What are the best neighborhoods to buy a home in Atlanta?
Atlanta has 242 neighborhoods officially designated by the city. It can also be divided into four larger areas: Downtown, Midtown, West Midtown and Buckhead.
Downtown Atlanta is the city’s central business district, and many government offices and corporations have their headquarters here. The area also hosts the city’s main sporting venues and Georgia State University’s main campus. Of the nine sub-districts, Five Points is a popular neighborhood boasting interesting shops, hip restaurants and colorful murals.
As Atlanta expanded in the 19th century, mansions were constructed along Peachtree Street, which passes through both downtown and Midtown. Property development later took off in the 1980s, and then, in the 2000s, many high-rise condo buildings were constructed.
Midtown has a high concentration of residential homes, offices and retail outlets. It also fosters several cultural venues, such as the Museum of Design, the Fox Theatre, the Woodruff Arts Center and the High Museum of Art. For nature-lovers and outdoorsy folk, the large Piedmont Park and Atlanta Botanical Garden are also within walking distance of each other.
There are plenty of smart apartments to buy and rent in Midtown. Near Peachtree Street (where Midtown’s business district is centered), there are also historical, renovated homes.
West Midtown, also known as Westside, is considered to be diverse and eclectic, with some parts having seen gentrification in recent years. Once an industrial center, the area is known for its eclectic restaurants and retail offering.
A few of the neighborhoods here include the suburban Adair Park, the largely industrial Blandtown, and Westside Provisions, which has both industrial and residential areas. Being a large and diverse area, West Midtown has a wide range of properties for sale.
Previously known for its nightlife, Buckhead is now popular thanks to its retail and restaurant scene. There are at least 43 neighborhoods here with forests and hills for residents to enjoy.
Buckhead is also an area known for its attractive and upscale real estate, with many large, detached houses. Its core area also offers high-rise office buildings and hotels, in addition to condominiums.