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First developed in 1893, Virginia-Highland (VaHi) in northeast Atlanta was one of the city's original 'trolley suburbs.' The neighborhood's borders - Briarcliff Road on the east, Ponce de Leon on the south, the BeltLine and Piedmont Park on the west, and Amsterdam Avenue on the north – were formalized in the early 1970’s amid a multiyear fight that stopped the Georgia Highway Department from building a four-lane freeway across the community. Land cleared along Virginia Avenue for that road was turned into John Howell Park.

Today's VaHi has the city's oldest continuously operating fire station, a public library, three parks, more than a half dozen places of worship, and a historic commercial corridor of restaurants & shops. Springdale Park Elementary - better known as 'SPARK' - sits on VaHi's eastern border; Grady High is on the western. They join Inman School and the newly reopened Howard MIddle School in the Old Fourth Ward as our public schools.

The Virginia-Highland Civic Association (VHCA) is led by a board of elected volunteers and is the community's official (but not sole) voice on city regulatory efforts such as, development, land use, zoning, festivals, special events, alcohol licenses, legislation, and other quality of life issues.  All neighborhood residents are eligible for membership to VHCA but must opt-in by signing up here.

The association’s public events – Summerfest (in early June) and the Tour of Homes (in late fall) - are volunteer-intense productions that generate funding for planning, parks, schools, libraries, community organizations, and nonprofits. Many activities and social events are documented in the online VaHi Voice.

Our Planning Committee and Board meet monthly; please check our calendar and join us. Questions? See our specific committee headings, or use the following links to contact us.

VaHi Intersection Then and Now


October 1, 2022
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes

    The Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes is back on October 1, 2022 with six beautiful properties included on this year's tour. Enjoy a Saturday of beautiful architecture and interior design in one of Atlanta’s most charming neighborhoods. All proceeds from the tour go to the Virginia-Highland Civic Association. Learn more and get tickets here.

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Tour of the Virginia-Highland Arboretum
    The Triangle at Virginia and N. Highland

    The tour, beginning and ending at the triangle at Virginia and N. Highland is conducted by 15 year Va-Hi resident and retired lawyer Jim Long on the first Saturday of every month from 10AM-12PM. It focuses on the importance of urban trees with an emphasis on the trees on the route together with a sprinkling of local history and architecture. Reservations are required through

October 5, 2022
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm VHCA Planning Committee Meeting

    Monthly review of variance requests and other zoning issues.

October 10, 2022
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm VHCA Monthly Board/General Meeting
    Grace Lutheran Church, 1155 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA

     In-person or online:

    Our combined Board Meetings/General Meetings take place on the second Monday of every month at 7 pm. The purpose is to create community awareness of and increase participation in VHCA and other VaHi events. All meetings are open to the public and are currently taking place in-person and online.

November 9, 2022
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm VHCA Planning Committee Meeting

    Monthly review of variance requests and other zoning issues.