7.2 out of 10

Piedmont Heights

33.8078168833199 -84.3699436565041
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Shopping Options
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Childcare
  • Peace & Quiet
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"A Great Neighorhood"

Piedmont Heights is a great neighborhood in Atlanta just north of Piedmont Park. The location has mass appeal because of the park. It's an easy walk or ride with kids in tow. Piedmont Heights is known as one of the best places to live around the city area.

There are plenty of great schools in the area and that is why many parents like to raise their children there. Since it is a safe neighborhood, they don’t need to worry about crime and other problems that other areas might have. Shops are close by for anything that they might need and this is another reason why people like to live in the area.

Since the area has lots of great places to dine, sampling all the different types of cuisine is fun for many people. Of course, they will also have their share of nightlife activity in the area, too.

Piedmont Heights is a great place to live. It offers what so many people are looking for in a great neighborhood. If you are interested in seeing what this place has to offer, then it is time to pay a visit and see it all for yourself.
Pros
  • beautiful green spaces
  • Great location betwixt uptown and midtown
  • nice homes
Cons
  • housing can get pretty expensive
  • parking sucks
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"So many cool things to talk about"

This trendy little neighborhood is located on the east-side of Atlanta. It is only about 7 minutes away from Midtown and about 10 minutes away from Downtown, Atlanta. Piedmont Heights is situated off of the Atlanta BeltLine- a newer development of trails and green spaces that connects different neighborhoods together. Although this project has some phases that are completed, it is still under development. Piedmont Heights is so much more than just your average neighborhood. It is one of those cool sort of places that has a little bit of everything going for it.

For starters, this area is close to several of the city’s most attractive green spaces. Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Botanical Garden are wonderful lush nature-infused places to check out if you are in the area. There is also a dog park nearby for pet owners who want to mix and mingle with other pet owners in the city. I must also add, that Piedmont Park is home to several annual city events, including the very popular, AIDS Walk Atlanta. Every year, droves of people come out to put in their 5K to show support to this cause.

There are a few random trendy shops nearby, but if you are looking for a mall-like experience, you are only 2 miles away from Atlantic Station. Atlantic Station is an out-door mall shopping center, that attracts tons of eager spenders to relinquish their dollars at stores like Dillard’s, Express and Target. There are also several nice Thai restaurants in the area, if you are into delicious Asian cuisine. Over all, this is a wonderful area to check out.
Pros
  • beautiful green spaces
  • nice homes
Cons
  • parking sucks
  • housing can get pretty expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Gay-friendly, veg-friendly, budget-friendly – just friendly!"

Some of the advantages of Piedmont Heights are obvious. Like the fact it rubs noses with Piedmont Park – Atlanta’s version of Central Park, meaning smaller, cleaner and with fewer drug users and homeless people hunkering in the bushes. Or the fact that it claims a pretty sweet location between Buckhead and Midtown, meaning you can probably score a duplex, apartment or even modest home for less than you’d pay a few miles north or south.

But there are some more under-the-radar highlights as well. Green Sprout, for instance, an all-vegetarian Chinese food restaurant at the neighborhood’s southernmost point; and Midtown Bowl, a pleasantly dingy late-night joint with quite tasty black bean burgers.

Okay, so apparently these are the vegetarian-friendly highlights. I don’t eat meat, so sue me!

If you do eat meat, you can hit up Fat Matt’s for dank southern BBQ, or Cow Tippers for a hunk of beef – and a beefy hunk (Cow Tipper’s is a honky tonk gay haunt much appreciated in this LGBT-friendly ‘hood).

Much like its generally more fabulous neighbor, Ansley Park, Piedmont Heights is a welcoming place for families, singles and retirees of pretty much any persuasion. They have a solid neighborhood association that helps keep it that way, organizing cheery community solidarity activities like trash pick-ups in Gotham Park (not to be confused with Gotham City, which would require a whole lot more than a few dozen hefty-bag wielding residents to sweep clean).

Cheers!
Pros
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Great location betwixt uptown and midtown
Cons
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

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