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Old 06-08-2009, 02:29 PM
 
Location: PA
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I was wondering if there are certain areas of Atlanta that people think are the most coveted by the rest of the population. For instance, when I lived in Arizona, if you lived in Scottsdale you were considered to have money, the schools were known to be better, and/or you were thought to be very pretentious. LOL

Is there a certain section of town that people love to say they are from? Is there a particular zip code that people think is better? Is there an area where people say, "Oh well, I'm from such and such a place?"

Atlanta has so many nice areas, I am just trying to figure out the lay of the land, per say. I obviously can't live in any of them because of my budget, but I am curious to know where they are located as opposed to where I'll be looking.

What areas would you say are the top five and the bottom five?

Is there a difference between the north, south, east or west sides of Atlanta?

Naming the area by High school, zip code or neighborhood & town name would be helpful. (If known) If it's in the city proper, please use a zip code if you know it.

Thanks!
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Old 06-08-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Atlanta/Decatur/Emory area
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These would be on my "most coveted" list of intown neighborhoods:

Druid Hills (30307 - historically posh -- prices over $1 million -- my personal favorite )
Ansley Park (30309 - historically posh - prices over $1 million)
Buckhead/NW Atlanta (30327 -- several subdivisions - recent large estates with prices up to $10 million)
Morningside/Virginia-Highland (30306 - recent renovations of 1920s bungalows -- prices mostly below $1 million)
Midtown (30309 - very "cosmopolitan" for Atlanta but very intown -- less residential than the others -- prices to around $1 million but most below)
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:10 PM
 
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I'd replace Midtown with Candler Park/Lake Claire or Decatur (incorporated). Midtown doesn't do much for me.
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:25 PM
 
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Well, I agree about CP/LC but it's not nearly as pricey as Midtown. I like Midtown, too...just like CP better...
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:20 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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These would be on my "most coveted" list of intown neighborhoods:

Druid Hills (30307 - historically posh -- prices over $1 million -- my personal favorite )
Ansley Park (30309 - historically posh - prices over $1 million)
Buckhead/NW Atlanta (30327 -- several subdivisions - recent large estates with prices up to $10 million)
Morningside/Virginia-Highland (30306 - recent renovations of 1920s bungalows -- prices mostly below $1 million)
Midtown (30309 - very "cosmopolitan" for Atlanta but very intown -- less residential than the others -- prices to around $1 million but most below)
Add:
Brookhaven 30319
Buckhead 30342, 30305
Brookwood Hills 30309
Oak Grove 30345/30033
Vinings 30339

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Old 06-08-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Dunwoody,GA
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There are some beautiful homes near where I live in North Sandy Springs (zip: 30350) that are on the Chattahoochee River (e.g., Brandon Hall Dr., Spalding Dr.). Some of them have tons of land and are just gorgeous.

I agree with the other person who mentioned zip 30327. There are some amazing homes on or close to Mt. Paran Rd. If money were no object, I'd pick old-money Buckhead/NW Atlanta.
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:52 AM
 
Location: PA
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Originally Posted by IntownHomes247 View Post
These would be on my "most coveted" list of intown neighborhoods:

Druid Hills (30307 - historically posh -- prices over $1 million -- my personal favorite )
Ansley Park (30309 - historically posh - prices over $1 million)
Buckhead/NW Atlanta (30327 -- several subdivisions - recent large estates with prices up to $10 million)
Morningside/Virginia-Highland (30306 - recent renovations of 1920s bungalows -- prices mostly below $1 million)
Midtown (30309 - very "cosmopolitan" for Atlanta but very intown -- less residential than the others -- prices to around $1 million but most below)
These all sound wonderful.
As do these:
Brookhaven 30319
Buckhead 30342, 30305
Brookwood Hills 30309
Oak Grove 30345/30033
Vinings 30339
Thanks!
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:42 AM
 
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Personally I'd replace Buckhead (not Midtown) with an area like Candler Park. I love midtown, but thats just me, a great mix of high rise, urban and a great pocket of SFH's to go along with the city's biggest park.

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I'd replace Midtown with Candler Park/Lake Claire or Decatur (incorporated). Midtown doesn't do much for me.
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:47 AM
 
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Yall are crazy.

Buckhead /NW Atl ItP
Dunwoody /Sandy sprs
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:41 AM
 
Location: PA
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Yall are crazy.

Buckhead /NW Atl ItP
Dunwoody /Sandy sprs
I've heard that Buckhead is really something! I'm not sure what, but that's what I've heard!
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