Welcome to Virginia Highland
Nestled between Piedmont Park and Ponce de Leon Avenue, this family-friendly and desirable neighborhood mixes history, arts and community with an eclectic flair.
- The people who live here are Professionals, Hipsters, Students, Artists, Young Families to Empty Nesters, Long Time Residents.
- Great for Music, Foodies, Local Scene, Artsy Shops, Front Porches, Nightlife, Walking, Schools, Outdoor Space, Families, Festivals, History
- Area highlights include The Beltline, Piedmont Park, Atkins Park Tavern, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum, Emory University, Ponce City Market
Virginia Highland is a family-friendly and trendy area that combines city-living with community charm. Tucked away just east of Ansley Park and close to both Midtown and Downtown, this Atlanta treasure is within walking distance to the Beltline, Piedmont Park and numerous attractions. Here you will find stylish boutiques, art galleries, neighborhood bars, and some of the city’s best dining.
The area is known for its 60 to 100-year-old homes with Victorian and colonial charm. Virginia Highland has one of Atlanta’s most sought after housing inventories, yet still offers affordable choices, having everything from bungalows to estate homes to modern townhouses.
Developed in the early 1900’s, Virginia Highland boasts a rich history. The tree-lined streets and cobblestone walkways lead to historic homes once built by some of the city’s most notable citizens. The Virginia-Highland Civic Association works closely with residents and council members to ensure that the historic charm and future developments work together harmoniously.
Centered between Virginia and North Highland Avenues, you will find residents and visitors window shopping, enjoying a meal on a cafe patio, or relishing in the after-hours nightlife in this tight-knit community. Several greenspaces and parks are located here, including Orme Park, John Howell Memorial Park and New Highland Park. One of Atlanta’s most popular events, the Virginia-Highland Summerfest, takes place in June and possesses one of the best artists’ markets in the Southeast.
Public transportation, parks, and schools are all very accessible and often within walking distance while Midtown, Downtown, Buckhead and the new Ponce City Market are just a short drive away. Virginia Highland was named “Best overall neighborhood”, Best of Atlanta 2011, by Creative Loafing, “Favorite neighborhood overall”, from Atlanta magazine in June 2011, and “Neighborhood to Know”, in Delta Sky magazine’s November 2010 edition. It is easy to see why commuters, young professionals, families and everyone else in between love calling Virginia Highland home.