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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 […]

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5 Walkable Neighborhoods inside Atlanta’s Perimeter

If you are not familiar with the Atlanta metro area, you might be surprised that there are actually places to live where a car is optional. However, most big cities are a collection of smaller neighborhoods, and Atlanta is no exception. Many of these neighborhoods offer tree-lined streets, parks, shopping and dining all within steps of your home! Here are 5 great walkable neighborhoods that you’ll find within Atlanta’s Perimeter. 1. Midtown Located minutes from downtown Atlanta, the Midtown neighborhood represents the ultimate in urban living. Great shops, fine dining, nightlife, green spaces, art, and culture — it’s all within walking distance of most residences. Enjoy breakfast at the famed Flying Biscuit Café, browse the shops at Colony Square, spend […]

Tips for Buying a Home in Virginia-Highland

Tips For Buying A Home In Virginia-Highland, GA

Virginia-Highland is one of Atlanta’s most popular and trendiest neighborhoods. The old streetcar suburb is famous for its bungalow-style homes that date back to the early 1900s, its walkability, its unique commercial districts and its proximity to top public and private schools. Both Creative Loafing and Atlanta magazine have named it Atlanta’s favorite neighborhood, and residents agree. If Virginia Highland, or “VaHi” as the locals call it, sounds like the place for you, here are some tips to consider before buying a home. 1. Do not be afraid of older homes While you will find some new construction, a majority of the homes in Virginia-Highland date back to the 1910s through the 1930s. If the thought of an older home […]

Atlanta Neighborhoods On The Rise

Atlanta and its metro area are home to hundreds of great neighborhoods, and each one offers something for everyone. Most people in the area are familiar with the old favorites, but which neighborhoods are becoming increasingly popular with homebuyers? 1. East Atlanta East Atlanta has received plenty of attention in 2015 for being one of the top neighborhoods on the rise, not just in Atlanta, but in the entire United States. Located south and west of Interstate 20 and east of Moreland Avenue, its southern boundary runs just south of Bouldercrest Drive. Low prices —the median sales price for a home is just under $250,000, and home values are on the rise — and proximity to businesses and entertainment are […]