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Atlanta Neighborhoods


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

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...

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...

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...

Colonial Homes Colonial Homes

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

North Buckhead North Buckhead

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

Peachtree Hills Peachtree Hills

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

Downtown

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...

Downtown Downtown

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...

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...

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...

East Atlanta

East Atlanta East Atlanta

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Eastside

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...

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...

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...

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...

Little Five Points 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...

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...

Piedmont Heights Piedmont Heights

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

Toco Hills/Sage Hill Toco Hills/Sage Hill

Centered around the huge, eponymous shopping center near the busy nexus of Clairmont, LaVista and North Druid Hills roads, Toco Hills is an older neig... | more...

Virginia-Highlands/Morningside 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...

Midtown

Ansley Park Ansley Park

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

Midtown Midtown

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

Westside NW Atlanta

Once a wasteland of warehouses and industrial spaces, Atlanta's Westside has been transformed into what's arguably the city's hottest 'hood for top-sh... | more...

Southside

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 fa... | 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...

West Atlanta

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...

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...

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/Southwest

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...



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