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A guide to the hottest Atlanta neighborhoods of 2019

Houses against the midtown. Atlanta, GA. USA.

If you’re looking to buy a home in Atlanta, you’ll be spoiled for choice. After all, it is one of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Places to Live in 2019, owing to its great job market, world-class food scene, and rich history.

Choosing which Atlanta neighborhood to move to can be hard. To make things easier, here’s a list of some of the hottest neighborhoods in the city:


As the beating heart of Atlanta, Midtown attracts people from all walks of life.

Artistic types come here to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design; ambitious professionals seek employment at the Coca-Cola Company, Wells Fargo, and PricewaterhouseCoopers; and lovers of architecture marvel at the stunning Bank of America Plaza building. Its location also means you’re never more than a short drive away from any of Atlanta’s other great neighborhoods.


One of the most affluent communities in Atlanta, Virginia-Highland is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Atlanta. Its location at the heart of the commercial district means that workplaces, nightlife hotspots, and shopping centers are all in your backyard. And despite its upscale urban setting, Virginia-Highland is also home to some impressive historic houses from the early 1900s.

Candler Park

Those who want to live in a peaceful neighborhood should look no further than Candler Park. It takes its name from Asa Griggs Candler, the former mayor of Atlanta and founder of the Coca-Cola Company. It was Candler who donated the land to the city in 1922.

This quiet neighborhood is composed of many late-19th-century and early-20th-century single-family houses that include bungalows and craftsman-style homes. Residents also get easy access to an abundance of outdoor facilities. These include the city park’s nine-hole golf course, several swimming pools, and numerous playgrounds for kids.


This neighborhood has been called the “Beverly Hills of the South” — and for good reason. You won’t find any street in Buckhead that isn’t lined with boutique shops or luxury stores. Shopping is so big here that two of Atlanta’s biggest shopping malls, Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza, are found here.

Need to catch your breath after your shopping spree? Head over to the nearby Sunnybrook Park to relax and get some fresh air.

Ormewood Park

The abundance of trees in Ormewood Park lends credence to its name and proves that greenery has a place in urban planning. This neighborhood has a distinct old-school vibe, as several craftsman homes and brick cottages can be found here. Another highlight is Glenwood Park, a mixed-use project where retail shops, fitness studios, coffee shops, and restaurants co-exist with townhomes and single-family houses. Westside

While this neighborhood’s name is actually West Midtown, many locals simply call it Westside. Here, you’ll find the old seamlessly blending with the contemporary. Many historic buildings here have been renovated into loft apartments, condos, retail stores, and restaurants.

Westside is a popular neighborhood among creative types. Here, you will see many designers, chefs, artisans, and the like. It is home to cultural attractions including renowned music venue Terminal West and the King Plow Arts Center.

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