No matter what stage of life you’re in, Atlanta is an incredible city to call home. If you’re single, looking to buy your first home, or you want to be close to work and everything else, you may want to check out these neighborhoods. They have plenty of shops and restaurants, parks, a vibrant social scene, and an eclectic selection of one to two-bedroom condos, townhouses, bungalows, Victorians, and more.
- Inman Park
Less than 10 minutes east of Downtown, Inman Park is a beautiful historic neighborhood and is a great live/work/play kind of place. Residents here enjoy easy access to diverse restaurants and cafés, shopping, and outdoor recreation.
Inman Park is one of the nation’s oldest garden suburbs and it’s the city’s oldest planned neighborhood. Along its tree-shaded streets, you’ll find everything from Victorians to newer homes to pre-WWII bungalows.
Bike and walk on the Beltline Trail, meet new people and enjoy the fresh air at neighborhood parks, grab a book and read among the flowers at nearby gardens.
Top employers in the area include Emory University, AT&T, and UPS.
The community also likes to get together. The Inman Park Festival is one of the most anticipated annual events and features a street parade, a tour of homes, and plenty of food, dancing, and live musical performances.
Nestled between Buckhead and Downtown, Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood is the heart of the city’s art, sports, and entertainment scene. Its location between two of the city’s biggest commercial and financial districts also makes it one of the best places to live in Atlanta for professionals.
A mecca for creatives, this neighborhood is blooming with art and diversity. The Arts District is where you’ll find the Fox Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center, High Museum of Art, the Center for Puppetry Arts, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
High-rise condos and apartments define the area’s skyline. World-class dining, shopping, and entertainment can be found right along Peachtree Street.
There’s also a wide range of businesses and companies here. The biggest employers include Georgia Tech, Equifax, Investco, and more.
Relax, soak in nature, go on a picnic, swim, play tennis, and celebrate community events at Piedmont Park, next to which is the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Centered around the intersection of Virginia Avenue and North Highland Avenue, Virginia-Highland is one of Atlanta’s most coveted neighborhoods.
Nicknamed VaHi, this neighborhood is famous for its bungalows and historic properties. Originally founded as a streetcar suburb in the early 20th century, today, it’s one of the city’s most walkable neighborhoods with shops, restaurants, and more within easy reach of homes.
The area’s top employers include AT&T, UPS, and Emory University.
Virginia-Highland is well known throughout the city for its eclectic mix of bars, shops, and restaurants. It’s exciting yearly events, including the Summerfest Festival and the Tour of Homes, are the highlights for the city.
Home to the third largest business district in Atlanta, Buckhead features a highly urbanized core comprised of luxury condominiums, hotels, and high-rise office buildings along Peachtree Road less than 20 minutes north from the heart of Atlanta.
Buckhead is also known for its world-class restaurants and incredible shopping. Home to Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, this neighborhood is one of the city’s best shopping destinations.
Buckhead was originally established in the late 1800’s as a vacation spot for Atlanta’s wealthy residents. This still echoes in its charming residential neighborhoods featuring tree-lined streets with large single-family homes surrounded by lush, dense woods.
Notable employers include Wellstar Health Systems and Suntrust Bank.