(City of Atlanta, Fulton county)
Virginia-Highland is one of intown Atlanta's most vibrant and sought-after neighborhoods. The name "Virginia-Highland" is derived from the intersection of Virginia Avenue and North Highland Avenue. The neighborhood is also referred to as The Highlands although that name has nothing to do with the physical geography of the area.
The architecture of Virginia-Highland is predominantly bungalows. Many of these homes have been renovated and expanded in recent decades and homes in this area bring high prices for per square foot because of their premier location. Virginia-Highland has an active neighborhood association that meets monthly as well as a parents' group that organizes play groups for children in the area.
Va-Hi has one of the city's best known neighborhood business districts. Stretching along North Highland Avenue from University to Ponce de Leon and continuing south into the Poncey-Highland and Inman Park neighborhoods, this is a linear business district with numerous restaurants, cafes and clubs as well as trendy shops, salons, and service businesses. This is a neighborhood where people looking for a pedestrian-friendly lifestyle will have a much easier time than in most of the city. Unfortunately, there are no MARTA rail stations in Virginia-Highland. However, there are several bus routes that travel the main streets of the neighborhood and terminate in nearby rail stations.
Virginia-Highland is bordered by Morningside (to the north), Midtown (to the west), Poncey-Highland (to the south), and Druid Hills (to the east). In addition to the primary Virginia-Highland business district, additional shopping opportunities in or very near the neighborhood include: Midtown Promenade, Midtown Place, Amsterdam Walk, Sage Hill Shopping Center, Emory Village, Little 5 Points, and the Midtown restaurant district.
Virginia-Highland borders Piedmont Park along its western side. Piedmont Park is Atlanta's largest park and the location of many festivals and other special events. It is also the home of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Lake Clara Meer, and a new dog park. Virginia-Highland has two additional very excellent neighborhood parks -- John Howell Park (off Virginia Avenue) and Orme Park (off Brookridge). The neighborhood is also convenient to: the Olmsted linear parks along Ponce de Leon Avenue and The Path; Druid Hills Golf Club (private); Candler Park (with public golf course and pool); Inman Park Pool (private); the Piedmont Driving Club (private); and the Ansley Golf Club (private).
Virginia-Highland residents have easy access to Callanwolde Fine Arts Center (on Briarcliff) and are conveniently situated for enjoying arts venues in adjoining neighborhoods like Midtown (Woodruff Arts Center, High Museum, Fox Theatre, 14th Street Playhouse) and Inman Park (Variety Playhouse, 7 Stages Theatre) or the cultural offerings associated with Emory University.
Children in Virginia-Highland attend City of Atlanta public schools including Morningside Elementary, Inman Middle (located on Virginia Avenue) and Grady High School (just outside the western boundary of the neighborhood at Monroe Drive and 10th Street).
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Where is it?
Virginia-Highland Civic Association
Virginia-Highland/Morningside Parents Association
Virginia-Highland Business Association
Sage Hill Shopping Center
Zonolite business district
Little 5 Points
Midtown restaurant district
Arts & Recreation
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Piedmont Driving Club
John Howell Park
Olmsted Linear Parks
Druid Hills Golf Club
Inman Park Pool
Ansley Golf Club
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
MARTA bus routes: 2, 16, 27, 45
City of Atlanta
Morningside Elementary School
Inman Middle School
Grady High School