Virginia-Highland is bound by:
- Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside on the north
- The Atlanta city limit/Briarcliff Road and the Druid Hills neighborhood on the east
- Ponce de Leon Avenue and the Poncey-Highland neighborhood on the south, and
- The BeltLine at the border with Piedmont Park and Midtown on the west
In other words, it’s in the center of everything…and you’ve probably even been there. At least you’ve heard about VaHi’s popular eateries and events. Both Atkin’s Park and Murphy’s restaurants are iconic. Whereas Atkin’s Park is on the National Register of Historic Places, Murphy’s sits in the (literal) middle of the neighborhood: at the intersection of North Highland and Virginia Avenues. On the event-side, Virginia-Highland has two annual festivities: an arts and music festival each June, Summerfest, and a Tour of Homes in early December.
As much fun as it is to visit, it’s also a great place to live. In 2011, Creative Loafing readers rated Virginia-Highland “Best Overall Neighborhood” and Atlanta Magazine designated it “favorite neighborhood overall”. In 2012 Creative Loafing readers crowed again for VaHi, vosting it “Best Walkable Neighborhood”.
Developed in the early 1900’s, Virginia-Highland is known for its long front yards and beautiful bungalow homes. Now that the BeltLine is a prominent part of the hood, townhomes have multiplied by the dozens, drawing in residents of all ages to enjoy in this friendly community that provides every amenity – from coffee and outdoor apparel to yoga and an Ace hardware – within walking distance.
Other notable Virginia-Highland green space:
- John Howell Memorial Park along Virginia Avenue
- New Highland Park
- Maiden Trail – between St. Charles Avenue and Ponce
Virginia Highland’s Atlanta Public Schools:
- Springdale Park Elementary
- Inman Middle School
- Grady High School
- Average listing price – $901,091.00
- Median sales price – $715,000.00 (+4.1% year-over-year)