Atlanta REAL ESTATE
East Atlanta - East Atlanta was recently ranked the #3 hottest neighborhood in the nation and #1 hottest neighborhood in Atlanta by the online site, Redfin.com. The neighborhood has a very rich history dating back to the Civil War era when this land was where the Union troops were stationed during the Battle of Atlanta. East Atlanta has a very vibrant neighborhood square with shops, bars, and restaurants that bring people out until late at night to experience this active vibe.
East Lake - East Lake has also recently been on Atlanta home buyers radar. Redfin.com ranked this neighborhood #3 hottest in Atlanta. With a little quieter feel than East Atlanta to the west, East Lake is home to the East Lake Golf Club which was the home course of famed golfer, Bobby Jones, and hosts the PGA Tour Championship every Fall. East Lake started off as a summer retreat for Atlanta's city dwellers in the 1800's, and still retains that restful quality while still being close to all that the city has to offer.
Edgewood - This neighborhood has strong blue collar roots hence the abundance of craftsman bungalows. The Edgewood shopping center on Moreland Ave is very active drawing many people for the other surrounding neighborhood to take advantage of the Lowes, Kroger, Best Buy, Target, Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and many other shops located there.
Kirkwood - The Battle of Atlanta started on this land, however, Kirkwood is much more relaxed now. Many describe Kirkwood's downtown district located on Hosea Williams Dr to be like a "small town in a big city." Many Victorian and Craftsman styles make up this much sought after neighborhood's homes.
Grant Park - Grant Park is one of Atlanta's most historic neighborhoods. Confederate troops were stationed on this land during the Battle of Atlanta in the Civil War. Shortly after the war, many Victorian style homes were built on this land, and along with Inman Park, Grant Park has the largest remaining number of homes of this style in the city. Grant Park is home to Zoo Atlanta and the Cyclorama.
Old Fourth Ward/Sweet Auburn - This neighborhood is overflowing with Atlanta's Civil Rights history. Martin Luther King's childhood home is in the heart of the Sweet Auburn district, and the Ebenezer Baptist Church and MLK historic site are just steps away. This area has experience a great deal of economic activity in recent years because of its location, affordable housing, and the development of the Beltline (see below) that cuts through the neighborhood along with a new park along this route. Edgewood Ave on the south end of the neighborhood is packed with popular bars and restaurants, and the redeveloped Ponce City Market lies on the northern side of the neighborhood.
Poncey-Highlands - Home to Atlanta favorites like Manuel's Tavern and the infamous Clermont Lounge, Poncey-Highlands is vibrant, centrally located neighborhood and home to Freedom Park and the Carter Center.
SoNo - SoNo (meaning South of North Ave) contains mostly mid-rise condominiums (the sales statistics for this neighborhood are for condos rather than single family homes). This neighborhood is home to the Civic Center, Shakespeare Tavern, and Bank of America Plaza.
Home Park - This neighborhood to the west of Midtown's business district was originally developed to house workers from the Atlantic Steel Mill (now Atlantic Station). The neighborhood contains both full-time residents and students from GA Tech located just south of the neighborhood. It also contains many upscale shops and restaurants (like Bacchanalia, JCT Kitchen, and Room and Board) on the west side of the neighborhood.
Howell Station - Howell Station is a little hidden gem off of Marietta St in Atlanta's west side. Westside Park is currently under develop by the city and will be twice the size of Piedmont Park when it is finished. It is located on the land that was formerly the Bellwood Quarry.
Atlanta is a pretty big place, and finding the right home begins with finding the right Atlanta neighborhood in which to settle down. The city of Atlanta contains 242 official neighborhoods, so this is list is just a small sampling of neighborhoods that I am very familiar with from my time in the city. However, the best way to figure out if a neighborhood is right for you is to go there yourself. Drive around during the day and night, have lunch or dinner at one of the neighborhood restaurants, walk the down the different streets and check out the homes, then you will know if it is right for you. I have compiled the information here from various online sources and my time spent in these neighborhoods, but if a neighborhood appeals to you, there is a lot more information out there. Many neighborhoods have community associations, Wikipedia pages, school information listed on various sites like schooldigger.com or greatschools.org, and many are mentioned in places like Curbed.com, Creative Loafing, and the Atlanta Business Chronicles. If you want to know if a neighborhood will fit into your budget, websites like Zillow are a great way to get a general idea about prices. However, know that some of the information on online sites can get a bit dated. For the best up to date information on price, please contact me. I have access to pricing information that is updated every 15 MINUTES!!!