Atlanta Neighborhoods

Known for its Southern charm and world-class sophistication, the Atlanta metropolitan area is a wonderful place to call home.

Brookhaven

About Brookhaven

Located just north of the Buckhead business district, Brookhaven is known for its charming history, many gorgeous parks, abundant business opportunities and excellent central location. This neighborhood is perfect for those who want central access to everything Atlanta has to offer.

Brookhaven offers many options. The area was originally settled as a cotton plantation in 1810. Years later the area was developed in 1910 as Atlanta’s first country club neighborhood, known as the Capital City Country Club. During the 1980s, Brookhaven was inducted on the National Register of Historic Places. In recent years, the community has had tremendous financial growth and became incorporated in 2012.

  • Population of over 51,000, the largest city in Dekalb County, Georgia
  • The city encompasses over 12 square miles
  • Represented by zip codes 30319, 30341, 30342, 30326, 30329
  • Area codes 404, 678, 770, 470

Brookhaven Neighborhoods

There are seven neighborhoods in Brookhaven that provide a wide range of options for home buyers.

  • Historic Brookhaven: includes homes designed in the pre-war period and is surrounded by the Capital City Country Club
  • Brookhaven Village: the city’s urban town center and also includes mixed-use developments plus single family homes
  • Lynwood Park: located east of Sandy Springs and has a selection of small ranches houses up to larger craftsman-style homes
  • Town Brookhaven: mixed-use development on Peachtree that includes 1500 residential units, 150,000 sq. ft. of office space commercial retail businesses
  • North Brookhaven: known for its suburban feel, two parks and access to some of the area’s best schools
  • Buford Highway and Lenox Park: two neighborhoods that are a combination of both residential and commercial residents

Brookhaven Home Styles

The typical homes you will find in Brookhaven include 100-year old Georgian cottages, 1950's ranch houses and large new construction homes with a traditional style and modern floorplans.

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Brookhaven Schools

DeKalb County School System operates the public schools serving Brookhaven.

Chamblee

About Chamblee

The city of Chamblee is 14 miles north of downtown Atlanta. Chamblee is an extremely vibrant urban city with a diverse community and international feel. The city began as a small rail town and was incorporated in 1908. Through several annexations, Chamblee has grown to encompass over 7 square miles and 26,000 residents. The downtown district has experienced significant commercial development including lofts and townhomes since 2000, while maintaining its vintage architecture and buildings.

Chamblee is located in Northern DeKalb County and is bordered by Dunwoody to the northwest, Doraville to the east and Brookhaven to the southwest.

  • Population of over 26,000 residents
  • The city encompasses over 7 square miles
  • Represented by zip codes 30341, 30366
  • Area codes 404, 678, 770, 470

Chamblee Neighborhoods

With 5 neighborhoods, Chamblee offers something for everyone.

  • Downtown: preserved as a 20th Century railroad community, the buildings and structures have retained their historic flavor within its antique district and many lofts and townhomes
  • Sexton Woods: known for its charming ranch style houses and growth in upscale new contruction homes
  • Keswick Village: beautiful 45 acre Keswick park is surrounded by walkable neighborhood streets and retail shopping
  • Clairmont Park: the park for which this area is named serves as a connection between the Gordon Acres and Clairmont Hills neighborhoods, and is 1.5 miles from the private Peachtree Dekalb airport
  • Huntley Hills: known for its 1960's vibe mixed with desirable new contruction homes

Chamblee Home Styles

Residents of Chamblee enjoy a variety of historic and urban homestyles ranging from 1950's ranch houses, lofts, townhomes and modern new contstruction homes.

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Chamblee Schools

Decatur

About Decatur

With a population of over 21,000, Decatur is sometimes assumed to be larger since multiple zip codes in unincorporated DeKalb County bear the Decatur name. It is an Intown suburb of Atlanta and its public transportation is served by three Marta rail stations. Decatur's official motto is "A city of homes, schools and places of worship."

  • Population of over 21,000
  • City encompasses over 4.2 square miles
  • Represented by zip codes 30330, 30031, 30032, 30033, 30034, 30035, 30036, 30037
  • Area codes 404, 678, 770

Decatur Neighborhoods

Decatur has many historic neighborhoods like Great Lakes, Chelsea Heights, Lenox Pointe, Oakhurst and Winnona Park. The local parks department maintains a number of beautiful green spaces, packed with features like ball fields, swimming pools, skate parks, dog parks, and children’s playgrounds. Whether you're picnicking in any of these impressive parks, tending to your community garden plot, dropping the kids at the community center for story time, or going out for a grown-up night out in the historic town square, Decatur gets high marks and has huge potential to satisfy your every desire.

Decatur Home Styles

Decatur residents enjoy a range of house styles ranging from craftsman, ranch, traditional and modern. The city also has many contemporary condominium and townhouse options.

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Decatur Schools

The city features a top-rated school system with a variety of post-secondary options in close proximity.

Dunwoody

About Dunwoody

The city of Dunwoody is northern Atlanta DeKalb County suburb. It offers many opportunities for families, empty nesters and single adults their place to call home. One of Georgia’s newest cities, living in Dunwoody features access to fantastic neighborhood schools, a wide range of real estate options, and and the convenience of nearby shopping, first-class dining, the MARTA rail stations and major highways that enable easy commutes all around metro Atlanta.

  • Population over 46,300
  • City encompasses 13.7 square miles
  • Represented by zip codes 30338, 30346, 30350, 30360, 31146
  • Area Codes 404, 678, 770, 470

Dunwoody Village

Loaded with retail, restaurants and professional services, this area is known as “Downtown Dunwoody” with nearby subdivisions such as Wyntercreek, Wynterhall, Verdon Forest, Fairfield, Redfield, Withmere, and Mill Glen offering a wide range of housing styles. Most Dunwoody homes for sale in this area have been built between the 1970’s and the present, so there is always a vast selection of real estate available. Most subdivisions offer swimming and tennis within the community. This area has a community feel, hosting the annual 4th of July Parade, Lemonade Days Celebration, and the highly active Dunwoody Homeowners Association.

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Perimeter Mall and Perimeter Center

This largely commercial area of Dunwoody borders the Atlanta perimeter highway, I-285, and offers outstanding shopping and dining opportunities from luxury fine dining to smaller casual restaurants. Recent residential development in the Perimeter Center West area includes new townhomes and luxury high-rise condos with outstanding views of the Buckhead, Midtown and downtown Atlanta skylines. The major regional mall and surrounding employment area make this a great location to live, work and play.

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Northeast Dunwoody

Technically in the city of Sandy Springs, this area extends to the Fulton and Gwinnett county lines and includes the lush Spalding Drive and its prestigious homes on large, often densely wooded lots, the renowned Dunwoody Country Club, and surrounding subdivisions including Dunwoody Club Forest, St. Andrews, Deerfield, Fontainebleau and the Enclave at Jett Ferry. Dunwoody real estate in this area includes many architectural styles to suit both large and small families. The available shopping and dining is extremely convenient in the Jett Ferry area, and Perimeter Mall is only a few minutes’ away by car.

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Southeast Dunwoody

The established neighborhoods of Kingsley, Dunwoody Trails, Dunwoody North, Shenandoah Estates, Georgetown and Williamsburg fall into this general district. Most homes are traditional in design and offer large, wooded lots that you see near Dunwoody Village. Easy access to I-285 via North Shallowford Road and North Peachtree Road make this area appealing for commuters.

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Dunwoody Schools

Intown Atlanta

About Intown Atlanta

Intown Atlanta is a term very frequently used in metro Atlanta to refer to the area containing parts of the City of Atlanta and bordering communities. Generally, this includes areas inside the I-285 perimeter like Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead along with Intown neighborhoods like Grant Park, Virginia Highland, Edgewood, Decatur, Druid Hills, East Atlanta and Inman Park.

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Sandy Springs

About Sandy Springs

With a population over 93,000 people, the city of Sandy Springs is located north of Atlanta. The boundaries of Sandy Springs are Atlanta to the south, Cobb County (at the Chattahoochee River) to the west and north, Roswell (also at the river) to the north, and Dunwoody and Brookhaven, at the DeKalb County line, to the east. A small panhandle in the northeast extends between the Chattahoochee River to the north and Dunwoody to the south, ending in a very small border with Peachtree Corners in Gwinnett County.

  • Population of over 93,900 in Fulton County, Georgia
  • City encompasses over 39 square miles
  • Represented by zip codes 30319, 30327, 30328, 30339, 30342, 30350, 30358, 31150, 31156
  • Area Codes 404, 678, 770, 470

Downtown Sandy Springs

Although it does not resemble a traditional downtown, the area around bounded by Abernathy Road to the north, I-285 to the south, and Sandy Springs Circle to the west, and Hildebrand Drive to the east is defined by the city and business groups as "Downtown Sandy Springs." Northside Tower, located at Roswell Road and Sandy Springs Place, has served as an unofficial landmark for the center of the district since its completion in 1971. Downtown is also the site of the actual sandy springs that spurred the name of the city. The city owns the former site of the Target store on Johnson Ferry Road at Sandy Springs Circle, with long-term plans of redeveloping the site into a mixed-use municipal complex, complete with a city hall. Also, the city is seeking to add more roads to the district so it resembles a more traditional street grid pattern.

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Riverside

Riverside is the western district of the city, bordering the Chattahoochee River and forming the western border with Cobb County. It is a residential area marked by winding, hilly roads. The main roads are Heards Ferry Road and Riverside Drive, and it is located off the Riverside Drive exit of I-285.

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Dunwoody Panhandle

The Dunwoody Panhandle is a residential area bounded by the Dunwoody city limit to the south, the Chattahoochee River to the north, Georgia 400 to the west, and the Peachtree Corners city limit to the east. The district's name is derived from the fact that it is wedged between the river and Dunwoody, forming a geographic panhandle. Major roads include Dunwoody Club Drive and Spalding Drive, and Interstate access is through the Northridge Road exit of Georgia 400. The Dunwoody Pandhandle is a controversial area for the city, as it had been considered Dunwoody for many years. Tension mounted when Dunwoody street sign toppers were removed and replaced with Sandy Springs street sign toppers, and a street sign topper compromise proposed by the Dunwoody Homeowners Association was rejected by the Sandy Springs city council. The area also resisted being within the city limits, with residents stating that they considered themselves Dunwoody. Sandy Springs responded with a claim that the area Dunwoody in Sandy Springs, much like Buckhead in Atlanta, but this has yet to be seen. Many residents still refer to their address as Dunwoody.

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Perimeter Center

Perimeter Center is a commercial edge city and business district surrounding Perimeter Mall. Although about 40% of Perimeter Center, including the mall, is located in Dunwoody, the western 60%, including most of the area's office towers, are located in Sandy Springs. Pill Hill is located in the Sandy Springs section of Perimeter Center, and is the largest medical center in Georgia. It includes Northside Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and Children's Health Care of Atlanta. Landmarks include Hammond Park and the Sandy Springs and Medical Center MARTA stations.

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North Springs

North Springs is the large northernmost area of the city, and is generally defined as the area west of Georgia 400, east of Brandon Mill Road and the Chattahoochee River, and north of Abernathy Road. The North Springs MARTA station, the terminus of the MARTA North-South line, serves the district.

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Sandy Springs Inside the Perimeter

A small portion of Sandy Springs extends inside the Perimeter to the Atlanta city limit. Most of this area is comfortably affluent and centers around scenic, mansion-filled single-lane roads such as Northside Drive, Mt. Paran Road, and Powers Ferry Road.

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Parks in Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs' sixteen parks and green-spaces offer more than 950 acres of parkland.

  • Heritage Green: 4-acre park at the center of Sandy Springs' new downtown development. It is the site of the original underground springs for which the city is named and is anchored by the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum. It is operated and managed by Heritage Sandy Springs, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to building community through preserving and promoting the historic and cultural identity of Sandy Springs. Heritage Sandy Springs presents a full calendar of public programs and events, including the Sandy Springs Festival, Museum exhibits, lectures and programs, three concert series, children's educational and enrichment programming, community gardening programs, and more.
  • Hammond Park: Multipurpose building, gym, game room, AstroTurf soccer field, lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic pavilions, playground, restrooms
  • Morgan Falls Overlook: Picnic pavilions, children's playground, boat dock/fishing pier, hiking trail, fire pit, porch swings, scenic views, restrooms
  • Morgan Falls Athletic Complex: Baseball fields, T-ball fields, football fields, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, concessions stand, restrooms
  • Sandy Springs Tennis Center: Clubhouse, pro shop, restrooms, locker rooms, lighted tennis courts, jogging trail
  • Abernathy Park: Tennis courts, playground, picnic tables, arts center
  • Allen: Playground, multipurpose court, walking trail, basketball court
  • John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Nature: trails, tree, plant and wildlife sanctuary
  • Ridgeview: Nature trails, picnic pavilion, playground
  • Abernathy Greenway: Currently the city's newest park, Abernathy Greenway which is a new linear park opened in 2014. The park features playable art sculptures.

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