Virginia-Highland (VaHi) is one of Atlanta’s most coveted places to live and is a historic district listed on the National Register. Bungalows, cottages, and Foursquare houses, mostly built in the period from 1905 through 1936, line tree-lined blocks. VaHi residents live walking distance from the shopping, dining and nightlife that attracts people from far and wide to the neighborhood, while neighborhood parks, Piedmont Park and the BeltLine border VaHi. Residents know their neighbors and remain tightly knit with active neighborhood organizations including the VHCA, the neighborhood watch program, the security patrol, and the parents’ organization.
VaHi is one of 242 official neighborhoods of Atlanta, and its neighborhood association, the VHCA, has a recognized role in planning and other city processes. It is part of NPU (neighborhood planning unit) F. Atkins Park is a separate neighborhood from VaHi, but participates in the VHCA.
Virginia-Highland’s name derives from the intersection of Virginia and Highland Avenues. It is bounded by:
- Ponce de Leon Avenue and the Poncey-Highland neighborhood on the south,
- The BeltLine and Piedmont Park/Midtown on the west,
- Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside/Lenox Park neighborhood on the north, and
- on the east, by Druid Hills (unincorporated DeKalb Co.); by Briarcliff Rd. and Druid Hills (City of Atlanta); and by the Atkins Park neighborhood
Virginia-Highland had 7,800 residents at the 2010 census.
- Read about Virginia-Highland’s history
- City and civic links for residents
- Photo gallery
- 2010 Census detailed data
- “Best overall neighborhood”, Best of Atlanta 2011, Creative Loafing
- “Favorite neighborhood overall”, Atlanta magazine, June 2011
- “Neighborhood to Know”, Delta Sky magazine, November 2010
Virginia-Highland Business Association (shopping/dining/nightlife)
“Virginia-Highland” – Wikipedia
“Virginia-Highland” – Creative Loafing
“Virginia-Highland/Morningside” – “Ultimate Neighborhood Guide”, Creative Loafing