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Nestled in busy downtown Atlanta, Virginia-Highland is a trendy, modern take on classic city life. Enjoy a selection of fine restaurants, parks, and amenities during the day, and take in the vibrant nightlife in the evening at one of the popular clubs or bars local to the area.

Virginia-Highland is also known for its exemplary schools, its proximity to popular entertainment and meeting spots like Ponce City Market, and the Virginia-Highland Summerfest, which draws in popular vendors and attractions from across Atlanta.

The average home value in Virginia-Highland is currently $699,600, which has grown by 8.2% in the past year, and is projected to grow by 3.4% in the coming year. The price per square foot of property in Virginia-Highland currently sits at $380, which is higher than the Atlanta average of $239. For neighborhood meeting dates and upcoming events, make sure to visit the Virginia-Highland neighborhood website at https://vahi.org/.

Popular Attractions

When it comes to events and attractions, Virginia-Highland has it all; whether you’re sweating it out on the Morningside Mile or enjoying a day of fine architecture during the Tour of Homes, Virginia-Highland is sure to cater to everyone.

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The Virginia-Highland Summerfest

Quite possibly the most popular Summer Festival in all of Atlanta, the Virginia-Highland Summerfest brings the best in art, food, music, entertainment, and shopping to one place; whatever your tastes, the Summerfest is sure to have something for you to do, including the always-popular Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes and the annual Virginia-Highland 5k run.

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The Virginia Highland Tour of Homes

A celebration of the personality and character of architecture within the Virginia Highland neighborhood, the Tour of Homes is a look at the exterior and interior beauty of a selection of properties in the area. In addition to the architecture, attendees will also have the opportunity to enjoy food samplings from local restaurants in John Howell Park and at each of the homes on the tour.

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The Morningside Mile

Part race, part block party, the Morningside Mile is a family-friendly, competitive one-mile race that starts at the North Highland YMCA and ends in front of Morningside Village. In addition to the competitive race course, the Morningside Mile also offers a “Just For Fun” course, and an after-race celebration that includes live music and food from local restaurants.

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The Beltline at Virginia Highland

Accessible from Greenwood Avenue and Virginia Avenue, the Atlanta Beltline offers a network of public parks, multi-use trails, and transit along a historic corridor that circles downtown Atlanta for 22 miles, connecting Virginia Highland to several other neighborhoods in the city. Both access points are less than a mile from the Virginia Highland neighborhood, and offer an environmentally sustainable connection to the rest of Atlanta.

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Restaurants and Bars

No matter what flavor you’re craving, the fine dining establishments of Virginia-Highland have you covered with an eclectic range of artisanal culinary creations; if you’re looking to grab a drink, the bars of Virginia-Highland offer some of the most extensive alcohol lists in the city of Atlanta.

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Murphy’s

Located in the bustling center of the Virginia Highland neighborhood, Murphy’s offers modern American classics, home-made baked goods, wine tastings, and brunch.
• Weekend brunch
• Bakery and wine shop
• Weekly wine tasting on Tuesday nights
• On-site retail shop
• Vegetarian-friendly
997 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

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Fontaine’s Oyster House

Right in the heart of Virginia Highland, Fontaine’s Oyster House serves up authentic Cajun dishes in a classic themed space, complete with an outdoor patio.
• Daily specials
• Free nightly valet at the rear entrance
• Annual Fat Tuesday Celebration
• No smoking
1026 1/2 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

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Highland Tap

Offering a laidback, speakeasy style ambiance and located in the heart of Virginia Highland, Highland Tap is known for their meat and their award-winning martinis.
• Voted “Best Martini” since 1989
• Free nightly valet at the rear entrance
• No smoking
1026 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

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The Original El Taco

A twist on classic Tex-Mex, El Taco offers popular Central American specialties and an impressive array of beverages at their lively Virginia Highland venue.
• Spacious patio
• Free parking lot
• Vegetarian-friendly
1186 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

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George’s Bar and Restaurant

One of the oldest and most popular bar-restaurants in Virginia Highland, George’s serves up classic bar food with style and friendly service.
• Accepts reservations for parties of 10 or more
• Vegetarian-friendly
1041 N. Highland Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30306

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Music and Entertainment

If a great nightlife is what you’re looking for, then you’ll love evenings in Virginia-Highland! Live music, great food, and exclusive parties all come together to make Virginia-Highland one of the premier entertainment districts in the city of Atlanta.

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Blind Willie’s

A historic Virginia Highland club and entertainment venue, Blind Willie’s offers an authentic blues experience from artists across the country alongside a classic southern bar menu.
828 N Highland Ave NE Atlanta GA 30306-4507

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MJQ Concourse

A popular late-night party venue, MJQ Concourse offers a high-energy, 21+ space for live music, dancing, and guest performances in Virginia Highland.
736 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

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Parks

When it comes to an in-town getaway, Virginia-Highland is without peer. With four different parks to choose from, each offering an impressive range of recreational activities, Virginia-Highland has some of the best green spaces in Atlanta.

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North Highland Park

Located at the corner of St. Charles Place and North Highland Avenue, North Highland Park features a bio-friendly design, an open green space, and a rain garden.

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Orme Park

A 6.6 acre park located along Clear Creek on Brookridge Drive in Virginia Highland, Orme Park features a shaded play area, a granite seating area, and adult swings.

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John Howell Memorial Park

A 2.8 acre park in the heart of Virginia Highland, John Howell Memorial Park features a set of volleyball courts, a playground, and a commemorative brick pathway.

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Virginia Highland Neighborhood Arboretum

Defined as a “Neighborhood Arboretum” by Trees Atlanta, Virginia Highland offers a marked walkthrough path featuring a diverse range of trees and plant life for visitors to enjoy.

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Amenities

There’s more to a home than just entertainment and scenic views; Virginia-Highland is known for offering a wide range of amenities to choose from, including gyms, coffee shops, shopping areas, and just about anything else that you would expect in a city like Atlanta.

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Press and Grind – Coffee and Breakfast

Press and Grind offers a range of breakfast items, pastries, and freshly-ground coffee for patrons to enjoy.
992 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

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Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit – Coffee and Breakfast

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit is an award-winning breakfast restaurant serving a variety of freshly-baked biscuits alongside a selection of other traditional southern fare like pimento cheese sandwiches and grits.
1004 Virginia Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

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FIT: TO BE – Gym and Fitness

A modern workout studio located in the heart of Virginia Highland, FIT: TO BE offers group fitness classes including TRX, cardio barre, and circuit training.
842 N Highland Ave Ste 3 Atlanta, GA 30306

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Amsterdam Walk – Shopping and Retail

Located just east of Piedmont Park, Amsterdam Walk is a converted warehouse space that features a diverse and exciting range of shops and entertainment options for visitors to enjoy.
553 Amsterdam Ave NE Atlanta, Georgia 30306

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Ponce City Market – Shopping and Retail

A mixed-use development based out of the Sears, Roebuck & Co. Building on the border of the Old Fourth Ward, Midtown, and Virginia Highland, the Ponce City Market offers visitors the chance to enjoy some of the finest shopping, eating, and entertainment that Atlanta has, including golf, boardwalk games, and weekend brunch.
675 PONCE DE LEON AVE NE ATLANTA, GA 30308

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Schools and Education

For a family, few aspects of a home are more important than nearby schools; luckily for Virginia-Highland residents, the schools in this area are some of the best in Atlanta, and carry great acclaim. Whether you’re starting a family or your kids are almost grown, it’s been proven that better schools have an enormous impact on home values.

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Virginia-Highland Quick Facts

Average Home Value: $699,600

1-Year Home Value Change: 8.2%

1-Year Home Value Forecast: 3.4%

Neighborhood Website: https://vahi.org/

Nearby Neighborhoods and Average Home Values

  • Ansley Park $559,000
  • Candler Park $510,400
  • Druid Hills $447,500
  • Inman Park $455,200
  • Midtown $270,700
  • Morningside – Lenox Park $721,700
  • Old Fourth Ward $224,700
  • Poncey-Highland $276,900

Nearby Zip Codes

  • 30301
  • 30302
  • 30306
  • 30307
  • 30348
  • 30374
  • 30377
  • 30392
  • 31119
  • 31196