Founded in 1885, Cabbagetown is Atlanta's oldest industrial settlement. This now-thriving community was made of mostly of laborers at the Fulton Bag & Cotton Mill until the mill shut down in early 1970's. Cabbagetown suffered a serious decline after the mill shut down, but during the 1980's, artists, musicians, and students re-discovered Cabbagetown's charming character and affordable homes. The new prosperity of the neighborhood has improved safety dramatically, as well as the quality of life. Many of the cottages have quaint, new gardens, and boast remodeled, old-fashioned porch fronts.
Candler Park is located about 5 minutes east of downtown Atlanta and just south of Ponce De Leon Avenue. This National Register of Historic Places neighborhood is one of Atlanta's first suburbs and was founded as Edgewood in 1890. The homes in the area range from beautiful old 2 story Craftsman style homes to brand new houses.Search for homes in Candler Park
The City of Decatur was founded in 1823 at the intersection of two Native American trails and was named for naval hero, Stephen Decatur. Decatur combines historic neighborhoods, a small-town feeling, tree-lined streets and excellent, award-winning schools. The city has gained renewed economic vigor thanks to several long term downtown development plans that have come to fruition, making Decatur a trendy small mixed use district with easy transit to downtown Atlanta. Decatur's Square is home to restaurants, antique shops, and the annual Decatur Arts Festival.
The Druid Hills Neighborhood is home to a large number of Atlanta's historical and cultural landmarks, including Emory University, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, and Druid Hills Country Club. Planned by America's most famous landscape architect, Fredrick Law Olmstead, Druid Hills is a tree-shaded neighborhood of winding streets and small parks. Beginning in 1900, many of Atlanta's wealthiest citizens chose to live in Druid Hills, hiring some of Atlanta's most noted architects to design their homes. The result is an eclectic mix of architectural styles nestled into the curving topography of the neighborhood. The National Register of Historic Places recognizes Druid Hills.
East Atlanta is an area located just southeast of downtown Atlanta. East Atlanta, too, is experiencing a renaissance, with a formidable collection of shops and restaurants around the intersection of Flat Shoals and Glenwood avenues.
Located just east of Downtown Atlanta, Inman Park was Atlanta's first planned "suburb". Developed by Joel Hurt in 1887, the original 138 acre neighborhood was the first naturalistic suburb plan south of the Mason-Dixon line. The centerpiece of the neighborhood was ten-acre Springvale Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Inman Park is noted for its annual Spring Festival, which features the largest street market in the city, a tour of the neighborhoods' historic homes and a colorful parade.
Grant Park is Atlanta's largest historic neighborhood. It includes the historic Oakland Cemetery (established in 1850), where Margaret Mitchell, Bobby Jones, 25 former mayors of Atlanta, six former governors of Georgia, and many Civil War dead are buried. It also includes the Atlanta Stockade, Fort Walker, and the Grant Mansion for which the area was named.
Once an independent town, Kirkwood was annexed into the city of Atlanta in 1922. Beginning in the 1980's, the neighborhood began a revitalization by new middle and upper-middle class residents who have been buying and restoring the craftsman-style bungalows that today are perhaps the most recognizable features of this Atlanta streetcar suburb community. Kirkwood is conveniently located just 5 miles from downtown Atlanta, near downtown Decatur, Little 5 Points, Candler Park, East Atlanta and Virginia-Highland. Kirkwood is also convenient to the airport; Emory University, Georgia State and Georgia Tech; and all of Atlanta's major highways.
Midtown is Atlanta's cultural heart. Here you'll find the High Museum of Art, 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 used for many of the city's most popular events, including the Atlanta Jazz Festival and the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. MARTA has a station in Midtown.
Morningside/Lenox was developed in 1931 as streetcar suburb, these neighborhoods prevented an interstate project from dividing their neighborhood in half in the early 1970s. Today there are over 3,500 homes and the area includes the neighborhoods of University Park, Noble Park, Johnson Estates and Hylan Park. Known for its lovely, well maintained homes, and excellent schools, this is an affluent and very respectable and friendly neighborhood.
Just to the southwest corner of Decatur lies Oakhurst, where you can still find craftsman-style bungalows, with a few ranch-style homes. These ranch and bungalow homes are quickly being replaced or remodeled with newer construction. Oakhurst is a walking-friendly community.
To the east of downtown between Grant Park, East Atlanta and the new Glenwood Park development lies Ormewood Park. Consisting mostly of Craftsman bungalows, Ormewood Park was originally developed in the late 1800's by the then-president of Georgia Power Company. Ormewood Park boasts a number of splendid craftsmen-style homes.
Reynoldstown is located about 1 mile east of Downtown Atlanta. Originally settled by freed slaves, this area saw a decline after the Great Depression. The Reynoldstown Revitalization Corporation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1989 to revitalize the neighborhood (economically, socially, physically, spiritually and culturally), has created a lasting impact on this area. Reynoldstown is a healthy mix of renovated craftsman style bungalows and cottages, as well as much new construction that has remained true to the character and history of the neighborhood.
Virginia-Highland, an inviting intown neighborhood noted for its historic charm, is also a popular shopping destination and home to some of Atlanta's best restaurants and clubs. The Virginia-Highlands 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.