While of course there’s plenty of room for varied thoughts on this subject, here’s my take on the best walkable Atlanta neighborhoods.
The Five Best Walkable Atlanta Neighborhoods
Midtown is still the best. You just can’t beat living this close to Atlanta’s premier attractions: Piedmont Park, the Atlanta BeltLine, High Museum, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Walk to all things fun and cultural in Atlanta!
Plus, Midtown is one of the few Atlanta neighborhoods where you can actually live well without owning a car. It is the largest and most urban of the five best on our list.
Here you will find a city vibe and easy access to shopping, Piedmont Park and transit options. As you might expect, sleek new condo high-rises abound. And vintage single family homes lining lovely tree-lined streets are also aplenty. Live here and pretty much everything you want is just outside your door.
2. Inman Park
Next up is one of my absolute favorites, Inman Park.
The best features of Inman Park are: An excellent selection of restaurants, Krog Street Market, easy access to the Atlanta BeltLine and gorgeous old homes on tree-lined streets.
Inman Park is hard to beat for those who love to walk everywhere.
Easy access to the BeltLine is an important factor for Inman Park’s walkability. As it is for the other neighborhoods on our list.
In addition, the neighborhood’s configuration and extensive recent condo developments have helped improve infrastructure.
Housing here include condos, vintage lofts, old bungalows and Victorians. And they all surround a core business hub which features some of Atlanta’s best restaurants.
3. Grant Park
Few Intown Atlanta neighborhoods have changed so much for the better when it comes to getting around on foot.
What’s best about walking inGrant Park: Of course the park itself is a pleasure to walk through. Plus there’s the the Beltline. And all the new shops and restaurants in and around the neighborhood.
Explore what makes Grant Park one of the best walkable neighborhoods in Atlanta and see some gorgeous Bungalow, Queen Anne and Folk Victorian homes.
4. Old Fourth Ward
Best things about Old Fourth Ward: Ponce City Market, super easy access to The BeltLine and an energy that can’t be beat.
Old Fourth Ward (O4W) is probably the hottest neighborhood on our list.
Since the addition of the massive Ponce City Market in 2014, the neighborhood has been increasing in fame and fortune.
And from here you can bike or walk along the meandering Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Perfect!
Plus, residents will find the shopping in O4W can’t be beat. And several of the best Atlanta coffee shops are located here. Not to mention that Whole Foods and CVS are easily accessed on foot. Perfect for daily needs.
Housing here consists of 1920’s bungalows and newer apartments, condos and lofts.
Virginia-Highland remains one Atlanta’s most beloved neighborhoods due in large part to its walkability. Live here and you can stroll from your front door to multiple restaurants, boutiques, classic bars and pubs. Plus it’s super easy access to the BeltLine and Piedmont Park.
The neighborhood is well-known for its many renovated bungalows and other historic houses from the 1910s through the 1930s. It is a popular destination for people across Atlanta with its broad mix of restaurants, bars, and shops and for the annual Tour of Homes and Summerfest, one of Atlanta’s best festivals.
Three mini neighborhoods
Virginia-Highland is actually made up of three “mini-neighborhoods” situated along North Highland Avenue.
Each is centered around a cozy 1920’s style business district. So the trick to make Virginia-Highland über walkable is to select a home that’s close to one of these three centers of action. We like the central area at the corner of Virginia Avenue and North Highland.
Seems everyone wants to be there. And for good reason. If you live near this corner, the iconic Murphy’s restaurant, John Howell Park, The Atlanta BeltLine and Piedmont Park are all just a short stroll away. Plus, there’s a Thursday afternoon Farmer’s Market!
Housing choices here include single family homes built from the 1910’s to today. There’s a sprinkling of converted condos and apartments in the mix. Homes built in the craftsman bungalow, tudor and modern farm house tradition line lovely tree-lined streets of this super popular and affluent Atlanta neighborhood.
That’s My Take On The Best Walkable Atlanta Neighborhoods
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