Virginia Highland is a largely residential neighborhood that has been called Atlanta's answer to Los Angeles's Melrose Avenue and New York's SoHo. The neighborhood has been emulated many times in Atlanta's suburbs and is seen as a gold standard by developers but its personality, ambience and close proximity to the city are hard to replicate. Although real estate values have risen tremendously over the past 30 years, Virginia Highland stays close to its artistic and bohemian roots by offering numerous galleries, representing the city's best mix of modern and folk art. The area's design aesthetic is reflected in its furniture, gourmet housewares and apparel stores, drawing many visitors to the community.
Residents are fiercely protective of the area's trees, sidewalks, green space and quality of life. Homeowners are proud of the care they take in designing, building and maintaining their homes and gardens. Meticulously tended yards with trellises, sculptures, flagstone patios and walkways are common. Although there is a constant influx of new neighbors, others have lived in the area for decades, creating a vibrant mix of demographics and sense of history and place. Renters enjoy the ambience, retail and entertainment amenities and their friends envy because of the location in the heart of the city.
Perhaps the most revered is Virginia Highland's charming and relaxed neighborhood style. During the annual Summerfest (and year-round), residents throw open their front doors and porches to welcome pets, friends and neighbors for drinks and cookouts.
Recognized by its stone gateway, the neighborhood of Atkins Park is an excellent example of early 20th century residential planning with its Cape Cod, Spanish Eclectic and Craftsman Bungalow homes dominating the landscape. The St. Charles/Greenwood neighborhood complements a popular retail village along North Highland Avenue with local shops, salons, galleries, pubs and restaurants.
With its unsurpassed ambience and personality, retail and cultural amenities and tree-canopied neighborhoods, Virginia Highland's residents recognize the advantages of intown Atlanta living and work hard to preserve it. It is not surprising that the community has consistently been a strong real estate market for decades. With downtown Atlanta, Midtown, Georgia Tech, High Museum of Art, Emory University, Centers for Disease Control, Piedmont Hospital, Fernbank Science Center and Druid Hills Golf Club nearby, the area has attracted singles, professionals, students, families and empty-nesters recognizing the area's advantageous location. Public transit, (MARTA), and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport are also easily accessible for commuters and travelers.
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