Neighborhoods

Ansley Park

Developed just after the turn of the 20th century, Ansley Park is 275 acres of planned urban beauty. No grid-street patterns or sterile sidewalks here. This neighborhood was designed to be a park-like setting for elegant homes. The curving streets are landscaped on either side, and lawn plantings are seamlessly integrated into the overall look and feel of the neighborhood. Homes range from three-story mansions to one-story cottages, from Prairie School architecture to Neo-Classical. Ansley Park is west of Piedmont Park, the city's largest and most popular park, and across the street from the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. The Ansley Park Golf Club and the Piedmont Driving Club are both located here. Since the 1960s the Ansley Park Civic Association has played in key role in preserving and maintaining the neighborhood's integrity and sense of community. Click Here to view homes in Ansley Park.

Buckhead

Buckhead certainly has a reputation to live up to. People from all around seem to know it. It was featured heavily in Tom Wolfe's "A Man in Full." "The Robb Report" has called it one of the Top 10 affluent communities in the United States. Here's what you'll find. Big, beautiful, expensive homes: The governor's mansion is here, and golfing legend Bobby Jones used to live here . Excitement: Especially when the lights come on, there's a real energy to be found amid the many nightspots that feature great music, food and fun. . Shopping: It's been called the shopping mecca of the Southeast - 40 percent of the shoppers travel from more than 100 miles away to find luxury and specialty goods in Buckhead's many shops as well as at the upscale malls, Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza. Click Here to view homes in Buckhead.

Candler Park

Candler Park has something for everybody. Lawyers and engineers live here along with poets and musicians. The architecture is predominantly late-Victorian and Bungalow/Craftsman. It's not unusual to get a friendly greeting from a front porch as you walk the neighborhood's tree-shaded sidewalks. Candler Park is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has a public golf course, its namesake public park, a public pool, as well as a bicycle path through the neighborhood. Candler Park is home to an interesting assortment of shops, a market and eateries, including the popular Flying Biscuit. The annual Candler Park Fall Fest includes children's entertainment, music, food and a tour of homes. Click Here to view homes in Candler Park.

Decatur

The century-old city of Decatur is ideally situated on the edge of Atlanta, giving residents the advantage of small-town living, but with easy access to the big city. Amid the tree-lined streets are homes ranging in style from historic to new construction. Residents often cite the quality of schools as a reason for choosing Decatur. The city is home to Agnes Scott College and the south campus of Georgia Perimeter College. Named after U.S. Naval hero Stephen Decatur, the city has more than a dozen sites on the National Historic Register. Every year during the summer, the city brings in truckloads of sand and puts on a beach party downtown. Click Here to view homes in Decatur.

Downtown

Especially since the Olympics came to Atlanta in 1996, downtown has increasingly become home for people looking to live in the heart of one of the South's leading cities. Buyers can choose from a variety of lofts and condominiums in a range of prices. As more and more people make downtown home, grocery chains and other retailers are taking notice and catering to essential needs. Among the most noteworthy attractions downtown are the new Georgia Aquarium, next to which is the new location for the World of Coca-Cola, Centennial Olympic Park, and CNN Center. Add to that, the easy access to all of the city's cultural delights - symphony, art galleries, opera, popular musical acts - and the allure of downtown Atlanta is clear. Click Here to view homes in Downtown.

East Atlanta

East Atlanta has been named one of the top 10 emerging big city neighborhoods in the country. Though not as well known as some of Atlanta's other in-town neighborhoods, it has drawn national press from the likes of the Washington Post and New York Times, which noted its "steadily rising wave of cool." East Atlanta is about three miles east of downtown on I-20, and thus offers a great location for access to work and entertainment. Homebuyers will find an assortment of architectural styles, including Victorian and Craftsman, as well as new construction. And because East Atlanta is still one of the city's best-kept secrets, home prices are still attractive. The area has a nice assortment of unique shops, restaurants and nightspots. And every year the East Atlanta Strut brings the community together for a parade, live music, children's activities and, of course, good food. Click Here to view homes in East Atlanta.

Midtown

If you had to identify an area of Atlanta most noted for its cultural offerings, Midtown would be it. Here you'll find the High Museum of Art, the Woodruff Arts Center, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Fox Theatre and many other arts and entertainment venues. Residents can choose among a range of housing options, from high-rise condos to bungalow-style homes on quiet, tree-lined streets. Piedmont Park is a huge, green oasis in Midtown and is the site of many of the city's most popular events, including the Atlanta Jazz Festival and the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. The recent opening of the Seventeenth Street Bridge over the Downtown Connector has reconnected Midtown with the west-side of the city, including Atlantic Station, a multibillion-dollar, mixed-use development. Click Here to view homes in Midtown.

Morningside

With the coming of age of the automobile, the developers of Morningside set out to create one of Atlanta's first suburbs. The developers modeled the community after an English township, emphasizing the use of green space and building Tudor-style homes. In 1925, Morningside became part of Atlanta, and today is known for its residents' active involvement in the neighborhood. Homeowners take great pride in the community, evidenced by the fact that residents maintain a number of lovely parks throughout the neighborhood. Wonderful shops and boutiques, great restaurants and coffee shop are all part of Morningside, which is only minutes from downtown. Click Here to view homes in Morningside.

Peachtree Hills

Located between Peachtree Road and Piedmont, Peachtree Hills is a neighborhood of about 700 homes, primarily bungalows and cottages built in the 1920s and '30s. While the homes were built small, they don't always stay that way. People like the neighborhood so much, they upgrade and renovate. Others choose to put up new construction. There are also condominiums and apartments in the neighborhood. Residents like the fact that there are places like the Tree House, a neighborhood bar and restaurant, where the owner encourages residents to stop by with their pets when they're out for a walk -- he even puts out bowls of water for thirsty four-leggers. Many say the neighborhood feel is real, with folks greeting one another from front porches and people inviting neighbors over for dinner. Click Here to view homes in Peachtree Hills.

Virginia-Highland

Virginia-Highland, often referred to as the Highlands, derives its name from the intersection of Virginia and Highland avenues. Noted for its historic charm, this inviting neighborhood is a popular shopping destination with stores that sell everything from antiques to art, from whimsical curios to woodworking tools. Developed in the early 1900's, it consists of six commercial "villages" alternating with charming bungalow homes. The Virginia-Highland Historic District is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is noted for its Craftsman, Colonial Revival and English Vernacular Revival homes. In June, the neighborhood celebrates a Summerfest,, a festival along Virginia Avenue that includes art, food and live music. Click Here to view homes in Virginia-Highland.
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