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Old 09-15-2009, 09:21 AM
 
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I'm confused. Helen Drive ,according to this map, is in Morningside.


Morningside Map (http://www.arch.gatech.edu/~dapa/reports/atlneighchg/page-Images/f04m.html - broken link)
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Atlanta/Decatur/Emory area
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That is the neighborhood planning unit map and includes the Lenox Park and Johnson Estates subdivisions as all being part of the "Greater Morningside Neighborhood." The official Morningside neighborhood is smaller (and older than either of the other sections).
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I may have to agree with Mr. Simpson on the map. The Georgia Tech School of Architecture map is the most comprehensive I've come across for mapping Atlanta's neighborhoods. Not even the NPU maps are as competent. Granted some things have changed due to recent annexations and new developments like Atlantic Station, but overall it is the best I've seen.

From what I can tell Morningside-Lenox Park is a single community with a single neighborhood association. Maybe it wasn't always that way.
Morningside Lenox Park Association
Morningside-Lenox Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Johnson Estates appears to be considered part of that neighborhood as well, because residents are members of the Morningside-Lenox Park Association.

I guess it's neither here nor there, because that entire area even into unincorporated Dekalb County is a winner.

So to answer the OP's question, I'd go with the basic ranch in Morningside.
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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I may have to agree with Mr. Simpson on the map. The Georgia Tech School of Architecture map is the most comprehensive I've come across for mapping Atlanta's neighborhoods. Not even the NPU maps are as competent. Granted some things have changed due to recent annexations and new developments like Atlantic Station, but overall it is the best I've seen.

From what I can tell Morningside-Lenox Park is a single community with a single neighborhood association. Maybe it wasn't always that way.
Morningside Lenox Park Association
Morningside-Lenox Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Johnson Estates appears to be considered part of that neighborhood as well, because residents are members of the Morningside-Lenox Park Association.

I guess it's neither here nor there, because that entire area even into unincorporated Dekalb County is a winner.

So to answer the OP's question, I'd go with the basic ranch in Morningside.

From the Morningside-Lenox Park Wikipedia article, I noticed a very nice excerpt and quote:

In the late 1980s, an MLPA committee led by David Robertson undertook a "monumental" project on behalf of their neighborhood. They decided to duplicate the Lenox Park marker at 878 Plymouth Road. Built in the 1920s, it was the only monument that remained intact. The committee raised enough funds to repair six existing markers and build 12 new ones. As the Winter 1989 MLPA Newsletter noted: "The new monuments will help define and unify the Morningside/Lenox Park area and will help focus attention on intown residential living and show our 'pride of place.' A unified look will help keep the freeways out of MLPA and show D.O.T. we are here to stay."
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:58 PM
 
Location: West Seattle, WA
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I may have to agree with Mr. Simpson on the map. The Georgia Tech School of Architecture map is the most comprehensive I've come across for mapping Atlanta's neighborhoods. Not even the NPU maps are as competent. Granted some things have changed due to recent annexations and new developments like Atlantic Station, but overall it is the best I've seen.

From what I can tell Morningside-Lenox Park is a single community with a single neighborhood association. Maybe it wasn't always that way.
Morningside Lenox Park Association
Morningside-Lenox Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Johnson Estates appears to be considered part of that neighborhood as well, because residents are members of the Morningside-Lenox Park Association.

I guess it's neither here nor there, because that entire area even into unincorporated Dekalb County is a winner.

So to answer the OP's question, I'd go with the basic ranch in Morningside.
Mainly for the purpose of administration by the residents' association, Morningside has indeed absorbed the neighborhoods of Lenox Park, Johnson Estates and the small two-street neighborhood where Helen Dr. is located. There was a time when these would have been considered three separate and distinct neighborhoods, all developed at different times.
The Helen Dr. area is sort of an anomaly...it doesn't really feel like a part of any larger neighborhood because of its isolation, and it was clearly not developed at the same time as adjoining Johnson Estates. It is, in fact, at the juxtaposition of Morningside, Druid Hills, Emory and North Druid Hills. But, like davesm said, it's almost a moot point since the location is such a good one.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Westview, Atlanta
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While bungalows are trendy, would you rather own a $400,000 ranch in Morningside or a $400,000 bungalow in East Atlanta?
My vote would be for the bungalow in East Atlanta. Bungalows are so much more aesthetically pleasing with beautiful details (coffered ceilings, wood paneling, built-ins ranging from butler's pantries to book shelves) that you would never get in a ranch. In my opinion ranches lack any sort of aesthetical pleasures.
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