Virginia-Highland – “VaHi” to locals – is a popular Intown Atlanta locale. So popular, in fact, that it’s often named a favorite among Atlanta residents. Its name comes from the two major avenues that intersect near the community center.
Situated in Intown’s East Side, Virginia-Highland is right next to the Midtown district. Downtown Atlanta is approximately 3.5 miles away. This ideal location makes it an excellent option for home buyers who want to enjoy the conveniences of an urban, commercial center while still keeping the hustle and bustle at arm’s length.
Virginia-Highland captures the “live, work, and play” lifestyle. It exudes a small town feel with its cozy atmosphere and friendly residents. But as you explore its walkable blocks, its array of trendy shopping destinations, comfortable sidewalk cafés, and popular night spots will remind you that you live in a vibrant, exciting city.
History of Virginia-Highland
The area we know today as Virginia-Highland was first settled in 1812, when a 202.5-acre expanse of land was purchased by American pioneers for agricultural use.
In the late 1800s, the development of the “Nine Mile Circle” streetcar line helped spur development in Virginia-Highland. Today, you can still find gentle curves in the street at the Virginia Avenue and Highland Avenue intersection where the former trolley line used to be.
The early 20th century welcomed the development of Virginia-Highland’s key subdivisions, which include Highland View, North Boulevard Park, and Virginia Hills.
Virginia-Highland real estate
Houses for sale in Virginia-Highland are notable examples of classic American architecture. Buyers will find an array of Craftsman bungalows along the streets where the Nine Mile trolley used to run. You’ll also find Colonial Revivals, English Cottages, and American Foursquare-style homes in the mix.
Living in Virginia-Highland
Virginia-Highland also attracts home buyers, especially growing families, with its strong selection of schools. Residents are zoned to Atlanta Public Schools, specifically Springdale Park Elementary, Inman Middle School, and Henry W. Grady High School.
For the definitive Virginia-Highland dining experience, Murphy’s has been the place to go for more than 35 years. You should also make sure to visit Atkins Park, the neighborhood bar that also happens to be Atlanta’s oldest restaurant; it opened its doors back in 1922 as a deli!
If you’re into shopping, you’ll be pleased to know that the whole of Virginia-Highland is a collection of shopping villages where trendy gift shops, jewelry stores, and locally owned boutiques abound.
- Local attractions
Virginia-Highland is the place to be during summer, thanks to Summerfest. This June event packs an arts-and-crafts fair, a music festival, and lots of food and drink in an eventful two-day schedule. There’s even a 5K road race that takes runners around the neighborhood streets.
The Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes is also worth checking out. This two-day December event showcases the best architecture and interior design that Virginia-Highland homes have to offer.
An inviting selection of homes for sale in Virginia-Highland, Atlanta, GA awaits you. Learn more about this excellent Atlanta neighborhood by calling Karafotias Realty today. We’re excited to hear from you at 404.321.0030. We also welcome inquiries via our email, karafotiasrealty(at)karafotiasrealty(dotted)com.
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