If you’re new to Atlanta or just looking to find the best walkable Atlanta neighborhoods, this article is for you. As real estate agents for Atlanta’s in-town neighborhoods, our clients often ask us about walkability. So here’s our top five Atlanta neighborhoods with a truly walkable lifestyle.
The Five Best Walkable Atlanta Neighborhoods
Best things about Midtown: You just can’t beat being this close to Piedmont Park, the Atlanta BeltLine, High Museum, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Midtown is clearly the best walkable Atlanta neighborhood. It ranks the highest of the Intown Atlanta neighborhoods we serve. It’s also one of the best Atlanta neighborhoods for cycling.
Plus, Midtown is one of the few Atlanta neighborhoods where you can actually live well without owning a car. It is the largest and most urban of the five best on our list.
Here you will find a city vibe and easy access to shopping, Piedmont Park and transit options. As you might expect, sleek new condo high-rises abound. And vintage single family homes lining lovely tree-lined streets are also aplenty. Live here and pretty much everything you want is just outside your door. See the latest Midtown real estate listings.
2. Inman Park
Next up is Inman Park. The best features of Inman Park are as follows: An excellent selection of restaurants, Krog Street Market, easy access to the Atlanta BeltLine and gorgeous old homes on tree-lined streets. Inman Park is hard to beat for those who love to walk everywhere. In recent years it ranks ever higher. The addition of the Atlanta BeltLine is partly responsible for the increase.
The BeltLine is an important factor improving Inman Park’s walkability. As it is for three other the neighborhoods on our list. It runs along the edge of Midtown, Virginia Highland, O4W and Inman Park.
In addition, the neighborhood’s configuration and extensive recent condo developments have helped improve infrastructure. Housing here include condos, vintage lofts, old bungalows and Victorians. And they all surround a core business hub which features some of Atlanta’s best restaurants. View Inman Park listings.
3. Castleberry Hill
What we love about Castleberry Hill: The urban industrial vibe plus of course the art scene.
While nearly as walkable as Inman Park, the neighborhoods really couldn’t be more different. Castleberry Hill has a more artistic and industrial flair. There is a super popular art walk every second Friday. This event helped define the neighborhood as it emerged from it’s industrial past. And the annual Loft Tour which is not to be missed.
Housing options consist mostly of vintage loft conversions and newer condos. Home buyers will not see too many single family homes here. Browse Castleberry Hill lofts and condos.
4. Old Fourth Ward
Best things about O4W: Ponce City Market and super easy access to The BeltLine.
Old Fourth Ward (O4W) is probably the hottest neighborhood on our list. It’s the home of the Martin Luther King Jr. historic site. With the addition of the massive Ponce City Market in 2014, the neighborhood has been on fire of late.
And from here you can bike or walk along the meandering Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Perfect! Plus, residents will find the shopping in O4W can’t be beat. Plus several of the best Atlanta coffee shops are located here. And Whole Foods and CVS are easily accessed on foot. Perfect for daily needs. Housing here consists of 1920’s bungalows and newer apartments, condos and lofts. Find the newest Old Fourth Ward home listings.
Best of Virginia-Highland: Renovated vintage bungalows, great restaurants, boutiques, classic bars and pubs plus easy access to the BeltLine and Piedmont Park.
It was founded in the early 20th century as a streetcar suburb. And is named after the intersection of Virginia Avenue and North Highland Avenue, the heart of a busy commercial district at the center of the neighborhood. The neighborhood is well-known for its many renovated bungalows and other historic houses from the 1910s through the 1930s. It is a popular destination for people across Atlanta with its broad mix of restaurants, bars, and shops and for the annual Tour of Homes and Summerfest, one of Atlanta’s best festivals.
Three mini neighborhoods
It’s actually three mini-neighborhoods situated along North Highland Avenue. Each centered around a cozy 1920’s style business district. So the trick to make Virginia-Highland über walkable is to select a home that’s close to one of these three centers of action. We like the central area at the corner of Virginia Avenue and North Highland.
Seems everyone wants to be there. And for good reason. If you live near this corner, the iconic Murphy’s restaurant, John Howell Park, The Atlanta BeltLine and Piedmont Park are all just a short stroll away.
Housing choices here include single family homes built from the 1910’s to today. There’s a sprinkling of converted condos and apartments in the mix. Homes built in the craftsman bungalow tradition line lovely tree-lined streets of this super popular and affluent Atlanta neighborhood. See the latest Virginia Highland homes for sale.
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