Atlanta may be known for its sports teams, stunning homes, culinary delights and lush landscape but did you also know that more and more families are opting to move to this growing city based on public schools, crime rates, cost of living, and family-friendly amenities? Choosing the right neighborhood is unarguably one of the most important decisions you will face when deciding to move to Georgia, especially if you are moving with children. Great schools, parks and recreation facilities, safe streets and friendly vibes are a must, and short commutes to work are equally essential. The following represent five of the best neighborhoods for families in Atlanta:
Garden Hills, Buckhead District
24.2% are family households, 48.5% are family households with children
Garden Hills is an intimate neighborhood with a warm, tight-knit community vibe that you seldom find in large metro areas. Many of its residents are active in numerous civic associations: Garden Hills Civic Association, Garden Hills Neighborhood Foundation, and Garden Hills Pool & Park Association, to name just a few. If your family leads an active lifestyle this Garden Hills will be a perfect fit, with a community pool, several parks, and a recreational center. In the summer months, the pool is where the action is, and it’s a great place for your kids to burn some energy and meet new friends. The neighborhood is close to Atlanta International School and Pace Academy, two of the city’s best private schools, but it also ranks high for excellent public schools like Garden Hills Elementary and Westminster schools. And with easy, five-minute access to the Buckhead business district, Garden Hills makes the work commute and access to Downtown quick and painless.
34.2% are family households, 41.9% are family households with children
If you are considering purchasing a home in Atlanta, North Buckhead will provide you with a greater variety than many other areas. Families that enjoy a more active lifestyle will be delighted with its proximity to Chastain Park, Blue Heron Nature Preserve, and Mountain Way Common and YMCA’s sports facilities and soccer fields in nearby Sandy Springs. Not to mention a five-mile, multi-use path runs through the center of the neighborhood along GA-400, perfect for biking, jogging or skating. The educational options are also excellent in this area with multiple Blue Ribbon schools like Sarah Rawson Smith Elementary, Sutton Middle School, and North Atlanta High School and the aforementioned Pace Academy and Atlanta International School. Emory Business School and the Art Institute of Atlanta are also located here, and many North Buckhead residents enjoy the cultural offerings of “Evenings at Emory.” Another positive point about this area is the commute… between a 10 and 30 minute drive to Downtown Atlanta. North Buckhead also hosts numerous restaurants, entertainment opportunities, and gyms so you don’t have to be concerned about commuting into the city.
34% are family households, 42.8% are family households with children
Known by locals as VaHi, this unique neighborhood boasts a historic feel and a thriving commercial scene. It is extremely pedestrian friendly, with walkable paths connecting the neighborhood’s four commercial centers where you can easily find everything your family needs, from shops to gyms to restaurants. VaHi has a few parks and playgrounds and is located near to Piedmont Park — five minutes away by car and 15 minutes by foot. Nature loving families will enjoy the neighborhood’s public arboretum, comprised of trees on the property of local residents. Public schools in the area include Springdale Park Elementary, Inman Middle, and Grady High School. There are also several private schools nearby, including renowned Paideia. Virginia Highlands is less than five minutes away from Downtown, seven minutes from the Emory University Campus, and less than 20 minutes to Atlanta Hartsfield Airport, and has easy access to several major interstates
City of Decatur
48% are family households, 26.8% are family households with children
Decatur combines a unique balance of urban lifestyles and small town vibes, while at the same time being a perfect choice for families. An active events and activities calendar makes for a lively scene and creates a sense of community identity. There is never a dull moment here with a great choice of parks, community pools, and other sports facilities. The schools in Decatur have consistently been rated as some of the best in the state, with both public and private options including Oakhurst Elementary, Clairemont Elementary, and Decatur High School. Downtown Atlanta is located just 15-minutes from Downtown Decatur and with three MARTA stations; Decatur is also very accessible via public transportation.
42% are family households, 34% are family households with children
Chastain Park is Atlanta’s most affluent neighborhood and the country’s 9th richest zip code and as such has very impressive recreational facilities including a horse park, tennis center, and pool. The neighborhood regularly host community events, concerts, and festivals and is also the home to Northside Youth Organization. Chastain Park’s choices of schools is also top notch, with great public schools like Warren T. Jackson Elementary and Sutton Middle School and charter schools like Ridgeview Charter and Riverwood International Charter. Chastain Park is located approximately five to seven minutes away from the Buckhead business district, less than 10 minutes from the interstate (I-285 and GA 400) and less than 35 minutes from Atlanta Hartsfield Airport.
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