Founded in 1837, Atlanta was named after the Atlantic railroad. The city is the seat of Fulton County and a hub for southern culture. Though Atlanta has been settled since the early 1800s, it continues to see regular growth each year. In fact, the population has increased by 40% over the last decade.
Such growth has inspired homebuyers to begin researching the city early, determining which neighborhood is best for families, business, and entertainment. For a look at the top five neighborhoods in the city, read on below.
This trendy neighborhood mixes old with new for a unique living experience. Although it’s considered a suburb, Decatur has a decided city vibe. It features restaurants, shops, and special activities like the AJC Decatur Book Festival.
Decatur is also home to Agnus Scott College, Georgia State University’s Perimeter College, and DeVry University. While Decatur is student and family-friendly, it’s also a great spot for individuals and business owners.
West End was named Atlanta’s 9th most walkable neighborhood by Redfin. It offers beautiful natural scenery and walking or biking trails—all in proximity to the city center. The West End neighborhood is an official historic site through the National Register of Historic Places.
Houses in West End are varied, from designer townhouses and apartments to ancestral estates and baroque inspired homes. Attractions in West End include Pittman Park, the Wren’s Nest, and the West End Arts Center.
The primary attraction to Chamblee is its accessibility. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, the I-285, and the I-85 provide quick transport in and out of the neighborhood. It’s been deemed a hot spot for millennials, with hip restaurants and art galleries in abundance.
Chamblee isn’t only for younger homebuyers, however. It houses the largest collection of antiques in the South and offers a culinary selection of international cuisine.
Home to Camp Creek Marketplace, with more than 1 million square feet of retail, East Point is a shopper’s paradise. A diverse community filled with affordable housing, this neighborhood attracts many first-time homebuyers.
From Taco Pete to Oz Pizza, East Pointers are never left without options for food and fun. East Point has the world’s only indoor arena to feature a running creek. The Velodrome also provides a 322-meter bike track.
No list of Atlanta neighborhoods could be complete without a mention of Buckhead, a buzzing spot that attracts both socialites and trendsetters. Housing options include mainly high-scale apartments, ritzy condos, and the opulent mansions lining Paces Ferry Road and Normandy Drive.
Enjoy the natural beauty of Buckhead by visiting the Atlanta Memorial Park or Chastain Park.
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