Awesome Atlanta Neighborhoods

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

Or, maybe you prefer the fast-paced bustle and excitement of city living?

Whoever you are, Atlanta, Georgia has an expansive network of neighborhoods poised to suit any kind of crowd. Like we said in our guide for moving to Atlanta, it’s the 9th largest metro in the US. So, yeah, that’s a lot of neighborhoods to cover.

First of all, there are 243 neighborhoods (officially).

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

Luckily, we’ve honed in on several promising neighborhoods instead of making you read about all 200+ of them here.

Heads up: Atlanta’s divided between wealthy and poor communities – similar to most big cities.

Atlanta Median Household Income 2021

Credit: Darin Givens

For reference, yellow areas are cheaper per square foot, while blue areas are pricier.

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

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What are the major neighborhoods in Atlanta?

Each of Atlanta’s many neighborhoods is full of character.

If you know which 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. Take a moment to walk each neighborhood with this Google Maps feature!

Downtown Atlanta

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

Life can’t get sweeter than when you’re living around the Peachtree. Here you’ll be in one of the best neighborhoods for live music with plenty of music venues to sample.

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: $253,790
  • Average rental price: $1,788
  • Median household income: $60,906
  • Median age: 29.8

Noteworthy Local Hotspots

Midtown

Bringing together all kinds of people, Midtown Atlanta is particularly popular with young, artistic crowds and modern professionals who don’t mind the high cost of living. The appeal might be the art galleries and coffee shops within walking distance of this neighborhood’s towering high-rises.

Midtown stands as one of the priciest neighborhoods in Atlanta, a symptom of it being a very desirable place to live. With a wide variety of attractions and regular events, consider that traffic can be brutal here on an event day.

The Stats

  • Average home price: $321,458
  • Average rental price: $1,801
  • Median household income: $80,950
  • Median age: 36.6

Noteworthy Local Hotspots

Decatur

Nestled on the east side of Atlanta, Decatur’s relaxed and friendly vibes give it a welcoming feel, making it prime real estate for single-family homes. 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: $256,226
  • Average rental price: $1,231
  • Median household income: $92,263
  • Median age: 36.8

Noteworthy Local Hotspots

Old Fourth Ward, AKA “O4W”

Old Fourth Ward is one of Atlanta’s most revitalized areas and has a historic significance as the birthplace of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

There’s a large population of young singles attracted by some of the coolest parks and nightlife spots in this trendy part of Atlanta. Right next to the hip, street art-famed Cabbagetown, O4W has become a popular spot to settle down.

The Stats

  • Average home price: $342,197
  • Average rental price: $1,847
  • Median household income: $71,250
  • Median age: 33

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: $364,359
  • Average rental price: $1,307
  • Median household income: $42,688
  • Median age: 33.3

Noteworthy Local Hotspots

Grant Park

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

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

The Stats

  • Average home price: $501,962
  • Average rental price: $1,415
  • Median household income: $90,689
  • Median age: 35

Noteworthy Local Hotspots

Roswell

Like Marietta, Roswell is a more affluent neighborhood in Atlanta. Also outside of the 285 perimeter, it has a relaxed vibe – perfect for families.

Roswell has lower crime rates and beautiful historic buildings.

The Stats

  • Average home price: $483,033
  • Average rental price: $1,340
  • Median household income: $93,006
  • Median age: 38.6

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 townhomes.

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: $594,648
  • Average rental price: $1,800
  • Median household income: $105,912
  • Median age: 37.4

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: $557,274
  • Average rental price: $1,533
  • Median household income: $74,093
  • Median age: 36.5

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 its location ITP, you get a lot for the price.

The Stats

  • Average home price: $462,514
  • Average rental price: $1360
  • Median household income: $89,339
  • Median age: 35.5

Noteworthy Local Hotspots

Chamblee

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

Chamblee is an excellent area for families and foodies who love exotic eateries, since nearby Buford Highway brings together Latin, Thai, Korean, and Vietnamese foods – and more!

The Stats

  • Average home price: $396,526
  • Average rental price: $1,485
  • Median household income: $61,797
  • Median age: 32.1

Noteworthy Local Hotspots

Virginia Highlands

One of the more affluent neighborhoods in Atlanta, Virginia Highlands, or “VaHi”, 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 crowdswho enjoy craft beer and coffee shops.

The Stats

  • Average home price: $771,961
  • Average rental price: $1,824
  • Median household income: $93,700
  • Median age: 37.5

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 ever somehow bored living in Atlanta.


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