6.3 out of 10

Margaret Mitchell

33.8359282292383 -84.4357997386166
Great for
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees


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

"Not much in common with its namesake"

Ironically, Margaret Mitchell never lived here. The "Gone with the Wind" author and former Atlanta-Journal Constitution reporter was a die-hard city gal (pardon the pun) who was struck by a speeding car near her Midtown home on her way to see a play. In short, Margaret Mitchell the woman was pretty bad ace, and Margaret Mitchell the neighborhood would never be caught dead (sorry, again!) using even the edited version of that phrase.

Basically, the neighborhood is a wealthy enclave of large, historic and new-construction family homes, many originally developed in the 50s as part of a different development. Plenty of trees and the lovely Nancy Creek give it a lush, garden-like feel. A central public elementary school and access to well-known independent educators, and the proximity-allure of the high-rollers in West Paces, ensure it's mostly all six-plus-figure-income, traditional family households.

Being near Buckhead and West Paces means there's plenty to do in your spare time (shopping, lunching, socializing, shopping...) which, if you're a lady member of the MMCA - Margaret Mitchell Civic Association - you probably have in spades.

Look's like there's also a pretty full neighborhood activities calendar, so if you're thinking about moving in, you better start stocking up on hostess gifts. I have a feeling the "Gone with the Wind" themed gift baskets are pretty played out by this point, though.

  • Bordered by Nancy Creek
  • Great schools nearby
  • Expensive
  • Seems a bit insular
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Paradise in the middle of the 'action'"

Bordered by Nancy Creek and W. Wesley Roads, the Margaret Mitchell area of Atlanta is a little known area (at least by name). Just north of the heart of Atlanta, the most attractive things about this area are the stately homes along Kingswood and Moores Mill Roads. It is an ‘elite’ neighborhood near some of the most elite private schools Atlanta has to offer including Pace Academy, the Westminster Schools, and the Atlanta Speech School, among others. This is a great neighborhood for professional families, since it is located close lots of great things to do. For one, the shopping choices seem endless, with Atlanta Station, Cumberland Mall, Lenox Mall, and Phipps Plaza all nearby. But, if your family likes to attend cultural events, concerts and conferences, the Cobb Civic Center, Cobb Galleria, and the Fox Theater, which is a little further to the south. For the golf-junky, the Westminster golf course is also quite close.

As you venture beyond the neighborhood, you will find Interstate I-75 and Northside Drive close by. But in exchange for the convenient proximity to busy thoroughfares like these, one has to content with significant traffic-- and traffic noise. Ask anyone who lives there, and they will probably say that is a small price to pay for living in a premium area like Margaret Mitchell.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

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