Millennials are on the move. A majority of home buyers in 2018 are millennials according to the National Association of Realtors. Atlanta has been touted as a city that millennials have been flocking to thanks to a booming job market (especially in the aerospace, agribusiness, and energy industries), vibrant urban life, and affordable housing. Today, millennials make up around 15% of Atlanta’s population, which has grown to approximately 90,000 people.
If you’re a millennial looking for the best places to live in Atlanta, here are some great neighborhoods to look out for:
Notable corporations like The Cola-Cola Company, AT&T, Equifax, IBM, and Investco have offices here. Live near this booming, bustling neighborhood where the BeltLine multi-use trail makes getting from one place to the next quite easy. But Midtown isn’t all business, as this neighborhood is also known as the “Heart of the Arts.” Admire the avant-garde at the High Museum of Art, listen to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, watch a play at the Alliance or Fox theatres, or tour SCAD.
Despite being part of the Atlanta Metro area, Decatur is a city on its own and is favored by both single professionals and young couples. Decatur has small-town feel thanks to the older turn-of-the century single family homes, bungalows and cottages, but head downtown and millennials will find a lot to do in Decatur. Downtown Decatur has plenty of great restaurants, pubs, and shopping, and often hosts festivals and concerts. This progressive city does its best to involve the residents on a civic level, and new families will feel right at home from the start.
With gorgeous Victorian and colonial-style historic homes lining the streets, Virginia-Highland offers a gorgeous neighborhood and proximity to places like the popular BeltLine. This neighborhood’s name comes from the intersection of its two main streets where chic coffee shops, bars, restaurants, and shops are located. “VaHi,” as the community is known to its residents, also boasts the oldest restaurant in Atlanta, the Atkins Park Restaurant which serves food until 3 a.m.
Known as the “Beverly Hills of the South,” Buckhead offers a variety of boutiques and the best of fashion, with hundreds of shopping outlets like Phipps Plaza and Lennox Square mall. Enjoy shows and concerts at The Chastain Park Amphitheater or the Buckhead Theatre. This trendy, upscale neighborhood offers a variety of housing options, from new single-family homes, historic townhomes, sprawling estates on rolling green hills, and cutting-edge high-rise condos.
Enjoy the vibrant nightlife, eclectic options for food, drinks and entertainment and booming job sector of this millennial metropolis. Learn more about the communities of Midtown, Decatur, Virginia-Highlands, and Buckhead.
Call Natalie Gregory, an expert in Atlanta real estate, at 404-550-5113 or email her at Natalie(dotted)Gregory(at)Compass(dotted)com today and find Atlanta, GA homes for sale, in the best neighborhood for you.