Ansley Park is one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods, but it still remains one of the city’s most popular places to live. The affluent community is nestled between Peachtree Street and Piedmont Road and borders the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and Piedmont Park to the southeast. Located in the heart of Midtown, Ansley Park is just a quick walk or drive away from some of Atlanta’s most sought-after attractions and only minutes away from the city’s Buckhead and Downtown areas.
One of Atlanta’s most northern neighborhoods, the sought-after Chastain Park community attracts new residents each year for dozens of reasons. The park the community is named for alone is well-worth calling the Buckhead neighborhood home. Prestigious public and private schools, proximity to the headquarters of some of the top employers in the Atlanta area, and unlimited recreational opportunities are just a few of Chastain Park’s attractions.
Brookhaven started as Atlanta’s first country club neighborhood, but in 2012 it became a city of just under 50,000 people in Atlanta’s eastern neighbor, DeKalb County. It sits conveniently between Interstates 285 and 85 and is just minutes from Buckhead & Midtown, as well as other suburbs, like Sandy Springs & Dunwoody. Residents love its affluent lifestyle, beautiful historic homes and tree-lined streets, and proximity to shopping, dining, the arts, and other activities.
Located in DeKalb County, there is always something going on in the city of Decatur. For that reason and because of its closeness to Atlanta, many people often mistake it for just another Atlanta neighborhood, but the city of about 20,000 people stands on its own as one of the best places to live in the metro area. Founded in 1823, Decatur mixes a little history combined with the conveniences of the modern world, & the locals love it.
Buckhead is Atlanta’s premier community for luxury living, upscale amenities, and a nightlife that attracts people from all over the country. It is home to dozens of award-winning restaurants and clubs, top-designer boutiques, and beautiful homes, ranging from condos to sprawling historic estates. Some of Atlanta’s most popular neighborhoods are located here, as well as some of the wealthiest zip codes and some of the best public and private schools in the United States.
Druid Hills & Emory
Druid Hills and its 15,000 residents have the distinct pleasure of being part of the city of Atlanta, as well as unincorporated DeKalb County. For this reason, some call it the “perfect suburb,” a nickname that has been used since the late 19th century. Over the years, the historic neighborhood with its gorgeous residences, charming retail shops and restaurants, award-winning schools, and exciting cultural opportunities has attracted some of Atlanta’s most notable residents.
Located just north of Interstate 285 and east of Georgia 400, Dunwoody is one of Atlanta’s most sought-after suburbs. It has only been a city since 2008, but in that short time, its 47,000 have helped turn it into a place that both professionals and families are happy to call home. Despite its proximity to Atlanta, the close-knit community can often make you feel as if you are living in a small town.
Located just east of Ansley Park and north of Virginia Highland, Morningside is one of Atlanta’s larger neighborhoods with over 3,500 residences. It’s also one of the city’s oldest. Most of its homes were built in the early 20th century on beautifully-landscaped lawns, but that’s not Morningside’s only appeal. Parks, boutiques, cafes, and coffee shops are scattered throughout, making the community feel like its own little town in the middle of a major city.
East Cobb is a beloved affluent suburban community that sits about 20 minutes northwest of Atlanta and includes unincorporated parts of east Cobb County. There’s so much to do and see there and so many places to work that residents are finding they rarely have to travel into Atlanta. However, on those days when you just want to get away to the big city, the East Cobb area is convenient to Interstates 285 & 75.
Since becoming a city in 2005, Sandy Springs has been voted as the ninth most affluent area in the United States. It has excellent schools, ample business opportunities, and some of the most luxurious homes in suburban Atlanta. Sandy Springs is divided by Interstate 285 that runs through its lower half. Some people believe life above the interstate is much different than the part below the interstate that locals refer to as “the perimeter.”
When many people think of Atlanta, Midtown is what comes to mind. There is always something going on, and some of Atlanta’s most well-known landmarks are here. Situated south of Buckhead and north of Downtown, the area offers dozens of professional opportunities, hotspots for those interested in culture and the arts, an exciting nightlife, and some of Atlanta’s trendiest neighborhoods.
Virginia Highland has topped numerous prestigious lists of Atlanta’s favorite neighborhoods over the years. From its trendy residences to its popular indie commercial districts, words like “artsy” and “eclectic” are often used to describe its unique vibe. The neighborhood sits to the south of Morningside, west of Druid Hills, east of Piedmont Park, and north of Poncey-Highland.