Awesome Atlanta Neighborhoods

Are you a fan of charming, relaxing suburban communities? How about trendy, Bohemian havens?

Or maybe you prefer fast-paced bustle and excitement.

When it comes to Atlanta neighborhoods, you’ve got options! No matter what kind of vibe you’re looking for, there’s something here for you.

Like we said in our guide for moving to Atlanta, it’s the 9th largest metro in the US. So yes, that’s a lot of neighborhoods to cover.

First of all, there’s 242 neighborhoods (officially).

Also, these are organized into 25 Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs) too, which let community members within a NPU give input on planning, zoning, and land use.

We’ve honed in on several promising neighborhoods instead of asking you read about all 200+ of them here.

Heads up: Atlanta’s divided between wealthy and poor communities – like many big cities.

Atlanta rent price per sq ft

Credit: John Keltz .

For reference, red areas are cheaper per square foot, while black areas are pricier per square foot.

Price can be a big factor – but still only one factor in considering where to move. Now, let’s look at some neighborhoods.

What are the major neighborhoods in Atlanta?

Each of Atlanta’s many neighborhoods are full of character. Watch this short video to get an idea of what makes each part of Atlanta unique.

Credit: Atlanta Travel & Tourism Guide

If you know what neighborhood you’re looking for, use the links in the table below to jump straight there.

Atlanta Neighborhoods List











Atlanta Neighborhoods: Comparing Average Rent

Obviously, any neighborhood’s location isn’t going to mean much if you can’t afford to live there.

Below we’ve compiled average rent prices in each neighborhood.

Atlanta neighborhood avg rents

Time to dig in a bit deeper into each neighborhood. Also, feel free to walk each neighborhood with Google!

Downtown Atlanta

The heart of the city, Downtown mixes college crowds (Georgia Tech and GSU are both nearby) with business people.

There are numerous attractions and MARTA stations for getting around. Living Downtown comes at a price that’s still worth it for many Atlantans.

The Stats

  • Average Home Price: $155,000
  • Average Rental Price: $1,507
  • Median Household Income: $35k
  • Median Age: 27

Noteworthy Local Hotspots

Midtown

Bringing together all kinds of people, Midtown’s particularly popular with young, artistic crowds and young professionals.

Midtown stands as one of the priciest neighborhoods in Atlanta. It’s a very desirable place to live, with a wide variety of attractions and regular events. Traffic can be brutal there on an event day though.

The Stats

  • Average Home Price: $250,500
  • Average Rental Price: $1,876
  • Median Household Income: $67k
  • Median Age: 34

Noteworthy Local Hotspots

Decatur

Nestled on the east side of Atlanta, Decatur’s relaxed and friendly vibes give it a welcoming feel. There are beautiful nearby schools that you may recognize as Decatur landmarks from movies and TV.

Decatur Square, in particular, offers a variety of options for food and for a casual night out. Thanks to Decatur’s lower crime rate and slightly older population on average, Decatur’s a great place for families.

The Stats

  • Average Home Price: $177,500
  • Average Rental Price: $1,601
  • Median Household Income: $49k
  • Median Age: 38

Noteworthy Local Hotspots

Old Fourth Ward, AKA “O4W”

Old Fourth Ward is one of Atlanta’s most revitalized areas and known as the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr.

There’s a large young, single population attracted by the plethora of parks and nightlife spots in this trendy part of Atlanta.

The Stats

  • Average Home Price: $460,000
  • Average Rental Price: $1,724
  • Median Household Income: $42k
  • Median Age: 32

Noteworthy Local Hotspots

Marietta

Marietta’s a great place for families to settle down. It rests outside the 285 perimeter, making it more laid-back and spacious – with beautiful suburban areas and even some ritzy mansions.

Marietta also enjoys low crime rates compared to much of Atlanta and tends to have a slightly older population.

The Stats

  • Average Home Price: $245,600
  • Average Rental Price: $1,020
  • Median Household Income: $72k
  • Median Age: 39

Noteworthy Local Hotspots

Grant Park

Grant Park’s one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods, with the Victorian architecture to prove it.

With a small town feel for it’s proximity to the center of the city, Grant Park makes a good home for young professionals and families.

The Stats

  • Average Home Price: $348,500
  • Average Rental Price: $1,276
  • Median Household Income: $81k
  • Median Age: 34

Noteworthy Local Hotspots

Roswell

Like Marietta, Roswell’s a more affluent neighborhood in Atlanta. Also outside the 285 perimeter, it has a relaxed vibeperfect for families.

Roswell has lower crime rates and beautiful historic buildings.

The Stats

  • Average Home Price: $330,600
  • Average Rental Price: $1,206
  • Median Household Income: $93k
  • Median Age: 43

Noteworthy Local Hotspots

Inman Park

Conveniently located inside the 285 perimeter, Inman Park offers plenty of options for socializing, outdoor activities, and more. Revitalized recently, Inman Park has a mix of apartment complexes and homes.

There’s a reason this area’s so popular with young professionals and recent graduates. Inman Park’s highly walkable with numerous nightlife options. This is a very active part of Atlanta.

The Stats

  • Average Home Price: $415,000
  • Average Rental Price: $1,773
  • Median Household Income: $78k
  • Median Age: 34

Noteworthy Local Hotspots

Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs is a great option for families looking to experience city life without having to live in the perimeter. This area has a mix of suburban homes and large, modern apartment complexes.

The Stats

  • Average Home Price: $395,000
  • Average Rental Price: $1,442
  • Median Household Income: $73k
  • Median Age: 37

Noteworthy Local Hotspots

Edgewood-Kirkwood

Edgewood/Kirkwood’s the most affordable area we’re covering, with average rent well below the top areas like Midtown and Downtown. For it’s location ITP, you get a lot for the price.

The Stats

  • Average Home Price: $316,250
  • Average Rental Price: $879
  • Median Household Income: $37k
  • Median Age: 37

Noteworthy Local Hotspots

Chamblee

Chamblee’s one of the safest Atlanta areas on our list.

Also, Chamblee’s an excellent area for families and foodies that love exotic cuisines, since nearby Buford Highway brings together Latin, Thai, Korean, and Vietnamese foods – and more!

The Stats

  • Average Home Price: $375,000
  • Average Rental Price: $1,596
  • Median Household Income: $54k
  • Median Age: 35

Noteworthy Local Hotspots

Virginia Highlands

One of the more affluent neighborhoods in Atlanta, Virginia Highlands is definitely not the cheapest place to live. However, it’s proximity to Downtown, Midtown, and the artistic hubs of eastern Atlanta like Little Five Points make it very desirable for younger, hip crowds.

The Stats

  • Average Home Price: $715,000
  • Average Rental Price: $1,594
  • Median Household Income: $75k
  • Median Age: 37

Noteworthy Local Hotspots

Where to go from here

Are you already living in ATL and wondering about moving to a new neighborhood? Check out our post on the cost to move within Atlanta.

Also, you may want to check out our guide to Atlanta nightlife if you’re somehow bored in Atlanta.


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