Georgia’s capital city offers family-friendly activities, affordable living, and an active arts scene, making The Big Peach a great city for young adults, families, and retirees to call home. Before you move, learn about the best neighborhoods in Atlanta!


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  • Home Price: $491,544 median purchase price; $830 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 91% of Atlanta neighborhoods
  • Demographics: Singles, young professionals, families

Located north of Downtown Atlanta, Buckhead offers Atlanta residents a quiet atmosphere with old-school charm and modern amenities. Known as the “Beverly Hills of the South,” this area has a combination of green spaces and exclusive shopping while its tree-lined streets surround luxury living options like condos and single-family homes. Newcomers can learn about the history of Atlanta through 20 award-winning exhibits, tour historical houses like Smith Farm or Swan House, and more at the Atlanta History Center. For an upscale shopping experience, you can find the latest fashion trends at stores like Fendi, Golden Goose, and Maje at the Southern premier shopping destination, Lenox Square. Take your four-legged friend on a walk, play a round of golf at Bobby Jones Golf Course, or go on a bike ride at Atlanta Memorial Park. Have a fun family day watching a film in the 4-D Cinema, checking out LEGO Kingdom Quest, and more at LEGO Discover Center Atlanta. Try Broiled Oysters, a Hot Buttered Lobster Roll, or Crab & Shrimp Cakes from The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill. Or go out for date night and order the Broccoli Beef, Vegetable Lo Mein, and Egg Drop Soup from Urban Wu.

Grant Park

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  • Home price: $365,775 median purchase price; $1,296 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 47% of Atlanta neighborhoods
  • Demographics: Singles, young professionals, families

Named after its signature green space, Grant Park is an excellent place to call home in The Big Peach. One of the largest historic neighborhoods in Atlanta, the brick-paved streets are lined with Craftsman bungalows, Victorian-era homes, and cottages. Families living in Grant Park will appreciate close proximity to numerous schools, including Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School and Atlanta Public Schools like Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School. Home to the Grant Park Community Garden and multiple green spaces, this Atlanta neighborhood is built for afternoons in the park as well as other outdoor activities. Walk or jog, attend annual events like the Summer Shade Festival, play a game of basketball at the Grant Park Recreation Center, and more at Grant Park, the oldest surviving park in Atlanta. See a variety of animals—from the common warthog to the giant panda—attend Brew at the Zoo, and more at Zoo Atlanta. Start your morning with an Americano and a Grant Pocket from Grant Park Coffeehouse. Savor the Jerk Chicken Sandwich, Southern Fried Flounder, or the Salmon Sliders at The Beverly. Or fill up on deli favorites like the Turkey Club, BLT, and Reuben from Bennett’s Market & Deli.

Inman Park

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  • Home Price: $325,533 median purchase price; $1,099 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 44% of Atlanta neighborhoods
  • Demographics: Singles, young professionals

If you’re looking for a more centrally located neighborhood, check out the area of Inman Park! One of the more affordable places to live in Atlanta, you can find an array of housing options ranging from brick Bungalows to Modern apartments. This area is also great for those needing to commute to Downton Atlanta, with a local stop on the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) track and highly walkable and bikeable areas. Attend live musical performances or catch a show at one of the best venues in Atlanta, Variety Playhouse. Tour a replica of the Oval Office and see the Carter Presidency artifacts when visiting the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum. Head to the Krog District and a bite to eat at restaurants like Guac Y Margy’s or go shopping at stores like The Collective in The Krog Market. Order the ATL Dog, Classic Burger, or Brisket Melt at The Albert. Devour the BBQ Fries, Fried Chicken Sandwich, or The Half Rack Ribs Tray paired with Ladybird Old Fashioned from the Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall. Or have a pizza night and order the I Love Pepperoni Pizza, Vegan Fresh Tomato Pie, or Chicken Parmesan from Nina & Rafi.


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  • Home Price: $378,430 median purchase price; $1,572 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 53% of Atlanta neighborhoods
  • Demographics: Singles, young professionals

As one of the best neighborhoods in Atlanta, Midtown is a popular spot for young adults in particular. Close to downtown, Midtown is very walkable with excellent public transit options, including MARTA’s Midtown Station. College students living in the area can attend highly ranked colleges in Atlanta like Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia State University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Walk along the famous Peach Street, introduced into pop culture by author Margaret Mitchel in her book, Gone With the Wind. Spend the day shopping and grab a bite at the nearby Atlantic Station. Walk through design exhibits, attend events, and more at Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA). See more than 18,000 art pieces spanning from Modern to European art, attend Friday Nights with events like Friday Jazz, and more at the High Museum of Art. Grab tickets to see the latest music, play, or concert at the Fox Theatre. Looking for Italian food in Atlanta? Try classic dishes like the Tagliatelle Bolognese, Roman artichoke, or Tonareelli a Cocio Pepe—and save room for a piece of Tiramisu from Campagnolo Restaurant and Bar. Or order Thai dishes like Satay Kai, Kung Pad Thai, and Pla Sahm Rod from Nan Thai Fine Dining.


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  • Home Price: $486,675 median purchase price; $1,238 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 94% of Atlanta neighborhoods
  • Demographics: Singles, young professionals, families, retirees

The safe Atlanta neighborhood of Virginia-Highland is a family-friendly area with a quiet atmosphere and the convenience of being close to Atlanta’s city center. ATL residents living in Virginia-Highland can find plenty to keep busy thanks to the restaurants and bars on the main street. Run, grow fresh herbs in the community garden, or join the walking club at Piedmont Park. Stroll through the Fuqua Orchard Center or the Japanese Garden, sign up for a class at the Outdoor Kitchen, and see glassblown sculptures by Dale Chihuly on display in the Chihuly Collection at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Participate in the Virginia-Highland Summerfest 5K, shop for locally made items at the Makers’ Market, or attend live music performances during the annual Virginia-Highland Summerfest. Start your morning with a Shaken Ginger Latte paired with a Potato Hash Breakfast Bowl and Cinnamon Sugar Elephant Ear from Sean’s Harvest Market. Enjoy brunch in Atlanta with options like the Cinnamon Roll with Cream Cheese Icing, Braised Brisket Hash, or Quiche Lorraine from Murphy’s. Or split The Noni, Meat-zza Pizza, or The Spicy Meatball from Pielands Sub & Slice.


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