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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • 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 2/5
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"Small But Liveable"

The neighborhood of Boulevard Heights is located just southeast of the city of Atlanta. There are two main methods of arriving at Boulevard Heights from the city. The first it to take Interstate 75/85 South and then hop on Georgia 42. The other option is to take Interstate 20 east, then Georgia 23 south to Boulevard Heights.

Boulevard is a rather small neighborhood at just a quarter of a square mile. The average house value is just about $150,000, which is less than half of what a downtown Atlanta house is worth ($355,000).

Although the neighborhood is rather small there are several parks nearby for children to play in, including Grant Park. Inside Grant Park is Zoo Atlanta, adding additional options for children to take in. The school system is average for suburbs of Atlanta, as most of the best schools are either private or located to the north of the city.

The shopping does leave a bit to be desired as there is a lack of available options. For better shopping you must head north towards Atlanta. As for attractions, Zoo Atlanta is one of the best options for fun and excitement in the Boulevard Heights area.
Pros
  • has potential for improvement
Cons
  • some parts are a little rough
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Not Much Going On in Greenbriar"

This area is famous for being the home of Greenbriar Mall, one of the first inside malls in America. Back in the day it was the happening place. It is right off I-285 and near the Atlanta airport and other industrial areas.

But the glory days are over for Greenbriar. Now it is a community struggling to revive itself and return to some of it’s former glory. The area is primarily African-American residents. The homes are older, most built in the 60s and 70s. Today the home value has diminished and many families face foreclosure.

There are a few neighborhoods in the area that is currently experiencing a revival so hopefully that will help this neighborhood. For shopping you can find a few stores at Greenbriar Mall but most people drive a few exits to the south to shop at the newer Camp Creek Pkwy shopping center.

There aren’t any parks or other recreation centers to speak of so you would have to visit a neighborhood in the vicinity. For nightlife, dining, and amusement head north into the city.
Pros
  • Convenient to the interstate
Cons
  • lower home values
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"No Need to Fight for Shopping Deals"

Wesley battle is nestled between Moores Mill Rd and the Cross Creek Golf Course. I-75 runs along the East side so there is convenient access to Atlanta which is due South. This area considered upscale and a shopping mecca for residents near and far.

Crime rates are very low, the community is close-knit and the houses are phenomenal (in looks and price). We are talking million dollar homes here. It has a old hint of southern style and charm with most of the homes and business being in a Neo colonial type architecture. It has a rich history of the old south but a lot of sparkle that is seen in the up and coming neighborhoods around it.

The schools are some of the best with a government rating of B+ so you know the kids are getting a fantastic education. There are a number of privet schools in the area that cater to the wide range of religious and non-religious folks in the area. It has extremely nice thoroughfares that are surrounded by wooded lots and pathways. These pathways are used by many family members to walk in the evening with there children. The area only has about 491 residents in it and it is a site to see for true southern living. Wesley battle is one of Atlanta’s best places to raise a family.
Pros
  • Swanky green space
Cons
  • Traffic, home cost
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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
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"Newer Community With A Lot of Potential"

Arlington Estates is located in a neighborhood that is easy to walk in. The neighborhood is popular with walkers and joggers. It is located near major highways like I-85 and I-285. The average price on homes is $182,000 and taxes range from $2,000 and up yearly.

Nearby are many parks to enjoy like Sweetwater Creek State Park, John A. White Park, Adams Park, Grant Park, and Greenbriar Tampa Park. With so many parks there are plenty of activities for children and adults like walking, roller skating, biking, and more. These parks give this area a high walking score. Arlington Estates has churches of many denominations for residents to attend. There are public and private schools for children to attend.

You can shop nearby at the new Camp Creek Pkwy shopping centers and enjoy movies at the Plaza Theater. In the region you can visit the World of Coca Cola to see how soda is manufactured. The Georgia Aquarium is nearby for adults and children to enjoy. There are museums, art galleries, theaters, historical museums, sports, restaurants and book stores. Arlington Estates located in Atlanta, Georgia is a diverse community worth exploring and visiting.
Pros
  • affordable living
  • childcare within the community
  • great neighborhood spirit
  • relatively new neighborhood
Cons
  • not close to nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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
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"Quality Community"

The Niskey Cove neighborhood is located minutes from downtown Atlanta. A quiet community built around Niskey Lake, the neighborhood boasts family living in a wide array of home styles, from 1930’s bungalows to upscale brick multi-level homes, on or near the water‘s edge. All the standard amenities you would expect from a waterside community are here. Docks provide water access, nature trails wind their way through wooded hide-aways and wildlife flourishes. All belying the fact that just outside of this peaceful enclave, the largest city in the South hustles and bustles along.

The schools are an active part of the community and are recognized for their academic excellence and innovation. The elementary, middle and high schools fed by the Niskey Cove neighborhood are both public and private. Charter schools as well as those with a concentration in technology or the arts also support the academics of this community.

As part of the larger Ben Hill community, Niskey Cove is close to the shopping, entertainment and dining along Cascade Rd and Camp Creek Parkway. This established community has long been regarded as safe, secure and desirable. Niskey Cove offers the ideal mix of convenient intown location with the serenity of rural living.
Pros
  • on the lake
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Cozy Town"

Kirkwood is located in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s located only 5 miles from Atlanta’s downtown area. Interstates I-20 and 1-75/1-85 are easily assessable routes of travel. This small town is known for its beautiful Victorian style homes, and its southern style hospitality.

The homes in Kirkwood have significantly increased in value over the last several years. In 2001, homes priced between $150,000 and $250,000. In April of 2000, Atlanta magazine, listed Kirkwood homes as one of metro Atlanta’s area's top ten "Hot Buys." (Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization, 2000) In 2009, Kirkwood had a median household income of $45,793. (City-data, 2011) Kirkwood’s goal is to work together in making it the best place to live, and has formed the Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization that meets every month in achieving their goal.

The town offers a tree-planting program, neighborhood cleanup, and other community projects. The town also offers public and private schooling. Horizons, The Howard School, Padeia and several Montessori schools are among some of the private schools available.

Downtown Kirkwood offers fun and excitement with its numerous bars, art galleries, restaurants, and parks. Bessie Branham Park and Coan Park are two of their well known parks. Kirkwood’s mission is to “promote the spirit of an in town neighborhood and a high quality of life for all residents of Kirkwood, regardless of race, age, religion, sexual orientation or economic status.” (Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization, 2000)
Pros
  • Family-friendly
  • Plenty of green
  • Up and coming
Cons
  • Some less desirable nooks & crannies
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
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"Flavor and Flair"

The Midtown neighborhood of Atlanta Georgia is a great place to visit and live. It is located off of Interstate highways 75 and 85 off the tenth avenue exit. This area has modern city beautification with the lovely homes priced in the $300k range making the cost of living slightly high. The area offers is fabulous restaurants for dining and a safe public transportation system.

The friendly environment allows families with children of all ages feel comfortable when visiting local parks and playgrounds. Area schools consist of Georgia Institute of Technology, John Marshall Law School, and Savanna College of Art and Design. This variety of education brings promise to the area for divers cultural ethnicity.

Located here is this district is the high rise economic building that bring in a huge revenue to the city. These economic building are the Bank of America Plaza, AT&T Midtown center, and the Atlantic Center just to name a few. Many visitor are fascinated by these tall buildings but frequently visit the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Design Atlanta, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for experiences in art. With all of these features to any community or neighborhood, it can be a thriving asset to any city.
Pros
  • Great restaurants
  • always something fun to do
  • Parks & green space
  • perfect for pet owners
Cons
  • bad traffic & horrible parking
  • housing can be expensive
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
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
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"Cant Help Gaining Knowledge Here"

Atlanta University Center can be found in the southwestern portion of Atlanta, Georgia. It is located between Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW in the north, Northside Dr SW in the east, Interstate 20 in the south, and Joseph E Lowery Blvd SW in the west. According to REMAX, housing prices averaged $144,000 in the last quarter of 2010.

As the name indicates, Atlanta University Center is a collegiate part of town. It is home to four prestigious schools which include Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman College. The Perimeter Mall and Lindbergh Plaza are both great places to shop. They provide a nice getaway for students stuck in their dorms.

There are plenty of activities to enjoy in this college neighborhood. Atlanta's public transportation system is great, and many restaurants and bars are only a bus ride away. Football fans will be excited to know that the Georgia Dome, home of the Atlanta Falcons, is only a few blocks up town. For those who seek sunshine, Washington Park is located just north of Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW. Atlanta University Center is a great place for adults, kids, and students alike.
Pros
  • historic institutions of higher learning
  • affordable housing
  • great local amenities
Cons
  • increased traffic due to student population
  • the surrounding area could be a lot safer for students
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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
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"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 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Neighborhood Cohesiveness"

The Peachtree Battle Alliance Neighborhood is a very trendy neighborhood located in the Northwest Side of Atlanta, GA. It is at the corner of Northside Dr NW and W Wesley Rd NW. The Peachtree Battle Parkway is located in the middle of the neighborhood. The neighborhood is given the name alliance because three other neighborhoods join together here. If you are looking for a neighborhood with a historic background, then this one is it.

It is an expensive neighborhood to live in. The average price of homes is very pricey. The majority of people who live in the neighborhood are wealthy.

It is a great neighborhood for families, since their is a park right in the middle of it. There is also a large tennis facility on the outskirts.

Shopping is also wonderful here, Atlanta every possible store you could ask for to shop in. So if you enjoy shopping, this would be a wonderful place to live.

The neighborhood even has it's own civic association which is very active. They also have a traffic calming committee to help handle the amount of traffic it gets from being located in Atlanta.
Pros
  • Historic beginnings
  • Strong neighborhood assoc.
Cons
  • Pricey
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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
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"A Lovely Place"

Buckhead Village Neighborhood is located in northern Atlanta. US Hwy 19, State Rte 237, and State Rte 9 all go by the Buckhead Village area.

Median home prices in Buckhead Village range from $67,900-$192,400, depending on type of home and size. There are many condo's in the area and rent here is substantially more expensive than other areas in Atlanta.

The neighborhood is mostly made up of singles and young professionals so it tends to be trendy. There are no public schools in the area. There is a little triangle-shaped park, Charlie Loudermilk Park, which is in the middle of Buckhead. There are several yoga centers and a couple of 24 hour gyms in Buckhead Village.

The area is currently under construction to add lots of upscale shopping, right now Hermes is in the neighborhood. There are lots of independent shops in the area.

Buckhead Village features tons of great specialty restaurants including The Capital Grille, several Sushi Bars, Thai, Turkish, Mediterranean, Italian and Greek.

The Buckhead Theatre originally opened in 1931, it was restored in 2010. Featuring an 8,000 square-foot main theatre it is Atlanta’s premier intimate theatrical venue for a variety of events.
Pros
  • unique shops
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
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
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"Education Right Next Door"

If you want to live near Atlanta, but don't want to actually be in the city, you are in luck, as there are many different subdivisions and housing complexes available. Once such complex is Hunter Hills. This location is due west of downtown Atlanta, and you are able to reach the location through Interstate 20. Hunter Hills is roughly directly in the middle of Atlanta and the Fulton County airport. If you are looking to head towards Harsfield-Jackson International Airport, you can take either Interstate 20 to Interstate 75, or I20 to I285 south until you reach the airport.

The average housing value in the area is far less than what you find in the downtown Atlanta area. A general price for a detached house in Hunter Hills is just under $110,000, which is actually less than a third of what you pay in the city of Atlanta itself.

There are some activities to partake in, with a few parks nearby, although most attractions are located east towards Atlanta. There are several neighboring school districts in which your child is able to attend also, including several private schools.

The shopping is sparse, with better shopping located east as you drive towards Atlanta.
Pros
  • Great access to several major interstates
  • cheap real estate
  • great green spaces
  • great schools nearby
  • students have it best
Cons
  • increased traffic
  • needs a lot of work
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Gorgeous Green Space!"

Woodfield Atlanta, GA is a nice quiet place that anyone would enjoy living in. It’s a nice suburb away from the loud city life of Atlanta, but not too far for there not to be the option of heading over there for the day.

As one would expect, Woodfield here in Atlanta is about as quiet as it gets, and it's places like these my husband and I are so fond of finding, and enjoying our time with each other in.

Woodfield would certainly be a great place to settle down and raise a family in, you can expect the residents to be mostly middle and upper middle class and for the noise to be of a minimum. My husband and I are really fond of the church community here in Woodfield, and we’ve found a great little place here that we just call a family now.

When it comes to shopping in Woodfield, you can't go wrong with the diversity that has just sprung up in the area, we’ve got shopping malls and strip malls checkered through out the area, but not in the scattered sense that most places fall accustomed to.

When being so close to the big city of Atlanta, it’s no problem finding things to do. My husband and I always drive out to the big city when we’re looking for something new and different. If, for whatever reason we’re not too inclined to head on over to the big city, then we have no problem catching a movie or heading on over to the Woodfield mall.
Pros
  • Quiet area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"The Ultimate Family Neighborhood"

Westminister Milmar is a suburb to the North of Atlanta, Georgia. It is actually rather far out away from the city, so if you don't want much to do with the city, but want some of the amenities it has to offer, this might be a good location. It is actually closer to Mt. Paran and other cities than it is to Atlanta. You are able to reach Atlanta through Georgia Hwy 41/401, which takes you right to Interstate 75.

The housing value here is incredibly high, and is almost three times the price of what you find in downtown Atlanta. The standard housing price of a new home in Wesminister Milmar is just under $840,000.

There are several parks in the area for children to play in, not to mention several basketball courts and tennis courts to help keep you in shape and busy. It has some of the best schools in the Atlanta area, not to mention there is a church for just about any sect of Christianity (although most are southern baptist).

The shopping and attractions levels are adequate, although you are till going to find the best option traveling south towards Atlanta, as there are more options here.
Pros
  • great schools
Cons
  • limited shopping
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"The Picture of Neighborhood Transformation"

The West End neighborhood of Atlanta is found on the south side of I-20 at the Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard exit. The I-20 is an interstate which was expanded through the region by the widening of Gordon Street, a street which ran across the northern portion of the West End neighborhood.

Home values in the West End are roughly 54% of the average for Atlanta as a whole. The average home value in the West End is $190,344, while the average through the entire city of Atlanta is $355,573. The West End has much to offer families.

The neighborhood has been an early participant in the Belt Line project in Atlanta, a project to recreate old rail lines as walking and biking trails. This project has also expanded to include White Gordon Park and a park behind Brown Middle School. The West End is also home to the Shrine of the Black Madonna.

The Mall West End is the retail shopping hub of the neighborhood. Other significant attractions to the West End neighborhood include the Joel Chandler Harris Home, or the “Wrens Nest, the West End Performing Arts Center, and Hammonds House Museum of African American Fine Art.
Pros
  • available and affordable housing
  • great for students
  • great little restaurants
Cons
  • some areas are a little rough
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
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
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"Not Too Bad"

If you are looking to live around the Atlanta area, but not actually downtown, Southwest might be the perfect option for you. It is located, as it would suggest to the southwest of downtown Atlanta. To arrive there, it is easiest to take Interstate 75 from Atlanta towards Georgia 166 West, until you arrive to Southwest. Of course, it is still possible to take Interstate 285 south, then take the Georgia 177 East.

The housing value of Southwest is roughly half of what you pay in Atlanta, as the medium housing price in Southwest is right under $180,000.

Southwest is just over two square miles in size, with about 1,900 people per square mile. There are a few school districts in the area, although the best locations are generally private schools for the Southwest area. There are several churches also, most of which are southern baptist.

The shopping is rather lacking, so you do need to drive closer towards Atlanta along 75 in order to see more shopping opportunities.

There are few attractions to really take in, and along with the restaurants and shopping options, you need to drive closer to Atlanta in order to see such options.
Pros
  • reasonably priced
Cons
  • not much shopping
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Excellent Neighborhood"

The Brookwood neighborhood is located right in the center of Atlanta, GA. It is actually north of midtown, and southwest of Buckhead. This neighborhood is actually home to about 1000 people. It is definitely a nice place to consider moving to if you are trying to re locate to the Atlanta area. Some of the most bloodiest battles from the American Civil War actually took place in this neighborhood in the 1920's. This town definitely has some great history behind it.

There are many things in this neighborhood for people to take part in, such as many parks, and neighborhood sponsored events. The parks actually include pools and tennis courts. The neighborhood can stay busy with all of the many things that they can take part in.They have so many public and private schools that are located in the area for the kids to attend. As long as they fall in between the district, then the kids will be able to attend any of them. There is a list of schools that people in this neighborhood can attend that are within the district. People looking to have a bit of extra fun, don't have to look very far to find it.
Pros
  • great place for kids
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Atlanta Favorite Again and Again"

For anyone that wants to have the amenities of leaving near Atlanta, but doesn't want to be overly close to the city, West Paces Ferry is an exceptional option. This location as some of the highest property value in the area, not to mention it is possible to travel to downtown Atlanta with regular ease. You just take Interstate 75/ Georgia 41 south until you arrive to Atlanta.

The value of a house in West Paces Ferry is just under $840,000, which is compared to downtown Atlanta properties which is just over $350,000. Despite the cost this area is one of the most highly sought after neighborhoods.

There is a large amount of options available to you in terms of parks and recreation in the area, as not only are most properties located on larger lots, but several parks allow for exceptional outdoor access for the residents. It also has some of the best schools in the Atlanta area (generally, many of the best Atlanta based schools are found to the north of the city).

The shopping is not overwhelming, and although there are a few options, it is best to head towards the city, as this is more focused on housing than actual shopping and entertainment. Thankfully, this is all available within a short drive.
Pros
  • beautiful mansions
Cons
  • way too pricey for your average joe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Picture Perfect Park"

Searching for a new place to live can always prove to be difficult. It is almost impossible to find a neighborhood that consists of everyone a person might be searching for. The Adams Park Neighborhood is becoming very popular amongst people of all ages.

It is located in Southwestern Atlanta with access to interstates and thoroughfares and in close distance to the Hartsfield-Jackson International airport. Furthermore, the place has great public schools and shopping and dining is very convenient to the residents.

The city of Atlanta has a housing target that ranges between the 92% to 100% and homes at the Adams Park Neighborhood are valued at 120% but sold at 96%. This means that the homes in the neighborhood are well kept and affordable, very ideal for families with children.

Many will find that the neighborhood is diverse and home to large universities and sports stadiums. The neighborhood might not be totally crime free or the cleanest but that is not a reason to ride off the place totally because such inconvenience exists in most major city. Adams Park Neighborhood is a great place to raise a family or retire, it contains all the necessities a person is searching for.
Pros
  • Cheap, nice homes
  • Outdoor recreation
  • close to green space
  • close to major interstates and thoroughfares
Cons
  • Scant shopping/dining/entertainment options
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Residual Issues Slowly Being Resolved"

English Avenue Neighborhood is located in Downtown Atlanta, west of the Dome. This neighborhood was formerly known as Bankhead. Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway crosses this neighborhood from west to east.
Median Home prices for English Avenue Neighborhood are in the upper $20,000. This is a drop of 24.4 percent from last year.

English Avenue Neighborhood belongs to the Atlanta City School District. There are several schools that serve the area, Inclosing 1 High School, 2 middle schools and 9 elementary schools that are geared to English Avenue Neighborhood residents.

There are quite a few Churches in the neighborhood including Antioch Baptist Church and Lindsay Street Baptist Church with a total of 8 Baptist churches located within the walls of English Avenue Neighborhood.

Some close by attractions is:
CNN center which is located on Marietta Street and Techwood Drive.
Atlantic Station this is where you can find shopping, dining and entertainment in one convenient location.
Georgia Institute of Technology

English Avenue Neighborhood is a neighborhood being renovated and rebuilt by the hard working neighbors to bring back its rich history, architecture and local charm that once existed here.
Pros
  • close to major landmarks
  • Concerned clean-up crews
  • super affordable
Cons
  • Consistent crime
  • some parts need a lot of work
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
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 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Undying Tradition"

One of the most coziest neighborhoods close to Atlanta, GA, is the Peachtree Hills neighborhood. It is apart of what they call Buckhead, and it is actually located east of Peachtree road right between Peachtree Creek.

This neighborhood actually use to be a project on the American Securities CO. of GA back in the year of 1910.This is definitely one of those places where life is worth living for those people who are actually interested in moving out thee.

There are so many different antique shops that people can visit, as well as shopping centers and fabulous restaurants for people to take interest in.There are so many different choices that people can pick from when it comes to apartment complexes. They offer a nice gym and recreation center in the area as well for people who are interested.

They also have a popular elementary school for kids in the neighborhood to actually attend. This is one neighborhood that is worth looking into if you are looking for a pleasant place to re locate to in Atlanta. This is one of the most popular and laid back areas that has so much to offer to it's residents.
Pros
  • Beautiful "Old Atlanta" homes
Cons
  • High cost of living
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Dream Neighborhood"

Generally speaking, most of the top housing districts and subdivisions around the city of Atlanta are found to the north of then city. This holds true for North Buckhead. The neighborhood can be reached from Atlanta if you take Interstate 85 north, then merge over to Interstate 285, in which you are able to arrive to the subdivision.

The median income for a household in Buckhead is just over $120,000 (as compared to Atlanta's $50,000), and the average house in the city costs nearly $680,000, which is just about double of what you are going to find a house/condo in the downtown Atlanta vicinity costing.

The North Buckhead location is on the larger side, so there are several parks and recreation centers available for locals to use all year round, although it is most popular in the summer time. South baptist churches abound in the area, for anyone looking for a local church.

There are several nice boutique stores and family owned restaurants, if you are looking to support the local economy, but for larger named brand items and clothing, you need to head south towards Atlanta. There also aren't very many attract its to speak over, most of which are also located further south towards Atlanta.
Pros
  • lots of greenspace
  • elite
Cons
  • congestion during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Add a Little TLC"

Mozley Park is an incredibly populated subdivision, located to the west of Atlanta. In order to reach Mozley Park from Atlanta you need to take Interstate 75/85 south until you reach Interstate 20, in which case you take I20 West until you arrive to the subdivision.

Mozley Park is just under a half square mile, yet the population is just over 2,000 (4,200 per square mile as apposed to downtown Atlanta's 3,100 per square mile). The average house costs just under $115,000, which is a third of what you pay in the downtown Atlanta area.

The school districts to leave something to be desired, as most are rather overcrowded, unless you opt for a private school. Also, because the area is so heavily populated, there isn't much in terms of parks and other recreation options, although there are a few different churches.

The shopping and attractions are lacking in this department also, with very few boutique or even name brand options. If you want any kind of entertainment or shopping opportunities, you need to head east towards Atlanta, as the closer you are to the city the more options you are going to find for yourself.
Pros
  • close to colleges and universities
  • affordable living
  • close to major thoroughfares
  • close to several attractions
Cons
  • some areas are a little rough
  • some increased traffic due to colleges and universities
  • some noise, crime and grime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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
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"Art, Dining, and So Much More"

Planning to relocate to the beautiful and small community of Marietta Street? Here are some facts about the neighborhood worthy of knowing. The neighborhood is majorly composed of many past industrial and warehouse facilities that have been renovated into entertainment facilities and contemporary business establishments, including restaurants, coffee stores, theaters and galleries.

The home value within Marietta Street Neighborhood varies with the property or lot for sale and the overall size of the house. The facilities that are integrated into it also play a vital role when it comes to the price point of the house.

The community of Marietta Street Artery is also housed with several recreational venues that families and their children can visit during a boring Sunday. This includes Six Flags White Water which is a great place to cool down during the hot scorching summer. Other facilities worthy of vising are the Marietta Museum of History, Theater in the Square and Johnson Ferry Baptist Church.

For people who wish to shop, there are several options to visit, including the Marietta Square, the Avenue West Cobb, Town Center Hall and the Avenue East Cobb.

Other attraction spots in the community of Marietta include DuPre's Antique Market, Gone with the Wind Movie Museum and Just Kiln Time Pottery Shop.
Pros
  • beautiful lofts in the area
  • Close to GA Tech
  • Great restaurants
  • nice nightlife
Cons
  • some areas are a little sketchy
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • 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
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"Eclectic Neighborhood"

The Lindbergh Morosgo subdivision of Atlanta is actually one of the most populated areas of all of metro Atlanta, as it actually has nearly triple the number of residences per square mile as Atlanta. In order to reach the subdivision from Atlanta you must take Interstate 85 north and Lindbergh Morosgo is located right where the Georgia 400 North exit is located.

The property value is higher than what you are going to find in the downtown Atlanta area, as the average house costs around $490,000, as compared to Atlanta's $355,000.

The school system in the area is comparable to what you'll find in other areas to the north of Atlanta. The schools are considered of higher quality than the downtown city schools, but there are still private school options also.

The Lindbergh Morosgo area is rather small, as it is just under a half square mile, and with a population of roughly 4,500, there isn't much space for parks and other recreational options. You need to head further north in order to find larger parks and outdoor activities.

Shopping and other attractions are a bit lacking in the area, although you are not very far off from Atlanta, which has most anything you need.
Pros
  • MARTA
  • plenty of newer shops & restaurants
Cons
  • General bizarreness
  • parking sucks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"What Cant You Find Here?"

The Lenox area is in Atlanta Georgia and is considered to be the most affluent neighborhood in the city. That is why even in a down housing market the condominiums and town homes have a starting price of $300,000. The homes in this area of town are sought by people of all ages because of what this prestigious area has to offer.

Lenox offers something for every age group from shopping at the elite stores in the Phipps Plaza or Lenox Mall where you will find high end stores like Coach, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, BVLGARI that gives customers the latest trends in fashion. Besides shopping, there is the AMC movie theatre located in the Phipps Shopping Center, which offers over 12 screens playing different movies.

Furthermore, when visiting the Lenox area make sure that you are not driving on Peachtree Rd NE and Lenox Rd at the time of rush hour because the traffic is horrendous. Though if you must drive at any time of the day, the easiest route would be the SR 400. This route will conveniently bring you to the Lenox area when you get off at exit 7. However, for those who do not like dealing with the traffic plan on getting there early in the day and just enjoy your hours at the mall until rush hour is over. This is the best way to visit the Lenox area, and you can be sure to get all of your shopping done.

For those who want to visit Lenox with small children and enjoy the outdoors, there are the Brookhaven Park and Coverdell Park where your little one can run around all day. The Lenox area is a great place to visit when you want to go shopping or a night out with the family.
Pros
  • great for shoppers
Cons
  • bad traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • 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 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"A Little of Everything"

If you are looking to live in Atlanta and want to be right where the action is, then you are in luck, as there are many different spots to live right in the downtown area of Atlanta. This is going to give you access to a wide number of activities that aren't available in the suburbs. The housing style is going to be different here, but as long as you are alright with it, you are sure going to enjoy living in the downtown area.

It is possible to hop onto Interstate 75 through the downtown area, as there are many different entrance and exist points in the city, so you are never too far away from the highway.

The home values are going to vary in the downtown area. Most of these locations are actually condos, and depending on where you live, the price is going to vary. Living in an Atlanta condo is less expensive than other larger cities (such as Chicago or Miami), so if you enjoy the hustle and bustle, this is right for you).

There are many forms of entertainment for all ages, ranging from local plays to professional sports.

There is world class shopping and restaurants here, so there is always something new to see and eat.
Pros
  • in the middle of everything
Cons
  • some areas are a little sketchy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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 4/5
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"Serenity Defined"

Planning to move in the small yet serene community of Cross Creek? For people who are planning to move to the neighborhood or for those who are new within the community and are still setting in, here are some of the facts about Cross Creek.

Cross creek is one of the small neighborhoods comprising the city of Atlanta, Georgia. The population density within the community is amounted to be 6,019 people per square mile of land area while the house value distribution is surveyed to be $60,000 as the highest with roughly 300 households. The female population is somewhat higher as compared with the male population by a slight percentage.

The community is well established with several family and kid-friendly venues to spend your leisure time in. You can enroll your children in the appropriate school for them with several options to choose from, including Cross Creek High School, Gracewood Elementary School and First Baptist Church of Gracewood: Day Care Center.

Cross Creek Mall is one of the venues and the ultimate shopper's paradise for residents near the community. The mall consists of several boutiques and shops that you can definitely take time browsing in a wide selection for all your needs and desires.

Attraction sites common to Cross Creek are golf courses and Georgia Aquarium. You will also find City Seaway Tours and Bicycle Tours in Atlanta to be very thrilling for those who want to spend time in fun and excitement.
Pros
  • Well-rounded neighborhood
Cons
  • noise from highway in certain areas
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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
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"Residental Appeal"

Located within the triangle formed by Roswell Road, Peachtree Road, and Piedmont Avenue, the Buckhead Forest neighborhood offers safe, friendly intown living for families who desire the convenience of the city and the hometown appeal of the suburbs. Just under 200 stately homes make up the neighborhood of tree-lined streets and shopping is within walking distance. Major grocery chains, natural food stores, shops and award-winning dining are literally steps away.

Two of Atlanta’s most prominent, and architecturally stunning, churches are located in the Buckhead Forest neighborhood. Both Peachtree United Methodist and Peachtree Presbyterian are active and family-centered places of worship.

Buckhead Forest is served academically by Sarah Rawson Smith Elementary school, consistently ranking in the top 5% of Georgia schools. Suttton Middle school and North Atlanta High follow suit with equally impressive test scores and graduation rates.

The Buckhead area has long been desirable for it’s residential appeal. As a safe and secure intown community, Buckhead Forest provides a hearth-and-home environment within a city known for cultural diversity in art, academics, and lifestyle. Navigating the area is easy with the Marta bus lines as well as rail service. All in all, Buckhead Forest provides the best of both worlds.
Pros
  • Top Schools
  • walkable
  • culturally diverse
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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
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"Students Thive...Families Not So Much"

The Georgia Tech neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia, is located around the school of Georgia Tech (naturally). Because there is a university in the area, the population is rather high, as students live in smaller areas. The population is actually almost 12,5000 per square mile, as compared to downtown Atlanta, which has a population os just over 3,000 per square mile. In order to reach the Georgia Tech neighborhood from Atlanta you need to take Interstate 85 north, then take one of the several Georgia exits, including Georgia 278 or 8.

The average cost of a house is lower here than in the downtown Atlanta area, as you are able to purchase the average house in Georgia Tech for $265,000, as compared to $355,000 in Atlanta.

Mostly, the area is dedicated to Georgia Tech, so if you are attending the school, most of the classes are found around the area. Most of the grade schools are located outside of the area, as there isn't much room for other activities outside of college courses.

There is some shopping, but mostly geared towards college students, so if you want actual high end shopping, you need to head closer towards Atlanta.
Pros
  • close to everything
  • Lots of students
  • Walkable
Cons
  • parts of the neighborhood can get a bit rough
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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
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"Community on the Rise"

The Briar Glen neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia, a predominately African-American area, is situated in Atlanta just west of Interstate 285. Concerted effort has been made to preserve the natural woodlands surrounding some 100 single-family homes and apartments. Median price for homes is $67,000. The average rental for apartments is $725-$750 per month.

In addition to services offered by Fulton County, Briar Glen children have the opportunity to be enrolled in one of several Christian schools. Higher educational pursuits are available at Everest College and the southwestern campus of Atlanta Metropolitan College.

In addition to church and community fund raising activities, Briar Glen residents enjoy recreational activities at Ben Hill and Falling Water Park. One attraction is the area is the Judge William Wilson House, an antebellum home, recently added to the national registry of pre-Civil War structures under the auspices of the Atlanta Preservation Society.

The major shopping mecca for the area is Greenbriar Mall. This all-under-one-roof mall was built in 1965 featuring anchor stores such as J.C. Penny and Macy's. The mall is home to many shops of local interest and ownership. Recording star, Tyler Perry, is currently developing a TV and filming sector in the mall.
Pros
  • newer shopping & living options
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
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
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"Intersesting Neighboorhood Vibe"

Amal Heights is an adorable little sub-division that is located right beside Interstate 85 nestled and nestled between three different parks. The values of the homes range but most stay around the area of $50,000 to $80,000. Schools are abundant here and include Slater Elementary, Perkerson Elementary, Dobbs Elementary and D.H. Stanton Elementary all, which have excellent praise from the community around.

Pekerson Park, Auther Langford Jr. Park and Adair Park are all just a short distance allowing easy access for the outdoor enthusiast and offer a range of activities. Amal Heights Neighborhood is also closely located near several shopping strips with stores.

The Trackside restaurant is just a short distance away and is raved for its southern flair and recipes. The Mykonos Grill is also in the vicinity with a Greek venue to tease the taste buds. Two amazing restaurants everyone should try.

The wonderful vibe and friendly people attract people to this area easily with southern charm. This area is know for it community spirit and strength. Families would do well in this area.
Pros
  • close to the airport
  • good schools in the area
  • homes and neighborhood are decently maintained
  • nice neighborhood
Cons
  • no close to major shopping
  • not a lot of entertainment or nightlife - can be considered pro or con
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • 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
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"Artist Haven"

One the many suburbs near downtown Atlanta is Garden Hills. This is a suburb that has everything for the prospective resident. Garden Hills is located near Atlanta and the Buckhead area. It is conveniently located near Peachtree Road and Piedmont Road.

One thing that is notable about Garden Hills is the shade that it provides the area. It also has a number of family and kid friendly attractions including a number of schools and churches in the vicinity. It also has a duckpond, as well as 3 major parks that make their home in the region. It also has a number of fine dining establishments.

Shopping opportunities abound in the region due to the proximity of Buckhead and its antiques, art galleries and other shopping options. One of the attractions that is present in the Garden Hills Buckhead area is the Atlanta Artists Center which is a collection of over 20 artists that feature their work for the area.

The Garden Hills area is one neighborhood in Atlanta suburbs that is worth investigating. It has something for young and old, couples, singles, families alike. It is a favored suburb in the area.
Pros
  • Endless shopping opportunities
  • art
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Intersection of History and Revitalization"

Mechanicsville, Georgia, is a neighborhood located just south of the downtown area, and is home to many ethnic communities, while also being targeted for a revitalization effort in the city. It can be reached from either I-75 or I-85, and is home to the historical railway that served the city at one point, transporting cotton among other domestic products. There are several old warehouses that have been converted into lofts along the old railroad tracks.

The Atlanta Public School system supports the Mechanicsville neighborhood, and by city standards, their rating is higher then most in academic achievement and athletics. If your looking for churches in the neighborhood, you can find the New Hope Baptist Church on Richardson Street based out of the Southwest District; however, if your looking to find a mosque in the area, look no further than Masjid Al-Mu'minum, located on Hank Aaron Drive in the Southwest corridor as well.

If your family is looking to get some shopping done, then you could simply catch a taxi from Mechanicsville, and take a short drive to Hotel Row in downtown, and experience cultural influence from the various restaurants to the clothing stores and everything in between.

If you would like to visit the attractions of the neighborhood and beyond, look no further than the Zoo of Atlanta, based out of Cherokee Avenue in the Southwest district of the city, a location that proudly holds hundreds of different species, along with Pandas currently on display. In the neighborhood, there is also the Pheonix pool, a place of relaxation and lots of family fun. No matter what the situation, Mechanicsville is the perfect location for your family and friends to visit and even live.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Working it's way up
Cons
  • some areas are a little sketchy
  • Some crime
  • Some less desirable nooks and crannies
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Va-Hi - The Rodeo Drive Quality of Atlanta"

Drive south on the Interstate 75/85 connector northeast of Atlanta. Take the 10th Street exit east to Virginia-Highlands neighborhood. Travel just a few blocks until it ends at Monroe Drive. Turn right and go just a few more blocks to Virginia Avenue and turn left. You will very quickly find yourself in one of Atlanta’s best neighborhoods. “The Va-Hi” was formed in the early 1900’s around the intersection of Virginia and Highland Avenues Northeast.

Walk the short blocks or learn Tai Chi and Kung Fu at the Chinese Shaolin Center. Enjoy people watching while sipping a specialty coffee at a sidewalk café. Buy one of the unique cottages nestled along the tree-lined Monroe Drive, and enjoy southern welcomes from neighbors as you take your ease on your front porch. Your children have easy access to Springdale Park Elementary School, Inman Middle School and Henry W. Grady High School.
The Church of Our Savior Anglo-Catholic church is nearest of many churches.

Los Angeles may have Rodeo Drive, but Virginia-Highlands has a selection of eclectic shops like Armour & Company and Dakota J’s. One evening at Blind Willie’s blues club and you will never want to leave.
Pros
  • cool nightlife
  • Eating
Cons
  • Some crime
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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
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"Center of Fun and Pride"

Poncey-Highland is a small community locate in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. This small neighborhood has been around since at least 1930. This area is known for its historic buildings. The Old Ford Motor Company was located on the outskirts of this community.

Citizens in the Poncey-Highland community are proud to say that they play a major role in their neighborhood's development. They do this by promoting a self-government management style for the community and by getting active participation from the residents and the business community and private sector. This community helps make decisions that affects the community. The most common problems mentioned is traffic issues and the high cost of living.

The neighborhood's boundaries are Ponce de Leon Avenue to the north and Moreland Avenue to the east. The Freedom Park is the south boundary area and the west boundary stops at the CSX Railroad.The Poncey-Highland community is located in the middle of the city of Atlanta. The major highways in the area are the Stone Mountain Freeway, the Georgia 400, and Interstate 675.

When you visit Poncey-Highland, you will find out that there are many places to go and things to do for you and your family. Poncey-Highland is the home of the Jimmy Carter Center. Tourists can visit the Freedom Park which the largest public park in Atlanta. If you are ready to move here, there are two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school in the area. There are over 60 businesses and 20 restaurants to serve your every need.
Pros
  • always something fun to do
  • Eclectic entertainment
Cons
  • Traffic
  • cost of living can get pricey
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
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
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"Oakland City on the Move"

The Oakland City neighborhood is one of the largest commercial and residential areas in the state. It has the third biggest downtown area, and claims to be a favorite among local residents. It's located near the neighborhoods of Venetian Hills, Capital View, West End, and Beecher Hills, making it one of the fastest growing places to raise a family, have a business or do some shopping. It's full of activities that never get old, such as going to the art museums, checking out universities, lots of beautiful architecture, getting some coffee at the numerous locations, going to the movies, checking out live bands, and many art businesses that surround the vicinity.

Oakland is filled with the best of families that enjoy recreation and leisure. There's a natural beauty such as the John White Park, where families congregate to celebrate picnics, outings, sports, and walks on days off from work. The charm of the city is further enhanced by many of the shops in the downtown area that kids and loved ones can shop year round for latest styles in fashion, furniture and everyday utilities to make life all the more wonderful. Oakland also near Atlanta's University Center which houses Morehouse Collge and Clark Atlanta University. It should be considered a destination to any tourist or family looking for a place to live.
Pros
  • nice greens space
Cons
  • road congestion
  • a few unsafe places
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
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
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"Southern Prestige"

Atlanta is one of the major cities in the United States. For many years this has been the most significant city in the entire state of Georgia and is the de facto capital of the south. Like many other cities, Atlanta has many neighborhoods. One of these neighborhoods is South Atlanta. South Atlanta is a combination of the southeastern and southwestern parts of the city. With this particular neighborhood, a large and major part of the city exists.

As far as location is concerned, the neighborhood consists of an east and western section. The neighborhood itself is south of downtown and the city airport. This neighborhood borders Chosewood Park, the Betline railroad, Turman Street and Lakewood Heights. This is one of the premier neighborhoods of the city and has lots of tradition.

This particular section of Atlanta has some significant attractions. It is located by numerous prestigious neighborhoods in the city such as the one's previously mentioned. South Atlanta was originally known as Brownsville and was once a slum. However over the years it has improved and become a prominent neighborhood. The main attractions of the neighborhood are close proximity to Downtown Atlanta and also where Clark University was originally founded and located during the 19th century. Gammon Seminary Theological Seminary was also established in this neighborhood. During the neighborhood's history there have been many places for cultural, religious and recreational activities.
Pros
  • Convenient to the interstate
Cons
  • few questionable areas
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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
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"History and Character All In One!"

On the edge of Buckhead neighborhood, Collier Hills is an interesting mix of history and modern elegance. Older homes and mature trees fill the landscape. Whether retired or a young family, you will find a variety of residents in this neighborhood.

It is convenient to I-75 and close to everything in Buckhead and Midtown. You have a variety of shopping options and lovely schools and parks to hang out in with the kids.

It’s not uncommon to see parents and kids taking a stroll or riding bikes along the sidewalk. If you have a medical emergency you are in close proximity to Piedmont hospital.

If you are want a fabulous or eclectic dining experience check out one of many restaurants and bars in the area. Fellini’s and Figo are really great choices. If you are into steaks, check out Ted’s Montana Grill.

The homes in the area are a variety of styles from World War II era, to Colonial, to modern condos. The prices vary and there are quite a few rental options. The streets are a bit narrow in some places and traffic can get backed on when trying to access the interstate. But overall, the neighborhood has a quality and character that is not found in too many Atlanta neighborhoods.
Pros
  • Civil War history
  • Great art schools nearby
Cons
  • Pricey
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Prestige Near Piedmont"

Castlewood is an affluent neighborhood in north Atlanta. It’s surrounded by Argonne Forest, Brandon, and Wynngate and is a short drive to I-85. It is one of the many neighborhoods in the Buckhead community. The schools are highly sought after and are rated as some of the best.

The homes are essentially mansions with very large yards, which is perfect for growing families. Built in the 1950s, Castlewood is well established. Because of this, there is an elitist air so it’s hard to squeeze in the already established social circles.

There is shopping galore and recreation at nearby Piedmont Park, which is only four miles away. It is within walking distance to Memorial Park. The top schools in the areas include Pace Academy, The Heiskell School, and North Atlanta High School.

If you are looking for a well-rounded neighborhood, Castlewood is it. You can pretty much be guaranteed you will be safe, never run out of dining and shopping options, and have plenty of space to raise the kids.
Pros
  • beautiful trees
  • close to several shopping centers
Cons
  • pricey
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Quaint and Quiet"

A mile from Interstate 285 and the Langford Parkway, the Butner/Tell neighborhood in Southwest Atlanta offers a peaceful distraction from bustle and noise of Downtown. With easy access to the Camp Creek Parkway, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and South Fulton government buildings, this neighborhood offers an idyllic, kids-friendly slice of suburban life into the Big City. Known for its natural beauty and green spaces, this neighborhood is an outdoors lover’s dream.

With a very low crime rate, housing prices that are among the lowest in metropolitan Atlanta, and four public schools in the area, Butner/Tell is very popular with professionals and new families. The Greenbriar Mall and the Westgate Shopping Center are nearby, offering shopping and entertainment options for area residents; and with Ben Hill Park, Deerwood Park, Tucson Trail Park, Stone Hogan Park, and Cowart Lake, and with many natural preserves and campgrounds, there are many attractions and beauty spots in this area to enjoy.

This neighborhood is not the flashiest or the richest, but it has a lot to offer and many treasures to behold. It’s a great place to live, a great place to raise children, and a great place to explore!
Pros
  • beautiful trees
  • lovely green spaces
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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
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"Bustling Neighborhood"

The neighborhood of Lindridge-Martin Manor covers about 1,397 square miles and has a population of about 5,000. The community is located off Lindbergh Drive and between I-85 and Cheshire Bridge Road. And, it is part of Neighborhood Planning Unit - F in the northeast corner of Atlanta.

The Atlanta neighborhood is family oriented, and, the churches in the community reflect the community's diversity. Resident attend either Baptist, Presbyterian, Catholic, Methodist, Zen Buddhist, or non-denomination community churches. The school district has one high school and several elementary schools, but, it has no middle school. And, there are interesting activities for children. Parents can treat their children to aquariums, bowling, bounce houses, or playspaces.

The commercial district of Lindridge-Martin Manor is about three streets long and located west of I-85. The shopping centers sell the basics for a comfortable life. Shoppers can select from several hair salons, clothing stores, office suppliers, or national department store chains. There is also a wide selection of restaurants ranging from fast food carry out and national franchises, to family owned restaurants.

Lindridge-Martin Manor began as farmland along a busy railway. It is now an Atlanta community with small well built homes at affordable prices.
Pros
  • Well-rounded neighborhood
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 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • 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
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"Centrally Located to Everything"

The city of Atlanta is one of the most well known cities in the United States. It is the de facto capital of the south and is a major economic and cultural center of southern United States. As is the case with many cities, Atlanta has many distinct neighborhoods that make it unique. One of the many neighborhoods of Atlanta is Channing Valley. This is one of the city's distinct neighborhoods due to its quality real estate and close proximity to downtown and the major airports. Like all other neighborhoods there are also many places to eat, shop and practice religion.

Channing Valley is located in the north central parts of the city. This particular neighborhood is located north of downtown Atlanta and northeast of Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport. It borders many other smaller neighborhoods such as Decatur, Gresham Park, Forest Park and North Druid Hills. Channing Valley is one of the most centrally located neighborhoods in the entire city.

As far as attractions go Channing Valley has a few that are quite distinct. First the neighborhood is very close to the major airport of the city so it is a great neighborhood for travelers. This neighborhood is also right by downtown Atlanta and is therefore close to all of the major cultural and recreational activities of the city. It is also west of and nearby Stone Mountain Memorial Park. There are many activities for eating, shopping and practicing religion in this neighborhood due to its proximity to downtown.
Pros
  • Convenient to the interstate
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Family Fun Nearby"

Atlanta, Georgia, is a beautiful city that is known for its amazing culture including theater, fine arts, and music. The city of Atlanta has many great features and is in a marvelous location that provides residents with tons of trees, lush hills, and great weather. For people looking for a town to live in that truly provides them with everything they need to thrive, look no farther than Atlanta.

When picking a neighborhood to live in, Atlanta provides many different possibilities. Chalet Woods is a great location that is just 6.3 miles from downtown. It offers a great family-oriented environment with beautiful tree lined streets. This neighborhood has a large selection of homes and is near transit so that it is an easy commute to downtown.

This community is next to Isabel Gates Webster Park, Lionel Hampton Park, and is within driving distance to Lake Palmyra which offers great fishing. This lake is a great place to catch some catfish or walleye. These are great additions to the neighborhood and will give the whole family a plethora of activities. There are also great schools located near Chalet Woods, including the Peyton Forest Elementary School.
Pros
  • beautiful green spaces
  • nice homes
Cons
  • not many shopping options
  • some not so nice parts
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Rich History But Struggling to Survive"

Joyland was an interesting place with a very rich history. It is a very small neighborhood that is located in southeast Atlanta. In the year of 1921, there was an amusement park that was built for African Americans in Joyland, but is no longer there. This was the only park at the time where African Americans could actually enjoy themselves. Many farmers, and farmland was seen in this area once upon a time. Joyland is apart of the NPU-Y. The Downtown Connector actually borders Joyland, which is also known as I-75/I-85.

There are many things to do in the area. One of the most popular attractions in Joyland is Joyland Park.This park is actually located at the very center of the neighborhood. In 1995, it ended up being renamed Arthur Langford Park.This was actually built in honor of one of the city councilmen. There is also a street that is named after Arthur Langford in Joyland. Even though the area is a small neighborhood, it is definitely a very nice place to actually live. The area is surrounded by larger areas where people actually do most of their shopping, etc. as well as attractions.
Pros
  • not too far from local attractions
Cons
  • Suffers from extensive foreclosures
Recommended for
  • Singles
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
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"Struggling But Holding On"

In the Atlanta metropolitan area, tucked away in the southwest corner, you will find Mellwood. The neighborhood covers the Susan Lane SW and Mellwood Avenue region. The area is a mix of residential and small local businesses. You won't find large corporations here.

Mellwood is mostly a family neighborhood. Not a lot of young singles live there. It has schools like the historical Mellwood Charter School which is older than most of the schools in Atlanta. It was formerly known as just Mellwood School. It is also near the Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy which is one of the best private schools in the entire region. Churches are small and spread out across the area such as the Martin Luther King International Chapel.

Near to Mellwood is Greenbriar Mall which anchors the region with shopping from Macy's and Burlington Coat Factory as well as dozens of local vendors. Today the mall also has a nightclub and up and coming music and record production stores. All this adds to enrich the local area. The Mellwood neighborhood is beginning a renaissance in its culture. Small businesses are popping up helping the economy. Mellwood has much to offer and is growing in its influence.

As it is part of Buckhead, children living in Memorial Park head off to the local Buckhead schools, unless parents chose to send their children off to private schools, which is a popular trend in the area. There are plenty of parks and recreational areas in the surrounding neighborhood, so children are able to play, along with take up sporting activities.

The shopping and other attractions are rather lax, as you need to head further south to really find any sort of real shopping, outside of the standard grocery stores. The closer you get to Atlanta on Interstate 75, the more shopping and restaurant opportunities you are going to find, and thanks to its close proximity, you don't have to travel far.
Pros
  • cheap real estate
  • nice green spaces
Cons
  • random retail shops bring a lot of traffic
  • some areas are a little rough
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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
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"Excellent Place to Raise a Family"

Randall Mill is one of the many neighborhoods comprising Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia. It is a residential neighborhood lined with trees in the northern part of Atlanta. Since it is a residential neighborhood, it relies on the schools catering to residents of the Buckhead area. Buckhead has public and private schools as well as a learning institution for children with special needs.

Near Randall Mill are several restaurants along I-75 on Northside Parkway and West Paces Ferry Road. They can be fast foods or restaurants serving Mexican or Thai dishes. Before or after dinner, one can take a treat at any of the theaters on Peachtree Road.

Shopping is never a problem for residents of Randall Mill. They can easily reach several retail outlets in the center of Buckhead. Shops can be found on Peachtree, Lenox and Piedmont Roads. This commercial area houses designer boutiques for the affluent, department stores and malls. The neighborhood is also near the Atlanta History Center and Buckhead Village.

Several shows are also held in different venues near Randall Mill. Those who love classical music may want to check out performances at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on Peachtree Street. One may also visit the World of Coca-Cola at Pemberton Place.
Pros
  • beautiful green spaces
  • nice homes
Cons
  • costly
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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
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"Potential at Princeton Lakes"

When looking to relocate, the Princeton Lakes community in Atlanta, GA is an excellent decision for individuals and their families. Located just minutes away from the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson airport, and highways I-85 and I-285 one will find many amenities and attractions.

Families and children will benefit from quality education accommodating all ages from The Deerwood Academy Elementary School, Bunche Middle School and Therrell High among other fine schools. For all those who participate there are local churches in close proximity to housing, and gyms to promote a healthy lifestyle.

With recent development and improvements this neighborhood is fully equipped with everything one needs to be comfortable and happy. There are many dine-in restaurants with delicious menus for that special night out as well as a multitude of fast food restaurants for on-the-go.

With the addition of Camp Creek Marketplace in 2003 residents can enjoy a variety of shopping. From fashionable clothing by many recognizable stores such as Old Navy and Lane Bryant, to HomeGoods and Lowe’s the consumer will surely have their needs met.

When visiting Princeton Lakes the prospector will find a pleasant and safe community full of convenience and entertainment ready for the whole family to enjoy.
Pros
  • newer shops & houses
  • nice food choices
Cons
  • lower resale value for houses
  • some areas still need a little work
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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
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"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
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"A Great Place To Live"

Peyton Forest is located in Georgia. It is 4 miles west of the downtown Atlanta area. Route 295 is nearby and so is Route 20, making great access in and around this neighborhood.

This is a kid friendly area, with plenty of good schools, the Peyton Forest Elementary School is just one of them. Many people that live in the area rave about the quality of the schools. They also like to have pets in this safe community. There are all different types of people that live in the area and they enjoy good work positions and a relaxing and happy lifestyle.

Great places to see in Peyton Forest are the Wren’s Nest museum, the Atlanta Aquarium and the Zoo Atlanta. The Georgia Dome, where the NFL Atlanta Falcons play, is not too far away. Another great place to visit when in the area is the Georgia World Congress Center, which is about five miles away, where great concerts are held. There are plenty of great restaurants for dining purposes and good shopping nearby.

Peyton Forest is wonderful place to live. Many people love to call it their home and they tend to stay there once they are a part of the community because they like it so much.
Pros
  • lovely shade trees
Cons
  • not much to do
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Upscale and So Much More!"

The Mt. Paran neighborhood is located off of I-75 in the Northwest part of Atlanta, GA. It is a very wealthy area, most of the homes there are valued at well over one million dollars. The major road that passes through is Mt. Paran Road. There are many large trees and even some lakes in the neighborhood.

Mt. Paran lies in the middle of Buckhead and Phipps Plaza, so it is a great place to live since there is so much shopping available. The Cumberland mall is also convenient to Mt. Paran for your shopping pleasure. The shopping opportunities are truly endless.

It is a very family friendly area. There are local parks, with great spots for walking dogs and children to play in. One local park is the Chastain Memorial Park. Many people enjoy taking care of their health, and they go to this park to exercise. So, it is a great place to meet all of your neighbors. There are also a ton of schools to choose from. Since it is a very wealthy neighborhood, most of the schools around are private and rather expensive.
Pros
  • Superior private schools
  • Close to the Chattahoochee
  • nice homes
Cons
  • pricey schools & houses
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Acres and Acres of Parks"

Memorial Park is located in the Buckhead suburb, which is found north of Atlanta. To reach Memorial Park, you need to take Interstate 75 North out of the city (Interstate 75 is one of the longest north-south Interstates in North America, as it continues into Canada, albeit by a different name). Memorial Park is a larger, 69 acre area of Atlanta's Memorial Park, and it has been around since in foundation in 1948 (many returning veterans from WWII settled down here at the conclusion of the war).

As it is part of Buckhead, children living in Memorial Park head off to the local Buckhead schools, unless parents chose to send their children off to private schools, which is a popular trend in the area. There are plenty of parks and recreational areas in the surrounding neighborhood, so children are able to play, along with take up sporting activities.

The shopping and other attractions are rather lax, as you need to head further south to really find any sort of real shopping, outside of the standard grocery stores. The closer you get to Atlanta on Interstate 75, the more shopping and restaurant opportunities you are going to find, and thanks to its close proximity, you don't have to travel far.
Pros
  • great parks
  • the schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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
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"Bold Brownstones"

John Hope was an educator in the early twentieth century. He was also a race leader who dealt with the issues that African Americans faced in the early twentieth century. He became president of Morehouse College. The path he lead through life cause the city of Atlanta to honor him by naming a neighborhood after him. Today, the John Hope neighborhood is a middle class neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia, It has relatively low crime rates. It is also where Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, and Morehouse college reside.

The neighborhood contains many scenic brownstone houses. There are many student housing options available in the area, including dormitory housing for students of the University. The neighborhood is near Georgia Highway 403. It rests between 8th Street and 14th Street. Charlie G's 11th Street Pub serves many of the inhabitants of the area.

The neighborhood is close to many shopping venues. The population tends to be on the younger side with a low population of seniors and empty-nesters. It is not considered to be a trendy neighborhood, but it is not un-trendy either. An active night life gives the young inhabitants many things to do when school is not in session.
Pros
  • up and coming
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Students
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
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"Feels Like Home"

Harland Terrace is a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, located to the west of the city off of Interstate 20. It is rather close to the downtown area, and only takes a few minutes drive to arrive in the city, so a daily commute shouldn't take very long. The neighborhood is on the smaller size, with a total population of under 2,000 and a total square miles radius of just over half a mile.

A majority of the individuals living in the neighborhood are on the younger side, as ages 20 to 30 are the average, making it perfect for your professionals and individuals who have just graduated college. Due to the small size of the neighborhood there is not much in terms of night life, as a majority of it takes place in the city. The further west you move outwards of the city, the more land you have and the better opportunities towards recreation.

The shopping scene is limited, but with its close proximity to the downtown area, it is just a short drive towards all the shopping of the city of Atlanta.

This holds true with the attractions, as the vast majority of activities and attractions are found within Atlanta itself.
Pros
  • beautiful trees
Cons
  • some areas are a little sketchy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Quaint and Quiet"

Ivan Hill is a rather small suburb outside of the Atlanta, Georgia area. There are only a handful of houses in the area, making it an incredibly small subdivision. In order to arrive by Ivan Hill, you just take Interstate 20/Georgia 402 east towards the Futon County Airport, then take Interstate 285 south until you arrive by Ivan Hill.

The entire land area is only roughly 31,000 square feet, which is incredibly small for a suburb or sub division. The location is made up mostly of family houses, with the median age in the 40s, although there are a large portion of younger children in the area.

There is not much space in terms of recreation, as children must go to schools out of the area, due to the small nature of the location. There are a few churches nearby, mostly southern baptist, but there is a Methodist church nearby. For a catholic facility you need to hear closer towards Atlanta.

As for the shopping and general attractions, there are smaller farmers markets and such in the area, as it is small enough to feature these options, but if you want the larger shopping malls and sporting events, you need to head northeast towards Atlanta.
Pros
  • great parks
  • interstate near
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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 4/5
  • 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
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"Tree-Lined Beauty"

Nestled on the Southwest corner of Atlanta, Georgia, Heritage Valley is a beautiful section of the city. The tree-lined streets are set in front of 1960's styled brick homes. Highway 285 runs through the middle of this community and allows you easy access to any of the city streets, as well as the retail areas.

The neighborhood children attend the nearby David T. Howard High School, while Adamsville Elementary and Bunche Middle School carter to the younger residents. All the schools are part of the Atlanta Independent School District.

This premier neighborhood has more than 500 business in or around Heritage Valley. Most of the 44,000 residents enjoy staying in contact with each other through the Heritage Valley Community Association newsletter that is published quarterly.

Even though there are few attractions within the Heritage Valley neighborhood, the area places you close to all the attractions Atlanta has to offer. Six Flags Amusement Park, the APEX Museum, Woodruff Arts Center and Atlanta Botanical Gardens are all a short drive away from the neighborhood.

Since the average age of the residents of Heritage Valley is only 32.1 years of age, this is a perfect community to start your family.
Pros
  • Convenient to the interstate
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"One of the Most Desireable Residents in the City"

Hanover West is an Atlanta neighborhood located along Defoors Ferry Rd. Interstate 285 runs in a circular pattern around the large neighborhood of the city, with both I-85 and I-75 also sandwiched in between.

If you get the hunger pain, check out the Waffle House, a southern favorite, or a Papa John's Pizza. With traditional schools combined with nontraditional, specific schools such as Georgia Japanese Language School and Atlanta Speech School, Hanover West has plenty to offer in terms of education.

You might be looking for a black suit for a formal event at Black Tie Formal Wear, or some tennis attire at the brand new "I Play Tennis" store. On the other hand, you may just need laundry soap at the Wal-Mart Super center. In any case, you can find what you need amongst Hanover West's' shopping choices.

If you are looking for a place to end your day in a relaxing atmosphere, kick back and grab some grub at Central City Tavern. With timely service, fantastic food, and $2 domestic cold brews on Monday night (perfect for football), this hangout hotspot is a favorite of all ages and social groups in Hanover West.
Pros
  • Active neighborhood association
  • Swim club
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Surrounded by Parks"

Florida Heights is located in the southern part of the city. Martin Luther King, Jr Drive is to the north and is south of I-20. The homes in this part of town are generally small. Many are run down and parts are overgrown. One of the things that keep people out of this area is the graveyard. Despite this unattractive feature, the area is redeemed with the nearby parks and Lake Palmyra.

Florida Heights is attractive because of the green spaces. Families with children could make a nice home here. It is important to note the area has pockets of crime. Real estate listings for Florida Heights are listed in the online business directory. You will find bungalows, standard apartments, commercial buildings and properties listed in the Florida Height area for sale or rent. Hotels and motels are located near the area and they offer excellent accommodations to visitors. Events take place in this neighborhood all throughout the year. Florida Heights has much to offer it's residents and visitors.
Pros
  • has some pretty affordable homes
  • nice parks
Cons
  • not much to do
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Affordable Homes Around Slow Growth Area"

If you are looking for affordable housing and a convenient location, consider the possibility of Hammond Park.

Hammond Park is located off of I-75 near Hapeville, East Point, and the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Air Port. Despite its close proximity to the airport, the neighborhood is still fairly quiet, according to residents.

This neighborhood has been rated as somewhat unsafe by residents. Although it is considered pet-friendly with lots of green space, it is not considered the best place for families.

On the other hand, there are fairly good schools nearby, especially the elementary school, according to ratings from parents in the area.

Conveniently located near several shopping centers. However, these are better for going to the grocery store or enjoying an inexpensive meal.

One of the best things about Hammond Park is how close it is to a lot of fun attractions in Atlanta. These include The World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, the Atlanta Zoo, and many others.

Hammond Park is not for everyone. Yet, if you are eager to find cheap housing prices and would like to live close to popular attractions, this neighborhood can be a good option.
Pros
  • Easy access to the city
Cons
  • crime in pockets
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • 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
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"Former Military Splendor"

Fort McPherson is a neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia. It is a community that is right near a military base and therefore has much significance to not only the city of Atlanta and the state of Georgia but to the entire nation as well. The neighborhood is where the Forces Command, Army Reserve Command and the Third U.S. Army was located. It was closed a few years ago.

As far as location is concerned, Fort McPherson is located in southwestern Atlanta. The area is about three miles from downtown Atlanta and is also eleven miles away from the Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, so the neighborhood is in a very central location in the city. The area itself is located on over 400 acres of land along with being at the historic district of the city. Fort McPherson is also part of the National Register of Historic Places as a result of its location.

Fort McPherson has plenty of places to shop, eat and spend time with the family. With many shops and parks in the area families have a great place to spend time with their loved ones. There are also places to worship as the area has numerous churches to attend at any time. The main attraction of the neighborhood is the historic district and the military base. This is one of the premier locale’s in the city of Atlanta and the state of Georgia.
Pros
  • Close to the city
  • nearby houses are pretty affordable
Cons
  • not much to do
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • 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 4/5
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"Corner of Lakeshore and Claire"

Lake Claire is a neighborhood within the city of Atlanta. The major roads going through the area are Georgia Route 10 and U.S. Highway 78. The neighborhood does not take its name from a body of water called Lake Claire in the area. A body of water by the name never existed. The neighborhood earned its name because of its location between Lakeshore and Clair Drives.

The 1,200 homes make up the area. Inhabitants of the neighborhood live in Dekalb County and their children attend the Atlantic City public school systems. Mary Lin Elementary School, Inman Middle School and Henry W. Grady high school serve the community's educational needs. Nearby neighborhoods include Kirkwood, Druid Hills and Decatur. A neighborhood association serves the needs of the inhabitants.

Candler Park borders Lake Claire. Candler Park is named after the Coca Cola company executive, Asa Greg Candler. The neighborhood contains one co-housing project. The co-housing project attempts to bridge the differences between a condominium and a commune, according to the Lake Clair Co-housing home page. The Lake Claire Community Land trust provides a refuge from the urban settings in the heart of the city. It provides additional recreational facilities to the city's inhabitants.
Pros
  • Big Lou the Emu
Cons
  • The NA can be a bit pushy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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
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"Center of Natural Wonder"

Morningside-Lenox Park is a neighborhood located on the eastern side of Atlanta. The neighborhood is rather in the middle of interstate 75 and interstate 285, Less then a mile from state route 45. This neighborhood is home to roughly 3,500 families living in the Atlanta area today. This residential neighborhood was founded in 1931, and includes the original subdivisions of University Park, Noble Park, Johnson Estates and Hylan Park.

Morningside-Lenox park is probably on the upper crest of neighborhoods in Atlanta. The majority of the population is white or Caucasian. If a public school system is your need this neighborhood is served by the Atlanta public school system. The following schools serve the area of Morningside-Lenox Park, Morningside Elementary, Inman Middle School, and Henry W. Grady High School. There are also numerous Private schools in the area for consideration. Within a couple miles of ones front door you will find, theaters, museums, shopping, parks, pools, and just about anything else one desires.

Morningside-Lenox Park is a younger neighborhood in age standard. The medium age seems to be between 30-35. The average house price in this neighborhood seems to be right around 500,000. Definitely a little more affluent neighborhood in the Atlanta area.
Pros
  • incredible greenspace
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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
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"Atlantas Comeback Kid"

The Old Fourth Ward in Atlanta Ga. is right off Interstate 75 via State Highay 10 as you head east. The number of parks and pet friendly trails are seeing a slow increase as this neighbohood is currently undergoing a re-vitalization project.

The Old Fourth Ward may have a storied past, that doesn't do it many favors, but thanks to the economic growth that Atlanta as a whole is seeing, many people feel that all of that is about to change. This is good for the many people who don't necessarily like to live where they work.

This neighborhood may not get a lot of good reviews from long time residents, but it does bode well with the newer residents who like the proximity to downtown shops and schools. There are many churches to be found in this neighborhood as well that serve many different denominations.

The Old Fourth Ward can easily be considered a bedroom community in that it is primarily for residences only while the main shopping and nightlife attractions lie in the downtown area. This neighborhood is also seeing a slow increase in the rankings of the best neighborhoods in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area.
Pros
  • Affordable, up-and-coming housing
  • Beltline access
Cons
  • Some crime and grime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • 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
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"Sweet Atlanta History"

Located northeast of Atlanta, Sweet Auburn is bounded on the north by Freedom Parkway. To the east is the Boulevard, while MARTA's East-West line, Oakland and Grand Park neighborhoods are at the southern edge. Downtown Atlanta is located to the west.

Sweet Auburn was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976. There's an annual Springfest Festival and each March Dr. King's life and work is celebrated with a MLK March and African-American Renaissance Festival. In the summer Sweet Auburn hosts the National Black Arts Festival. For children there's a Youth Art Connection and all ages enjoy the True Colors Theatre Company.

The Sweet Auburn Curb Market is a popular and historic market with local vendors, plenty of fresh produce, seafood, rare meat products and the famous Sweet Auburn Bread Company.

During the first part of the 20th century Sweet Auburn was a thriving area of Atlanta where the African-American community was dominant and successful. A notable and historic district, Sweet Auburn is home to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site and the Odd Fellows Building and Auditorium both included in the National Register of Historic Places. The Ebeneezer Baptist Church and many interesting sites are located nearby.
Pros
  • has nice activities to do in the summer
  • Rich history and culture
  • Sweet Auburn Curb Market
Cons
  • some areas are a little sketchy
  • Some crime
  • Some less desirable nooks and crannies
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Manufactured magnificence"

Long gone are the days when Whittier Mill was known for manufacturing cotton yarns, twines, banding and rope. What was initially established as a textile district for processing cotton, Whittier Mill Village has sprouted into a thriving community that relishes its past. As a tribute to the historic facility, the community preserved the mill’s original brick tower, which stands as a cherished relic in the center of Whittier Mill Park.

So captivating is this community, it was featured in This Old House online as a part of the “Best Old House Neighborhoods 2011: The South.” Whittier Mill Village also earned the distinct honor of being listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The homes in Whittier Mill Village are of the smaller, romantic Princess Anne architecture, with many dating back to the turn of the century. Newer homes are designed to perpetuate the era, as mandated by the Atlanta Urban Design Commission. Quietly and somewhat remotely, Whittier Mill Village is located only 10 miles north of the big city yet close to the awe-inspiring Chattahoochee River. The immediate vicinity offers a few interesting shops and restaurants, but passes on the more robust shopping and entertainment venues—a deliberate sidestep from encroaching urbanity.

Though yarn and rope are no longer manufactured in this community, Whittier Mill Village has country, class and charm all tied up!
Pros
  • great neighborhood association
Cons
  • no major shopping nearbuy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Decent dwellings in a good location"

Jump onto I-20 and get to Downtown Atlanta in less than 12 minutes. Catch Marta to Clark Atlanta University and be there in about 20 minutes. Or stroll over to Anderson Park to catch a baseball game within 30 minutes top. Whatever your fancy, there’s lot to do and see near the West Lake community.

West Lake’s convenience somewhat offsets unfavorable aspects of the community itself. Though not rampant with foreclosures, they do exist. And a cursory review of the AJC archives reveals most crime in West Lake appears to be of the burglary, theft and larceny variety as opposed to random violence. When violence does occur, most seem to be amongst rival high schoolers. With that said, deeper research is needed before making a buying decision, and of course, safety precautions are warranted when visiting this area. Most home values are around $30-$50K, with a few in obvious decline are priced as low as $15K. So if you’re in to fixer-uppers, this may not be a bad choice at all.

Local elementary schools include Stanton, White, Grove Park, Kindezi Charter and University Community Academy. Some of the middle schools serving the area are Turner and Kipp, while Carver, Washington, Douglass, Best and West End Academy make up the high school list.
Pros
  • Easy access to the city
Cons
  • some crime
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
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"A delightfully mixed bag"

Lately I’m really feeling Reynoldstown! With a mix of old and new, pricey and affordable, single-family and townhomes, and condos and apartments, this community offers a myriad of fine dwelling options. Closer to the Inman Park border, home values are high compared to the rest of the community. In fact, as of today, a wonderful four year old Craftsman home teases the market at $400K! Most other homes fall between $100K to $250K and span the spectrum of styles and amenities. Unfortunately, however, foreclosures are numerous.

Nevertheless, interesting abodes abound! Take the A&P Lofts. Once a warehouse and bakery for the A&P grocery chain, this building offers a unique take on city-suburban living with over 60 intriguing apartment homes. Lots of glass and windows, along with a rooftop observatory, invite the Atlanta skyline into perfectly positioned spaces throughout its premises. Similar homes are available to loft-lovers in neighboring buildings such as Miltown, Pent Manor and South Park.

I wouldn’t say this area has tons of fancy trappings, but it does have a whimsical allure to it. Situated near Cabbagetown and Grant Park communities, it shares in the area’s overall innovative and unconventional appeal. And as a part of Atlanta’s Beltline Project, Reynoldstown could shake out to be an even more interesting and desirable place to call “home.”

To find this great community, Reynoldstown is easily accessible to I-20 and southeast Memorial Dr as well as Dekalb Ave and Wylie St, SE. It is in walking distance to Lang Carson Park, Manigault Street Playlot and Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center.
Pros
  • great artsy vibe
  • reasonable cost of living
Cons
  • some parts still need a lot of work
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Not Quite the White House"

I’m usually a bit curious of communities ending in “Homes,” particularly when named after presidents. But Lincoln Homes made a favorable first impression! With minimal stereotypical reminders of neighborhoods in need of TLC, Lincoln Homes is tidy, peaceful and striving.

Newer properties on the market are priced between $50K to $90K for townhomes and $150K+ for single-family residences. Older houses are priced for less, while several foreclosures further depress home values.

About nine miles northwest of Atlanta, Lincoln Homes is practically enveloped by parks, including Lillian Cooper Shepherd, Abner Place, AD Williams, Carey, Gun Club, Sprink-Collins, Whittier Mill, Rockdale, Center Hill, Dale Creek and last but not least, the wonderful Chattahoochee Trail Park—all within less than a 31/2-mile radius of the Lincoln Homes community!

The parks are great for a growing family, as are the schools in this community. Lincoln Homes is near Scott, Bolton, Boyd, Usher and Towns elementary schools. Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy, Kindezi Charter School, Best Academy, Harper-Archer, University Community Academy, Douglass, Washington, Mays and North Atlanta High make up the area’s middle and high school roster.

Though not quite the area for a presidential palace, Lincoln Homes is a fabulous find for ordinary folks—like me!
Pros
  • on the Chattahoochee Trail
Cons
  • foreclosures dot the neighborhood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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
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"Wonderful Neighborhood"

Ormewood Park is actually a neighborhood that is located in the eastern part of Atlanta. This neighborhood has definitely been through some changes, and is constantly growing with much diversity.

Ormewood Park is actually home to a middle school that goes by the name of Neighborhood Charter School. This school takes care of the Grant Park area as well as Ormewood Park. The exact location of Ormewood Park is east of Grant Park and west of East Atlanta. It is also north of Confederate Street.

There are a few attractions such as museums in the Ormewood Park area. If you really want to do a lot of shopping and attraction visiting, then you should definitely plan on visiting the Grant Park area which is not too far from it. You will be able to take advantage of everything that this wonderful neighborhood has to offer. Since Grant Park is actually the fourth largest city in the area, you will be more than likely to do a lot of your shopping within that radius.

Ormewood Park is a nice place to live especially since they are remodeling the area, and building new homes, and town homes.
Pros
  • Just heating up
Cons
  • Some less desirable nooks & crannies
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"A Real Trooper of a Community"

Located between Downtown Atlanta and Hartsfield International Airport, Thomasville Heights borders Norwood Manor and Leila Valley communities, and is easily accessed from Moreland Ave and McDonough Blvd, SE. Modest bungalows, split –levels and ranches are the predominate home designs throughout the community.

Properties in Thomasville Heights are priced just at $100K and below. And though there are some indicators of neglect, most streets exude a pride that’s evidenced in the care and maintenance of the majority of homes.

Neighborhood schools include Atlanta Youth Academy, Thomasville Heights Elementary, Wesley International Academy, Carver School of Technology, Mt. Nebo Christian Academy, Atlanta Charter Middle School and Dobbs Elementary.

For things to do, Thomasville Heights is about three miles from Grant Park and the Atlanta Zoo. It’s also convenient to Browns Mill/McWilliams and Benteen Parks, and less than four miles south of Turner Field. Although there aren’t many shopportunites in the immediate area, with Marta transit or a quick drive to the city, Atlanta is sure to offer whatever you need.

In a community where most homes were constructed in the mid-1960’s, and with a surrounding metropolis hard-hit by an unyielding recession and high unemployment, Thomasville Heights is definitely holding its own.
Pros
  • great parks
Cons
  • no shopping nearbuy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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
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"A Tenacious Community of the Admirable Kind"

Tucked away just north of Fort McPherson yet easily accessible to Lakewood Freeway, as well as Campbelton and Cascade Roads, Venetian Hills is surrounded by established communities, popular parks and staple shopping—with renown colleges and universities a few miles beyond its perimeter. Area parks include John A. White, Oakland City, Adams, Sumner, Lionel Hampton, Falling Water, Perkerson and Spring Street—all within an approximate four-mile radius of the neighborhood.

Developed in the late 50s, Venetian Hills is endowed with many fully grown Southern pine, dogwood, redbud, catalpa and American sycamore trees—just to name a few! Towering hardwoods and foliage sprays frame most of the aging bungalows and ranch-style homes, while newly constructed dwellings punctuate the landscape at sparse and irregular intervals. Most of the homes for sale in Venetian Hills are priced below $80K and foreclosures are prevalent throughout. Yet, I sense the community embodies a strength and resilience that’s almost tangible. Most yards and homes are well-kept, though the opulence of other Atlanta communities is elusive in this area of town.

Public and private schools serving Venetian Hills include:

Venetian Hills Elementary School
Cascade Elementary School
Nsoromma School
International Preparatory Institute
Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary School
Paul D. West Middle School
Pathway Christian School
Kipp Strive Academy
West End Academy
Tri-cities High School
Therrell School Of Engineering, Math, And Science


All in all, the evidence is clear that Venetian Hills is poised to continue weathering the economic storm for as long as it takes to gain a meaningful a recovery.
Pros
  • close to several shopping centers
Cons
  • not much nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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 4/5
  • 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
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"The Epitome of Resilience"

With homes built between the late 1950s and early 1970s, Westwood Terrace is a mature and settled community. It is encircled by Beecher Street, Cascade Road, Benjamin E Mays Dr and Peyton Rd, SW, with I-20 running northeast of its perimeter. Westwood Terrace is sister to Beecher and Venetian Hills communities and shares many of the area parks and recreational facilities, but is particularly proud to be near the McGhee Tennis Center and the John A. White Golf Course.

Several short intersecting streets comprise Westwood Terrace, making it a small and intimate community where homes are modestly priced in the mid-$90K and below. Connally Elementary, International Preparatory Institute, Beecher Hills Elementary, Kipp Strive Academy, Nsoromma, Kindezi Charter, Turner Middle, Brown Middle, West End Academy, Washington High, Douglass High School, Greater Atlanta Adventist Academy and Best Academy -Carson make up the community’s robust school district.

Like other mellowing communities in surrounding areas, the people are what make Westwood Terrace special. You won’t find extravagant amenities, but you will find homeowners who take pride in preserving the neighborhood and appreciate the significance of being one of Atlanta’s established and vested communities.
Pros
  • neighborhood cohesiveness
  • Convenient to shopping
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Formally Attired"

Tuxedo Park—the name alone connotes quality, elegance and affluence. An audible gasp is the normal response when first touring this posh community. Distinguished estate homes are outfitted to the finest detail. Many of them dating back to the 1930s have been fully restored to masterpiece perfection.

Personally, I don’t know of many other communities with home sales consistently commanding double-digit million dollar prices. That’s why viewing Tuxedo Park is like peering into a whole new world—one that leaves you mystified and mesmerized. One that makes you recalibrate your compass and rethink your destiny (well at least it did for me!).

Shopping, entertainment, recreation and education are designed through the filter of excellence. Convenient to Buckhead, Lenox and Phipps Plaza, Tuxedo Park was planned and measured for a precise fit in every category.

Some of Georgia’s most preeminent schools reside in the Tuxedo Park community, including:

The Heiskell School
Pace Academy
The Galloway School
Smith Elementary School
Jackson Elementary School
Sutton Middle School
Atlanta Girls School
Holy Spirit Preparatory School
North Atlanta High School

Truly a landmark community, Tuxedo Park offers timeless architecture, spectacular gardens and every amenity imaginable for a neighborhood of this caliber.
Pros
  • Stately Homes
Cons
  • very expensive (but nice to look at)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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
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"Not a shrinking violet"

Like its sister community directly north, South Tuxedo Park is distinctive and beautiful. And though not quite as opulent and exclusive, this community deserves high marks for luxurious homes and picturesque landscapes. With several homes on the market priced between high six- and low seven-figures, this community boldly stand on its own.

South Tuxedo Park sits closely to Argonne Forest, Arden/Habersham and Peachtree Heights West communities, and is convenient to GA-400, Roswell Rd, West Paces Ferry and Peachtree Rd, NE. It shares Lenox-area shopping and dining with its namesake, and is in walking distance to neighborhood favorites like A Piece of Cake and The Capital Grille in Buckhead Village. Atlanta History Center, Bagley Park, Buckhead Branch Library and Atlanta Fish Market are additional attractions within one-mile walking distance.

In addition to those listed in Tuxedo Park, the following schools are proximate to South Tuxedo Park:

Brandon Elementary School
Christ The King School
Atlanta International School
Atlanta Girls School
The Westminster Schools

Lush greenery is ubiquitous throughout Buckhead, and the South Tuxedo Park extension is not overlooked. Mature oaks, dogwoods and pines add to the community’s southern character and charm. On its own merits, South Tuxedo Park is splendidly dressed indeed!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Mecca of Hip and Trendy"

Atlantic Station is becoming the mecca of all things trendy and fashionable. This place has everything you need and want in a community.

Want shopping? Check!
Want great food choices? Check!
Want entertainment? Check!
Want to save on gas? Check!

This is the ultimate in modern neighborhoods if you want to save gas. You can just walk everywhere and get what you need. The down side is the traffic caused by people coming into Atlantic Station to shop, dine, and be entertained. You risk getting run over by eager, beaver suburbanites trying to get to Ikea or the latest sale at White/Black department store.

The home choices vary. You can either live in one of the expensive high rises or opt for one of the townhomes or bungalows a few streets over. Regardless you will have easy access to Publix, Target, and did I mention Ikea?

If you won’t find sporting events at Atlantic Station but all you need to do is drive a couple of miles to get to the Georgia Dome or Phillips Arena. In the summer there are free movies in the courtyard to enjoy with your neighbors.

Atlantic Station, though pricey, is still a very nice place to live and hang out.
Pros
  • still relatively new and clean
  • great restaurants and retail shopping
  • nice variety of shops
  • plenty of entertainment
Cons
  • housing can get pricey
  • not fur suburbanites
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Bankhead Bouncing Back"

This neighborhood is located in southwest Atlanta. It is former home of the notorious Bankhead Homes and home to the Bounce Club where the Bankhead Bounce was created. It used to be a high crime area but is experienicing re-gentrification. Homes are in various conditions but a really cheap buy. There are a few gems left there.

Can’t give it much credibility in terms of condition. There is no significant shopping unless you drive to other parts of the city. There is an attempt to rebuild parts of it.

New mixed-use housing has been built to replace the old projects. There is a plan to build new stores in the area. Hopefully they will make sure there is adequate law enforcement.
The reputation for being a hard area with a lot of crime is hard to get past.

The homes on the East end of Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy, if renovated would look very nice. The streets are narrow and in some places unpaved.

This neighborhood has several parks including Center Hill, Rockdale, Matilda, and Grove Parks. They are mostly in good condition but do not have the amenities as other parks in the city.

This area is in close proximity to Six Flags off of I-20 and I-285. With a little TLC this area could become a great place to live.
Pros
  • close proximity to major interstates
  • affordable living
  • some established neighborhoods
Cons
  • higher crime rate
  • neighborhood can be a little sketchy
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Collier Heights Proper"

The Collier Heights neighborhood is the first community designed by an African-American. It is source of pride and renown because of this distinction.

The neighborhood sits between I-20 and I-285 for convenient access to the airport, shopping, and area attractions. It’s an easy drive on I-20 to the downtown area, historic black universities, and West End neighborhood.

The homes were built between the late 1940s and 50s and still retain their stately beauty among rolling hills and mature trees. They are well maintained and the neighborhood is mostly quiet. It gets congested on Holmes Dr which leads to Bankhead Hwy, MLK Jr. Dr, and I-20. There are several churches on that road too which can cause a lot of traffic on the weekend.

Over the years the neighborhood has declined. Traffic congestion from the highway brought in a bad element for a while but neighborhood patrols and cooperation from the police has stemmed much of the crime.

The school in the area include both public and private. Several prominent and historic public servants lived in the area so there is a huge source of pride.
Pros
  • access to public transportatton
  • decent schools
  • lots of redevelopment initiatives
  • major interstate access
  • nice homes
Cons
  • highly trafficked area
  • some areas need a little work
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Unmolested Beauty of Brookwood Hills"

Atlanta suburban living had it’s early roots in the Brookwood Hills community. Today this neighborhood is one of the most coveted places to live in the city. The residents are fiercely loyal and active in preserving the history and beauty of this mature enclave.

Several attempts have been made to expand and bring in a more commercial influence but all efforts have been aborted in one way or another. This goes to show that a neighborhood like this is likely to never be riddled with crime or lowered property value.

With its park-like atmosphere, it’s a favorite for kids. The green spaces, trails, and park are all welcome amenities for a growing family. The schools are good in this area, but it also boasts several high profile private schools like Woodward Academy, Marist School, and Pace Academy.

Recreation is a large part of everyday life in Brookwood Hills. In the center of the neighborhood is the community pool. It is where you will find everyone gathered on hot summer day Atlanta is famous for.

When you get a desire for shopping and dining out you will not be disappointed because there are so many great places to choose from. The neighborhood is accessible to I-85 and I-75 and on to shops and restaurants in the downtown area.
Pros
  • lots of room for kids to play
  • strong neighborhood association
Cons
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Cascade the Height of Affluence"

With a history of African-American affluence, Cascade Heights is one of the more sought after neighborhoods. Homes are in the quarter to half million dollar range are are in close proximity to I-285 and I-20 for easy access to the downtown area.

Family/Kid Friendly (recreation, schools, churches)
There are several schools in the area as well as churches. The quality of the schools are mediocre but there are a number of private schools in the area to choose from.

You are not too far from the new Camp Creek shopping center. It features major retailers, restaurants, and grocery stores. It seems to always be busy as evidenced by the traffic. It’s not a long commute to the airport. Being right off I-285 makes it easy to jump on all the major highways to go out of town or to work.

Near the Southwestern Arts center and just a few miles from major Atlanta attractions like Six Flags, Zoo Atlanta, Turner Field and much more.

Some may question the safety of this area but it is not more crime riddled (may be less so) than other areas of the city. It is a thriving and upwardly mobile community.
Pros
  • great community
  • lots of amenities for everyone to enjoy
Cons
  • may not be affordable for some
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"The Epitome of City Living"

Equally as enchanting as the name “Sherwood Forest,” the community has magical touches that set it apart at first glance. For starters, you’ll find a variety of home styles with unique and vivid character including suburban ranch, cape cod, American colonial, neo-eclectic and even a bungalow or two. As one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the Atlanta area, homes in Sherwood Forest reflect stature and elegance as only a “pillar” community can.

Mature trees adorn the neighborhood providing shade, color and wonderful aromatic scents in the height of Springtime. Strolling along residential streets, you’re sure to spot impressive oaks, magnolias, pines, silver maples or tulip poplars, as well as an array of perennial shrubs and flowers; hence, the name “Sherwood Forest” is indeed befitting.

The community has active involvement within the Sherwood Forest Garden Club, which focuses on maintaining the beauty of the neighborhood through education about horticulture and gardening. The club also celebrates the neighborhood’s heritage and traditions, while promoting community spirit and support for its residents. Schools in the area include Morningside Elementary, Inman Middle, Grady High and Atlanta International, while several schools for higher education are close by, including Savannah College of Art Design.

Seated near the split of I-85 from I-75N, Sherwood Forest is convenient to Midtown, Buckhead and Downtown Atlanta. It is flanked by many recreational and culturally interesting venues within walking distance, including Piedmont Park, Ansley Park Golf Course, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, the High Museum of Art and the Alliance Theater. And of course, there’s tons of great shopping and restaurants to make Sherwood Forest a truly treasured community.
Pros
  • close to everything
  • nice homes
  • plenty of shops & restaurants
Cons
  • cost of living is a bit expensive
  • traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • 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
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"Horse and Nature Lovers Welcome"

Home to Georgia’s International Horse Park, Rockdale owns the legacy of the equestrian venue for the 1996 Olympics. Today GIHP continues to serve as host for equestrian competitions as well as festivals, concerts weddings and sporting events. And if you’re lucky, you can even catch a reenactment of the Civil War!

GHIP also boasts catering services, mountain biking and horse riding trails, picnic pavilion, nature center, arboretum, hotel and golf course. Cherokee Run is a 7,000-yard, par-72 public golf course personally designed by Arnold Palmer.

Located 25 miles east of Atlanta, the Rockdale Community has modest to elaborate homes in various price ranges that occasionally tip the $1M mark. High schools in the area include Heritage, Rockdale and Salem, while middle school education is covered by Conyers, Davis, Edwards and Memorial. A few of the elementary schools to note are Barksdale, CJ Hicks, Flat Shoals and Hightower.

Rockdale, with its one incorporated city of Conyers, is a little lacking when it comes to dining variety. It offers the commonly expected restaurant selections like Applebees, Ruby Tuesdays and Red Lobster, with a few regional favorites like Waffle House, Folks and Picadilly’s Cafeteria. Two locally acclaimed restaurants are Chianti and Seven Gables, both of which are frequently visited and exclusive to Rockdale. And of course, the fast-food establishments line the major drag from the I-20 corridor down the first 5-mile stretch of Hwy. 138.

After a lot of growth and expansion over the last eight years, Rockdale County has settled into a wonderful community for raising a family or retirement. Singles, however, are out of luck, as the nightlife in Rockdale is all but non-existent.
Pros
  • area history
Cons
  • no nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
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"Country Nestled in the City"

Exquisite homes priced just above half- to the cool low-millions, neighboring access to Chattahoochee River National Park, and a stone’s throw from upscale shopping at the Galleria and Cumberland—all converge to make Whitewater Creek Community the ideal destination for ‘the good life’ chasers.

Without a doubt convenient access to the Chattahoochee is the most compelling draw. The idea of having a national treasure in your own backyard is like hitting the jackpot on the way to cashing your lottery ticket! Fishing, canoeing, white water rafting, scenic walking trails and the rugged beauty of the river itself offer residents more outdoor bliss than seems fair to the rest of us.

Whitewater Creek’s proximity to I-75 and 285 is close enough to numb the pain of a high-traffic commute (well at least a little). It is situated alongside Mt. Paran and Northside Woods communities, near Powers Ferry and Paces Ferry Roads. Schools in the area include Lovett, Trinity, Westminster, Pace, Maria Montessori, Jackson and Holy Spirit Preparatory, making travel between good schools and work pleasantly doable.

So move over Bora Bora, Waikki and all other exotic get-aways. If you’re looking for something truly special in the way of nature, convenience and prestige, Whitewater Creek definitely rises to the occasion.
Pros
  • Expansive green space
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • 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 2/5
  • 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
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"Pine Hills - Something for Everyone!"

Centered between Lenox and E Roxboro Roads, Pine Hills is a wonderfully located suburb close to North Druid Hills, Lindbergh and Cheshire Bridge Road. Being positioned nine miles outside of Atlanta only adds to the idealistic locality of this east Buckhead extension. With so much to see and do in the Pine Hills Community, residents should never grow bored. And in the unlikely event they do, Marta is there to whisk them away!

Also close to Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, Pine Hills is convenient to one of Georgia’s best shopping districts, which includes national chains like Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales and Neiman Marcus. Additionally, many local, iconic restaurants and entertainment venues are proximate to Pine Hills, including Bones, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Blue Room jazz club.
As one of the few swim-tennis neighborhoods in the area, Pine Hills includes homes ranging from quaintly modest to near-palatial. This wide span of homes values makes for an eclectic mix that’s often endearing and intermittently astounding.

Minutes from GA-400 and Interstates 75 and 85, Pine Hills is easily accessible for daily travel—while community parks like Bagley and Shady Valley offer weekend reprieve to beleaguered commuters. So whether you enjoy shopping, fine dining or outdoor leisure, Pine Hills can deliver exactly what you’re looking for!

National Society High School, Sara Rawson Smith Elementary School, Woodward Elementary School, Atlanta International School, Garden Hills School and Herzing University are a few notable academic institutions in the immediate area, making it a great choice for young couples and growing families.
Pros
  • great shopping
  • culture
Cons
  • can get caught in congestion during the week
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 2/5
  • 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
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"Incredible Schools and Community"

Founded in the early 1900s, Underwood Hills has matured into a desirable community for raising a family, downsizing the empty nest or even retirement for active seniors. At either end of the spectrum, residents fit comfortably in this community with its diverse options for homes and amenities. Whether strolling along Ridgeway Drive, Springer Street or Defoors Ferry Road, you’ll be greeted by beautifully maintained homes of both the contemporary and traditional varieties. With parts of the neighborhood geared toward single-family houses, and other parts reserved for multi-family townhomes, the community truly has something for everyone.

Underwood Hills boasts strong community participation in its neighborhood association, which protects and enforces common interests and values amongst residents. Such community connection is evident in its kept park and playground, which offer endless fun and recreation to kids and adults alike. Weekly Friday playdates and Mom’s Night Out are hits within the community and indicative of its supportive commitment to families. Residents coordinate play and learning for kids, while arranging personal excursions for deserving moms.

Also as a tight-knit community, residents maintain an active online forum and web presence to communicate about services, traffic, crime, zoning and schools. (They even sport the pride of their community on T-shirts sold to raise funds for community up-keep!) Additional nearby recreational sites for the avid outdoorsman (or woman) include Howell Mill at Beaverbrook Park, Northcliffe/Brookview Park and Cross Creek Golf Course.

Proximate to Underwood Hills, Atlanta Girls School, The Lambert School, Atlanta International School, Benjamin Elijah Mays High School, North Atlanta High School and The Howard School are regarded as preeminent learning centers within the Fulton County educational system; while local business favorites include the Big Easy Grill, Horizon Home Furniture and Gotta Dance Atlanta.
Pros
  • big shade trees
  • nice parks for kids
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"The Wonder of Wyngate"

Much like other established areas in Buckhead, the Wyngate Community is both scenic and sophisticated. The high-end homes are architecturally beautiful, while plush trees and shrubs add to the visual aesthetics of traversing streets and common grounds. Wyngate is easily accessible from Northside Drive and Wesley Road, and nestled alongside other incredibly impressive neighborhoods including Arden/Habersham, Peachtree Heights and Haynes Manor.

Residents of Wyngate are served by many notable schools, both public and private, including North Atlanta High School, The Heiskell School, Christ the King School, Morris Brandon Elementary School, The Westminster School, Pace Academy, Atlanta Girls School, Sutton Middle School, Atlanta International School and the Portfolio Center—all within a five-mile radius of the Wyngate Community.

Culture and entertainment are not lost on the prestigious community of Wyngate. Situated near a thriving business district, bustling retails and celebrated restaurants, finding the right shopping and entertainment is an effortless pursuit. One area attraction within walking distance is the Atlanta History Center whose campus houses the Centennial Olympic Games Museum, Swan House and Kenan Research Center, along with six historic gardens. The Atlanta History Center also offers programs for toddlers to teens, as well as adults, which include annual festivals, music series and summer camps.

The Wyngate Community is ideal for progressive singles and families who enjoy a lifestyle of comfort, convenience and culture.
Pros
  • beautiful trees
  • clean and green
  • neighborhood stability, for the most part
Cons
  • disconnected from more predominant and notable areas in the city
  • homes can be pricey
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Charming Homes the Stigma Remains"

I remember this neighborhood from visiting my grandmother. It had wide, clean streets and lots of kids in the neighborhood. At the time it was a diverse mix of residents, but soon most of the original people moved out and the property and neighborhood began to decline.

This neighborhood, located in Southwest Atlanta off of Metropolitan Pkwy, Lee Street, and the proposed Beltline, is said to have an excellent view of the capitol building downtown. It features 1920s style bungalow homes and has some of the best prices in the city. The appeal and charm of the homes is the attraction for many planning to move into area.

Though the area is on the upswing it is still rebuilding from a bad reputation. Crime is not as high but there are still occasional incidences. This neighborhood has one of the best schools in the city so it may be worth the look.

The area would be more attractive if there were more shopping. You have to travel to nearby neighborhoods to get to coffee shops, grocery stores, and shopping centers. It is a ten minute commute to the airport and other areas within the city.

Attractions
There are two great parks in the area to hang out in and meet your neighbors. It’s an easy ride to downtown attractions like the Georgia Dome, Phillips Arena, the Zoo, and other popular attractions.
Pros
  • affordable homes
Cons
  • traces of crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • 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 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Learning and Playing in Druid Hills"

The beauty and history behind the Druid Hills neighborhood is fascinating.

Location in the City (Highways)
Druid Hills is a part of the City of Atlanta and Dekalb county. It is most noted for being the home of Emory University and can be accessed by Ponce de Leon and Freedom Pkwy. The neighborhood itself was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, who also designed Central Park in New York.

Family/Kid Friendly (recreation, schools, churches)
This is a great place to raise a family because of the quality schools, green spaces, and overall living space. The homes are old but elegant. They are pricey too. There tends to be a lot of congestion in the area because of the university and the CDC being in the same vicinity.

Shopping
Because this is generally a student intense area there are many places to shop and eat in many price ranges. There are great places to hang out, shop, or eat along Ponce de Leon and through Clifton Rd.

Attractions
One of the greatest reasons to live in this area are the Fernbank Natural History Museum and Planetarium. There is a golf club and other parks to relax and play in.
Pros
  • affordable apartments
  • great community for all ages
Cons
  • road congestion
  • can be a bit pricey for homebuyers
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
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"An Eclectic Mix of Eateries and Shopping"

The neighborhood may be one of Atlanta’s best kept secrets! If you are looking for an affordable place to live that is close to everything this is the place. The only downside at the moment is the large student population because of Georiga Tech and Georgia State University but that is rapidly changing.

This is a 100 year old community that was established to accommodate the Atlantic Steel Company workers. It was a thriving community with stores, eateries, and places of worship. The mill closed and the neighborhood went down. In the 1990s there was renewed interest because of the Olympics and the Atlantic Station development.

At the same time Georgia Tech was expanding and needed more housing for the influx of students. They turned their attention to the Home Park area since it was an adjacent community. Most of the living space was turned into student-friendly housing so there are now very few individually owned homes.

Despite the student population it is still a thriving area. The neighborhood association has made marked improvements and the retail shops are some of the best around.

You can’t beat Sublime Donuts for the best donuts in town. The nightlife scene is very active whether you want sports, comedy, or a quiet evening.

Home Park is zoned for some of the best schools in the city so it is a great place to raise kids. It is also convenient to the major highways and great activities in the downtown area.
Pros
  • Great eating places
  • Convenient to shopping
  • Great schools
Cons
  • Rowdy student neighbors
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Ben Hill - The Rise, Fall, and Attempt to Revitalize"

When I was a little girl I remember visiting this neighborhood with my parents to go shopping at Greenbriar Mall and visit friends that lived there. It was a thriving area with shops, food, and easy access to entertainment and events in the city.

Greenbriar Mall was the place to be in the late 70s and 80s. All the major retailers were there and new ones were coming in all the time. The area was relatively safe and the home were well maintained and moderately priced.

There are a few now famous people who came from the Ben Hill area, including recording artists Kriss Kross, the kid rap music duo that had all the girls going crazy for them.

These days the Ben Hill area is very different. The mall is all but shut down because most of the large retailer left due to crime and a shift to the Camp Creek area. There was an industrial park that was quite active. It has very few companies left now.

Despite the decline in retail space there has been an uptick in the entertainment industry for the area. Greenbriar Pkwy is the location of the Tyler Perry Studios. There are also several record labels that call the area home.

The Ben Hill area is trying to recover but it is still marred by social decline, crime, and the continuous shift of major retailers to other areas.

You will find reasonably priced homes in the area, a couple of parks, and churches. The schools are not top schools so you may opt to choose a private school for your kids.
Pros
  • Convenient to the interstate
Cons
  • congestion around shopping center
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Community for Golf Lovers"

This little neighborhood has a rich southern history. It is situated in the eastern most part of Atlanta and used to be part of a plantation then was bought by East Lake Land Company in the 1890s. The area was developed for the affluent as well as the average worker as a place to live and raise a family.

East Lake is still a great place to raise a family and interact with neighbors each day. The homes are affordable and the local charter school ranks high academically. There is an active neighborhood association and there is even a security patrol that works closely with Atlanta police.

You have your basic stores and restaurants that is common for most thriving neighborhoods. There are two golf courses including the East Lake Golf Club home of the PGA Tour Championship.

Access to the highway is between two and four miles. The daily commute traffic is typical for Atlanta so you have to plan your departure and arrival times perfectly to avoid getting caught in what seems like the worlds biggest parking lot on weekdays. On weekends you can stroll up and down the sidewalks and talk to your friendly neighbors. Or you can stop by My Coffee Shop @ East Lack for a while and soak in the atmosphere and drink their delicious coffee.
Pros
  • Affordable, up-and-coming housing
  • Location
Cons
  • Distance from interstate
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Candler Park"

A neighborhood named after a park! Now who wouldn’t want to live in a place like that?

The park is surrounded by the Bungalow and Victorian style homes built in the 1890s, which make up the Candler Park neighborhood

Large green space that is perfect for families with children. It has a rolling golf course and playground to keep the kids busy and happy for hours.

There are great schools with involved parents so it’s perfect for raising a family. The close-knit community association is dedicated to preserving the space for future generations.

Candler Park is adjacent to Inman Park and other prominent neighborhoods. It’s near Freedom Parkway and I-85 which give you easy access to the downtown area and other parts of the city. It is also convenient to I-20 with easy access to shopping and restaurants as well as churches.

The park is perfect for a lazy day, swimming in the summer, and walking the dog. It is very spacious with over 55 acres of green space to enjoy!

This mixed neighborhood with an eclectic feel and much history to be savored.

Fall Fest happens in October in the park to bring the community together. There have been three other festivals in the park over the years, but with each new one it gets better and better.
Pros
  • Expansive green space
  • Close community
Cons
  • Daily commute congestion
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Mill Town Turned Artist Haven"

One of those rare country-style neighborhoods in the city, Cabbagetown has seen it’s share of ups and downs. Its rich history began in 1881 as an industrial settlement. Through various closures, reopenings, fires, and tornados this community has seen it all but continues to bounce back.

Though it saw a decline in the 1950s and 1960s, residents fought to bring it back to life. Artists moved into the area and started revitalizing the neighborhood in the 1980s. From that point the community continued to grow and become one of the most popular places to live.

The homes are renovated warehouses and row houses that lend to the neighborhood charm. During the industrial age the homes were built to house the factory workers. The mill owners also maintained the homes until it closed.

There are various shops and restaurants in the revived neighborhood. There is a strong artist community as well as schools and churches that creates a close knit community.

In March 2008 a tornado tore through the neighborhood, destroying and damaging many homes and business. Despite the destruction the residents have rebuilt and carries on the strong tradition.

The neighborhood was not build for a lot of vehicle traffic so it can get quite congested on the narrow streets. The neighborhood is convenient to I-20 and downtown for work and pleasure.
Pros
  • Culture
  • Quaint homes
Cons
  • Perodic Congestion
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
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"Berkeley Park Revitalization"

Berkeley Park is a neighborhood that is experiencing a revival of sorts. It was name an official Atlanta neighborhood in 1996 once again. It is near Atlantic Station so that may have been a part of making this part of town come alive again.

BP sits between Northside Drive and Howell Mill Rd and their is easy access to Interstate 75. It is within walking distance of the local grocery store and other shops. Getting downtown is simple considering the vicinity of the highway.

There is a strong neighborhood association so you can be sure any problems will be addressed in a timely manner. They are diligently building up the community to make it a safe place to live for everyone, especially families with children.

With the exception of a few loud parties a college student neighbor may throw it is a relatively quiet place to live. Crime in the area is not very high. There is the occasional car break-in but nothing more.

This area is home to several businesses, artists, and theaters. Entertainment is just a short drive or bus ride away. There is one park nearby but you may find more options in other neighborhoods.
Pros
  • Close to shopping
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Petty crime
  • Loud college students
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
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"Affluence Meets Trendy"

Brookhaven
If you love upscale living in a traditional neighborhood you will love Brookhaven. It is in uptown Buckhead so you are never far from the lush lifestyle.

The homes are expensive but if you can afford to live in this area you are in for a treat. Throughout this neighborhood you will find well manicured lawns and people.

There are numerous shops and restaurants to choose from and you are not very far from Lenox Mall and the business district.

The traffic can be pretty bad during the weekday and with new construction it can be challenging to get to the interstate and through uptown.

I can’t say this is a great place for kids if you are looking for space if you are thinking of living closer to the Buckhead end. It is lacking as the more affordable places are apartments. But if you want to live away from the hustle and bustle on the other end of Peachtree-Dunwood Rd you will find it more amiable to families with children. The schools are great in this area as well.

There is a bit of history to Brookhaven and it is quite beautiful. It’s close to the train station so you will not have any problems get around the other parts of the city to catch a game or play.

There are new place to shop and new restaurants opening all the time. You will never have to worry about being bored because the nightlife is incredible.
Pros
  • Easy access to the city
  • Family friendly
  • perfect for students
Cons
  • Perodic Congestion
  • Pricey
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
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
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"Atkins Park Square"

This neighborhood has only three streets but it is a thriving area for many reasons. It is in the southeast corner of Virginia Highlands and it is near midtown.

Atkins Park has a rich history as with many neighborhoods in this part of the city. The Atkins Park Restaurant has been in business since the 1920s and is still going strong. There are other shops and restaurants that line up right behind the homes so it is an easy to walk to pick up a few things.

The homes a variety of styles from Colonial to Tudor. There are arches and gateways into the neighborhood that add to the charm. The homes are quite pricey but it is rare to see them up for sale.

You will not be at a lose for entertainment because there are many venues close by. Ponce de Leon is the main road running through to the downtown area so you can get to the Fox Theatre and other events in the city.

The traffic in this area can get congested, even on the weekends if there are events at the parks nearby.

All in all it’s a nice place to live if you are a professional single or couple.
Pros
  • Gorgeous old homes
  • Instant access to great shops/restaurants/bars
Cons
  • Crowded on weekends
  • Pricey
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"One of the Top Neighborhoods in America"

This is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Atlanta. The homes are charming and remains the center of attraction for many who visit the city. This is a busy part of the city because is sits just outside the downtown area.

The schools and family friendly attractions are also a big draw. This neighborhood is walkable with sidewalks and winding roads.

If you love nature you will love living here because the Botanical Gardens and Piedmont Park are both within walking distance. Throughout the year there are festivals and holiday events so you will always have something to do.

The homes are quaint though they do run in the higher price range. Most have been renovated or are under renovation.

It has been designated as one of America’s Top 10 Neighborhoods, a first for an Atlanta neighborhood.

Raising kids in this area is great for teaching about culture and the rich history of Atlanta. There are 14 parks within walking distance as well as shops and restaurants. If you want a bit more in the way of entertainment, head into the downtown area for a variety of choices.
Pros
  • arts, culture, and much more
  • beautiful stately homes
  • great green spaces
  • nice & quiet
Cons
  • traffic...but that is almost anywhere in Atlanta
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Bungalow Charm"

This neighborhood is a hidden treasure in the southwestern part of the city of Atlanta. Diverse and culturally mix it holds a unique appeal to urbanites looking for a suburban feel.

I think the greatest appeal are the bungalow-style homes that make up this neighborhood. They have large porches on large lots which offers plenty of space for kids and adults alike to hangout and play.

The wide streets are another reason people love this place. They are much wider than other neighborhoods so it gives an continued sense of openness. There are two parks in the neighborhood and it’s not uncommon to see a game of kickball going on, even in the winter.

The neighborhood is a mix of long time residents and newcomers. Unfortunately, the growth is not as rapid as they would like because it doesn’t have a good school yet. There are rumors that some of the residents have a plan in motion to get a charter school built which will attract more people.

Shopping, arts, and entertainment are only a couple miles away in downtown Atlanta and through streets along the way. The Georgia Dome and Phillips Arena as well as Centennial Olympic Parks.
Pros
  • Friendly folks
  • Historic fixer-uppers
  • Parks
  • decent access to major thoroughfares
  • diverse community
Cons
  • Some less desirable nooks and crannies
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • 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 1/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Historic Hip Castleberry Hill"

This part of town has been transformed into an arts mecca. Living and working in this area is an artists dream. Apparently, in the 1980s artist began transforming the warehouse space into living and work spaces. Then loft living became all the rage and Castleberry Hill began it's transformation from industrial complex to urban living center.

The historic value of Castleberry Hill was enough to get it recognized as a Landmark District. Railroads as old as the city of Atlanta run through the neighborhood. After the Civil War, Castleberry Hill grew and thrived as a business district. A century later businesses began relocating leaving the warehouses empty until the 1980s.

Now the neighborhood is thriving with lofts, restaurants, and bars, not to mention art. Each year there is a street arts festival which brings in thousands of visitors. Since it's located near the Georgia Dome, Phillips Arena, and The World Congress Center, there is no slowdown in traffic on the weekends.

This neighborhood also sits near the downtown business and legal district so there are city workers living in the area as well. I would not try to raise children in this area as there is not enough green space for kids to play and be relatively safe.
Pros
  • Art scene
  • great new art district
  • Nice art galleries
  • trendy and sophisticated
Cons
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Adamsville - Great recreation center"

This little neighborhood has had it's ups and downs throughout they years. Growing up in Adamsville as a child was a little oasis for me. I didn't know that it was the "hood" because I lived in a brand new house in a subdivision built in the early 80s.

It sits between I-285 and I-20 so it is easy access to all the major highways and downtown Atlanta. The immediate neighborhood doesn't have much shopping but if you hop on I-20 west you will run into a couple of malls and large grocery stores.

The schools in the area are average and doesn't offer much for the involved parents. There are a few parks and a huge recreation center. So you have the opportunity to play and exercise in modern facilities.

The neighborhood is old but there are a few newer subdivisions. The cost of living is moderate so you will get a lot for your money. Unfortunately this area has a lot of low income neighborhoods and is very urban.

Adamsville is close to Six Flags Over Georgia and other attractions in the downtown Atlanta area. This is not one of the best neighborhoods but it is a gateway to many attractions and convenient to the city.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Beautiful Inman Park"

Inman Park is known for it's beautiful homes and wide spaces. I love because of the mature trees and winding roads. Many homes have been renovated and the neighborhood is under constant improvements. When I drive through I can't help feeling a sense of peacefulness and urban chic.

It is a family friendly place with a lot of open spaces. If you have small children it is important to have a home with a fenced yard because it is too easy to run into the street. The people are friendly and there are plenty of activities to get involved in. The Inman Park pool is a popular place during the summer to cool off.

There are several shops and restaurants around to frequent. They are locally owned and operated. I especially love the small town feel even though it is only a few minutes from downtown Atlanta.

It's a quick commute to a downtown office and any sporting event or concert. There are regular neighborhood festivals, fairs, and concerts to keep you busy throughout the year.
Pros
  • Plenty to see & do
  • Great access to several major interstates
  • great green spaces
Cons
  • Can be pricey
  • Parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters

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