One of the things we Atlantans love about our city is its wide range of intown neighborhoods—each with its own distinctive flavor and tight-knit community. Whatever your price range or home style preference, there’s likely a neighborhood to suit you.
The links below offer details on some of the most popular intown neighborhoods. Call or email if you have questions about the particular strengths (or shortcomings) of any of these areas.
One of Atlanta’s grandest intown neighborhoods, Ansley Park boasts large historic homes on wide winding streets overlooking beautiful ravine parks, Just a few blocks from both the vistas of Piedmont Park and the high-rises of Midtown, Ansley Park offers some of the best views in the city.
A separate city as well as a popular intown neighborhood, Avondale Estates was one of the first planned communities in the U.S. and is known for its 1920s Tudor-style bungalow homes, gorgeous tree-lined streets, and strong community.
Located just north of Buckhead along both sides of Peachtree Road, Greater Brookhaven includes the popular neighborhoods of Ashford Park, Brookhaven Heights, Drew Valley and Lynwood Park, each of which has its own distinct character.
One of the most recognized Atlanta neighborhoods, Buckhead is home to some of the city’s finest homes and most vibrant shopping districts. With homes ranging from the $100Ks to more than $10 million, Buckhead truly has something for everyone.
Nestled between Grant Park, Candler Park, Edgewood and Kirkwood, this small and unusually quaint neighborhood developed around the mill industries at the turn of the 20th century. You’ll find narrow streets and cozy cottages with front porches in this funky and vibrant community.
Gentrified yet funky, Candler Park is conveniently located less than two miles from the city center, just east of Inman Park and Virginia Highland and just south of Druid Hills. Here you’ll find some of Atlanta’s grander craftsman bungalows, plus the original Flying Biscuit Café and the 55-acre park from which the neighborhood gets its name.
A separate city as well as a popular intown area, this lively and walkable community is home to several popular neighborhoods, including Great Lakes, Oakhurst, Winnona Park, Chelsea Heights, Clairemont Estates, Decatur Heights, and Glenwood Estates, each of which has its own distinctive character.
Rivaled only by Inman Park and central Buckhead for the grandeur of its homes, Druid Hills is a heavily wooded neighborhood developed around the historic golf club that bears its name. Nestled between Virginia Highland, Candler Park and Emory University, Druid Hills offers some of the largest intown lots in the city.
Centered around the lively and urban East Atlanta Village, this gentrifying neighborhood has an excellent mix of older homes and new-construction neighborhoods, all conveniently located near the city center.
Named for the famed country club and golf course built by Bobby Jones, East Lake was originally a collection of villas, cottages and bungalows for wealthy Atlantans to escape the city. Today it is a rapidly gentrifying intown neighborhood just south of Decatur and east of Kirkwood.
A gentrifying neighborhood located just south of Candler Park and west of Kirkwood, Edgewood offers one of the largest retail districts on Atlanta’s east side. Smaller bungalows and post-war cottages are common here, with a growing number of newer homes and townhomes.
One of Atlanta’s oldest and most picturesque neighborhoods, Grant Park is home to some of the finest Victorian-era bungalows in the Southeast. Built around the gorgeous 130-acre park for which it is named, Grant Park is home to the Atlanta Zoo and just blocks from Turner Field.
Though no one would mistake it for a suburb today, Inman Park was Atlanta’s first suburb, as wealthy Atlantans began moving eastward from downtown and midtown around 1900. A very walkable area with several small business districts, Inman Park boasts some of Atlanta’s grandest homes, plus a good mix of traditional bungalows and cottages.
A rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of bungalows, post-war cottages, and newer construction, Kirkwood offers a growing walkable business district and tight-knit community.
Situated just east of Candler Park, this picturesque neighborhood of bungalows and Tudor cottages offers a convenient location, solid stock of historic homes interspersed with larger newer construction and a strong community feel.
One of Atlanta’s most urban neighborhoods, Midtown is one of the few areas with housing density rivaling the larger cities of the east coast. Though the high-rise condominiums get most of the attention, Midtown also boasts a range of historic single-family homes and townhomes—all conveniently located near restaurants, shopping, and the 190-acre Piedmont Park.
Located just north of Virginia Highland, east of Piedmont Park and south of Buckhead, Morningside is one of the city’s most convenient intown neighborhoods. Here you will find larger bungalows, many of them tudor-influenced, interspersed with even larger new construction homes.
A lively business district anchors this popular, walkable City of Decatur neighborhood, which features bungalows from the 1920s and 1930s, post-war cottages, and a growing selection of generally larger new homes.
Nestled between Virginia Highland to the north and Inman Park to the south, Poncey Highland shares some of the best features of both. Lots of larger bungalows here—and very convenient to Freedom Park and Midtown and Downtown Atlanta.
One of the most conveniently located intown neighborhoods, only the 190-acre Piedmont Park separates Virginia Highland from the city center of Midtown and Downtown Atlanta. Here you will find a range of home styles, including some of Atlanta’s grander bungalows, American Four squares and Tudor traditionals. Virginia Highland is known for its especially vibrant business district (which is actually six distinct village areas along a mile-long stretch.)