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A snapshot of Atlanta’s best neighborhoods

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Known as the “city in a forest,” Atlanta’s lush landscape, diverse culture, extensive history, and thriving economy make it a coveted place to live. As the capital city of the state of Georgia, Atlanta is home to over 500,000 residents. And it’s unlikely to stop growing anytime soon.

The city has experienced a population boom since the 1990s. In recent years, big industry names such as Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, and a burgeoning list of film production companies have established operations in Atlanta – turning it into a formidable economic hub.

Living and working in Atlanta, GA is a dream, but it can also be your reality. If you have this city on your list of places to potentially move to, below are some of the best neighborhoods to consider.

BUCKHEAD: The Beverly Hills of the South

If budget is no object, Buckhead is an ideal neighborhood. The average home price is over $1 million. Buckhead real estate consists of luxurious high-rise condos, cottages, and large estates. High-end shops are a given, as are renowned restaurants located in Buckhead Village District or Lenox Square. Expect to rub shoulders with celebrities and other prominent personalities in this part of town. No wonder the neighborhood is dubbed as the Beverly Hills of the South.

Must-visit attractions include:

    • Chastain Park amphitheater. While many families love taking a stroll here, the seemingly unassuming park transforms into event grounds at night. The amphitheater has seen stellar performances from a spectrum of stars, from James Taylor and Boyz II Men to The 1975 and Lady Gaga.


    • Atlanta History Center. This museum and research center was founded in 1926. Its exhibitions showcase Atlanta and Georgia’s rich history. If you’re curious about the city’s origins or how Georgia was during its early years, you know where to go. The center also has a sizable collection of items and artifacts dating back to the Civil War.


  • ONE MORE FUN THING TO TRY. Explore nightlife haunts (e.g., Tongue and Groove, Skyline Park) and go bar or club hopping in Buckhead once COVID-19 is under control.

MIDTOWN: Atlanta’s Heart of the Arts

Midtown offers the convenience and cultural education that many new residents seek out. Average home price is around $700,000, but there are several properties that are listed at $200,000. You’ll find palatial estates as well as centrally located condos with hardwood floors, new construction homes and townhouses with oversized living rooms. Easy access to transportation options and a prominent art scene make this an attractive neighborhood overall.

Must-visit attractions include:

    • Piedmont Park. This park’s history dates back to the late 1880s. Today, it’s still the perfect place to go for a run, take a walk with your pet, or go on a picnic. The 211-acre area often hosts major events like the Atlanta Dogwood Festival and Atlanta Pride. Micro-weddings can also be held here!


    • High Museum of Arts. When John Mayer sang, “find a high on Peachtree Street,” this museum may be what he had in mind. It houses an impressive collection of over 18,000 works from American, European, and African-American artists. In addition, the museum also hosts family festivals aimed at making art education more accessible.


  • ONE MORE FUN THING TO TRY. Check out Midtown Mile, a portion of Peachtree Street that is lined with unique restaurants and boutique shops that you won’t find anywhere else.

VIRGINIA HIGHLAND: One of the best neighborhoods to raise a family

The laidback, yet vibrant atmosphere in Virginia Highland appeals to a lot of families and professionals. This neighborhood has historic Victorian homes, simple bungalows, and modern townhouses – all connected by pedestrian-friendly roads and sidewalks. Homes in Virginia Highland cost an average of $700,000.

Must-visit attractions include:

    • Ponce City Market. Just a mile away from the neighborhood, this go-to place promises an unforgettable dining and retail experience. From lunchtime gatherings to date nights, the marketplace hosts a variety of activities year-round.


    • John Howell Memorial Park. Aside from nearby Piedmont Park, this 2.8-acre outdoor area (named after civic rights and neighborhood preservation activist John C. Howell) has a playground and volleyball court. It’s a nice place to take the kids and bring your pets out to play.


  • ONE MORE FUN THING TO TRY. Order fresh baked breads or gourmet sandwiches from Alon’s Bakery along Northern Highland. It’s regarded as one of Atlanta’s best bakeries and has been serving the community for over 20 years.

If you’re searching for homes for sale in Atlanta, GA or simply want to know more about the other neighborhoods here, The Page Morgan Real Estate Group will be happy to help.

Our experienced agents will leave no stone unturned to help you get settled in this beautiful and thriving city. Contact The Page Morgan Real Estate Group at 770.579.5650 or info(at)PageMorgan(dotted)com. You can also send an inquiry here through our website.