey Lake isn't the biggest body of water in southwest Atlanta, not by a long shot. But it's likely the one with the most surrounding property owned... | more...

Greenbriar Greenbriar

Greenbriar abuts I-285's western edge at Arthur B. Langford Jr. Parkway. Its huge shopping institution, Greenbriar Mall, home to the first Chik-fil-A ... | more...

Horseshoe Community Horseshoe Community

You can tell Horseshoe is almost OTP by the sheer amount of greenery present. Nestled between Cascade Road, I-285, and the historic Cascade Heights ne... | more...

West End/Atlanta University Center West End

Besides being home to the largest conglomerate of historically black colleges and universities in the nation, the West End presents the kind of cultur... | more...

Cascade Cascade

Affluent homes of successful doctors, lawyers and businessmen line the streets, high-priced cars grace the driveways and children play outside in thei... | more...

Westside

Bankhead Bankhead

The home of the Bankhead Bounce, Kilo Ali, T.I., Young Dro, D4L, and Shawty Lo, among others, is so intrinsic to the city's cultural identity that whe... | more...

Knight Park/Howell Station Knight Park/Howell Station

Big things are scheduled for this antebellum neighborhood, nearly destroyed during Sherman?s March to the Sea in 1864 and now on the National Register... | more...

Bolton Bolton

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 th... | more...

Dixie Hills Dixie Hills, Penelope Neighbors, West Lake

You don't have to look hard to find the sense of history in this neighborhood. At the wishbone intersection of Morehouse Drive, Spellman Street, and M... | more...

Blandtown Blandtown

Not much remains of the original churches and residences that made up the historically black neighborhood of Blandtown, which took its name from a fre... | more...

Mozley Park Mozley Park

On the National Register of Historic Places, Mozley Park comprises blocks of classic, albeit tumbledown, cottages and bungalows, as well as a spacious... | more...

Underwood Hills Underwood Hills

Situated between Buckhead and Bankhead, Underwood Hills is within spitting distance of I-75. Though established in 1902, and then called Northside Par... | more...

Vine City Vine City

The neighborhood, along with neighboring Vine City, has so much potential, says the pastor of Lindsay Street Baptist Church. Great bones. Great church... | more...

Suburbs

College Park, GA College Park

If there's one thing College Park and East Point share, other than a border, it's their misleading neighborhood names. There are no colleges currently... | more...

Decatur/Oakhurst, GA Decatur/Oakhurst

Just a few miles from downtown Atlanta down Ponce de Leon Avenue sits what's arguably metro Atlanta's most desired suburb - a progressive enclave of q... | more...



Little Five Points
Virginia Highland
Buckhead

Downtown/O4W
East Atlanta
Westside