Why "Cham-Haven" Is The Next Big Thing

Atlanta feels like it can change overnight. Familiar parts of town quickly become unrecognizable with the pace of new developments around the city. One area in particular, Chamblee, is experiencing a renaissance that feels similar to what transformed Brookhaven into one of Atlanta's most desirable areas.

The nickname "Cham-Haven" is fondly catching on among locals to describe the fusion of the Chamblee and Brookhaven communities. For years, Chamblee has been non-stop in its efforts to revitalize the historic heart of downtown. Even with the area's transformation, Chamblee is successfully preserving its historic charm - the perfect union of old and new.

Similar to the development of Town Brookhaven, the new Peachtree Station shopping center attracts residents with Whole Foods, Starbucks, Menchie's, Chipotle, Taqueria Del Sol, and more. With apartments popping up along Peachtree Boulevard one after another, it's hard to deny Chamblee's growing popularity.

Much like around the BeltLine, development leads to desirability. The housing market in Chamblee is sure to follow with a rise in value and new construction. Key distinctive features of Chamblee's essence are the industrial buildings lined along the railroad track. Look out: "Cham-Haven" could soon take over trendy favorites like Ponce City Market.

Add these local "Cham-Haven" spots to your ATL bucket list:

1. Hopstix

2. BlueTop

3. Southbound + Moonbird Coffee

4. Union Hill Kitchen

5. Frosty Caboose