Affluent Neighborhoods Near Atlanta, GA

October 5, 2017

Are you looking for a home in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Atlanta? Do you want, or need, to live closer to the Downtown Atlanta area while still maintaining a luxury surrounding? The following guide will assist you in selecting the most affluent neighborhoods and communities near Downtown or “In town” Atlanta:

Ansley Park

This affluent residential community in Midtown Atlanta just celebrated its 100th anniversary. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Ansley Park offers a variety of architectural styles, from charming bungalows to understated mansions. Once you visit the area, you’ll see that it is truly an in-town oasis, with winding, tree-lined streets and impeccable homes, as well as its proximity to Piedmont Park and the Midtown business district.  


Originally built as a country club neighborhood, Brookhaven, Georgia is centrally located on Peachtree Road, just north of Buckhead. Homes in the Brookhaven community range from charming bungalows and post-war era homes to an elegant enclave of large Tudor, Colonial, and Georgian. Mansions and estates are abundant in the Historic Brookhaven and North Brookhaven districts. With the beautiful estates, prestigious country clubs, and friendly neighbors, Brookhaven is the perfect place to call home.


Buckhead is located in Fulton County Georgia and lies in all or part of several Atlanta zip codes. It is considered a district or community within Atlanta, with more than a dozen neighborhoods that are part of Buckhead, GA. It is often referred to as the Beverly Hills of the Southeastand according to Forbes Magazine; Buckhead is home to the ninth-wealthiest area in the nation and is the location of the most affluent and wealthiest of Atlanta’s neighborhoods Just outside the Buckhead business district, you’ll find several unique, tree-lined neighborhoods with a wide range of housing options from quaint bungalows to multi-million dollar mansions and historic estates. Once you have had an opportunity to spend the day in Buckhead, you’ll know what it has been called one of the United States most affluent communities. 


Just a few miles from Downtown Atlanta,the City of Decatur features tree-lined streets, sidewalk cafes, parks, festivals and excellent schools. It is easy to see why it town is one of the most popular Atlanta neighborhoods for young professionals and families.

Druid Hills

One of the most popular historic districts in Atlanta, the Druid Hills neighborhood is also one of the most affluent. The estates that were constructed in the early 1900s are among the finest examples of period architecture in the Metro Atlanta area. If you enjoy tree-lined, winding streets, parks, an active neighborhood association and easy access to Downtown Atlanta, Emory University and the interstate, Druid Hills may be the ideal neighborhood for you and your family.

Garden Hills

Garden Hills is an affluent neighborhood in the Buckhead/In town Atlanta area with winding streets lined with old trees, pocket parks, and a neighborhood pool/recreation center in the center of the community. Located between Peachtree and Piedmont roads near the Buckhead Atlanta business district, you will find that it is very convenient for shopping, transportation, schools and churches. Garden Hills is home to an elegant enclave of early 1900s homes that range in architectural styles, from Georgian and Tudor styles to Spanish Revival and Craftsman homes.

Inman Park

Located just five minutes east o Downtown Atlanta, Inman Park borders the Little Five Points (L5P) district and is filled with personality and eclectic charm. This friendly in-town neighborhood is popular with both young, single professionals, as well as families and is filled with tree-lined streets, parks and some of the most stunning historic homes in Georgia.

Midtown Atlanta

Located approximately two minutes from Downtown Atlanta, Midtown Atlanta is filled with personality and urban style. The business district runs along Peachtree Street and high-rise condominiums. Closer to Piedmont Park, you’ll find older, historic condos and townhomes, as well as some stunning single family homes, including bungalows, four-square and Tudor style homes. Residents in this neighborhood enjoy being able to walk everywhere… from coffee shops to local restaurants and pubs, parks, pools, theater and more.

Morningside and Lenox Park

Located approximately seven minutes outside of Downtown Atlanta, the picturesque Morningside and Lenox Park neighborhoods are considered one of Atlanta’s most desirable and affluent areas in Atlanta. Filled with lush mature landscaping and winding streets, Morningside is filled with brick traditional homes, Craftsman bungalows, and Tudor Revival homes. Almost all of the older homes have been lovingly restored, so a true historian will greatly appreciate this area.

Virginia Highlands

This in-town Atlanta community has a hip, upper-class reputation and is Atlanta’s most popular neighborhood for shopping, dining and nightlife for young families and professionals. Locals and tourists alike mingle for brunch at charming sidewalk cafés, cocktails at lively night spots, and world-class cuisine at the restaurants and bistros. The demand for Virginia Highland real estate is greater than ever, as professionals seek the feeling of a tight-knit community with great schools and easy access to restaurants and shops.

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