6.5 out of 10

East Atlanta

Ranked 14th best neighborhood in Atlanta
33.7336386678081 -84.3401162594406
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Retirees

Reviews

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

"A Rich Heritage"

East Atlanta refers to more than the just the eastern side of the city. The name refers to a specific neighborhood in the city. It rests between US Highway 23 and Georgia Highway 154. The make up the neighborhood is largely African American but is growing into a culturally diverse community.

The area has a population density of nearly 3,000 people per square mile. Most of the residents live in rental units, although a fair number of homes in the area are owned as well. The average income of people in the neighborhood is slightly under $48,000 per year, and the average age of the residents is 35.

Lemuel P. Grant originally owned the land that on which East Atlanta now rests. Grant designed fortifications to protect the plantation from Union forces during the Civil War. The Battle of Atlanta was fought on the site. People moved into the neighborhood after the civil war, when the town became an unincorporated community. The neighborhood became a focus for the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

The Imagine Wesley International Academy, the Kingfisher Academy, and the Neighborhood Charter School serve the community. There is a nearby Islamic school in Dekalb county. A farmer's market sells items to residents every Thursday. The community holds a beer festival in May. Grant Park servers the recreational needs of the community.
Pros
  • great nightlife
  • Music scene
Cons
  • Some crime
  • sometimes it's a little vacant during the day
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"On the rise + great nightlife"

Commonly known as little brother to Atlanta’s popular Little Five Points community, East Atlanta is boldly emerging as the city’s latest hip scene with a character all its own. Located just four miles east of downtown Atlanta, East Atlanta Village houses numerous bars, art galleries, restaurants and lounges that create a very vibrant and diverse nightlife. From Monday through Sunday, diverse music fans regularly enjoy acoustic sets by indie bands, underground hip hop acts and popular sets by local dubstep/electro djs.

During the day, adventure does not stop! One of my favorite and one of the only authentic Farmer’s market in Metro Atlanta is located in EAV. A few years ago, an old Ace Hardware store was converted into a weekly farmer’s market. From May to November, the East Atlanta Farmer’s Market hosts a community garden and live stock showcases on Thursday evenings. Another unique gem about this neighborhood is Bound to be Read bookstore. If you are a fan of rare, hard to find used books, Bound to be Read offers an unique experience compared to Amazon and major book retailers.

All in All, I rate the East Atlanta community 4 out of 5 stars. Despite its growing popularity, EAV is still a place where Atlantans can escape overcrowding and poor parking.
Pros
  • great nightlife
Cons
  • sometimes it's a little vacant during the day
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"The Six Degrees of East Atlanta Village"

In a city that boasts a population of around a half million people within its limits, and more than 5 million in the greater metro area, you would think your chances of the random awkward encounter with your ex, or the date you blew off after reconsidering your cosmo-induced public display of affection, or someone else from your past you’d otherwise like to avoid, would be slim to none.

Think again. At least if you’re thinking of heading to East Atlanta.

Atlanta is a city of neighborhoods full of personality, but few can claim the kind of die-hard patronage of the East Atlanta Village. East Atlanta is a mostly residential area between Moreland and I-20, and more or less ends with Flat Shoals/Bouldercrest to the west. Homes are modest and close together, and the socio-economic demographic is a bit of a mix, mostly of middle to lower-middle income residents. Let’s be honest, though, when someone refers to East Atlanta, it’s taken for granted that they are referring to the East Atlanta Village. EAV – or the Village, as it is affectionately called by those who tip their mugs there – is the crux of the area, an intersection of bars and pubs at Glenwood and Flat Shoals. Party there enough times and you’ll begin to notice that, every time, you’re rubbing elbows with the same tattooed smokers at the Flatiron, or pixie-cut karaoke pros at Mary’s, or tangly bearded friendly old dudes at the Earl.

For intowners who consider the Village their main haunt, this is definitely a positive, in a very Cheers-y sort of way. Throw back a couple of pints with your buddies on the weekends where the bartenders all know you by name and have your regular order at the ready as soon as you grab a seat. But beware – there is a fierce kind of loyalty that Villagers have to their stomping grounds and to each other. Outsiders are cool so long as they haven’t offended; and if they have, it’s likely that they will run into someone who’d happily remind them of their indiscretion at any of the bars crisscrossing the Village.

Besides the familiarity of beer and bro-ship, East Atlanta offers a few eclectic and quirky shopping options, as well as hair salons, pet groomers, tattoo parlors, and other services. Run-of-the-mill fast food chains dot Moreland Ave, and some fancier options, such as Thai favorite Spoon, can be found tucked into neighborhood shopping centers with ample parking – a rarity in Atlanta.

For those who desire a strong sense of community and a thriving social life, East Atlanta – particularly the Village – is the ‘hood to be in, whether you’re living there or just a frequent visitor. Cheers!
Pros
  • Nightlife
  • Music scene
Cons
  • Some crime
  • Panhandlers
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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