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May 24, 2017

Atlanta Neighborhoods


A primary factor in Atlanta’s appeal is its integration of big-city feel with local neighborhood vibe. One minute, you’ll be gazing at skyscrapers in Midtown; the next, you’ll be gawking over the mansions in nearby Ansley Park. While Buckhead has traditionally been the most well-known of all neighborhoods–at least in terms of nightlife and the residences of the city’s moneyed elite–as of late other areas of the city have become more prominent. Each neighborhood boasts its own unique vibe: the bohemian quirkiness of Little Five Points, the arty, hipster scene of West Midtown, the perennial trendiness of the Virginia-Highlands. Make sure to allow enough time to at least pass through a variety of Atlanta’s neighborhoods; an authentic feel for the city won’t come otherwise. Among the most prominent are the following: Buckhead, Midtown, West Midtown, Virginia-Highlands, Little Five Points/Inman Park, Grant Park/Cabbagetown, and Downtown.

  Ansley Park Mansions

Buckhead


Phipps Plaza

Atlanta’s perennially high-end neighborhood boasts miles of mansions and upscale shops, boutiques, and restaurants. Over the last several years, the area has undergone a robust facelift, with a flux of high-end brands–a St. Regis and W Hotel, two New York-based celebrity chefs–boosting the luxe factor even more. Diehard shoppers can make a day–or a weekend–of it in Buckhead, with Phipps Plaza, the undisputed benchmark for sophistication (right across the street, Lenox Square is an excellent choice for those a bit more discerning with their dollars). At night, the neighborhood’s famous steakhouses (Bone’s, Chops and Prime) burst to life with Atlanta’s moneyed elite; saddle up to the bar for a martini and eavesdrop to hear the latest on local gossip.

Restaurants in Bukhead Atlanta

Hotels in Buckhead Atlanta