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Neighborhoods of Atlanta

Ansley Park

Ansley Park is a historic residential neighborhood in Midtown Atlanta. The area offers many opportunities for housing, ranging from one story cottages to three-story mansions. Ansley Park places an emphasis on remaining solely residential, and there is only one building in the entire neighborhood that is not utilized for this purpose.

The properties in this area are characterized by their immaculately maintained landscaping, period architectural styles and easy access to nearby parks. In fact, McClatchy Park and Winn Park are both located within a 10 minute walk of a residential section. Additionally, residents are able to take advantage of the conveniently located Ansley Park golf course. These green spaces combine perfectly with the well-maintained lawns throughout the neighborhood, and this presents the pleasant illusion that the entire area is a beautiful public park.

Morningside/Lenox Park

Morningside/Lenox Park was founded in 1931, and this charming neighborhood has a diverse mixture of approximately 3,500 residential properties. Residents of Morningside/Lenox Park will have easy access to the greater Atlanta area, but they are also able to enjoy the perks of having many local restaurants and unique shops within their own neighborhood.

Morningside/Lenox Park has an eclectic mixture of architectural styles, and the area includes numerous public parks. Additionally, the Morningside Nature Preserve is the perfect place for nature lovers to encounter wildlife without leaving the area. Residents can participate in the Morningside Community Garden, and this is a fantastic way to get to know your neighbors while bringing delicious food to life. There are also many more recreational opportunities offered, including the Concerts in the Park series at Sidney Marcus Park.


Decatur has several historic districts and neighborhoods, and there are many structures within the city that are currently on the National Register of Historic Places. For example, the Historic House Complex in Adair Park includes three beautiful antebellum houses. This means that Decatur gives residents a charming environment, and it offers the convenience of being close to Atlanta.

One of the main highlights of Decatur life is the long list of annual festivals and special events. A diverse selection of interests are featured throughout the year such as books, wine, art and eco-friendly living. Decatur is also home to an annual beach party and more than 200 galleries, shop and restaurants. Dog lovers will enjoy raising their four-legged companion in this area because there are lots of specialized locations and activities, including three dog parks and two annual events: Dogtoberfest and Run With the Dogs.


Buckhead is located on the northern side of Atlanta, and it is anchored by an impressive shopping district. With more than 1,400 upscale shops in one area, this portion of the city is the ideal choice for people who love shopping for the finer things in life. Buckhead also presents a long list of fine dining opportunities, and there is a vibrant nightlife scene.

Peachtree Street is one of the most famous locations in the Greater Atlanta area, and it runs through Buckhead with the slightly modified name of Peachtree Road. This single street features a stunning collection of historic architecture, and it is one of the main hot spots for nightlife. Peachtree Street also hosts many annual events such as the Atlanta Christmas Parade and the Atlanta St. Patrick's Day Parade. Additionally, Buckhead has numerous cultural opportunities, including museums, music venues and art galleries.


Midtown is the ideal Atlanta neighborhood for cultural enthusiasts. Although this area is one of the biggest financial districts in the city, it is also home to an extensive list of cultural opportunities, including the High Museum of Art, the 14th Street Playhouse, Fox Theatre and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Midtown has an urban setup, but there are still numerous real estate options within the area such as condos, townhouses and single family homes. One of the biggest perks of Midtown is that it is easy to find a diverse list of shops and restaurants within an easy walking distance, and residents can choose between a charming historic home in one of the outlying neighborhoods or a luxury condo located in the heart of the Midtown area. Either way, you can enjoy the perks of the big city without giving up green space due to the area's parks and the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs places an emphasis on green spaces and recreational opportunities. Residents can enjoy easy access to 12 community parks, and some of these locations offer perks such as the usage of tennis courts, playgrounds and baseball fields. There is also a community gardening program within Sandy Springs, and the John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Nature area is a dedicated wildlife and plant sanctuary.

There are many housing types available, ranging from affordable single family homes to luxurious mansion properties. Residents can participate in two annual events: the free Sandy Springs Artapalooza and the Sandy Springs Festival. The area's local history is on display at the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum. There are numerous restaurants and unique shops within Sandy Springs, including shopping centers, antique stores and consignment shops.


Vinings is located near the Chattahoochee River, and it offers big city convenience within a small area that feels like a village. The historic district includes several dining and shopping opportunities, and there is a train that goes through the center of this district.

Many of the real estate options in Vinings are upscale and offer luxury living, but there are several small neighborhoods that feature affordable single family homes. Although the village maintains the charm of a historic village, it has recently been built up to include gorgeous large properties with six or more bedrooms. There are also several condos in the area, and this makes Vinings an attractive option for many home buyers. Vinings puts the best of its homes on display each September during the annual Tour of Homes.


Dunwoody offers residents the perfect blend of small city living with big city perks. This desirable location is one of Atlanta's northern suburbs, and it features a mixture of historic residences and modern homes. There is a diverse list of architectural styles and price points within Dunwoody, and this makes the area attractive to a wide selection of buyers.

Dunwoody is only 10 minutes from Atlanta, and it is easy to drive or use public transportation to commute between the two cities. However, residents do not need to leave their own neighborhood to find an eclectic mixture of restaurants, attractions and retail stores, ranging from upscale specialty shops to off-beat markets. There are also many annual events held within the city, including the Dunwoody Art Festival and Dunwoody Restaurant Week.


Atlanta Magazine has selected Roswell twice as the Metro-Atlanta area's best place to live, and this is due in part to the large emphasis on green spaces. The city boasts an impressive 18 parks, including part of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. This award-winning area was also honored by the Georgia Municipal Association, and it has been the home of many notable people throughout history such as Martha Roosevelt.

There is a nice selection of real estate options within Roswell, ranging from affordable condos to luxurious homes with five or more bedrooms. The architectural styles vary from antebellum to modern, so it is easy for buyers to find the perfect property. Residents can take advantage of numerous dining, shopping and recreational options, including the Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park and the Applewood Golf Course.


Alpharetta is a lively suburb of Atlanta that features a long list of entertainment options. Residents can enjoy the city's continuously growing music scene, and there are also five shopping districts that feature everything from antiques to the trendiest boutiques. Additionally, Alpharetta places an emphasis on offering a diverse list of food options, and this is highlighted by the annual Restaurant Week.

This neighborhood offers something for every home buyer, ranging from ranch style single family homes to gorgeous mansions within gated enclaves. New residents can mingle with their neighbors by participating in many one-time or annual events, including the Scarecrow Harvest Festival, Christmas Tree Lighting and the July 4th Fireworks and Festivities.


Brookhaven is the newest city in the Atlanta area, and it truly offers something for every home buyer. Whether you are interested in an eco-friendly home, a cozy bungalow or a luxury property, you will be able to find the right fit within Brookhaven's city limits.

Although Brookhaven was not incorporated until 2012, the land has been in use since 1810. Therefore, the city has a historic district with many pre-war structures. There are more than 10 parks and recreational locations in Brookhaven, and shopping enthusiasts will love the close proximity of two large retail centers. This pedestrian friendly city also has a diverse list of dining options, including Vietnamese, Korean, Latin American and Chinese. There are numerous annual events in Brookhaven such as the Cherry Blossom Festival and Halloween on the Town.


Marietta has six historic districts, and some of these areas have been recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. There's a nice mixture of home styles and prices throughout the city, including the eco-friendly Craftsman design. Residents can relax in the area's 18 parks, and the town features a small town charm with big city convenience.

One of the most notable areas of Marietta is the historic Downtown Square. This location is a great place to mingle with other residents, and it features many public events and cultural productions throughout the year. The Marietta Square is also home to a diverse selection of local restaurants, specialty stores and antique shops. There are many festivals and events every year, including the Veterans Day Parade, Art in the Park, Marietta Zombie Walk and the Taste of Marietta.


This affluent city features stunningly gorgeous homes made from a variety of architectural styles such as Classic and Craftsman, and it also offers luxury condos and townhomes. The Business Journal named Milton as the best city in Georgia for quality of life in 2011, and the city was also honored for having the ninth highest quality of life in the entire country. Milton is distinctive for its rural character and small town charm.

There are numerous locally owned and operated restaurants in town. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the Atlanta National Club on Tournament Players Drive. New residents can meet many of their neighbors by attending the annual Crabapple Fest, and there are many other special events such as the Jog for a Cause, Christmas in Crabapple and the K-9 Support Tournament. Milton's Parks and Recreation department offers many local activities, including art classes and lacrosse.


Cumming is in the Northeast Georgia Mountains region, and this provides residents with many recreational opportunities. The city's top attraction is the 963 acre Sawnee Mountain Preserve, and it features hiking trails, a climbing area, playgrounds and an amphitheater. There are numerous live productions held throughout the year at the Cumming Playhouse, and the area hosts several annual events such as the Cumming Country Fair and Festival.

There are several architectural styles and price ranges in Cumming. Single family homes are the most prevalent, but the city also has condos and townhomes. Many of the neighborhoods in Cumming offer luxury houses and come with a long list of amenities. Residents look forward to the annual Cumming Fairgrounds, and there is a mixture of local and chain restaurants and shops throughout the city.

Johns Creek

Johns Creek is one of the most affluent cities in the country. This has led to a gorgeous mixture of architectural styles and home options, ranging from modest single family houses to elaborate mansions. There are many cultural options for residents to enjoy, including the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra and the Johns Creek Arts Center.

The city hosts a variety of annual events such as The Taste of Johns Creek, Arts on the Creek, Founders Week and the Fall Family Festival. Golf enthusiasts will feel right at home within the area's six golfing facilities. Other outside recreational options include the town's namesake, Johns Creek, and the 46 acre Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center. There are also numerous specialty boutiques and local dining establishments. 

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