Atlanta Neighborhood One-Liners

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Creative Loafing recently published their Ultimate Neighborhood Guide (the complete issue in pdf format).  It’s chock full of good information, including one-liner “”upsides”” and “”downsides”” to different neighborhoods.  Below, some of my favorite one liners.  If you follow the hyperlink to each neighborhood, it will take you to the neighborhood page on my site which includes a brief description as well as an active database of homes currently for sale.


CabbagetownBecause of its history as a refuge for young, artsy types, Cabbagetown boasts strong support for nonprofits like WonderRoot, Trees Atlanta and the recently relocated Eyedrum.

Candler ParkFrom the Kashi ashram to the First Existentialist Congregation to the Hare Krishna temple, this is ground zero for alternative spirituality.

DecaturA small-town-yet-progressive vibe; great schools; a strong LGBT community:;and beer.

East AtlantaMore hipsters than you can shake a PBR trucker cap at.

Grant ParkGood place for families with kids.  Seriously, have you ever seen so many strollers?

Inman ParkGorgeous homes and plenty of greenspace.

MidtownThe 189-acre Piedmont Park is reason enough to live here, never mind that it’s close to everything, exceedingly walkable and super cultured.

Old Fourth WardA thriving restaurant and nightlife scene and a perfect destination for urban pioneers.

Sandy SpringsGreat for families, thanks to its low crime rate, top-notch schools and great public library.

Virginia-HighlandThe neighborhood is picturesque, active, safe and eminently walkable.


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Jon Effron is widely regarded as one of the leading Realtors in Atlanta, working with both buyers and sellers throughout the metro area to maximize their real estate investments. In 2014, Jon was the #1 individual agent at Keller Williams Intown, one of the largest brokerages in Intown Atlanta. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Jon was the Vice President of Development at Tujay Group, an Atlanta real estate development firm. His career pre-real estate included stints at, eGroups (now Yahoo! Groups) and Elite Traveler magazine, where he served as the Vice President of Marketing.