Neighborhoods

Alpharetta

Alpharetta at one point in time surrounded by farms, but that's no longer entirely true. Alpharetta has blossomed. Just north of Atlanta, Alpharetta is connected to Atlanta by Georgia 400.. Home to many high-tech companies including Lucent, Nortel, IBM, Sun Microsystems, AT&T, Siemens, Verizon, and Alltel, the area is known and sought after for the newness of neighborhoods, restaurants, and shopping.

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Ansley Park

Ansley Park is a very tony residential neighborhood and home to the Ansley Park Golf Club.  It is located in Midtown and north of Piedmont Park, Ansley Park offers easy access to downtown and all the major interstates. Ansley Park features wide, winding roads and is listed as an Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. 

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Ashford Park and Drew Valley

Ashford Park and Drew Valley are very popular, close-in, affordable housing neighborhoods in Brookhaven.  Located in DeKalb County between Peachtree Road and Clairmont Road, Ashford Park can found on the west side of Dresden Drive, while Drew Valley falls to the east.  These two communities offer easy access to the MARTA, I-85, and Georgia 400.  This area is compiled of cute bungalow style homes with good backyards, and many, many new construction homes.  If you are looking for new construction, to be close in town, and affordability, this is your area. 

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Brookhaven

Brookhaven is a neighborhood in the northern area of Atlanta just north of Buckhead and south of Dunwoody.  This area was known for being built as a country club neighborhood, Capital City Club.  It is also the home of Oglethorpe University.  Brookhaven is a central location and it is very easy to access I85, I285, and GA400.  The homes in this prestigious area are full of charm and very luxurious.

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Brookwood Hills

Brookwood Hills is one of Atlanta’s oldest intown neighborhoods.  This historical neighborhood still maintains its 1920’s charm with various styles or architecture even though the city has grown tremendously around it.  Brookwood Hills is conveniently located to all major highways as well as to Midtown and Downtown Areas.

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Buckhead

Buckhead is a community, comprising several neighborhoods, forming roughly the northern one-fifth of Atlanta, Georgia and just inside the perimeter.  It lies on GA 400, and in minutes you can be on I-285 or I-75/85.  Buckhead is one of Atlanta's most important business districts, and includes Atlanta's wealthiest neighborhoods.  Most are surprised to find lush green coverage and rolling hills that encompass these neighborhoods.  Buckhead is also an entertainment and shopping mecca, including Lenox Square Mall, Phipps Plaza, two of the most sought after shopping destinations in the Southeast.  Nearby communities include Brookwood Hills, Collier Hills, Peachtree Hills, Garden Hills, Peachtree Park, and Pine Hills.

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Cabbagetown

Cabbagetown is Atlanta's oldest industrial settlement, founded in 1885, the community was made of mostly of laborers at the Fulton Bag & Cotton Mill until the mill shut down in early 1970s. Many of the mills laborers came from the N. GA Appalachians and brought their rich mountain culture, including their religion, crafts, folklore and music to the city. Cabbagetown suffered a serious decline after the mill shut down, but during the 1980s artists, musicians, and students re-discovered Cabbagetown's eccentric character and affordable homes, and were among the first new residents. The new prosperity of the neighborhood has improved safety dramatically, as well as the quality of life. Many of the shotgun cottages have quaint, new gardens, and boast remodeled, old-fashioned porch fronts. However, there are still plenty of residents today who actually worked in the mill or at least remember when the twin stacks still blew smoke!

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Cambridge Park/Hampton Hall

Cambridge Park/Hampton Hall are two Brookhaven communities adjoined by a swim and tennis club.  The neighborhoods flow from one to the other, and the homes are very similar.  These neighborhoods are north of Peachtree Road, and just below Johnson Ferry Road.  The homes are generally older, larger in size, and the lots are generous as well.  Many families are there to stay.  Renovations and tear downs are popular. 

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Candler Park

Candler Park is located about 5 minutes east of downtown Atlanta and just south of Ponce De Leon Avenue.   This National Register of Historic Places neighborhood is one of Atlanta's first suburbs and was founded as Edgewood in 1890.  The homes in the area range from beautiful old 2 story Craftsman style homes to brand new houses.

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Chastain Park

Chastain Park is a lovely, multifaceted 158-acre park run by the City of Atlanta and features an 18-hole golf course, baseball fields, basketball courts, football fields, a children's playground, Olympic-size outdoor swimming pool, full service tennis center, a crafts center and an art gallery. Also, the Chastain Park Amphitheater is an outdoor performance center that hosts wonderful musical productions during the spring and summer months.  The park is surrounded by a very affluent residential neighborhood. Wieuca Road and Roswell Road are home to numerous apartments and condominiums. Other blocks just east of the park are dominated by single-family ranch homes but the homes just west of the park tend to be larger and newer.

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Collier Hills

Collier Hills neighborhood rises from Tanyard Creek and the railroad line to Northside Drive. Most of the homes here were built shortly after World War II. Almost all show signs of recent renovation and expansion.  The Ardmore-Anjaco area's streets are lined with brick/frame cottages, grander two-stories and a sprinkling of newer in-fill homes on modest-size lots.

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Decatur

Decatur was founded at the intersection of two Native American trails. The town was named for naval hero Stephen Decatur. It is located in DeKalb County just east of downtown Atlanta.  It is a little city in and of itself.  The quaint little downtown is the main attraction.  It is full of personality from the retro shops to the cool eateries.  The homes are older and brick, smaller bungalows and cottages.  Avondale Estates and Winnona Park are nearby communities.

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Downtown Atlanta

Downtown Atlanta refers to the largest financial district for the city of Atlanta. It is the heart of the city. This area contains striking architecture dating as far back as the late 1800's. Among the most popular sports venues, Philips Arena, the Georgia Dome, and Turner Field are all located within a mile. Many conventions frequent Downtown Atlanta because of the surplus of hotels and accessibility of the MARTA Transit System.  This area is thriving with new construction condos and lofts making it an area which appeals to the ease of life.

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Dunwoody

Dunwoody is in northern DeKalb County, just outside of I285 and very centrally located near GA 400.  The community was named for Major Charles Dunwoody. Dunwoody is one of the wealthiest and most prestigious areas within Greater Atlanta, with many elegant homes, highly-ranked schools, and abundant shopping and entertainment options including Perimeter Mall.

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East Atlanta

East Atlanta is an area located southeast of downtown. It is generally considered to be roughly 10% of Atlanta's area; part is in DeKalb County while the remainder is in Fulton. This area is the latest addition to a growing list of gentrified Atlanta neighborhoods. A solid collection of shops and restaurants gains a foothold in the blocks around the intersection of Flat Shoals and Glenwood Avenues.

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Emory Area

Emory Area is mostly called this because of Emory College and Emory University. Emory remains one of the fastest-growing research universities in the United States and is renowned for the strength of the scholarly achievements of its faculty and students; it’s highly ranked professional schools, a long-term commitment to the arts and sciences, and the presence of more than seventy research centers that are addressing social problems. This area is located east of I-85, north of midtown, and stretches to Decatur.  There are multiple older neighborhoods mixed with a lot of new construction in the area.

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Garden Hills

Garden Hills is a perfect intown location with winding streets lined with old trees, a mix of early 20th century homes, pocket parks, landscaped traffic islands and a neighborhood pool/recreation center – all convenient to shopping, transportation, schools and churches. The oldest streets were given historic district status in 1987. Homes in Garden Hills range from Georgian, Tudor and Spanish Revival to Craftsman, with a scattering of later styles.

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Grant Park

Grant Park is Atlanta's largest Historic District and home to Zoo Atlanta, 131 acres of Green space, Oakland Cemetery and the Cyclorama. The neighborhood was named for L. P. Grant, a civil engineer for the Georgia Railroad who has been called the "Father of Atlanta."  Large Victorian era mansions, small cottages, early 20th-century bungalows and many brick paved sidewalks characterize the Grant Park neighborhood. Grant Park began its most recent revitalization in the early 1970's and continues today. Demolition of older homes has largely been halted and new construction seeks to conform to the character of the old neighborhood. Grant Park prides itself on its diversity with people of all levels of education, age and racial backgrounds living in the same neighborhood.

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Inman Park

Inman Park is Atlanta's first planned community, located just 2 miles east of downtown, the original developer of Inman Park believed that people should live in a country like atmosphere convenient to the central business district. The neighborhood consists of beautiful Victorian homes built on large lots, curving streets and open park areas. The neighborhood began a revitalization in the 1970's that continues today.

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Intown Atlanta

Intown Atlanta is an area of Atlanta that can be used to describe a handful of little communities near and east of downtown. These areas are known for their old charm and urban feel. The homes date back to the early 1900's.

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Kirkwood

Kirkwood was an early streetcar suburb to Atlanta and street cars continued service the community until the early 1950’s. In 1922, Kirkwood was annexed into the city of Atlanta. Kirkwood has experienced several racial transitions since then and is now a racially diverse community. Beginning in the 1980’s, the neighborhood began a revitalization by new middle and upper-middle class residents who have been buying and restoring the craftsman-style bungalows that today are perhaps the most recognizable features of an Atlanta streetcar suburb community. Kirkwood is conveniently located just 5 miles from downtown Atlanta. It is near downtown Decatur, Little 5 Points, Candler Park, East Atlanta and Virginia-Highland. Kirkwood is also convenient to the airport; universities including Emory, Georgia State and Georgia Tech; and interstates including I-20 and the Downtown Connector (I-75/I-85).

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Lake Claire

Lake Claire consists of several streets and developments that became incorporated into Atlanta one-by-one around the 1910s.  Today Lake Claire is a neighborhood unit recognized by the City of Atlanta.  The homes consist of different styles from craftsman & bungalow, to 50's cottages, exotic revivals, and modern designs. This is a beautiful and family friendly community.

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Little Five Points

Little Five Points (also L5P or LFP) is an area of Atlanta, Georgia, 2.5 miles (4 km) east of downtown and refers to the intersection at the center of the region. It was established in the 1920s as the commercial district for the Inman Park neighborhood, which lies to the west, and is home to many nicely-restored bungalows and post-Civil War era homes line the peaceful streets nearby, including a good number of respectable bed-and-breakfasts and good eats. Little distinguishes Little Five Points from Five Points, the center of downtown Atlanta.

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Loring Heights

Loring Heights, a small neighborhood in Midtown Atlanta, was developed right after WW II. Most of the original residents were employees of the Atlantic Steel plant. Now this formerly working-class neighborhood is becoming more expensive due to the transformation of the now-deserted steel plant into the Atlantic Station complex. The homes in Loring Heights tend to be modest, one-story brick cottages on quarter-acre lots. It is located about a half mile west of Peachtree and convenient to all major highways, Atlantic Station and Downtown Atlanta, which makes it a very attractive area for young home buyers.

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Lynwood Park

Lynwood Park is located in the heart of Brookhaven and is one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods being devolped in the early 1930’s.  This historic neighborhood is located off of Windsor Parkway and has an abundance of new construction, craftsman style homes available.

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Marietta

Marietta is a city located in central Cobb County, and is its county seat. It is one of metro Atlanta's largest suburbs. It is located outside of I-285 in-between I-75 and GA 400.  Marietta has many established neighborhoods and highly ranked schools in East Cobb.  This area is very family oriented and you have everything at your fingertips from The Avenues at East Cobb to multiple local parks.

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Midtown Atlanta

Midtown Atlanta is a district in Atlanta situated between downtown to the south and Buckhead to the north. Midtown is the arts and entertainment heart of the city. It is the home of the Fox Theatre, the Woodruff Arts Center, the Richard Meier-designed High Museum of Art, as well as the Atlanta Ballet Company, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and other arts and entertainment venues. Midtown Atlanta offers close proximity to downtown offices and destinations.  This area is highly composed of condos, lofts, and trendy eating establishments.  Nearby communities include Loring Heights and Berkeley Park.

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Morningside/Lenox

Morningside/Lenox was developed in 1931 as streetcar suburb, these neighborhoods prevented an interstate project from dividing their neighborhood in half in the early 1970s. Today there are over 3,500 homes and the area includes the neighborhoods of University Park, Noble Park, Johnson Estates and Hylan Park. Known for its lovely, well maintained homes, and excellent schools, this is an affluent and very respectable and friendly neighborhood.

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Murphey-Candler

Murphey-Candler is the area we call inside I-285, along Ashford Dunwoody and stretching to Chamblee Dunwoody.  It has its own recreational area, including a ball park, jogging trail, tennis courts, and swimming pool.  It is also located very close to the area hospitals, including Northside, St. Joe’s, and Children’s Healthcare of America.  There are older homes, plus a handful of newer construction pocket neighborhoods, and infill homes.

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North Buckhead

North Buckhead is a residential, mixed-use and urban neighborhood inside the City of Atlanta, north of the Lenox Square area. . It is conveniently located and has easy access to Atlanta's best shopping and to the majority of its finest restaurants.  Commuting is easier from North Buckhead since it is located on the city side of GA 400's tollgates and has several nearby MARTA stations.  North Buckhead offers quiet living (very comfortable to luxurious living) in a heavily wooded area.

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Oakhurst

Oakhurst lies in the southwest section of the City of Decatur.  Arts and Crafts style bungalows are what you can expect to see on most streets, with a few early ranch-style homes.  New construction typically replicates the Arts and Crafts style. Front porch swings are common, as are 50, 70, and even 100-year old trees, and every street has sidewalks.

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Ormewood Park

Ormewood Park is located to the east of downtown between Grant Park, East Atlanta and the new Glenwood Park development. It is a lovely turn-of-the-century streetcar consisting mostly of Craftsman bungalows. It was originally developed in the early 1890's by the president of Georgia Power Company, who ran a streetcar line to the Confederate Soldiers Home on East Confederate Avenue which led to an explosion of residential development, mostly consisting of the Craftsman bungalows popular at that time.

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Peachtree Hills

Peachtree Hills is perfectly located between Peachtree Road and Piedmont Road.  This charming neighborhood was originally devopled in 1910. The eclectic, mostly craftsman homes are a kaleidoscope of color, with intimate gardens and innovative fences and walls. The neighborhood is marked with huge old trees and is very convenient to Buckhead, Midtown and highways.

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Reynoldstown and Edgewood

Reynoldstown and Edgewood are located about 1 mile east of downtown, and were settled by freed slaves looking for work in the railroad, sawmill and timber industries after the Civil War.  In the 1930s, with the decline of railroads, came the decline of the neighborhood.  Reynoldstown Revitalization Corp., a nonprofit organization founded in 1989 to revitalize the neighborhood “economically, socially, physically, spiritually and culturally” has had a huge impact on the surrounding areas.  RRC focuses on providing affordable housing, rehabilitating existing housing, community outreach and education, establishing new businesses. This neighborhood is a healthy mix of renovated 85+ year old craftsman style bungalows and cottages as well as much new construction that has remained true to the character and history of the neighborhood Sembler Company has recently developed the Edgewood Retail District which offers everything from big box anchors to small boutiques, restaurants, and the redevelopment of an historic building into new lofts. This is a wonderful addition to the community.

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Roswell

Roswell has all the small town charm qualities and has developed into a bustling suburb.  Roswell sits just north of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody and south of Alpharetta.  Roswell is very accessible from GA 400.  This area is known for the family oriented communities and quaintness of the downtown restaurants and antique shopping.

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Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs (once known as Hammond) is a newly-incorporated city (as of December 2005) in Fulton County, north of Atlanta and south of Roswell. It is named for the sandy spring which still exists in the city today, protected by a park.  This area sits just inside and outside of I-285 and to the west of GA400.  Chastain is a popular area with its large stately homes, horse park, ball fields, and outdoor amphitheatre.

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Sexton Woods

Sexton Woods is located in the Brookhaven area, in DeKalb Co.  This neighborhood is cornered by Peachtree Road and Ashford Dunwoody Road.  The houses in general were built in the 1970’s and are on generous sized lots for inside I285.  Now, there is a ton of new construction mixing in with the older homes.  Half of this neighborhood lies in Atlanta, and the other half in Chamblee.

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Silver Lake/Brittany

Silver Lake/Brittany is nestled in the Brookhaven area, just west of Peachtree Road.  This community is a rare find in the city.  It is situated around an actual lake.  Families have the opportunity to join the swim and tennis club.  There are beautiful homes, old to new construction.

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Vinings

Vinings  In the early times, Vinings was considered a retreat away from the city. This trendy area has re-invented itself over past few years to become a rather enviable and affluent address. It sits at the far northwest corner of the city and is largely home to folks who want to live in the city but really don't. It is easily accessed by I-75 or I-285. The Weather Channel and Home Depot are headquartered in Vinings.  This area is known for the trains rolling through town and a lot of old charm and character, in both shopping and homes.  Nearby communities just outside the perimeter include Smyrna and Mableton.

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Virginia-Highland

The Virginia-Highland neighborhood was founded in the early 20th Century as a streetcar community. The name came from the commercial district at the intersection of Virginia and North Highland Avenues. Its bounded on the north by Morningside, east by Emory Village, on the south by Poncey-Highland and on the west by Piedmont Park and Midtown. People are drawn to this area we call the “Highlands” because of the easy walking distance to numerous galleries, trendy boutiques, ample antique and gift shops, popular bars, and good eats. The homes are situated close together on the streets but are so popular for their charming bungalow style.  Nearby neighborhoods also include Morningside and Poncey-Highlands.

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Woodland Hills

Woodland Hills is located between, Lavista, Cheshire Bridge, and Lenox Roads.  With the neighborhoods great intown location, you can get to Buckhead or Midtown in minutes.

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