6.9 out of 10

Atlanta

Ranked 3rd best city in Georgia
33.7608465190265 -84.4101425003624
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"Neighborhood PRIDE"

Ansley Park is one of Atlanta’s oldest historic districts. Flanked by Piedmont Road and Peachtree Street, it is virtually a miniature suburb within the metro area. Adjacent to Piedmont Park and complete with its own golf course, it’s a clean, upper-middle class neighborhood built on well-maintained landscapes and smooth, wide roads. What it lacks in socioeconomic diversity, it makes up for in line-dancin’, drag showin’, pride paradin’ pastimes; to be frank, Ansley Park is arguably the most gay-family-friendly neighborhood in Atlanta. Its proximity to the rainbow flag-draped establishments in Midtown as well as Piedmont Park, the central location for almost every Pride Festival in recent years, is a clear signifier to young couples of any orientation that Ansley Park is a welcoming place to start a family. For the partiers in the crowd, Blake’s on the Park and Three-Legged Cowboy are great places to grab a cocktail (ha!), check out a drag show, or get a line dance lesson.

The best part about living in this bitty ‘burb is that a trip to the city is only a walk away. Ansley Park is surrounded by skyline on nearly all sides, and a night out on the town is only as much of a commute as finding a parking spot on Juniper Street. Ansley Mall, at the intersection of Piedmont and Monroe, provides the day-to-day essentials: Publix, CVS, a pet-needs store, and even some smaller boutique shops. Nothing pretentious or intimidating about this neighborhood, and if there is any drawback, it’s that it might be a bit too clean-cut and dry for singles not quite ready to settle down, or couples still looking to maintain a little edginess in their style of living.

Often enough, couples that choose to own homes in the heart of Atlanta have the option to send their children to private or Montessori schools. Ansley Park parents electing to educate their tots in the Atlanta Public School system will send their impressionable offspring to Morningside Elementary, their precocious pre-teens to Inman Middle, and their diversity-tolerant and well-rounded teenagers to Grady High. It’s probably important to note that, for all of its shiny qualities, Ansley Park is ultimately still a neighborhood in the middle of a metropolitan area, so break-ins and car-thefts are not uncommon. Fortunately, if you’ve been a good neighbor, you’ll likely have no shortage of community folks watching over your Colonial home and its manicured lawn. Cheers!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
ellielyn
ellielyn Sounds like Ansley Park could be a good option for my family. I am mostly concerned with having the option to send my kids to <a href="http://www.treeoflifemontessori.com">montessori</a> schools and private school later and a place that is central to allow me those options would be great!
2yrs+
Add a comment...
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"The self-proclaimed "Rodeo Drive" of Atlanta"

Thanks to an oligarchy of moneyed movers and shakers, the stretch at the Roswell/Peachtree split – once dominated by packed nightclubs and bars that brought a little too much “downtown” (read: ATL rap royalty and their entourages, noise, crime) to their uptown streets, today’s Buckhead Village is a strategically high-priced enclave in the glittering heart of an area where, according to the unofficial Buckhead motto, old money lives and young money parties. Though it's not so exclusive as to preclude an influx of more averagely yuppie partiers from flocking here every weekend to run up their credit cards and rub up on each other in its now gentrified club/lounge hot spots.

The Village itself represents a cultivation of luxury shopping (the Streets of Buckhead, boasting classic high-end staples like Gucci and Hermes, is perpetually “coming soon”) posh dining (the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group has a near monopoly on “it” eateries here: Nava, Chops, Pricci, Kyma, Atlanta Fish Market, Buckhead Diner…), velvet-rope entertainment (plenty of venues abound for the black-tie gala set) and the kind of discerning clientele who tend to congregate at such locations – usually with their designer bags/dogs/children in tow. Tourists, too, are frequent visitors to the area, often shuttled in by their hotel to shop and eat at, of all places, The Cheesecake Factory, which sits next to the even more incongruous ESPN Zone mega-bar (complete with disturbingly animated sports reliefs in a faux-stone facade).

Actually living in the Village most likely equates to buying/renting a high-rise condo, townhome or apartment – the few family homes that have held their ground here are not likely to be up for sale any time soon, unless it’s to a developer once the market recovers. Most residents are upwardly mobile singles or new bachelors/bachelorettes priming themselves for a post-divorce attempt at recapturing their roaring 20s.

Still, if you have a champagne taste for Buckhead’s version of the good life, and the income to back it up, you can’t do much better than the Village – which, I’m sure, was exactly what you were hoping to hear. Cheers!
Pros
  • Makes ya feel fancy
Cons
  • $$$$$$
  • Snobbery can get out of hand
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
3/5
2yrs+

"awesome!"

4/5 rating details
  • Parking 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
2yrs+

"Atlanta Georgia MLS"

Atlanta is also prominent for its active nightlife and boasts some of the most stylish lounges as well as chic night clubs. Besides this, concerts and other social events is a regular feature of the social life in Atlanta. That is why you will find that an increasing number of people are buying Atlanta Homes every year.

There are a wide variety of award winning hotels to choose from when you visit Atlanta. But nothing can be compared to the joy of owning your own vacation home! If you too want to be a part of picturesque state capital why not buy any of the various Atlanta town homes.

check out: http://www.atlantaregionmls.com/community/atlanta-luxury-homes-for-sale/
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A 'La-dee-da' neighborhood, rightfully so"

With close proximity to high-end shopping at Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza, museums, culinary delights for discriminating palettes, West Paces Ferry is the ultimate haven for the ‘beautiful people’ of Atlanta’s in-town jet set crowd. It is also home to the State of Georgia Governor’s Mansion.

Winding and lovely West Paces Ferry Road swarms with ‘ginormous’ estate homes, each with their own unique style, and of course ravishing grounds and gardens to boot. (Know that if you have to ask the price of the one of these near-palace homes, you must be a visitor!) In fact, it is rumored that some of these outrageously big homes are really rental properties for large parties and events for those 'in the know'.

But whether you live there, or are just a squatter-renter for the evening, you cannot deny the sheer beauty and opulence of this radiant neighborhood. Any traffic that you encounter on West Paces Road is usually attributed to gawkers like me, who strain to sneak a peek - and dream, as we pass through by car – or those on the way to extravagant shopping and eating off of Peachtree Road nearby.

I have promised myself that when I win the Georgia Lottery, I will relocate there. I have my new digs picked out! Don’t look for a forwarding address (smile).
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Artsy and easygoing"

Somewhat jokingly, Rachel (my best friend who has lived in this area for over the past 10 years) said this, “There are only two types of people in the world: those that boast that they live in Virginia-Highlands; and then those who envy them.” She's probably right.

Centered at the corner of Virginia Avenue and North Highland Avenue (thus the name), Virginia-Highlands is a much beloved area of Atlanta known for its artsy feel, liveliness and “organic” energy.

Virginia-Highlands is truly a feast for your senses, especially in the Spring and Fall months. Your eyes will appreciate its beautifully renovated, bungalow cottages and one of a kind historic homes – all maintained with scrupulous care. You can spend a day gazing at residences from the pleasant tree-lined sidewalks. If the attractively maintained neighborhoods are not enough, and you have a penchant for olfactory delights, you should stop into the adorable and eclectic coffee houses and restaurants. I can honestly say that I don't have a favorite; the host of bars, restaurants and bakeries there have never disappointed me. I encourage you to sample them all if you have the opportunity, as each has a wonderfully different experience to offer you. Vintage shopping is also fab there; you can find whatever you are looking for – from re-purposed clothing and recycled linens to antique books and art.

Relaxed...energized...cultured...connected...bohemian...at peace. Though hard to fully describe, you will feel at ease in Virginia-Highlands. When you go there, you feel like you are on a mini-vacation. Trust me, you will completely understand what I mean once you experience it for yourself.

More than anything, perhaps it is the diversity and warmth of the '30-somethings' who live there that make this place a special place in Atlanta.

Yes, Rachel, I guess I do envy you!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Action at your fingertips"

Downtown Atlanta has seen a renaissance over the past several years. Beautiful modern condos and newly-renovated apartment complexes have replaced older units that used to litter the Atlanta skyline. Part of this rejuvenation included updates to Underground Atlanta, a six city block below ground commercial development that is the home to endless niche shops during the day, and bars and clubs like Kenny’s Alley at night. Above ground, you can find merchants peddling great ‘street food’ and Atlanta memorabilia. Eventhough it has been struggling with the issue of homelessness, the downtown is completely walk-able and feels relatively safe, when compared to other cities its size.

Living in Downtown Atlanta, you have a front row seat to annual events, like the Atlanta Peach Drop, the biggest outdoor New Year’s event in the Southeastern U.S., the St. Patrick's Day Festival, and the Veteran’s Day parade. For those who thrive on thrive on arts and culture, the downtown area is also home to the Heritage Arts Festival. Residents are also close to other cultural attractions. You can catch Broadway shows at the Fox Theater or other great performances at the Rialto Theater. The main branch of the Atlanta-Fulton County Library is also there. For those that like a little more action, one can also have easy access to The Georgia Dome, the CNN Center and Philips Arena.

If that is not enough, Atlanta’s rapid transit system of trains and buses, called MARTA, will whisk you aways to the suburbs.

The area's down sides include its high taxes and traffic.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5
2yrs+

"Atlanta - a great place to live!"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great City - Many Things To Do"

This city has many fun things for people of all types. Very gay friendly city. Many parks and attractions in the area!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5
2yrs+

"Home of Underground Atlanta"

Underground Atlanta is located on Upper Alabama Street. There are so many shops, places to eat, and so many things to do for entertainment here. This is a place that everyone living in and visiting Atlanta need to go. There is something to do for everyone here. The road is overall in good shape. The traffic can get congested when special events are going on so plan for that if visiting.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
TheSHOPSTL
TheSHOPSTL Have you ever shopped for sneakers, streetwear, or other lifestyle brands in ATL? I cant find trhem so i go to http://dropcents.com They have some awesome stuff!
2yrs+
Add a comment...
4/5
2yrs+

"Location of the State Capitol"

The Georgia State Capitol building is located on Capitol Square. The road is in pretty good shape. This is a great place to visit. There is a lot of history here and great source for education purposes. It is close to Underground Atlanta and a lot of other great places to visit in Atlanta. Great place for the family to visit while vacationing in Atlanta.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5
2yrs+

"Shop til you drop"

This is an amazing place to visit when you are in Atlanta, especially if you love to shop. The stores are basic so there is something for everyone's budget, and if you like, you can even go to the mall to find stores that you are surely familiar with. Plus they have the food court, and who can't find something good to eat in a mall's food court?
The only downside is that there are usually a lot of teenagers hangning out in front of the mall and they can get loud with their cars and music, and many times they can be very obnoxious. However, for the most part they are safe and are just looking for somewhere to hang out with their friends.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5
2yrs+

"Atlanta'a Central Park"

Long known as Atlanta's Common Groud Piedmont Park has long been the outdoor venue of choice for outdoor events in Atlanta. Piedmont Park entrances are located at 12th and 14th and Piedmont. The park has a wide variety of trails, activities, artwork, etc. This park will keep your family busy for an entire day. Much like Central Park all of the streets around Piedmont Park have that country in the city feel.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Atlantas Shopping Center"

On a short strech of Andrew Young International Boulevard between Peachtree Center Ave. and Spring St. lies the center of the Atlanta Shopping District. First heading west you'll run into the Peachtree Center Mall. This mall is home to many moderate to high end stores and a nice quality food court. If that's not enough shoppoing for just travel a little more west and you'll run into America's Mart. This is a huge conglomeration of wholesale and retail outlets offering a wide vaiety of items from furnture to high end clothing. This is a enormous amount of mechandise in a very small area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Take the Whole Family to Atlanta's Family Fun Center"

On a short strech of Baker St. between Park Avenue West and Williams St. you'll find a wide variety of fun family activities. Going East you'll encounter the Georgia Aquarium with 8 million gallons the Georgia Aquarium is the largest in the world. Continuing east you'll find The New World of Coca-Cola display. Continuing on East you'll find the excellent Children's Museum of Atlanta. Your Family could be entertained for a couple of days in the small srea of Atlanta. The only drawback is that these attraction are a bit pricey. No matter the cost your family will love a trip to this area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Take a Trip to The Atlanta Underground"

On a short strech of Alabama street between Peachtree St. and Wall St. you'll find the entrance to a true Atlanta Landmark The Atlanta Undergroud. This is a huge comglomeration of shops and resturants. It is actually a underground shopping center. If you have time to visit one place make it the Atlanta Undergroud. The diverse selection of stores and resturants are truly amazing.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Travelling to Atlanta?

Find Hotels

Best Neighborhoods in Atlanta

1

Candler Park

4.5/5
"Intown Atlanta Living At its Finest!"
33.7658327661644 -84.3412352530354
2

Ansley Park

4.5/5
"Aesthetically beautiful, family friendly, and very green."
33.7959688171121 -84.3773304545333
3

Inman Park

4/5
"This is exactly why I love Atlanta"
33.7601798790927 -84.3562404340376
4

Grant Park

4/5
"Great for Families"
33.7379180046891 -84.3721454139091
5

Summerhill

4/5
"Summerhill - Best value right now intown Atlanta"
33.7375955131461 -84.3849688830372
"Great restaurants and even better shopping!"
33.780475384514 -84.357128203115
7

Tuxedo Park

4/5
"Everyone secretly wishes they could live here"
33.8512052575106 -84.3939629449586
8

Druid Hills

3.5/5
"Learning and Playing in Druid Hills"
33.774919331904 -84.3395780219186
9

Midtown

3.5/5
"A tiny slice of New York"
33.7811982123078 -84.3810554898531
10

Castleberry Hill

3.5/5
"Historic Hip Castleberry Hill"
33.7489955164782 -84.4008954718393

Best Neighborhoods to Live In

Best Cities to Live In

Tell everyone what you love about your neighborhood!

Leave a Review

Have a question?

How are schools? Is the area safe? What about public transit options?" Why not ask our community of locals!

Ask Now

Selling or Renting Your Home?

Maximize the selling price of your home by sharing what you love about your suburb to increase its appeal...

Leave a Review

Corporate Relocation Manager?

Enable your employees to share local knowledge in a private, trusted environment with those relocating... while building community.

Learn More