Atlanta Neighborhoods for the Hip and Artistic

Atlanta Neighborhoods for the Hip and Artistic

July 26, 2013 | Best Cities and Neighborhoods, Best Neighborhoods

Living in “Hotlanta” certainly has it’s perks. In an Atlanta apartment, you can enjoy sunny weather year-round, an exciting music and entertainment scene and Southern hospitality at its finest. However, this is also a fantastic city that welcomes people into Atlanta apartments from all walks of life–especially hip, artistic and fashion-forward types. Here are some of the best Atlanta neighborhoods for the stylish in this booming, sprawling and trendy metropolis:

Buckhead

Home to the famous Lenox Square–Atlanta’s ultra-chic shopping district–Buckhead is the perfect home for any fashionista. Yet, it is also a prime locale for elegant fine dining and nightlife, making this the perfect Atlanta neighborhood for people who want to see and be seen. Buckhead also runs through Peachtree Street, one of the main arteries of the city, giving you easy access to downtown.

Little Five Points

For all things hip and alternative, look no further than Little Five Points. This is an active hub for young professionals and artists, as there are several coffee shops, funky restaurants, loads of art and music venues and cozy pubs throughout the neighborhood. If you live here, make sure you have a vehicle, as Little Five Points is not easily accessible by Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority routes.

Cabbagetown

The burgeoning area was once the site of abandoned warehouses and factory worker housing, but has recently become Atlanta’s hottest new neighborhood for artistic types. Foodies, you can pretty much end your search right now, because there is no better place to be when it comes to haute cuisine.

Castleberry Hill

If elegance is what you’re after, you can’t beat a loft with loads of Atlanta charm and easy access to a unique urban community. Castleberry Hill is a fantastic option. Culturally diverse, vibrant and creative, this Atlanta neighborhood continues to grow into one one of the best urban centers in this otherwise sprawling metropolis.

Poncey Highland

Known for it’s youthful atmosphere and walkability, Poncy-Highlands is a great neighborhood to consider if you are a college student or living with several roommates in an Atlanta apartment, but still don’t want to skimp on style.

Virginia Highland

Made of up seven commercial villages, Virginia Highland is an excellent place to live if you want to feel like you are in a small, cozy town without giving up the fashion-forward, big-city amenities that you love. You’ll find charming bungalows, diverse shopping options and innovative cuisine along adorable streets filled with families and singles alike.

East Atlanta

Need a family-friendly place to call home, but don’t want to dampen your city-driven style in the suburbs? East Atlanta could be the perfect neighborhood for you. With Brownwood Park, Zoo Atlanta and several affordable avenues to live, work and play, there are few other places better than East Atlanta to raise a family. However, East Atlanta is also incredibly stylish, unique and posh, combining the best of both worlds.

Decatur

Decatur is another one of those hip, college neighborhoods that can’t be beat. Although it may feel like a city all on it’s own, it is just six miles from downtown Atlanta, and is accessible by MARTA and Interstate 285. If you want to live local, there’s no better place to be. There are more than 200 Atlanta-proud businesses, restaurants, galleries and shops here to enjoy.

 

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