Ormewood Park

This verdant, diverse, and quiet neighborhood has a storied history of being a good place to settle down and raise a family - while still being close to the East Atlanta haunts you enjoyed in your younger days.


Things to do in Ormewood

Eat some salted caramel ice cream at Morelli's

The tiny shop has had a huge impact on Atlanta's ice cream rep, earning accolades from national and local media for being some of the country's best. Fl... [click here for more]


Affluent homes of successful doctors, lawyers and businessmen line the streets, high-priced cars grace the driveways and children play outside in their front yard. No, it’s not a scene from an exclusive Buckhead neighborhood; it’s a typical Saturday afternoon in Cascade Corridor, one of southwest Atlanta’s emerging communities.

In the past decade, the community has seen tremendous growth with the creation of single-dwelling homes and large-name... [click here for more]

Druid Hills/Emory

When Ellen and George Nemhauser first happened upon the historic Druid Hills neighborhood 15 years ago, they knew they were home. “We moved to Atlanta from New York as a one year trial,” explains Ellen, “and until we saw Druid Hills we were somewhat dubious about living in the South.” Druid Hills, designed by America’s most famous landscape architect Fredrick Law Olmstead, is a tree-shaded neighborhood of winding streets and small parks. Beginnin... [click here for more]


estled between the popular neighborhoods of Kirkwood, Little Five Points and Candler Park, Edgewood has, for the most part, gone undiscovered. A wave of new residents and home renovations is causing Atlantans to take notice.

Like its neighbors, Edgewood is filled with Craftsman-style bungalows and Victorian homes, as well as a mix of brick and wood panel homes. Home sales in the area have ranged from about $100,000 to $150,000. New listings in ... [click here for more]

West End/Atlanta University Center

Besides being home to the largest conglomerate of historically black colleges and universities in the nation, the West End runneth over with the kind of cultural dichotomy - from the Southern folkloric figure Uncle Remus found at the Wren's Nest to such Afrocentric institutions as the Shrine of the Black Madonna - that could only be nurtured in one of the city's oldest communities and nationally registered historic districts. If that's not cool e... [click here for more]

College Park/East Point/Hapeville

Small College Park has several claims to local fame: It's a lickety-split MARTA ride from the airport; it's home to Woodward Academy, the largest private school in the continental United States; and it boasts one of Georgia's largest historic districts, with more than 700 homes on the National Register of Historic Places. But its picturesque main street, which it shares with East Point, has been hit hard by the economy, so for now it's primarily ... [click here for more]


The home of the Bankhead Bounce, Kilo Ali, T.I., Young Dro, D4L, and Shawty Lo, among others, is so intrinsic to the city?s cultural identity that when Atlanta renamed that stretch of Bankhead Highway in honor of civil rights attorney Donald Lee Hollowell, we respectfully ignored it. The neighborhood, which has similarly resisted most attempts at gentrification, reflects Atlanta?s glaring income disparity. Seventy-five percent of households earn ... [click here for more]

East Lake

East Lake is full of historical significance. When Asa Candler wasn?t busy building a soft drink empire, he was purchasing a vast stretch of land that now encompasses East Lake Golf Club, which acted as Bobby Jones? home course, now ranked among the best golf courses in the world. Formerly nicknamed ?Little Vietnam? for its high crime rate, the neighborhood has undergone a radical transformation in recent decades. Much of that turnaround can be a... [click here for more]

Knight Park/Howell Station

Nearly destroyed during Sherman?s March to the Sea and now on the National Register of Historic Places, big things are happening in this neighborhood. Plans include cleaning up nearby Proctor Creek and building what will become Atlanta?s largest park at Bellwood Quarry. In the meantime, explore the area?s Knight Park and numerous curbside gardens. ? Eric Cash [click here for more]


Back in the ?70s this neighborhood was home to two spring water pools, a lake, and tons of outdoor amenities, including a zip line, horseback riding, and mini golf. Now the Buckhead neighborhood is awash in strip malls and mixed-use developments such as Lindbergh Plaza. ? Emily Griffin [click here for more]

Lindridge-Martin Manor

Behind the strip clubs, sex shops, and frozen-in-time restaurants of Cheshire Bridge Road is a more residential side, Lindridge-Martin Manor, featuring large lots, modest homes, and the South Fork of Peachtree Creek. Through the South Fork Conservancy, the community has worked to clean, restore, and maintain the waterway and its surrounding ecosystem. Nearby trails offer an up-close look at the nature area. Cinema gem the Tara theater is in the n... [click here for more]

South Atlanta

No, we?re not talking about the huge swath of land south of I-20. This richly historic southeast Atlanta neighborhood once known as Brownsville sits north of Aaron?s Amphitheatre and a few miles from Turner Field. Clark University has roots at the campus of what today is the Carver School and remained there until 1941, when it relocated to the Atlanta University Center. Some of the streets are named after former Clark and Gammon Theological Semin... [click here for more]

Sylvan Hills

Bounded by Lee Street, Langford Parkway, I-85, and avenues including Deckner and Arden, Sylvan Hills manages to be all about the porousness of borders. In the days when Fort McPherson still held a military presence, the sounds of ?Taps? would sometimes drift east, across Lee Street and the southern line of MARTA and multiple freight train tracks, at sunset. From within the neighborhood, the Nabisco plant that fronts on Murphy Avenue often suffuse... [click here for more]

Collier Heights

When former Atlanta construction magnate Herman J. Russell?s 1963 ranch home hit the market earlier this year for close to half a million dollars, it symbolized the hidden cultural riches of Collier Heights. Located on the city?s Westside, Collier Heights remains such a treasure due in part to its lauded history as the first mid-century neighborhood of affluence in the United States originated by black city planners. Its founding resulted directl... [click here for more]

Garden Hills

A hilly residential enclave in the shadow of Buckhead?s towering skyscrapers, Garden Hills offers a schmancy suburban-style experience minus the trip OTP. Many of the current homes for sale hover around the $1 million mark. Those who can afford to live in such curb-appealed splendor between Peachtree and Piedmont roads get cute pocket parks, old growth trees, swim and tennis, and historic district status. Established in the ?20s, the homes here a... [click here for more]

Lakewood Heights

Lakewood Heights is tucked away between the Downtown Connector and Chosewood Park. The once thriving Southside neighborhood has been in a state of decline since the Lakewood Assembly General Motors factory closed in 1990. Recently, it?s become fertile terrain for DIY operations looking to build a community. Carver Neighborhood Market and Community Grounds Coffee shop serve as neighborhood-meeting points. Folk artist Lonnie Holley lives further do... [click here for more]

East Atlanta/Ormewood Park

The problem with neighborhoods is, once they become the Place to Be, you can no longer afford to move there. You’ve got to catch them on the upswing, somewhere between semisqualor and universal respectability. That pretty well describes ORMEWOOD PARK, where it’s still possible to find affordable bungalows and rehab projects for DIYers on shady, tree-lined streets. Ormewood is close to I-20, and benefits from the recent openings of nearby restaura... [click here for more]


For a relatively small neighborhood, Poncey-Highland has a hell of a lot going on, from movies at the deco-chic Plaza Theatre to drinks at true-blue political haunt Manuel’s Tavern to meals post-midnight at the Majestic Diner to middle-aged jubblies at the Clermont Lounge. There’s a never-ending supply of colorful street characters along Ponce de Leon Avenue. Remember to wave to Bicycle Shorts Man! The best part - everything’s within walking dist... [click here for more]


Once a wasteland of warehouses and drab industrial spaces, Atlanta’s Westside has been transformed into what’s arguably the city’s hottest ‘hood for top-notch dining, loft living, and highbrow shopping. Indie galleries also have taken up residence and banded together with institutions such as the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center to form the Westside Arts District. Throw in the mixed-use, mega-shopping destination that is Atlantic Station - and th... [click here for more]

Vine City

The neighborhood, along with neighboring Vine City, has so much potential, says the pastor of Lindsay Street Baptist Church. Great bones. Great churches. Great people. But Motley, like many Vine City and English Avenue boosters, is disappointed by the poverty, crime, desperation, crumbling houses, and the “idleness.”

Near Northside Drive, the reverend looks up to the Georgia World Congress Center and the Georgia Dome, the glimmering mammoth con... [click here for more]


Koby Keller gets out of his car and walks up to Brookhaven Park, one of the biggest greenspaces in the northern tight-knit community. It’s a warm day and locals are out walking their dogs. Every day, Keller takes his German shorthaired pointer Avery to the park.

“I like the openness of the park,” says Keller, who works at the nearby Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub in Town Brookhaven (pictured left). “It’s relaxing, and it’s all local people that live ... [click here for more]

Inman Park

The neighborhood’s eastern edge has undergone massive redevelopment in the last decade. Towering condo buildings like the one Britt lives in and new townhomes dominate the landscape. Given the area’s proximity to the coveted Beltline Eastside Trail, it’s likely progress will continue to remake this part of the neighborhood for years to come. [click here for more]


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