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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

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: large front porches, landscaped gardens, and picturesque bungalows. Founded in 1892 by George Washington Adair, the same developer who helped build Virginia-Highland and Morningside, the neighborhood suffered from white flight in the 1960s. In recent years, a young, urban crowd has begun to repopulate t... [click here for more]

Alpharetta

Named the country's top relocation spot for professionals by Forbes.com, Alpharetta is now home to many newcomers who've brought their urban tastes — and sizable paychecks — to this once-bucolic suburb. The former country roads are now busy thoroughfares winding past gated subdivisions and shopping centers dotted with upscale restaurants and spas. And yet, in the burg's tiny downtown and back roads, you can still find echoes of its rural charms. [click here for more]

Ansley Park

Ansley Park is a neighborhood in the heart of Midtown bordering Piedmont Park, I-85 and Peachtree Street. [click here for more]

Ardmore

Neighborhood near the I-75/85 split on the northside. Off Peachtree near the Amtrak station and Piemont Hospital. [click here for more]

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 homes date back to its modest mid-century beginnings, some of the neighborhood?s elegant stucco homes could rightly be called mansions, right down to their pillars and porticos. With only four streets, all unaccountably named after WWI battles, this small, serene patch of the city boasts a grand view... [click here for more]

Armour

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 Brewery as well as Peachtree Creek. [click here for more]

Avondale Estates

Avondale Estates is known for its mock Tudor village of storefronts along College Avenue, the city's main drag. Veer off College towards Lake Avondale park, and you've left Shakespeare's England and turned into a bucolic scene from a Norman Rockwell painting, all of it inspired when George Francis Willis (the town's founding father) took a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, and returned to build a picture-perfect community. While Avondale's entertainme... [click here for more]

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 when city hall renamed that stretch of Bankhead Highway in honor of civil rights attorney Donald Lee Hollowell, it was respectfully ignored. The neighborhood, which has similarly resisted most attempts at gentrification, reflects Atlanta's glaring income disparity. Seventy-five percent of households ea... [click here for more]

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 freed slave named Felix Bland. These days, discount furniture outlets line Huff Road near the Westside. Nearby, restaurants such as Bone Garden Cantina and Star Provisions offer lunch- and dinnertime hangouts, while the Goat Farm Arts Center is home to hundreds of artists, performers, and technology in... [click here for more]

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 the west, and a cemetery to the south. But it's what's in the center that reveals the northwest Atlanta community's core. A combination of older brick one-story abodes and newer suburban-style houses with white picket fences line the neighborhood's forested streets. There aren't many restaurants. But ... [click here for more]

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 rental properties and bohemian atmosphere, is now the antithesis of what once was. Brookhaven officially became a city in December 2012, adding to a long line of cityhood movements around the metro Atlanta area. Dresden Drive, where once only a Stop N? Go provided basic necessities for the small, close... [click here for more]

Buckhead

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 like it. The ritzy streets of Buckhead development have taken over, offering a nightlife that appeals to the residents of the many new condos and apartment buildings that tower above the area where Peachtree and Roswell roads split. The area has long been among the top shopping destinations in the S... [click here for more]

Buckhead Forest

Buckhead Forest is the neighborhood just to the Northeast of the triangle in Buckhead. Borders Roswell Road, Piedmont and Peachtree. [click here for more]

Buford Highway

In 1974, the Atlanta Rhythm Section sang the virtues of Doraville with the line, ?A touch of country in the city." Today, you might wonder, "Which country?" as you drive along Buford Highway on either side of the Doraville line and read the billboards and shop signs in Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, and more. From Buckhead to Buford, the multi-ethnic eating and shopping destination commands about a seven-mile stretch inside and outside the I-285 pe... [click here for more]

Cabbagetown/Reynoldstown

The popular neighborhood was known as Factory Town or Fulton Mill Village before it became Cabbagetown. Its narrow streets and crooked lanes ? and those of nearby Reynoldstown ? aren?t suitable for crosstown traffic, and that suits residents just fine. 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 walke... [click here for more]

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 wooded area bordered by Ponce De Leon Avenue and McLendon. Tucked in and around grassy, rolling hills, the park features a nine-hole golf course a swimming pool, a football/soccer field, a basketball court, tennis courts, and a playground. At the headwaters of local Peavine Creek, beavers can be seen ... [click here for more]

Canton/Cherokee County

Canton is located 40 miles north of Atlanta off I-575. The City is the gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains from Atlanta. Canton was once located in the heart of Georgia's Cherokee Indians. The County voted 72.7% for Donald Trump in 2016. [click here for more]

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 century, the residential neighborhood enjoys the 50-acre Perkerson Park to the south and the Atlanta BeltLine?s Westside Trail to the north. You might not be able to catch a clear view of the actual Georgia Capitol, but you can glimpse the skyline from some backyards. [click here for more]

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]

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. During Atlanta?s infancy, it served as the town?s answer to a red-light district until the onset of the Civil War, whereupon it ceased its wicked ways and transformed into a center of industry and commerce. The area was once ground zero for artists on the rise, home to loft dwellers by day and a rowdy... [click here for more]

Chamblee/Doraville

Chamblee offers affordable housing inside the Perimeter, is practically adjacent to the Buford Highway corridor of ethnic restaurants, and lies just a few miles from Buckhead's shopping districts. Once a heavily industrialized area with little to offer in the way of dining and recreation, massive revitalization has seen the city evolve into a thriving locale filled with charming restaurants and a bevy of unique shopping experiences, including Ant... [click here for more]

Chosewood Park

When a Living Walls mural by Argentine artist Hyuro, featuring a naked woman, was vandalized after facing resistance from some Chosewood Park residents in 2012, it marked the first time many within the city had heard of the southeast Atlanta neighborhood. Established after the turn of the 19th century, the community first served as housing for employees of the Atlanta Penitentiary, located within its borders. Today, the transitional neighborhood ... [click here for more]

Clarkston

If you're passing through on East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Clarkston feels like Anytown, USA. But stop for a minute, and you'll find a quaint borough that harbors a whole lot of ethnic diversity. Strategically positioned close to the Atlanta office of the International Rescue Committee, which helps refugees establish stable homes, Clarkston is also one of the metro area's most diverse melting pots of eastern European, African, and Middle Eastern com... [click here for more]

Cobb County

Marietta is the County Seat for Cobb County. Home to Kennesaw State University, Cobb Energy Center and now the Atlanta Braves. The County voted 48.8% for Hillary Clinton in 2016. The County once elected Newt Gingrich multiple times to Congress. [click here for more]

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 located in College Park, and East Point is technically located on the western side of Atlanta. College Park does have a neat downtown that is conveniently located on the MARTA line as well as an emerging arts scene that this historic place a great option for affordable living with easy proximity to... [click here for more]

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 symbolized the hidden cultural riches of Collier Heights. Located on the city?s Westside, Collier Heights remains such a treasure due in part to its lauded history as the first mid-century neighborhood of affluence in the United States originated by black city planners. Its founding resulted directl... [click here for more]

Colonial Homes

Colonial Homes is a neighborhood near Piedmont Hospital and Peachtree Battle. [click here for more]

Conyers/Rockdale County

Conyers is located 20 miles East of Atlanta off I-20. Conyers is the County Seat of Rockdale County which is one of the 10 counties that make up the greater Atlanta metropolitan area. Conyer's founding dates back to the early 1820s and grew as a railroad town. The County voted 61.7% for Hillary Clinton in 2016. [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]

Dekalb County

Dekalb is Atlanta's fourth most populous County. County seat is Decatur. Dekalb is home to Stone Mountain, the thriving international food scene on Buford Highway and the most International City in the South - Clarkston. The County voted 80.8% for Hillary Clinton in 2016. [click here for more]

Dixie Hills

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 Morris Brown Avenue in Northwest Atlanta stands the steepled sanctuary of the 82-year-old congregation known as Dixie Hills First Baptist Church. During the long hot summer of 1967, when more than 100 race riots broke out around the country, Dixie Hills joined the rebellion for three nights after Kwa... [click here for more]

Douglasville/Douglas County

Douglasville is the County Seat of Douglas County and is located 20 miles West of Atlanta off I-20. Douglass has a City Center that was established as an old southern City along the railroad. The County voted 54.0% for Hillary Clinton in 2016. [click here for more]

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 city was initially built years before the Civil War, is a wasteland that has sat in neglect for years. For Atlanta, and for the southeast region as a whole, it?s best to turn The Gulch into an updated version of its former self, a light rail and/or high-speed transit hub connecting Atlanta to other cit... [click here for more]

Druid Hills/Emory

The Emory University/North Druid Hills area provides a kind of middle ground to the landscaped estates of Buckhead and the casual atmosphere of Decatur. Druid Hills features leafy neighborhoods and large homes ? it provided the location for the title character's mansion in Driving Miss Daisy. Plus, a variety of funky shops and restaurants, conveniently located to Emory's staff and student body, offer such necessities as inexpensive books and savo... [click here for more]

Duluth

Duluth is emerging as a cultural oasis for Atlanta's northern suburb. It is the home to the founder of Eddie's Attic who has planted his Red Clay Music Foundry at the heart of the cultural scene. There is a nice emerging breweries scene in and around Duluth. The town is growing mainly from millenials headed out of intown to raise kids in a more affordable environment. [click here for more]

Dunwoody

One of Atlanta's original suburbs - home to good schools, lots of corporate offices and Perimeter Mall - the City of Dunwoody is now almost considered urban living. [click here for more]

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 counterculture. It's also where many people who live OTP choose to go ITP on the weekends. But don't despair, there is a high-enough concentration of hipsters for it to maintain its hip quotient. Lyft or Uber your way there, because parking is scarce - and who wants to be behind the where after dri... [click here for more]

East Chastain Park

Neighborhood to the east of Chastain Park along Roswell Road. Just above Buckhead and below Sandy Springs. [click here for more]

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 Bobby Jones' home course, it is now ranked among the best golf courses in the world. The neighborhood has undergone a radical transformation in recent years, much of that turnaround attributable to Tom Cousins and other corporate philanthropists who pumped money into the area and advocated for the now... [click here for more]

Fayetteville/Fayette County

Fayetteville is located 22 miles South of Atlanta and is the County Seat for Fayette County. Fayetteville was founded in 1822. Both city and county were named in honor of the Revolutionary War hero the French Marquis de Lafayette. Fayetteville was incorporated as a town in 1823 and as a city in 1909. The County voted 58.0% for Donald Trump in 2016. [click here for more]

Fort McPherson

Numerous local officials have described Fort McPherson’s redevelopment as an unprecedented opportunity to reshape southwest Atlanta. Filmmaker Tyler Perry’s purchase of roughly 330 acres to build a film studio complex is a cornerstone of that redevelopment. Fruits of the development projects are already being seen. On Feb. 9, 2019, a full audience of more than one hundred children, parents, and members of the community were treated to a free perf... [click here for more]

Fulton County

Fulton County is the home to Atlanta, the State Capitol and is the most populous County in Georgia. The County voted 69.2% for Hillary Clinton in 2016. [click here for more]

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 OTP. Established in the ?20s, and nestled between Peachtree and Piedmont roads, the neighborhood boasts homes, many in the million-dollar range, that avoid the cookie-cutter trap and range in style from Tudor to Craftsman to Spanish Revival. Those who can afford the price tag get cute pocket parks,... [click here for more]

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 1996 by a group that became the Grant Park Conservancy. Bounded on two sides by the Beltline, the historic 'hood can have the cozy, genteel feel of a small town with its own farmers market on the western end. Because it is one of Atlanta's oldest neighborhoods and the city's largest historic distric... [click here for more]

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 in 1967, may be the area's most recognizable feature, with more than 50 stores in its structure - a whopping eight of those specializing in footwear specifically. Greenbriar is also home to Tyler Perry Studios (which will expand to the Fort McPherson property once it?s built out), Stone Hogan Park, ... [click here for more]

Gwinnett County

Gwinnett County is located 10 miles north of Atlanta off I-85. The County Seat for Gwinnett is Lawrenceville. Gwinnett has been one of the fastest growing counties in the United States for much of the past 40 years and is currently the second most populated counties in Georgia behind Fulton County. The County voted 51.0% for Hillary Clinton in 2016. [click here for more]

Harris Chiles

Harris Chiles takes its name from two public housing projects that once anchored the community. Harris Homes, built in 1956, was demolished as part of the city?s plan to replace low-income developments with mixed-income complexes. It?s now the site of Ashley Collegetown Apartments, where ?life is a journey full of everyday adventures.? The neighborhood?s other namesake survived the scrub and got a makeover; it was rebranded from the John O. Chile... [click here for more]

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 neighborhood, the horseshoe-shaped subdivision in southwest Atlanta is easy to miss. Home to only about 80 residents, the neighborhood boasts a mix of styles from mid-century ranches to slant-roof mid-century modern abodes. [click here for more]

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 partitioned Victorians go to fake it. It's the perfect mix of resplendence and cool. Founded in the 1890s, the neighborhood prides itself on being Atlanta's first suburb and among the first intown neighborhoods to undergo a resurgence in the late 1960s. Founded by Atlanta developer Joel Hurt in 1890,... [click here for more]

Jonesboro/Clayton County

Clayton County is the County just to the South of Atlanta and includes Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in its county limits. The County Seat of Clayton is Jonesboro. The County voted 85.1% for Hillary Clinton in 2016. [click here for more]

Joyland

Back in 1921 Joyland was an amusement park built for African Americans. Today, the small, southeast Atlanta neighborhood is the home of Arthur Langford Jr. Park (aka Langford Park), which, in addition to being home to John Riddle?s 1976 abstract sculpture, ?Spirit Bench,? will soon be overhauled by the Atlanta BeltLine and the city parks department. [click here for more]

Just Us

Nestled west of the Atlanta University Center and encompassing Fountain and Morris Brown drives, Just Us holds the distinction of being the smallest official neighborhood in ATL. With just two streets, two tiny parks, and about 60 people, the area was established as the first black-owned subdivision in the city. Like other small Westside ?hoods, the Atlanta Beltine has Just Us in its sights for expansion along the Westside trail. [click here for more]

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 fascinating hodgepodge of grand Victorian-style homes, quaint bungalows, parks, and small businesses. Its retail district has blossomed, with most amenities now nearby, and the neighborhood has plenty of park space and bike trails. Even the active Kirkwood Neighbors' Organization website adds to the feeli... [click here for more]

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 of Historic Places. Plans include cleaning up nearby Proctor Creek and building what will become Atlanta?s largest park at Bellwood Quarry. In the meantime, explore the area?s Knight Park and numerous curbside gardens. [click here for more]

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 until nearly midnight. This bohemian paradise is an oasis in the heart of Atlanta, rooted in the values of diversity, community, and neighborly love. Lake Claire?s cohousing community, which shares meals, a garden, and childcare responsibilities, is the first of its kind in Georgia. [click here for more]

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 Lakewood Assembly General Motors factory closed in 1990. Recently, it?s become fertile terrain for DIY operations looking to build a community. Carver Neighborhood Market and Community Grounds Coffee shop serve as neighborhood meeting points. Folk artist Lonnie Holley lives further down Jonesboro Road. A... [click here for more]

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, and mini golf. The old Broadview Plaza (built on top of the filled-in lake) once housed retail stores, including the Great Southeast Music Hall, a laid back venue known for prominent artists such as Billy Joel, Linda Rondstadt, Muddy Waters, Tom Waits, and Shawn Phillips. Now the neighborhood west o... [click here for more]

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, featuring large lots, modest homes, and the South Fork Peachtree Creek. Through the South Fork Conservancy, the community has worked to clean, restore, and maintain the waterway and its surrounding ecosystem. Nearby trails offer an up-close look at the nature area. Cinema gem the Tara Theater occupies the n... [click here for more]

Lithonia-Stonecrest

Lithonia is roughly 18 miles east of the center of Atlanta and near Stone Mountain. Lithonia has a Lithonia Historic District that dates back to 1845 and calls itself the City of Granite due to its proximity to Stone Mountain and to Arabia Mountain. Stonecrest is the adjacent town to Lithonia. [click here for more]

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 Points is so named because, yes, it?s a smaller version of Five Points downtown. Once vying to be the Greenwich Village of Atlanta, it?s become more this city?s Haight-Ashbury. Bohemian culture and DIY capitalism are the backbone for this neighborhood that caters to everyone from urbane hipsters to b... [click here for more]

Marietta

Don't write off this one-time Civil War outpost. Anchored by a charming town square ? a longtime stomping ground for antiques enthusiasts, it?s also home to culture, dining, and nightlife options ? and boasting more than its share of impressive old houses and historic sites, the city has managed to craft a reputation as a diamond in the rough OTP in the hills of suburbia. [click here for more]

McDonough/Henry County

McDonough is the County Seat of Henry County and is located about 25 miles southeast of Atlanta. McDonough was founded in 1820. The County voted 50.9% for Hillary Clinton in 2016. [click here for more]

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 even as a former parking lot for Braves games. But few are likely to be familiar with its history as one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. Mechanicsville was established in the late 19th century at the intersection of several railway lines (the name comes from the ?mechanics? who worked on the... [click here for more]

Memorial Park

Memorial Park is a neighborhood near Buckhead and Peachtree Battle that has the Bobby Jones Golf Course and Bitsy Grant Tennis Center. [click here for more]

Metro Atlanta Counties

The Metropolitan Atlanta Region is made up of 10 counties plus the City of Atlanta - Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties. [click here for more]

Midtown

From its skyscrapers housing national and international business headquarters to the apartment views with citywide views from their rooftop pools, no part of the city has evolved more dramatically over the past two decades than Midtown, once a funky, seedy hippie and gay epicenter. The High Museum of Art, the Fox Theater, restaurants, bars, and comedy clubs, are all within walking distance, and art institutions like the High, Savannah College of ... [click here for more]

Morningside/Lenox Park

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

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 park with a pool and recreation center. This once sought-after residential area experienced white flight and segregation policies that have left it mostly overlooked since the 1950s. Mozley Park is now connected to the PATH trail and will link to the BeltLine?s Westside Trail, opening it up to new ... [click here for more]

Mt Paran/Northside

Neighborhood located near West Paces and I-75. [click here for more]

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 by influential Atlantans, university doctors, and lawyers. Privacy signs are posted on full display at the entrance to the secluded OTP neighborhood near Cascade Road. Spacious tree canopies cover many of the lots that eventually give way to docks lining the water?s edge. [click here for more]

Norcross

Like many of metro Atlanta's historic towns that have now been engulfed by suburban sprawl, Norcross was once a railroad hub.Fortunately, historic downtown Norcross has managed to segue gracefully into a charming small-town main street lined with shops and eateries. Even the town's former railroad depot is a picturesque café. In contrast to the strip malls and subdivisions that surround the tiny city, a number of the downtown area's side streets ... [click here for more]

North Buckhead

Neighborhood to the Northeast of Buckhead. Roswell Road to Peachtree and as far east as Lenox Road. [click here for more]

Oakland

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 Downtown Connector to the west. Oakland does not contain the famous landmark with which it shares a name ? Atlanta?s Oakland Cemetery is situated one block east. But the area is home to a newer landmark, the 300-foot Corey smokestack, with its digital billboard that often reflects the season or current ev... [click here for more]

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 the Old Fourth Ward Skatepark and some of Atlanta's most innovative homes and lofts. [click here for more]

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 to the East Atlanta haunts you enjoyed in your younger days ? and is home to Morelli?s Ice Cream. Former Creek Indian territory, the area was turned into farmland by the Georgia land lottery, and once housed the Confederate Soldiers Home. Ormewood got its name from Aquilla Orme, whose extension of... [click here for more]

Paces

Paces is a neighborhood in the northwest corner of Atlanta. Borders the Chattahoochee River and touches the west side of I-75 in a couple of places. [click here for more]

Peachtree Battle Alliance

Peachtree Battle Alliance is a neighborhood that borders the Peachtree Creek near the Peachtree Battle Shopping Center. [click here for more]

Peachtree Hills

Peachtree Hills is a neighborhood near Buckhead. The Peachtree Battle Shopping Center is in Peachtree Hills. [click here for more]

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, neighborhood residents are cautiously optimistic as they wait for the promised retail and residential projects to take shape in the area blighted during Turner Field's presence.Summerhill, officially established after the Civil War, was first home to freed slaves, with nearby Washington-Ralston ho... [click here for more]

Piedmont Heights

Piedmont Heights is a neighborhood in Northeast Atlanta tucked between Ansley Park, Morningside and Cheshire Bridge/I-85. [click here for more]

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 its oppressive heat, but the president of the Polar Rock Community Association says, he's working to rectify that. A hilly neighborhood near the EUE/Screen Gems Studios complex and Aaron's Amphitheatre, the community is quiet and woodsy, something that belies its proximity to the southern split of th... [click here for more]

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 political haunt Manuel's Tavern; meals post-midnight at the Majestic Diner. There's a never-ending supply of colorful street characters along Ponce de Leon Avenue, or at the Clermont Lounge, the long-time strip club and forever home of Blondie ? the ageless stripper will crush your beer can between her icon... [click here for more]

Randall Mill

Neighborhood to the north of West Paces along I-75. Houstons and the Church of the Apostle are in this neighborhood. [click here for more]

Roswell

Roswell is the northernmost City in Fulton County. With nearly 100,000 residents, it is Georgia's 8th largest City. It has a fun downtown area that makes this little City a fun place to visit. Good restaurants and nightlife. [click here for more]

Sandy Springs

Despite its OTP location and big-box retail strips, Sandy Springs has an urban feel, from the busy lunchtime rush to the crush of rush-hour traffic along Roswell Road. Its active network of community organizations paired with a selection of boutiques and locally owned restaurants keeps the homogeneity somewhat in check. Having recently been incorporated, the city boasts a new City Hall and government complex along with condos and apartments built... [click here for more]

Scottdale

Neighborhood adjacent to Decatur and Avondale Estates and the City of Clarkston. Scottdale's most famous landmark is Your Dekalb Farmer's Market but also has a nice commerical district along East Ponce de Leon Avenue. [click here for more]

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 Sherwood Forest, you kind of have to follow through? ? And follow through they did. Robin Hood Road is the neighborhood?s main thoroughfare. Friar Tuck Road and Little John Trail overlook the Ansley Golf Course. Well-kept mid-century ranches dot Lady Marian Lane and Nottingham Way. Like so many neighborho... [click here for more]

Smyrna/Vinings

Think of Vinings and swanky suburban real estate or high-end townhomes probably come to mind, or perhaps glimpses of the Chattahoochee from the bridge that takes you to the doors of riverside restaurant Canoe. Situated on a ridge high above the Chattahoochee, Vinings' reputation as an upscale shopping and dining destination remains untarnished. A few miles northwest, just on the other side of the Perimeter, neighboring Smyrna has grown into its o... [click here for more]

South Atlanta

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 north of Aaron?s Amphitheatre and a few miles from the old Turner Field. Clark University has roots at the campus of what today is the Carver School and remained there until 1941, when it relocated to the Atlanta University Center. Some of the streets are named after former Clark and Gammon Theologic... [click here for more]

South Downtown, Underground Atlanta

While the sale of downtown Atlanta?s 12-acre retail shopping mall-meets-bizarro-tourist attraction officially closed in 2017, development has yet to begin on the streets beneath the city streets. Other than the live music venue Masquerade ? with its Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory stages ? opening under a separate deal in the adjacent Kenny?s Alley, the storefronts are dark and the streets deserted where once was a bustling, though uneven nightlife d... [click here for more]

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 Rosell Road on the east. [click here for more]

Stone Mountain

Yes, Stone Mountain Park has its merits — bike paths and hiking trails and treks to the top of the largest exposed granite dome in America. Aside from the park, Stone Mountain offers affordable housing centered around a quaint, historic downtown that attracts a modest tourist trade. [click here for more]

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, neighborhood residents are cautiously optimistic as they wait for the promised retail and residential projects to take shape in the area blighted during Turner Field's presence.Summerhill, officially established after the Civil War, was first home to freed slaves, with nearby Washington-Ra... [click here for more]

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, his boyhood home and Ebenezer Baptist Church where he preached are all within walking distance - the Sweet Auburn neighborhood has recently become a bustling nightlife district along Edgewood Avenue. Sister Louisa's Church & Ping Pong Emporium brought with it more reverie than reverence, helping bu... [click here for more]

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. In the days when Fort McPherson still held a military presence, the sounds of ?Taps? would sometimes drift east, across Lee Street and the southern line of MARTA and multiple freight train tracks, at sunset. From within the neighborhood, the Nabisco plant that fronts on Murphy Avenue often suffuse... [click here for more]

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 neighborhood composed largely of ranch houses on sleepy, winding subdivision streets.

Boasting a sizable Jewish population, the neighborhood is also home to Atlanta's largest Greek Orthodox church, which hosts a popular annual Greek festival.

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Tucker

Decent dive bars and hidden-gem restaurants. Tucker lies at the crossroads of urban Atlanta and suburban sprawl. With some decent dive bars and hidden-gem restaurants, there's plenty of character branching off Lawrenceville Highway. [click here for more]

Tuxedo Park

To long-time Atlantans, the name alone exudes wealth. Grandiose Georgian, Tudor, Italianate, and Greek Revival mansions line the streets. Now one of Buckhead?s most prestigious neighborhoods, Tuxedo Park was once woodland and farms. Wealthy Atlantans started building summer homes along West Paces Ferry Road in the early 1900s. Large tracts of land were purchased and sold off to well-to-do men and women, including Robert Maddox, a banker and futur... [click here for more]

Underwood Hills

Situated between Buckhead and Bankhead, Underwood Hills is within spitting distance of I-75. Though established in 1902, and then called Northside Park, the neighborhood didn?t begin to thrive until the ?20s, when many residents worked for the nearby Seaboard Coastline Railroad. Today, Underwood Hills is a close-knit community of families who gather at the popular Underwood Hills Park for its noted playgrounds. Located nearby is the Chattahoochee... [click here for more]

Union City

Located in the southern portion of Fulton County, Union City (UC) is an exuberating and rising City with a big heart. It is a place where your neighbors, educators, small business owners and elected officials care for their community and each other. Visit us and see the beautiful elements of nature that are illustrated by the Southern bloom of the dogwood trees, crepe myrtles and Bradford pears, which are sure to give all the comforts of home. 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]

Virginia-Highlands/Morningside

Virginia-Highland, founded as a streetcar suburb nearly a century ago, and now incorporated as an intown 'hood is where residents can walk to restaurants, boutiques, bars, grocery stores, and even a neighborhood movie theater. There are few places in Virginia-Highland you can't reach by way of a pleasant stroll along tree-shaded sidewalks or a quick bike ride. The Highland Tap, a subterranean restaurant billing itself as Virginia-Highland's oldes... [click here for more]

West End/Atlanta University Center

Besides being home to the largest conglomerate of historically black colleges and universities in the nation, the West End presents the kind of cultural dichotomy — from the Southern folkloric figure Uncle Remus found at the Wren's Nest to such Afrocentric institutions as the Shrine of the Black Madonna — that could only be nurtured in one of the city's oldest communities and nationally registered historic districts. And the history here is impre... [click here for more]

West Paces Ferry/Northside

Neighborhood on the Southside of West Paces Ferry and Northside Drive near I-75. [click here for more]

Westside

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-shelf 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. WAD hosts an afternoon art walk the third Saturday of every month featuring lectures, di... [click here for more]

Westview

Originally named West End Park, this onetime trolley neighborhood in southwest Atlanta has undergone re-investment thanks to an intown revival and construction of the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail along its edge. A neighbor to Westview Cemetery ? the final resting place of journalist Henry W. Grady and former Mayor William Hartsfield, among others ? Westview was designed by Solon Zachary Ruff, the same landscape expert who charted Ansley Park. ... [click here for more]




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