Perhaps named for its Scottish/Irish founders who grew cabbage in their yards, Cabbagetown originally consisted of the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill, and its factory worker housing. It’s directly connected to Inman Park via the Krog Street Tunnel, and homes vary from small cottages to more sophisticated bungalows with Victorian-themed porches, doors, and windows.
Many love the charming quality of this “rural neighborhood community in an urban setting”. Cabbagetown prides itself as being as “an artsy, hip place with an edge”, attracting a diverse range of residents – empty nesters, first time homeowners, retirees, and renters. The neighborhood takes advantage of its aesthetics and greenery. In addition to a “wallkeepers committee” to manage the outdoor art, Cabbagetown has a Community Garden that brings local and nearby planters together regularly.
A famous Cabbagetown destination is the Oakland Cemetery. Established in 1850, this garden cemetery is used as a park for the community and is a popular place to visit, day or night. Impressive mausoleums, sculptures, and urns demonstrate the prosperity of its tenants.
A great time to come see Cabbagetown is in November during its annual Chomp and Stomp Bluegrass and Chili Cook-off Festival. The day starts with a 5k run that attracts 15,000+ runners followed by a chili tasting of over 100 different recipes, bluegrass music, and 65 artist booths.
Cabbagetown’s Atlanta Public Schools:
• Parkside Elementary
• King Middle
• Maynard Jackson High
• Average listing price – $347,266.00
• Median sales price – $235,250.00 (-21.8% year-over-year)