Bordered by Druid Hills and Candler Park to the east, Old Fourth Ward to the west, Inman Park to the south, and Virginia Highland to the north, Poncey-Highland was established between 1905 and 1930. Named for the intersection where Ponce de Leon Avenue and North Highland Avenue meet, it’s only 20 streets long. Nonetheless, residents and visitors alike love “PoHi” for everything urban dwellers like best: the city, walkability, and sustainability…and notoriety.
In addition to being the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library’s home, Poncey-Highland is known for the:
- Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant
- Western Electric Companybuilding on Ralph McGill
- Briarcliff Plaza containing the Majestic Diner (c. 1929) and the Plaza Theatre (1939)
- Clermont Hotel
…as well as the “see and be seen” place to be in Atlanta’s politics, Manuel’s Tavern. One of the oldest taverns in town, the establishment was completely renovated in 2016 and hosts weekly discussions about city and global happenings.
If you’ve been ITP, you’ve likely already visited or passed through Poncey-Highland. In addition to its historical sites, PoHi attracts people from OTP and around the country and world to see:
- Freedom Park – this “forest” within the city runs directly through the center of the neighborhood, connecting intown communities such as Little Five Points, Ponce City Market, Krog Street Market, and many more.
- The Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail – the first completed section of the 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown, the BeltLine has brought tremendous development to the area and promises even more as the project continues around the City.
- Historic Fourth Ward Park – across Poncey-Highland’s BeltLine border, the park offers 17 acres of open green space landscaped into lawns, a playground, a splash pad, an outdoor theater, and a 2-acre lake. It also has a world-class skatepark, secondary playground, and large multi-use athletic field that hosts everything from yoga to kickball to music and food festivals.
Given its size, everything in Poncey-Highland is a hot commodity and very desirable. Let us help you keep your eyes on the area to find when something is available for you.
Poncey-Highland’s Atlanta Public Schools:
- Lin Elementary School
- Inman Middle School
- Grady High School
November 2016-February 2017:
- Average listing price – $499,974.00
- Median sales price – $318,500.00 (+53.5% year-over-year)