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Cascade

Affluent homes of successful doctors, lawyers and businessmen line the streets, high-priced cars grace the driveways and children play outside in their front yard. No, it’s not a scene from an exclusive Buckhead neighborhood; it’s a typical Saturday afternoon in Cascade Corridor, one of southwest Atlanta’s emerging communities.


In the past decade, the community has seen tremendous growth with the creation of single-dwelling homes and large-name... [click here for more]

Druid Hills/Emory

When Ellen and George Nemhauser first happened upon the historic Druid Hills neighborhood 15 years ago, they knew they were home. “We moved to Atlanta from New York as a one year trial,” explains Ellen, “and until we saw Druid Hills we were somewhat dubious about living in the South.” Druid Hills, designed by America’s most famous landscape architect Fredrick Law Olmstead, is a tree-shaded neighborhood of winding streets and small parks. Beginnin... [click here for more]

Kirkwood/Edgewood

estled between the popular neighborhoods of Kirkwood, Little Five Points and Candler Park, Edgewood has, for the most part, gone undiscovered. A wave of new residents and home renovations is causing Atlantans to take notice.


Like its neighbors, Edgewood is filled with Craftsman-style bungalows and Victorian homes, as well as a mix of brick and wood panel homes. Home sales in the area have ranged from about $100,000 to $150,000. New listings in ... [click here for more]

Old Fourth Ward

Long known as the historic neighborhood associated with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement, the Old Fourth Ward recently has become minted as the bustling center of a nightlife district. Notices of celebrities dropping by for the cheap drinks and comfortable bars have been running in the gossip rags for months, which probably hasn’t hurt the neighborhood’s profile. Whether you’re there to drink yourself blind at night o... [click here for more]

Buckhead

Buckhead is no longer the epicenter of Atlanta’s once buck-wild nightclub scene - and that’s the way most residents like it. Although we’re still waiting on the ritzy Streets of Buckhead development, the area has long been among the top shopping destinations in the Southeast, with its two high-end malls and countless swanky boutiques and salons. And Buckhead has more luxury hotels and restaurants than anywhere else in Georgia - if that’s your thi... [click here for more]

Downtown

Downtown, the one-time railroad hub where Atlanta literally began, has come a long way from its days as a vertical office park that turned into a ghost town after the sun set. Though still overrun by government buildings and nine-to-fivers, the area is continuing to grow into a community where young singles and small families have converged to be near the joys of urban life: the entertainment, the walkable streets, and, yes, the chaos. And thanks... [click here for more]

Virginia-Highlands/Morningside

Virginia Highlands


It’s hard to imagine a time when an Atlanta neighborhood four miles from downtown was considered a suburb. It’s even harder to picture the city with bustling transit, but Virginia-Highland was founded as a streetcar suburb nearly a century ago. Now incorporated as an intown ‘hood, residents can walk to restaurants, boutiques, bars, grocery stores, and even a neighborhood movie theater with the monthly Silver Scream Spook Show... [click here for more]

Candler Park

Named for Coca-Cola magnate Asa Candler, who donated the parkland to Atlanta in 1922, this neighborhood is centered on a 55-acre park and nine-hole golf course. Long a hippie enclave, Candler Park is also a family-oriented community due to Mary Lin Elementary School’s outstanding reputation. Also nestled in this neighborhood is the Lake Claire Community Land Trust, a green sanctuary that is open to the public complete with trails, gardens, and we... [click here for more]

Little Five Points

Situated a few miles east of downtown at the intersections of Euclid, Moreland, McLendon, and what used to be Seminole avenues, Little Five Points is Atlanta’s version of Haight-Ashbury, pressed into a two-and-a-half-mile area like a jigsaw puzzle piece. With a variety of independently owned boutique shops, restaurants, bars, and music venues, Bohemian culture and DIY capitalism are the backbone for this neighborhood that caters to everyone from ... [click here for more]

Castleberry Hill

Castleberry Hill exists between definitions, a mosaic of its seedy industrial past and its gallery-fabulous future. Gentrified but not really, a community but one without a supermarket or park, Castleberry Hill is more than the sum of its parts.


Nestled in the southwest corner of downtown Atlanta, within walking distance of Centennial Olympic Park, Castleberry Hill is an overlap of turn-of-the-century industrialism and modern-day warehouse chic... [click here for more]

Grant Park

This leafy neighborhood boasts one of Atlanta’s grandest parks, close proximity to downtown and Turner Field, and a collection of some of the city’s oldest and best-maintained houses. While Grant Park is oddly short on retail and dining amenities, its residential streets get plenty of weekend traffic, thanks to the presence of Zoo Atlanta. Bounded on two sides by the Beltline, the historic ‘hood can have the cozy, genteel feel of a small town in ... [click here for more]

Cabbagetown/Reynoldstown

The narrow streets and crooked lanes in Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown aren’t suitable for crosstown traffic, and that suits this tiny intown enclave just fine. The rows of shotgun houses and old brick buildings once served the purposes of the massive Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill, but now they make up a charmingly dense district that’s just as good for dog walkers as it is for boozehounds. Tucked behind a rail yard and adjacent to the historic Oaklan... [click here for more]

Midtown

It’s not always easy to live car-free in Atlanta. But it’s enjoyable in MIDTOWN. The neighborhood that offers both skyscrapers and single-family residential streets also has been strongly investing in bike lanes and streetscape improvements. Bicyclists have bright-green bike boxes in Tech Plaza and lanes along nearby streets and can expect more in the coming years. Want to get to the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail? Cut through Piedmont Park an... [click here for more]

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 quaint homes, solid restaurants, a walkable downtown, and tight-knit neighborhoods that are very protective of the community they’ve created. And with well-performing schools and a high quality of life, the city’s managed to attract young families, its laid-back attitude has lured the LGBT community,... [click here for more]

East Atlanta/Ormewood Park

The problem with neighborhoods is, once they become the Place to Be, you can no longer afford to move there. You’ve got to catch them on the upswing, somewhere between semisqualor and universal respectability. That pretty well describes ORMEWOOD PARK, where it’s still possible to find affordable bungalows and rehab projects for DIYers on shady, tree-lined streets. Ormewood is close to I-20, and benefits from the recent openings of nearby restaura... [click here for more]

Poncey-Highland

For a relatively small neighborhood, Poncey-Highland has a hell of a lot going on, from movies at the deco-chic Plaza Theatre to drinks at true-blue political haunt Manuel’s Tavern to meals post-midnight at the Majestic Diner to middle-aged jubblies at the Clermont Lounge. There’s a never-ending supply of colorful street characters along Ponce de Leon Avenue. Remember to wave to Bicycle Shorts Man! The best part - everything’s within walking dist... [click here for more]

Westside

Once a wasteland of warehouses and drab industrial spaces, Atlanta’s Westside has been transformed into what’s arguably the city’s hottest ‘hood for top-notch dining, loft living, and highbrow shopping. Indie galleries also have taken up residence and banded together with institutions such as the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center to form the Westside Arts District. Throw in the mixed-use, mega-shopping destination that is Atlantic Station - and th... [click here for more]

Vine City

The neighborhood, along with neighboring Vine City, has so much potential, says the pastor of Lindsay Street Baptist Church. Great bones. Great churches. Great people. But Motley, like many Vine City and English Avenue boosters, is disappointed by the poverty, crime, desperation, crumbling houses, and the “idleness.”


Near Northside Drive, the reverend looks up to the Georgia World Congress Center and the Georgia Dome, the glimmering mammoth con... [click here for more]

Brookhaven

Koby Keller gets out of his car and walks up to Brookhaven Park, one of the biggest greenspaces in the northern tight-knit community. It’s a warm day and locals are out walking their dogs. Every day, Keller takes his German shorthaired pointer Avery to the park.


“I like the openness of the park,” says Keller, who works at the nearby Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub in Town Brookhaven (pictured left). “It’s relaxing, and it’s all local people that live ... [click here for more]

Inman Park

The neighborhood’s eastern edge has undergone massive redevelopment in the last decade. Towering condo buildings like the one Britt lives in and new townhomes dominate the landscape. Given the area’s proximity to the coveted Beltline Eastside Trail, it’s likely progress will continue to remake this part of the neighborhood for years to come. [click here for more]

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