Category: Intown Communities

Fulton County Intown Communities

Ansley Park

0.589 square miles, Population: 2,113, MHHI $84,000;

Ansley Park is an affluent residential neighborhood and the first Atlanta suburban neighborhood designed for automobiles. The neighborhood was completed by 1930 and is 275 acres (1.11 km2) with Ansley Golf Club bordering the community. It is designated a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.

First developed in 1904 by Edwin P. Ansley, Ansley Park was designed to attract Atlanta’s wealthiest and most prestigious families and was home to the Georgia’s Governor’s mansion for decades.  The Ansley Park Civic Association is an active force in maintaining the neighborhood’s character  and sense of community.

 

Atlantic Station

0.683 square miles, Population: 2,408, MHHI $57,000,

Atlantic Station has it all. The community has a vibrant retail and dining district coupled with office space and attached housing and apartments. Rather than commuting to work, Atlantic Station residents can work two blocks from home and shop around the corner. Visitors from all around the Atlanta metro area shop at over 35 stores such as West Elm and Dillard’s or poke into charming shops like Kilwin’s ice cream shop and Kinnucan’s adventure gear for the outdoors.

Since it’s opening in 2005, Atlantic Station has also served as the go to spot for entertainment. The complex houses Regal Cinemas, the annual Skate the Station ice skating rink and touring acts such as Cirque du Soleil.

 

Buckhead

Population: 200,000, MHHI is $85,000.

Buckhead is a large, prosperous area with upscale residential, retail, dining, entertainment, commercial venue. In addition to one of the most attractive neighborhoods in Atlanta, it is a major financial center.  The area has high rise office buildings, hotels, and condominiums for an urban landscape along Peachtree Road. However, homes in neighborhoods such as West Paces Ferry and Peachtree Park are nestled in Piedmont forests.

 

Cabbagetown

0.141 square miles, Population: 780

Cabbagetown is a neighborhood on the east side of Atlanta and adjacent to historic Oakland Cemetery.  The historic district is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and is characterized by art and music festivals. Art is managed by the neighborhood’s own Wall Keepers Committee. Stop and check out street art by La Pandilla and Trek Matthews who painted  two murals at the request of their  Living Walls street art organization.

 

Castleberry Hill

Population: 13,303

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and thriving with retail shops, coffee shops, art galleries, restaurants, apartments and condos, Castleberry Hill is in the midst of a renaissance. The unique urban community has converted early 20th century warehouse buildings to lofts to house a culturally diverse group of Atlantans. The area is in with these old commercial structures being turned into cool lofts.  The proximity to all that Atlanta has to offer in a short walking distance and easy highway and public transportation options are, and will continue to be, major draws to the area.

 

Downtown

4 square miles, Population: 26,700 residents as of 2010

The central business and government district of Atlanta can be found in Downtown Atlanta.  Many Fortune 500 companies can be found near the capital building and its many federal government facilities.  Georgia State University brings top academics as well as sporting, cultural and entertainment. Only in Downtown Atlanta can you see whale sharks at the Georgia Aquarium, the world’s second largest aquarium, and taste every variety of Coca-Cola at The World of Coca-Cola.  Centennial Olympic Park offers the city a 21-acre public park that hosts millions of visitors a year and several events, including a summer popular music concert series and an annual Independence Day concert and fireworks display. Downtown Atlanta is currently undergoing  a transformation with new  condos and lofts, a renovation of historic buildings and is attracting many new residents as a  great place to live, work and play.

Grant Park

Population: 28,000, HHI is under 50,000.

Grant Park is a residential district, known for its Victorian mansions and Craftsman bungalows.  Grant Park itself is a 131-acre green space and recreational area and is the fourth-largest park in the city. Surrounding the showstopper park is walking trails and Zoo Atlanta, which attracts millions of visitors per year. The vibrant community just south of Oakland Cemetery has many festivals, their own farmers market and many dining options. The Grant Park Neighborhood Association represents local residents.

 

Inman Park

0.547 square miles, Population: 2,928; MHHI $70,000

Curved streets, large residential lots and verdant parks characterize Inman Park. Established at the start of the 20th century, the community was built upon the land of Atlanta’s Civil War battlefield, two miles east of Downtown.  It was Atlanta’s first planned residential suburb and also Atlanta’s first electric trolley neighborhood. Restoration and preservation of the Victorian houses began in the 1970’s and in 1973 the entire neighborhood was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The historic appearance of the district is regulated by the City of Atlanta.

 

Little Five Points

0.164 square miles, Population: 874;MHHI $75,000

The hippie hood of Little Five Points is characterized by street art, apparel shops, eateries, smoke shops, clothing bazaars, tattoo parlors, a natural food co-op, an indie radio station, independent bookstores, pubs, and last but not least, a 30-foot-tall skull. As a neighborhood, Little Five Points is one of Atlanta’s most walkable neighborhoods, a place to stroll and people watch.

 

Midtown

1.470 square miles, Population: 10,474;MHHI $73,000

Midtown is defined by a concentration of  businesses,  residences, hotels, restaurants, cultural, retail destinations, greenspaces, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and safe streets. They have a master plan, Blueprint Midtown, and serves as a national model for urban excellence and recently made American Planning Association’s (APA) list of Great Places in America. One of Atlanta’s hottest residential markets, Midtown has 150+ restaurants and shops. Midtown residents often get active at Piedmont Park and the  Atlanta BeltLine Eastside trail.

 

Old Fourth Ward

0.690 square miles; Population: 6,442; MHHI $69,000

Recognized as one of the hottest neighborhoods in America and the 9th best in America, Old Fourth Ward benefits from the Eastside Beltline Trail, the Ponce City Market, and their own Old Fourth Ward Park. It consists of single family residential units and is one of the oldest residential areas in the City.

 

Poncey-Highland

0.455 square miles, Population: 2,666;MHHI $81,000

Named after its location near the intersection of Ponce de Leon Avenue and North Highland Avenue, Poncey-Highland  is home to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Manuel’s Tavern, a local political hangout and one of Atlanta’s oldest taverns. The Carter Center serves as a nonprofit to address democracy building, conflict resolution, human rights, mental health, among many others.

 

Virginia-Highland

2.130 square miles, Population: 14,022; MHHI $110,000

The chic neighborhood of Virginia-Highland near Midtown boasts beautiful 1920s and1930s homes and feels like a small town within the heart of the city. Many of Atlanta’s top restaurants and bars are located along tree-lined Highland Avenue, rivaling other top Atlanta neighborhoods for evening activities.  Friendly, charming vibe with restaurants, bars, trend-setting apparel, local and global art and decor, whimsical and modern decorative accessories, natural linens, gourmet food, and interesting specialty stores can be found within walking distance of Piedmont Park.

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