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Hunting for Houses in Virginia-Highland, Atlanta

Originally developed in the early 1900s as a “streetcar suburb” of a then-much-smaller Atlanta, the neighborhood of Virginia-Highland, today, is one of the most popular and coveted Intown neighborhoods in the metro area. “VaHi” (as the locals call it) consists of four commercial “villages” surrounded mainly by shady streets and gorgeous bungalows. Add to this combination a close proximity to Piedmont Park and a year-round calendar of events, and you have an incredibly appealing sense of community with eclectic shopping, fine dining and park space. Plus, with the recent addition of access to the emerging Atlanta BeltLine, one of Atlanta’s most walkable neighborhoods just became even more so. Needless to say, vacant homes in VaHi are a commodity given the […]

Why Emerging Affluents Choose to Buy Homes in Midtown, Atlanta

As young adults in their 20s and early 30s (commonly called millennials”) continue to be a dominating force in the real estate market these days, we’re seeing a growing number of these emerging affluents choosing to buy homes in Midtown, Atlanta. Between this area’s convenience, walkability and upscale urban appeal, Midtown has recently become a “hotspot” for up-and-coming young professionals looking to further their careers, start families, etc. What is it about this neighborhood that is attracting these emerging affluents? We’re taking a look at a few of the key factors driving this trend. The draw of a city lifestyle While recent research has shown an increasing number of the millennial generation gravitating toward the suburbs, the fact remains that […]

Why People Are Buzzing About Smyrna, Georgia Real Estate

Located just northwest of Atlanta about a half-hour’s drive from Downtown, the suburb of Smyrna, Georgia has been experiencing a recent surge in popularity as more Atlanta-metro home buyers have been flocking to the area looking for their next home. What is fueling this newfound interest in this city of 56,000, and why are people now buzzing about Smyrna, Georgia real estate? Let’s look at a few factors driving the market right now. More home for the money While home values are on the rise all over the metro, Smyrna has re-emerged as a haven of affordability, at least for now. With homes in nearby areas like Vinings and Buckhead typically exceeding the $1 million mark, Smyrna enjoys median home […]

Buying a Home in Atlanta? Consider Homes for Sale in Vinings

If you have been thinking about buying a home in Atlanta, be sure to check out homes for sale in nearby Vinings before you make a final decision. Nestled along the scenic Chattahoochee River just northwest of Atlanta, between Buckhead and Smyrna, this unincorporated community of 10,000 people offers its residents the best combination of quiet country charm and big city convenience — not to mention some of the most coveted real estate in the metro area. Why should you take a closer look at Vinings, Georgia? Here are a few important reasons. Small town flavor Vinings feels like a small-town oasis in the midst of the urban sprawl, and its community leaders have worked hard to ensure it stays […]

Finding an Affordable Home in Atlanta’s Affluent Neighborhoods

Are you hesitant about buying a home in Atlanta due your budget? Do you feel that you have been priced out of your target neighborhoods? Good news: it is still possible for first-time homebuyers to find an affordable home in Atlanta, even in some of the city’s more affluent neighborhoods. You might have to dig a little deeper, but the deals are there to be found. Before you give up the search, take another look at some of these Atlanta neighborhoods. Midtown Yes, we said Midtown. It’s in the heart of the city, it’s walkable, it’s close to shopping, dining, nightlife and parks, it’s one of the most popular parts of town — yet Midtown is still remarkably affordable, with […]