Atlanta is a city of subdivisions and neighborhoods — there are nearly 250 official neighborhoods in the city. For your specific needs, the best neighborhoods in Atlanta will depend on your budget and what you want from an area. Some parts of the city are abuzz with arts and culture, for example, while others have more of a small-town feel. Duffy Realty offers a comprehensive 750+ listing of homes for sale in various Atlanta neighborhoods, but here’s a quick sampling of neighborhoods to get you started.

East Atlanta Village

East Atlanta Village — located, as you might guess, on the eastern side of the city — is one of the best neighborhoods for charm and convenience. If you choose to live in East Atlanta, plenty of restaurants and stores will be within walking distance. The area is ideal for people who plan on attending Braves games, as it’s located near Turner Field. East Atlanta is also big on festivals, such as the East Atlanta Strut, which is held yearly in September, and the East Atlanta Beer Fest, which takes place in May.

Buckhead Village

Buckhead Village is part of the larger Buckhead district in uptown Atlanta — Buckhead Village one of the district’s more than 40 areas, in fact. If you want to spend less of your life behind the wheel, it’s one of the best places to live; Walk Score rates this area the most walkable in the Atlanta area. Buckhead Village is also an ideal location if you enjoy shopping. Its retail district has been compared to Rodeo Drive, with more than 90 boutiques. It’s also full of trendy restaurants and clubs for people who enjoy a vibrant nightlife.

Midtown

If you want to feel as though you really live in the big city, Midtown is the neighborhood to check out. With a population of nearly 17,000, it’s considerably busier than Buckhead Village or East Atlanta Village. Midtown is an ideal neighborhood if you’re a fan of arts and culture. You can catch a musical at the Fox Theatre, listen to a concert at the Atlanta Symphony Hall, or enjoy the exhibitions at the High Museum of Art. Like Buckhead Village, Midtown is a great part of the city to check out if you prefer to run your errands on foot.

Grant Park

Grant Park in Atlanta is both a park and a neighborhood. The eponymous park, located in the center of the neighborhood, offers more than 130 acres of green space and is home to the city’s zoo. The neighborhood is mostly residential and is made up of houses from the Victorian era. Grant Park is a great place to live if you want a slower, quieter pace of life while still being in an urban area.

You have an abundance of choices as you search the best neighborhoods in Atlanta, and Duffy Realty can help you find the perfect home no matter which one you choose.

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