5.3 out of 10

Whittier Mill Village

33.8104675517876 -84.4820612847314
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids


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

"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!
  • great neighborhood association
  • no major shopping nearbuy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

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