10 Best Atlanta Neighborhoods For New Home Buyers

If you’re looking for a fantastic place to settle down, one of the fastest growing markets is Atlanta, Georgia. This thriving metropolis is home to a vibrant and rich history, and the area is rapidly becoming a destination neighborhoods for new home buyers. Part of what makes Atlanta so appealing for new home buyers is the diverse range of neighborhoods. If you’re looking to live in a place that matches your personality, then you can find it in Atlanta.

To give you an example of what this city has to offer, we have created a diverse list of some of our favorite intown Atlanta neighborhoods.

#10 Midtown

Atlanta Neighborhoods For New Home Buyers
If you want a bustling cosmopolitan area that is also affordable, then Midtown is for you. This area is teeming with high-rise condo buildings with incredible views, as well as a high walkability score.

There is an abundance of shopping and entertainment in Midtown, and is even one of the safest neighborhoods in Atlanta. You can find plenty to do Midtown, or you can simply relax and unwind in your beautifully designed and furnished condo.

The median home price in this area is about $256,000, and the median income is just over $65,000. Single-family homes near Piedmont Park are higher priced, but offer a great neighborhood-feel, in a truly urban setting.

#9 Buckhead

What makes Buckhead so appealing is that you can find everything you need within a short walking distance from your home. Upscale shopping centers, nightlife, and dining options are available in Buckhead, making it one of the most vibrant neighborhoods of Atlanta.

With all of this convenience and luxury comes a price. Buckhead is more expensive than Midtown, with average home prices above the high $500,000 mark.

#8 Cabbagetown


If you’re more interested in a neighborhood with an artsy, funky vibe in the city, Cabbagetown is a great place for you. The average home price here is just over $230,000, which makes it a fantastic place for new home buyers. However, the tradeoff is that you don’t have quite as much going on as you do in Midtown or Buckhead, although there are still plenty of hotspots for dining and shopping.

This neighborhood is a bit more rustic and quirky than the more metropolitan offerings, but overall it’s a good starter place for city dwellers on a budget.

#7 Sandtown

If you want the feeling of suburbia without having to pay a premium, then Sandtown may be just the spot for you. This is one of the most affordable areas in Atlanta, with a median home price around $180,000. The neighborhood is sprawled out as a residential district, so you will have to travel farther for shopping and dining, but you can still get a taste of suburban life. This is a great place to start your Atlanta living if you are on a smaller budget.

#6 Poncey-Highland


If you want a dash of history and culture in your neighborhood, then Poncey-Highland is the place to be. This area is home to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, and it has quite a few other landmarks that make it a worthwhile home.

The median price for this neighborhood is about $250,000, but it is ranked highly regarding safety, making it a prime choice for families and business professionals.

#5 Morningside-Lenox Park

For those who are looking for a quaint Parkside home, Morningside-Lenox Park is the place to be. This is a fantastic area for families as it is tied for first place in regards to safety. The area also features plenty of options for consumers, meaning that you don’t have to venture far for anything.

This area is a bit more affluent, however, with a median home price of almost $680,000.

#4 Oakland City

If you want affordability, then Oakland City is the place for you. Despite its name, this area was folded into Atlanta years ago and is now one of the most affordable neighborhoods around, with a median home price of less than $100,000. Unfortunately, lower prices do mean that the area is not as flashy as Morningside or Poncey-Highland.

#3 Inman Park


This area is something of a mixture of the affordability of Oakland City and the luxury of Midtown. The neighborhood has an interesting dichotomy of low-cost family homes and multi-million dollar mansions. The area has a median price of $490,000.

#2 Ormewood Park-East Atlanta

If you’re looking for affordability and scenic views, then you should check out Ormewood Park homes for sale. The area is not quite as packed with amenities as other downtown-centric neighborhoods, but it is much more cost-effective with a median home price of around $275,000. The area has lush city parks and some incredible dining options, and it’s ranked higher in safety than other surrounding areas.

According to an Atlanta index, Ormewood is the third most affordable place in the city.

#1 Grant Park


As one of the oldest neighborhoods in Atlanta, Grant Park is a beautiful and scenic area that has a lot to offer. If you’re looking for a great place to raise kids and want to have some green space nearby, then we suggest checking out Grant Park homes for sale. The area is fairly affordable, with median home prices of about $200,000. There are fewer options for dining and shopping in the area, but that’s due to the historic nature of the neighborhood and the abundance of park greenery.

There you have it, the 10 best Atlanta neighborhoods for new homebuyers. Share what other Atlanta areas are on the top of your list!

posted: Nov 18, 2016 | No Responses

Posted by:  Melissa Wakamo

When Melissa Wakamo began her real estate career in 2004, her goal was to focus on her immediate area and get to know her neighbors. "I've had a lot of fun over the years helping my neighbors sell their homes and helping newcomers become a part of our community."

Melissa quickly became one of metro Atlanta's top producing agents and consistently performed in the top 1% of all Atlanta agents. By 2009, Melissa's real estate team had grown to include several agents and support staff, dedicated to providing exceptional service to buyers and sellers in Atlanta's intown neighborhoods.

In 2010, Melissa transitioned Red Robin REALTORS® into an independently owned boutique brokerage. Even in the tough real estate market during that time, Red Robin REALTORS® continued to outperform other small brokerages and was able to help buyers and sellers adapt to the rapid changes in the market.

In 2017, Melissa had the opportunity to merge the Red Robin REALTORS team with another like-minded boutique brokerage, Keller Knapp Realty. The two community-focused organizations bring together more than 100 agents, including 3 of the top 10 agents in metro Atlanta. With offices in Oakhurst, Ormewood Park and Midtown, Keller Knapp Realty and Red Robin REALTORS team are the top boutique real estate firm in Atlanta.

In her role as Managing Broker, Melissa provides agent training, marketing and strategic oversight for the Brokerage, ensuring that the brokerage maintains its focus and commitment to the intown market.

Melissa's active participation in various neighborhood organizations and charitable efforts, as well as her passion for antiques, cooking, and gardening, keep her busy and in touch with the community.

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