Intown Atlanta Neighborhood Guide
There are so many Atlanta neighborhoods, each with their own personality and unique amenities. To help you with your search, we've created the Intown Atlanta neighborhood guide! You will be able to learn more about each neighborhood, get a better understanding of the school systems, neighborhood restaurants, festivals, parks, real estate market and of course, search for all the homes for sale by Atlanta neighborhood.
Looking for a home in one of Atlanta's most popular "Intown" neighborhoods? To follow are the most charming, historic, affluent, and popular communities near Downtown Atlanta. You will be able to learn more about each area, including real estate values, local attractions, and schools. Scroll down to view each of the neighborhoods, or if you have a particular area in mind, just select it from the list below.
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This luxurious intown neighborhood features some of Atlanta’s most beautiful homes and was where author Margaret Mitchell once called home. Located just west of Piedmont Park and bordered by Piedmont Avenue and Peachtree Street, Ansley Park (zip code 30309) is considered one of Atlanta’s premier and most affluent neighborhoods with oodles of historic charm!
Just minutes from Downtown Decatur and Atlanta, this picturesque historic city offers residents that small-town feel. Avondale Estates is a place where a traditional neighborhood shares a wonderful setting with a healthy, vibrant downtown area. Neighbors go out of their way to get to know each other and make time to greet fellow residents and friends. Home styles range from Tudor Revival to mid-century ranch, as well as several new construction Craftsman style homes speckled throughout the area.
Located on the northern edge of the Buckhead business district, this affluent neighborhood was originally developed around 1910 as Atlanta's first country club neighborhood. Brookhaven is an elegant enclave of large Tudor inspired homes as well as Colonial, Georgian, and English cottage homes. Peachtree and Peachtree-Dunwoody roads provide easy access, as does the Brookhaven MARTA rail station. Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza offer luxurious shopping less than a mile away.
Designed by some of Atlanta's finest architects, this affluent Buckhead community offers everything you would want in an intown neighborhood. The enclave neighborhood design is considered an "urban oasis" by many, as the quiet, tree-lined streets are just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the Buckhead and Midtown Atlanta business districts.
Brookwood Hills home styles range from Colonial, Tudor Revival, Georgian, and a few Craftsman Bungalows throughout the neighborhood. A portion of the neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Buckhead Atlanta is located north of downtown Atlanta and inside the I-285 Perimeter. It is one of Atlanta’s busiest financial centers and features gracious and historic homes and mansions, world-class shopping, elegant hotels, and fantastic restaurants. Housing in the Buckhead neighborhoods can be expensive, but that is often the case when it has been named one of the United State’s most affluent communities.
Founded by Jacob Elsas in 1884, this neighborhood is rich with history and originally consisted of the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill and houses for the workers. Today Cabbagetown is home to a unique mix of families, singles, young couples, artists, and corporate executives. Home styles include Farmhouse Victorians, bungalows, and early 1900s shotgun style homes. The Cotton Mill was converted into lofts in the early 2000s (now known as "The Stacks"). Lofts are growing in number, as well as eclectic shops and restaurants.
Just 5-minutes east of Downtown Atlanta and bordering Little Five Points (L5P), the hip and friendly neighborhood of Candler Park is focused on walkability and livability and is home to many talented people, great shops, bars, and everything eclectic. There is also a large park, appropriately named "Candler Park" as well as a small golf course. Two architectural styles, late-Victorian and Bungalow/Craftsman, are predominant. Recently, the real estate market has been on fire in Candler Park and home values are rising at an exponential rate.
Townhomes in Candler Park / Little 5 Points
Chastain Park is one of the most affluent and active neighborhoods in Atlanta's Buckhead community. The centerpiece of Chastain Park is the park itself, with over 250 acres of recreational space. This community is best known for the Chastain Amphitheater but also offers residents tennis courts, golf course, a horse park, and some of the finest luxury homes and estates for sale in Atlanta.
** Chastain & Decatur are two of the best Atlanta Neighborhoods for Families **
Originally called Dawson's Camp, Decatur GA was named for American naval officer Stephen Decatur, who fought in the War of 1812. Decatur was incorporated in 1822, making this the oldest city in DeKalb County. Decatur is the home of several colleges, including Agnes Scott College, Columbia Theological Seminary and the south campus of Georgia Perimeter College.
The City of Decatur is one of the most charming historic neighborhoods in the Atlanta area offering excellent schools, festivals and community involvement. Older brick homes, smaller bungalows and cottage homes are abundant in the City of Decatur.
Townhomes for sale in Decatur (30030)
Downtown is where the city began and where generations of Atlantans came to work, shop, and have a good time. Downtown Atlanta offers refurbished warehouse lofts, high-end condominiums and lofts, great restaurants, luxurious hotels, shopping, nightlife and access to some of Atlanta’s best-loved attractions. You can walk around the neighborhood, jump on MARTA, or just hang out drinking coffee with your neighbors. As Atlanta makes its way into the 21st Century, Downtown and nearby Midtown Atlanta remain at the hub of it all.
One of the most affluent Atlanta Intown neighborhoods, the homes built in the Druid Hills Historic District during the early 20th century are among the finest examples of period architecture in the Atlanta metropolitan area. It is one of the most affluent residential communities in Atlanta and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Home to Callanwolde, built in 1920 for Asa Candler, the founder of Coca-Cola. And 822 Lullwater, the house used in filming "Driving Miss Daisy." Curving, winding roads circle around the historic Tudor, Georgian and Traditional two story style architecture.
EAV is a diverse, friendly neighborhood with traditional neighborhood charm. It offers unique shops, services, and restaurants in a mini downtown setting. East Atlanta Village is one of in-town’s hottest real estate markets and was called “the best-kept secret in Atlanta” by the Washington Post and “the epitome of cool” by Creative Loafing. Featuring Victorians, craftsmans, post-war homes, and new construction, it is only about three miles from Downtown Atlanta (on 1-20).
In 1898, a group of 65 men formed the Atlanta Athletic Club. The club soon realized the increased interest in golf, and in 1904, acquired property in the "suburbs" of Atlanta to create a country club and golf course. East Lake’s revitalization began in 1993 when a local charitable foundation purchased East Lake with the intent to restore it as a tribute to Bobby Jones and the club's other great amateur golfers. Today, New homes commingle with older bungalows and Tudor cottages in this most Eastern of Atlanta's neighborhoods. Bounded by Oakhurst and Kirkwood communities, this small neighborhood is just minutes to downtown Decatur and Atlanta.
Just 3 miles east of Downtown Atlanta, Edgewood is one of the hottest neighborhoods in Atlanta for affordable housing and has experienced tremendous growth since the addition of the Edgewood Retail District in 2005. With easy access to I-20, Moreland and DeKalb Avenues and Memorial Drive, you can see why Edgewood is undergoing renovation. You will find plenty of bungalows and new Craftsman style homes.
The neighborhoods surrounding the CDC and Emory University campus have lots of personality and charm - in a variety of price ranges. In order to simplify your home search, we have compiled a list of all the neighborhoods, subdivisions, homes, condos and townhomes for sale near Emory Atlanta.
Garden Hills is a classic Buckhead neighborhood with winding streets lined with old trees, pocket parks, and a neighborhood pool / recreation center – all convenient to shopping, transportation, schools and churches.
Located between Peachtree and Piedmont roads near the business district in Buckhead, homes in Garden Hills range from Georgian, Tudor and Spanish Revival to Craftsman.
This award-winning live-work-play community is truly something special. Designed and developed by Hedgewood Homes, Glenwood Park features tree-lined streets, Craftsman homes, townhomes (of all shapes and sizes), as well as condominiums and lofts with Atlanta skyline views.
The center of the Glenwood Park community includes several popular restaurants, coffee shop, gym, hair salon, spa and more. Several blockbuster movies have also been filmed in this unique Intown Atlanta community. .
One of Atlanta's oldest neighborhoods, this nationally recognized historic district includes more than 130 acres of green space, a recreational area, and the residential neighborhoods surrounding it. Victorian-era mansions and small cottages, early 20th-century bungalows and many brick paved sidewalks characterize the neighborhood as well as popular sites such as Zoo Atlanta, the Cyclorama, and the Oakland Cemetery, where local figures such as Margaret Mitchell are buried. Located just minutes from Downtown Atlanta, Grant Park is located on both sides of Interstate 20 (I-20), a major thoroughfare for Atlanta traffic.
Grant Park Neighborhood website (S.A.N.D)
Located about two miles east of Downtown Atlanta, Historic Inman Park is Atlanta’s first planned community and one of the nation’s first garden suburbs. Like Grant Park, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is filled with tree-lined streets, grand Victorian, Four Square homes and Craftsman Bungalows. Each year Inman Park welcomes its neighbors to the Spring Festival and Tour of Homes, drawing in thousands of visitors to the neighborhood. Inman Park is adjacent to the popular Little Five Points district, combining the desirable elements of small town living with a dedication to the growth of the inner city.
Kirkwood boasts a number of distinctive architectural styles, from Greek revival to gingerbread Victorian to the always popular craftsman bungalow of the 1920s and 30s. There is also a growing stock of new construction, much of it in the craftsman tradition. With the new “Kirkwood Station”, many new businesses are setting up shop in this quaint neighborhood that is located just five miles from downtown Atlanta and less than a mile to Interstate 2- (I-20).
Kirkwood condos, lofts and townhomes (zip code 30317)
Just down the street from the popular Candler Park neighborhood and Little Five Points, Lake Claire is a quiet, incredibly charming Atlanta neighborhood that features a great mix of home styles, mature trees, parks, gardens, sidewalks, and a handful of local restaurants, community pool, and small businesses.
When visiting this neighborhood, don’t expect to go jump in the lake -- the name "Lake Claire" derives from the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Claire Drive.
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Little Five Points
Named after the "five points" intersection between Moreland, Euclid, and McLendon. Little Five Points is Atlanta's example of eclectic dining, shopping and artistic creativity, reminiscent of New York's Greenwich Village or Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Many older buildings in L5P are being converted into lofts and condos, with a variety of bungalow and Victorian style homes line the streets in neighboring communities such as Candler Park and Historic Inman Park.
A cozy neighborhood of just over 300 homes, the Loring Heights neighborhood is nestled between Peachtree Street, Northside Drive and the popular Atlantic Station.
For those who work outside the city, easy access to all major thoroughfares and expressways (1-75 and 1-85) is a big plus for young professionals who want to be close to their office.
Nestled in North Decatur, this quiet neighborhood is filled with 1950s and 1960s brick ranch style homes and friendly, down to earth residents. Convenient to Emory University, Medlock Park and University Heights offer an unusual slice of heaven, providing shade and refuge to those seeking a suburban neighborhood that's also close to the city.
Just north of downtown is the city's cultural center and sanctuary for the alternative lifestyle crowd, singles and young professionals. Midtown is aptly named due to its location, being the midpoint between Downtown and Buckhead. This charming area is full of old, refurbished homes, loft and warehouse apartments and condos. Lacking the large rolling lawns and mansions of Buckhead, Midtown has its own special appeal.
Morningside / Lenox Park
In the 1920s, Morningside was a new type of "suburb"; commuters traveled to and from their homes by streetcar and, if they were fortunate enough, by car. Now, Morningside and Lenox Park, developed in 1931, are valued as "close in" or "intown" neighborhoods with short drive-times that commuters outside the Perimeter surely envy. With more than 3,500 households, this community is home to smaller, pocket neighborhoods - including University Park, Noble Park, Johnson Estates and Hylan Park. Morningside is just down the street from shops, pubs, and restaurants in the popular Virginia Highlands.
Formerly one of Decatur’s best-kept secrets, Oakhurst’s active neighborhood association now brings in thousands of neighboring residents each year for the many festivals and events. The home styles range from Craftsman bungalows to the “four-square” homes of the early 1900s, many designed by Lila Ross Wilburn, an architect and graduate of Agnes Scott College. Oakhurst offers that small-town atmosphere, with lots of parks, a variety of restaurants, and some of the finest elementary schools you’ll find in Metro Atlanta. We definitely give this neighborhood two thumbs up!
Located between LaVista, Clairmont and Briarcliff Roads, the Oak Grove neighborhood is part of the North Decatur (zip code 30033) and Northlake Atlanta (zip code 30345) communities. The original homes were built in the 1950s and 1960s, with traditional brick ranches and split-levels, but in the last 10 to 15 years more and more new construction homes are being constructed, many selling for over a million dollars. Public schools in Oak Grove are some of the most sought-after schools inside the perimeter, including Oak Grove Elementary and Lakeside High School.
Old Fourth Ward
The Old Fourth Ward is a diverse intown community rich in history with many beautifully restored Victorian and Craftsman style homes and commercial properties. This area played a significant part in Atlanta's history, namely as the place where Martin Luther King, Jr. was born, raised and preached. The Martin Luther King Memorial is one of the most visited national parks in the United States. The Old Fourth Ward is located just east of downtown Atlanta, east of I-75 and north of Ralph McGill Blvd.
Nestled between Moreland Avenue and Grant Park's Boulevard Avenue, Ormewood Park has easy access to I-20 that leads east and west of Downtown Atlanta. Ormewood Park is one of Atlanta's oldest neighborhoods and features Victorians, craftsmans, post-war homes, as well as new construction in the Craftsman style. The new Glenwood Park development has added some wonderful restaurants and pubs to the neighborhood. Also, many Ormewood residents are able to walk to the restaurants and shops in the hip East Atlanta Village.
One of Buckhead's coziest cottage neighborhoods, Peachtree Hills lies east of Peachtree Road between Peachtree Creek on the south and Lindbergh Drive on the north. Its eclectic, mostly craftsman homes are a kaleidoscope of color, with intimate gardens and innovative fences and walls. Huge trees soar over the bungalows on the bluffs above Peachtree Creek. The neighborhood includes antique shops and restaurants. The Lindbergh MARTA rail station is within walking distance.
Reynoldstown is a medium-sized residential community located between the Cabbagetown and Edgewood neighborhoods south of the CSX rail line. It is rich with history and was originally settled after the American Civil War, mainly by freed slaves who were employed by the railroad.
Today the neighborhood is rapidly gentrifying and homes are in various stages of renovation. Flat Shoals Avenue cuts diagonally across the district from northwest to southeast. The older section is west of the rail right of way planned for the new Atlanta Beltline. There are many different home styles including an entire block of double shotgun houses on Chester Avenue. Reynoldstown is a Historic District.
On the Northwest side of Atlanta, this pedestrian community offers cottages and bungalows from the 1920s alongside contemporary infill houses, much of it in the Craftsman tradition. With immediate access to the interstate and walking distance to restaurants and shops (including Atlantic Station!), this area has made a big comeback in recent years.
In marked contrast to the funky, developing neighborhoods of urban renewal in the general vicinity of downtown, this trendy area has reinvented itself over past few years to become a rather enviable and affluent address. Sitting proudly at the far northwest corner of the city, just touching on Cobb County, the Vinings is largely home to folks who want to live in the city but really don't.
Located just five minutes northeast of downtown Atlanta, the Virginia Highland business district was named after its location at the intersection of Virginia and North Highland avenues. It is Atlanta's most popular neighborhood for shopping, dining, and nightlife for young families and professionals. Developed in the early 1900s, it consists of six distinct commercial "villages" alternating with short, walkable blocks of charming bungalow and Tudor style homes.
The quaint Winnona Park neighborhood is just outside of Downtown Decatur (and Oakhurst) and is roughly bordered by East College Avenue, South Columbia Drive (and Columbia Theological Seminary and the Methodist Children's Home) on the east, Kirk Road (with the Mimosa and Candler Oaks areas extending south off Kirk) on the south, and South Candler (and Agnes Scott College) on the west. This Decatur neighborhood features a fantastic elementary school, tree-lined quiet streets, and a charming array of homes. The most common housing style is the Minimal Traditional, English Country cottage, bungalow and Tudor style homes.
Located just around the corner from the CDC, Emory University and Medical Center, Woodland Hills is bordered by Briarcliff Rd and LaVista Rd. This quiet, hilly neighborhood with primarily post-war style homes, offers residents easy access to the Buckhead and Midtown Atlanta business districts as well as a peaceful setting when they come home each night.
Visit the new Atlanta Beltline Neighborhoods webpage to view all the homes for sale near the beltline -- many are considered "up and coming" and are excellent investments!
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Mt. Paran / Northside
Oak Grove / Decatur
Peachtree Battle / Buckhead area
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