Our 3 favorite Atlanta neighborhoods
It’s no secret that I love Atlanta.
I truly didn’t expect to love Atlanta as much as I do. Honestly. When Tim picked Atlanta for the city he’d be living in for a year and a half while I stayed in Boston (we were dating at the time), I thought okay cool. At the very least, I’ll get to explore a new city that I honestly never anticipated spending much time in.
It was an excuse to see the south, I’d say. Well, aside from getting to fly down to visit my now-husband, of course.
We didn’t know anything about the city, and here we are about 5 years later living together in Atlanta.
And we love it. I can’t say it enough. Atlanta has been such a great change for us. While yes, I do miss Boston, Atlanta has become home. And, we quickly narrowed down our favorite neighborhoods, restaurants, and cafés (obviously). So, here they are.
Whether you’re visiting Atlanta for the first time or simply looking to explore more of the city, here are our three favorite neighborhoods.
This is where we live! Gosh, I can’t talk about Old Fourth Ward (O4W) enough. When Tim first moved here in 2014, O4W wasn’t exactly what it was now, and we still loved it. Now it’s brimming with restaurants, people, and lots and lots of coffee.
We’ve got food halls (hi Ponce City Market + Krog Street Market – KSM is actually right between O4W and Inman!), and one of the main stretches of the BeltLine – a walking and bike path that the city’s been working on restoring. It was once a 22-mile railroad loop around the city and now that it isn’t in use anymore, they’ve been ripping it up and turning it into a café- and restaurant-lined path. It’s great, I’ll leave it at that.
Inman Park is smack dab in between Old Fourth Ward and Cabbagetown. It boasts this adorable strip of restaurants, shops, bakeries, and cafés on Highland Ave and is sidled up right along the BeltLine. We love Parish and DeKalb Athletic Club. Definitely two spots that are worth a stop if you’re heading to town.
Cabbagetown has to be one of the most unique Atlanta neighborhoods. It’s known for its 1920s shotgun homes and colorful façades. Honestly, it’s my dream neighborhood and I would so love to live there one day. Fingers-crossed, y’all.
Anyways, Cabbagetown feels like a cozy little town within Atlanta and it’s a total dream. Its tree-lined streets and old homes give it such a special vibe. There’s nowhere else in Atlanta like it.
Plus, you can’t beat the location. It’s along the BeltLine and extends towards Memorial where there’s been some major development over the past 5 years. It also sounds quite odd, but Oakland Cemetery is beautiful. Especially in spring and fall. I know it sounds so weird to suggest that you visit a cemetery, but this one’s different. Check it out if you don’t believe me.
Heading to town anytime soon? Get in touch if you need some recommendations!