The neighborhood of Vine City is located in west Atlanta close to downtown which makes it a very convenient place to live. The neighborhood has seen many recent renovations within the last couple of years including the new Atlanta Falcons Stadium and the Historic Westside Village Walmart Supercenter. It’s not all big-box stores, though. Vine City also has a community feel, with local events like the weekly Farmers Market that offers fresh fruits and vegetables, cooking demonstrations and children's activities.
If you are searching for apartments in Vine City, rent ranges from $700 to $1500 depending on the size and the number of bedrooms you are looking for. Most apartments in the neighborhood that are available for rent have amenities such as a dishwasher, air conditioning and some units are handicap accessible. Most Vine City apartments have a laundry facility and some also have a swimming pool and fitness center.
Being so close to downtown certainly has its advantages, as Vine City offers some great dining experiences along with a variety of entertainment. Some of the more popular restaurants in the area include Rathbun's, Serpas Restaurant, Alma Cocina, Antico Pizza Napoletana and Daddy D'z BBQ Joynt. There are also several coffee shops and local cafes. If you are into art and history there are several galleries and museums including the Westside Cultural Arts Center, the Robert C Williams Paper Museum, and a contemporary fine arts gallery called the Emily Amy Gallery.
Every year, Piedmont Park, which is within walking distance to Vine City, hosts the Atlanta Dogwood Festival which has music, free food and arts and craft vendors. If that isn't enough to keep you busy, the Georgia Dome also hosts a variety of sporting and music events. Other events it has hosted include Monster Jam and the Professional Bull Rider's tour.
If you are looking for a pet-friendly apartment to rent, you may need to call the building manager to let them know what kind of pet you have. Most apartments in Vine City allow service animals and there are some pet-friendly places nearby but it is best to call and double check. The closest pet services include a dog groomer called That Fabulous Dog and also a dog grooming, boarding and doggie day care called Bark ATL.
Most people get to and from Vine City via a public transportation system called MARTA - Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. The public transit system operates along several bus routes and makes stops at the Civic Center, Peachtree Center, Five Points, the Dome and Georgia State, along with several others. The downtown area is close to I-85 along with several major highways that make commuting in and out of the city relatively easy.
The area offers education as part of the Atlanta Public School system and there are also some private schools. Public elementary schools include Bethune, Centennial Place, Hope, Herndon and Cook Elementary Schools. Middle schools include Kennedy Middle School and KIPP West Atlanta Young Scholars Academy which is a public charter middle school that serves students 5th to 8th grade. Public high schools include Washington High School and Booker T Washington High School. Private education opportunities include Atlanta New Century School and Gate City Heritage School.