Neighborhood Spotlight: Virginia HighlandPosted by Info Ansley 01/25/2020
Bordered by the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail and Piedmont Park, Virginia Highland was established in the early 20th century and remains popular today with fans of its modest century-old bungalows, cottages and charming Tudor style homes.
The neighborhood’s residential and entertainment areas converge at the intersection of Virginia Avenue and North Highland Avenue and feature some of Atlanta’s most-popular restaurants and bars including Atlanta’s oldest continuously operating restaurant – Atkins Park, which was established in 1922. The area’s proximity to the Poncey Highland, Morningside and Midtown neighborhoods provide additional options for dining, shopping and entertainment including the popular Ponce City Market.
This tight-knit community hosts a variety of popular street festivals and events throughout the year, including the legendary Summerfest, an annual event held in early June since 1984 and the popular Tour of Homes which has been on many a December “to-do” list for the past 25 years. In addition, a wide range of cultural activities can be found a few minutes away at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, a thriving non-profit community art center, as well as the nearby Fernbank Museum of Natural History which offers up the world’s largest dinosaur and Atlanta’s biggest movie screen.
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