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Best Intown Neighborhood BOA Award Winner

Virginia-Highland

Best Intown Neighborhood BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Whittier Mill Village
After the textile boom hit Atlanta in the 1870s, villages started cropping up around the city’s cotton mills. When the mills closed, many of the mill towns disappeared. But not WHITTIER MILL VILLAGE. Located in the northwest corner of the city, about three miles off I-75, Whittier Mill is amore...

After the textile boom hit Atlanta in the 1870s, villages started cropping up around the city’s cotton mills. When the mills closed, many of the mill towns disappeared. But not WHITTIER MILL VILLAGE. Located in the northwest corner of the city, about three miles off I-75, Whittier Mill is a 110-home neighborhood boasting homes built in the 19th century. An adjacent park is home to the mill’s original brick tower, where neighbors gather for picnics. And many of the houses — which sell for around $225,000 — include original heart-pine floors, bead-board walls, and an overall feeling of having traveled back in time.
www.atlantaga.gov/government/urbandesign_whittiermill.aspx.

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Best OTP Neighborhood BOA Award Winner

Vinings

Best Intown Neighborhood BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Virginia-Highland

Best OTP Neighborhood BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Dunwoody

Best Intown Neighborhood BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Cabbagetown
Strangely immune to the bulldozers and sterile apartment complexes that pockmark the rest of Atlanta, CABBAGETOWN is thus remarkable for what it retains: history. The shotgun and cottage frame houses lining these 17 blocks just east of Oakland Cemetery, on the south side of the train tracks, were originallymore...
Strangely immune to the bulldozers and sterile apartment complexes that pockmark the rest of Atlanta, CABBAGETOWN is thus remarkable for what it retains: history. The shotgun and cottage frame houses lining these 17 blocks just east of Oakland Cemetery, on the south side of the train tracks, were originally built as housing for the cotton mill (built in 1881), attracting a white Appalachian enclave looking for jobs in the Reconstruction South. Today, the mill itself has been renovated as the Fulton Cotton Mill Lofts, one of the largest loft communities in the country. Meanwhile, the renovated homes are seeing new life but are holding on to their unadorned designs and postage stamp front yards. Known as the place quirky local celebrities once called home, such as the deceased duo of artist Panorama Ray and musician Benjamin Smoke, the area continues to attract those bohos looking for affordable housing and a funky lifestyle. "Located between Boulevard, the CSX rail line, Memorial Drive and Pearl Street." www.lofts-atlanta.com/fcm/fcmloft.shtml. less...

Best Intown Neighborhood BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
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