World-class restaurants, festive nightlife, professional sports teams and an abundance of attractions and events help make Atlanta the center for entertainment in the South. The city has a diverse culinary scene, shoppers love Atlanta for everything from boutiques to antiques. Atlanta, Georgia’s capital, is one of the top places to travel in the U.S. and one of the top places to live. Downtown has recently undergone a transformation including the construction of new condos and lofts, renovation of historic buildings, and arrival of new residents and businesses. Downtown Atlanta is the location of many corporate headquarters, government facilities, Georgia State University, sporting venues, and many tourist attractions. Downtown measures approximately four square miles with over 26,000 residents.
Buckhead is synonymous with a luxury lifestyle. Comprised of about 50 neighborhoods Buck head offers options. Art galleries in Miami Circle and fantastic restaurants along Peachtree and Roswell. Buckhead’s residential neighborhoods, which feature large single family homes situated among forests and rolling hills near some of the very best schools in Georgia. It’s a wealthy uptown district of Atlanta, home to many of Atlanta’s oldest families, CEO’s and entrepreneurs. Atlanta’s rapidly growing film industry has brought many celebrities to Buckhead as well.
Buckhead is a major commercial financial center and the third-largest business district in Atlanta. The district’s high-rise office buildings and hotels form an urbanized core along Peachtree Road featuring modern high rise condominiums and penthouses.
Its name really does do it justice. Sophisticated old world southern charm and exquisite architecture. The estates here are truly magnificent. Tuxedo Park has earned its reputation as the most exclusive neighborhood filled with spectacularly grand estates. Outstanding neighborhood with beautifully landscaped lawns located in the Warren T. Jackson Elementary school district. Renowned architects such as Philip Shutze and Neel Reid designed unique estates for well to do Atlantans. Tuxedo Park is still home to Atlanta’s wealthiest citizens and the Governor’s Mansion. Notables like Robert Woodruff of Coca Cola and golfer Bobby Jones once lived here. Residents of Tuxedo Park enjoy living near the best shopping and dining in Atlanta and near the Cherokee Town Club. Go for a morning run or walk your dog along the lovely streets of Tuxedo Park and you’ll see why it is on the National Register of Historic Places.
This vibrant community, near the 268-acre park, is all about a fantastic lifestyle. For families, athletes and Sunday strollers, Chastain Park really has it all. It offers exceptional amenities including Chastain Horse Park and Stables, the North Fulton Golf Course, the Chastain Park Athletic Club, community pool, amphitheater, jogging, tennis, walking trails, Little League, softball… the list goes on and on. It is Buckhead’s premier park, as well as Atlanta’s largest city park and a fabulous place to call home. The neighborhood offers a welcome mix of architectural styles, cottages, ranch style homes and large estates- even new construction. The Chastain Conservancy and volunteers helps protect and cultivate the park’s resources. And organized homeowner’s groups contribute to security and community events. Chastain Park is close to shopping at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza or head south to the shopping and dining in Buckhead.
ANSLEY PARK Ansley Park is an affluent residential neighborhood in an small pocket of 4 or 5 streets in Midtown. The streets were planned like parkways with extensive landscaping. Winn Park and McClatchy Park both wind their ways through major parts of the suburb so that no residential lot is more than a 10-minute walk away. Homes here represent a full range of architecture styles including Colonial, Federal, Neo-Classical, Italian Renaissance, Queen Anne, Tudor, Contemporary, Prairie School and Craftsmen bungalows. The Ansley Park golf course is situated along the banks of Clear Creek within the neighborhood and the Eastside Trail of the BeltLine hiking trails around the central city. Ansley Park continues to be a fabulous place to live in Midtown Atlanta.
The residents here truly enjoy their beautiful neighborhood with its thick forested areas. The Blue Heron Nature Preserve has beautiful green space. If you are looking for designer fashion, head to Phipps Plaza, where you’ll find some of the most elite shopping in Georgia. A quiet residential area close to shopping and restaurant destinations, the best of both worlds.
Walk to the Atlanta Financial Center, Lenox Square and Buckhead Diner and more from this sought-after Buckhead neighborhood. The district is significant for a collection of architectural styles from 1921–1957 and for community planning and development. Styles include Colonial Revival, Craftsman, and English Vernacular revival. the Peachtree Highlands-Peachtree Park Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Midtown is marked by its cultural attractions, institutions of higher education, noteworthy architecture, and urban layout. The district is the center of the city’s arts scene. Midtown is the second largest business district in the city of Atlanta between Downtown and Buckhead. The district attracts about six million visitors annually to places like the Ferst Center for the Arts, Fox Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center, the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Design Atlanta, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Center for Puppetry Arts, and the 14th Street Playhouse. Midtown is also home to three well known institutions of higher education: Georgia Institute of Technology, John Marshall Law School, and the Atlanta division of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Midtown contains about one-third of the city’s high-rises and some of Atlanta’s most iconic buildings, such as the Bank of America Plaza, AT&T Midtown Center, One Coca-Cola Plaza, Atlantic Center, and 1180 Peachtree.
Minutes from downtown, Sandy Springs is close to all the Atlanta attractions yet worlds apart with beautiful mansions on single lane roads. Take a drive down Powers Ferry Road, Northside Drive, Windsor Parkway, and Peachtree-Dunwoody Road. Sandy Springs is the last stop on the MARTA Rail System, a fine way to avoid the traffic. Sandy Springs, once a rural village and summer retreat, became incorporated in 2005. Located just north of Atlanta AND VERY CLOSE TO BUCKHEAD, it is now the sixth largest city in the state and second largest city in the metropolitan Atlanta area.
OLD FOURTH WARD
O4W is a neighborhood on the eastside of Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The neighborhood is best known as the location of the Martin Luther King, Jr. historic site. It is a great scene to check out, Edgewood Avenue around Boulevard has become a bar and restaurant district, Ponce City Market (THIS SHOULD HAVE A LINK ASSOCIATED), Industrial architecture along the BeltLine Eastside Trail, including the DuPre Excelsior Mill and National NuGrape Company lofts. The Carter Center borders the neighborhood Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium, a bar is a landmark here.
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Just west of Tuxedo Park, Kingswood is a neighborhood of beautiful flat lots, great walking streets and no traffic. Just west of Tuxedo Park, Kingswood is located near the best shopping and dining in Buckhead, and also near everyone’s favorite, Chastain Park. Close by are some the finest private schools in Atlanta Pace Academy, The Westminster Schools, and The Lovett School. A great place to raise a family.
WEST PACES FERRY
If you are looking to see southern mansions, enjoy a drive along West Paces Ferry Road to see the spectacular homes. The road connects the West Paces shopping district with Buckhead. Estates include the Governor’s Mansion, the reputedly haunted Villa Juanita, and the home of Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta’s new soccer club, Atlanta United FC.
Roswell’s 640-acre Historic District is filled with antebellum home tours, ghost walks, festivals, restaurants, theatre, arts and fantastic shopping. The Chattahoochee River, woodland trails, marsh boardwalks and bicycling add to the fun. Roswell is the first bicycle friendly city in Georgia, awarded by the League of American Bicyclists.
Castleberry Hill is in the midst of a renaissance. An industrial area with old commercial structures being turned into dramatic loft homes for people attracted by the prospect of living Downtown. The neighborhood is a popular filming location used in major TV shows and movies. The population is culturally diverse and the area is continuing to grow in both the number of residents as well as retail spaces and a vibrant dining scene.
Homes in Garden Hills range from Georgian, Tudor and Spanish Revival to Craftsman. Today, with its central location, developers are building exceptional modern homes as well in this neighborhood that boasts historic status. Garden Hills lays between Peachtree and Piedmont Roads, bordered on the north by Pharr Road and on the south by Lindbergh Road.
MOUNT PARAN PARKWAY
Mount Paran is located within the coveted Warren T. Jackson elementary school district, close to the Country Store.
Nestled in the suburbs just northwest of Downtown Atlanta, Vinings is a sought after area for its perfect blend of Southern charm and modern day sophistication. Located alongside the Chattahoochee River, historic Vinings boasts shopping in Vinings Village, dining at Canoe and Vinings Inn and exclusive private schools Lovett and Westminister.