Nothing brings out who you really are like the home you in which you live. But your home is more than just your address; it is the neighborhood, the culture and surroundings make up the unique environment you call home. It’s the weekend afternoon stroll to the park, the after work drink at the local café, or the morning jog where you see your neighbors.
Askew Realty understands that like you, each neighborhood is unique. Click on the area or neighborhood name below to catch a glimpse of what each of these areas have to offer and then call us to schedule a time when you can tour properties currently available therein:
Alpharetta is located in north Fulton County, 14 miles north of Atlanta’s central business district and 28 expressway-miles from Atlanta’s International Airport. Known for an abundance of horse farms, Alpharetta has a population of approximately 53,000. Alpharetta’s community atmosphere, rich heritage, and beautiful location on the banks of the Chattahoochee River make it a very comfortable place to live with all styles, sizes, and price ranges of homes.
Located just north of downtown Atlanta in an area ‘bounded’ by Peachtree Street, Beverly Road, Piedmont Road, and 15th Street, Ansley Park is home to some of Atlanta’s most decorated residences and in fact was home to the Georgia Governor’s Mansion for decades. Wide streets and many green areas and small parks provide a quiet oasis within walking distance to the High Museum, Piedmont Park and other desirable venues.
Adjacent to the better known Brookhaven neighborhood, Ashford Park was developed in the 1950s to house military personnel who worked at the base that is now home to Peachtree-Dekalb Airport, and is very convenient to Lenox Square Mall and Buckhead. The area is known for affordable homes, many of which are being converted into large estates.
Atlanta is the largest city in, and capital of, Georgia. It is currently the ninth most populous U.S. metropolitan area. In recent years, Atlanta has undergone a transition from a city of regional commerce to a city of international influence, and has been among the fastest growing cities in the world for much of the 1990s and 2000s. Between 2000 and 2006, the metropolitan area grew by 20.5%, making it the fastest growing metropolitan area in the nation…and it is easy to understand why; Good climate, an excellent transportation hub, affordable housing and good old Southern hospitality.
A live-work community located immediately north, northwest of downtown Atlanta, Atlantic Station is a national model for smart growth. Approximately 10,000 residents enjoy the attractive mix of middle-income and up-scale housing with the opportunity to walk to work, theaters, shopping and excellent restaurants.
Buckhead’s only completely enclaved neighborhood, Brookwood Hills enjoys privacy most urban residents can only dream about. The community of 370 homes set on 40 rolling acres stretches back from the east side of Peachtree Road from I-85 to Brighton Road at Piedmont Hospital. It includes a six-acre park with swimming pool, clubhouse and tennis courts.
Buckhead has a reputation as Atlanta’s most affluent and elegant district. It is not a ‘neighborhood’, but a community made up of a number of neighborhoods. As a community, Buckhead traces its origin to Henry Irby’s general store and tavern, which was founded in 1837, and was located at what is now the northwest corner of West Paces Ferry Road and Roswell Road. The name ‘Buckhead’ comes from a large buck’s head mounted over the tavern bar.
After the Battle of Atlanta the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill began operations in 1881 and Cabbagetown was built as the surrounding mill town. Until the mill closed in 1977, Cabbagetown was home to a tight-knit community of people. Afterwards, the neighborhood went into decline which didn’t end until Atlanta’s intown renaissance of the mid-1990s. The mill itself was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and re-developed into lofts in 1996.
Candler Park is located about 5 miles east of downtown Atlanta and just south of Ponce de Leon Avenue. Development of Candler began in 1890, and today boasts of a thriving, family-friendly neighborhood surrounding a golf course and park with a focus on walk ability and livability. Charming architecture is common-place with Craftsman Bungalows, Victorian, and other traditional home-styles prevalent.
Roughly bounded by 55 acre, Perkerson Park to the south, Metropolitan Parkway to the east, Avon Avenue to the north, and Murphy Avenue to the west, Capitol View is a quirky, historic neighborhood nestled right in the middle of the city featuring, primarily, framed Bungalows originally built in the 1920’s. 10 minutes from both Downtown and the Airport, and really close to Turner Field, The Georgia Dome, and HiFi Buys Amphitheater, Capitol View is a neighborhood “on the move” in many ways.
Located in the southwestern edge of the Atlanta Central Business District and south of the World Congress Center and Philips Arena, Castleberry Hill is one of eight Atlanta neighborhoods to earn the title “Landmark District”. The area is known for the many loft communities that have been developed in former railroad and meat packing facilities, amongst other historical buildings.
Founded in 1823, Decatur is the second oldest municipality in the Atlanta metropolitan area and is the seat of DeKalb County. Decatur adjoins Atlanta’s city limits six miles east of Atlanta’s central business district and has approximately 8,000 households. Downtown Decatur’s vibrant retail center and courthouse square is surrounded by beautiful, historic neighborhoods reflecting a variety of architectural styles.
Druid Hills features homes of a variety of eclectic and revivalist architectural styles. Developed in the early 20th century, the area has quaint bungalows as well as large mansions on prominent lots. This fine neighborhood is located northeast of downtown Atlanta in Dekalb County, and ‘bounded’ by the Fulton County line to the west, Briarcliff Road, Emory Road, the Fernbank Forest and Recreational Center, and the Seaboard Railroad Coast Line.
Dunwoody is generally considered to be the northern tip of DeKalb County, bounded by the Fulton County line on the north and west, the Perimeter Highway, 285, on the south, Peachtree Industrial Blvd. on the southeast, and Gwinnett County on the northeast. Homes and much of the commercial architecture of Dunwoody is predominantly in a Williamsburg motif. Lots of retail shopping with Perimeter Mall and Center, served by MARTA’s north line, as the center of the commercial and retail activity.
Travel 3 miles east of downtown Atlanta and you run into the diverse, friendly neighborhood with traditional charm that has been called ‘the best kept secret in Atlanta’ by the Washington Post. East Atlanta residents enjoy walking to quaint retail and service businesses, three music venues and many restaurants located in ‘the Village’. Housing remains affordable…for the time being.
In 1891, two creeks and a five spring watershed were dammed to form East Lake. Today, the area surrounding East Lake, approximately 5 miles east of the center of downtown Atlanta is called…East Lake! Homes range from comfortable bungalows to magnificent estates. The nearby village of East Lake features eclectic shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.
East Point is a city of approximately 40,000 people just south of downtown Atlanta. It offers a small town feel with big city convenience! Over the last few years, East Point has enjoyed a revitalization of the businesses on the town square, with a number of new shops and restaurants opening. Many neighborhoods, some featuring brick ranches generally built in the 50’s and 60’s and others, especially those closest to the square have historic homes built between the late 1800’s and 1940.
Located east of downtown Atlanta and roughly bounded by I-20 to the south, Arizona on the west, LaFrance to the north and Moreland on the east, Edgewood is an eclectic area just south of Candler Park and west of Kirkwood. Housing values are reasonable during this time of re-gentrification.
Garden Hills is a large ‘urban forest neighborhood’ between Peachtree and Piedmont Roads, bordered on the north by Pharr Road and on the south by East Wesley Road. For intown living, Garden Hills has it all: winding streets lined with old trees, an imposing mix of early 20th century homes, pocket parks, landscaped traffic islands and a neighborhood pool/recreation center – all convenient to Buckhead shopping, transportation, schools and churches.
Glenwood Park is a new “green community” featuring a traditional mix of different housing types as well as retail stores, office space, civic buildings, people-friendly streets, parks, and recreational facilities. Located south of I-20 with Bill Kennedy Way as the eastern boundary, and Glenwood Avenue to the south. Glenwood Park accommodates cars, but it is designed for people. Sidewalk and street designs emphasize pedestrian comfort and safety.
While many relate ‘Grant Park’ to the Park surrounding the Atlanta Zoo and the Cyclorama (a 360 degree portrait of the Battle of Atlanta), the community is actually a neighborhood named for L. P. Grant, a civil engineer for the Georgia Railroad who has been often referred to as the ‘Father of Atlanta’. Architecturally distinctive homes, many built between 1870 and 1900, line the streets. (Some of which are thought to have ghosts!)
Another area adjacent to Brookhaven, Hillsdale was developed in the 1950s and approximately 200 well maintained homes today are surrounded by mature landscaping. This quiet community is located northeast of downtown Atlanta in Dekalb County.
Inman Park is known to be Atlanta’s first planned community and was thought of as a suburb when developed in the 1880s. As a result, one of the nation’s first streetcar systems was formed to provide transportation from Inman Park to downtown Atlanta which is just a few miles away. Many Victorian mansions built during those early years have been restored and the neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.
The City of Johns Creek came into being in December, 2006 and is located in the northeast corner of Fulton County; bounded on the south by the Chattahoochee River, on the east by Gwinnett County and the Chattahoochee, on the north by Forsyth County and on the west by the cities of Alpharetta and Roswell. Johns Creek has an approximate population of 65,000, making it the 10th largest city in the state of Georgia. John’s Creek, while once very rural, today has many new communities and a growing commercial sector.
Annexed into the City of Atlanta in 1922, Kirkwood was actually developed in the 1870s and 80s. Located approximately five miles east of downtown Atlanta, and like many intown neighborhoods, Kirkwood experienced an influx of new residents interested in renovating the area’s historic housing in the 1980s and it continues today.
The name ‘Lake Claire’ comes from a combination of two streets incumbent to the area; Lakeshore Drive and Claire Drive, and the area is actually a combination of many old ‘developments’. There is no lake! Quaint bungalows and a fair amount of new development runs throughout the area loosely bounded by Connecticut Ave./Ridgewood Road to the west, Ponce de Leon/East Lake to the north, Ridgecrest to the east and Dekalb Avenue to the south.
LaVista Park is strategically located near the geographic center of the Metropolitan Atlanta Region, immediately east of the junction of Interstate 85 North and Georgia 400. The area is rich in its diversity of housing, businesses, cultures, and public amenities. Homes range from the very affordable original brick ranches to brand new ‘luxury estates’.
One of the things that makes Lenox Park such an attractive place to live is the old growth trees and the 12 parks in the area. In fact, Lenox Park is close to the newly created Wildwood Urban Nature Preserve. All home styles, sizes and price ranges can be found in this family and pedestrian-friendly community with home styles ranging from Mediterranean, to Colonial, to Modern.
A cozy neighborhood of approximately 300 homes nestled between Peachtree Street, Northside Drive and Atlantic Station, Loring Heights is convenient to downtown Atlanta to the south and Buckhead to the north. Many residents are young families and singles who enjoy the close proximity of shopping, restaurants and excellent dining.
Before there was an Atlanta or a Chattanooga, TN, there was Marietta, Georgia. Marietta is the County seat for Cobb County and is located approximately 20 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta. Downtown Marietta features a bustling, historic town square with such attractions as: ‘Theatre in the Square’, ‘The Strand’ which shows classical films, and The Marietta, ‘Gone With The Wind’ Museum. All sizes, styles and price ranges of homes can be found in Marietta.
Mechanicsville is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Atlanta. The neighborhood sprang up in the late 1800s, adjacent to several railroad lines just south of the downtown business district. The name "Mechanicsville" comes from the "mechanics" that worked on the railway lines. The city of Atlanta has targeted the area for revitalization, and it is currently going through re-gentrification.
Located just east of Emory University, Medlock Park is a family-friendly neighborhood developed around the 39 acre, Medlock Park. The Park itself features a baseball, softball, multi-use field, a multi-use court, playground, swimming pool and picnic area. Homes in the area are affordable and convenient to shopping schools and transportation.
Bounded by Briarcliff Road, North Druid Hills and LaVista Roads, Merry Hills is within three miles of Emory University and Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Comfortable homes, many built in the 1950s on large lots, are today occupied by a diverse mix of young singles, young families, and older, original residents!
Midtown Atlanta is a district situated between the commercial and financial district of downtown to the south and the affluent residential and commercial district of Buckhead to the north. Midtown includes about one-third of the city’s high-rises and is bounded roughly by the future Beltline just east of Monroe Drive on the east, the 85/75 “Connector” to the north, Northside Drive on the west and North Avenue to the south.
A newer City, incorporated in December, 2006, Milton was created out of the entire unincorporated northwestern part of northern Fulton County, bounded by the cities of Roswell and Alpharetta on the south, and the counties of Forsyth on the east and Cherokee on the north and west. Rural in nature, it is not uncommon to see homestead properties ranging in size from 2 to 50+ acres. The Equestrian industry is alive and well in Milton. From downtown Atlanta, it will generally take you 45 minutes to reach Milton.
Developed in 1931, Morningside was one of Atlanta’s original suburbs, and today is considered one of the most desirable intown communities to live. Roughly bounded by Piedmont Road to the northwest, Amsterdam Avenue to the south and the City of Atlanta limits to the east, Morningside features wide roads, many sidewalks, many small parks, old trees, excellent retail shops and restaurants.
Gwinnett County’s second oldest city, Norcross preserved its historic center as a nineteenth century railroad town, even though new restaurants and shops in the downtown area has rekindled activity. Concerning residences, all the classic styles of Southern architecture are showcased for you to admire, from antebellum mansions to Victorian homes. Private citizens have lovingly preserved the many beautiful old residences boasting the famous broad porches which helped make Southern hospitality famous. Stately southern pines and magnificent old oak trees provide a cool, lacy canopy of shade for a relaxing walking tour of the Historic District.
Originally developed in 1905, Oakhurst was annexed into Decatur in 1916. Many original, Craftsman bungalows dot the community landscape, and a number of homes were actually built between 1905 and 1912 by two pioneering women who graduated from nearby Agnes Scott College! A small commercial area features a variety of restaurants as well as retail and office space.
Currently, the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood is experiencing an intense period of renaissance and rebirth. It is a diverse, urban, residential community located at the heart of Atlanta’s intown neighborhoods and is roughly bounded by Ponce de Leon to the north, Piedmont Road to the east, Freedom Parkway/Boulevard/Edgewood Ave. to the south and the railroad line to the west.
Ormewood Park is a neighborhood located east-southeast of downtown Atlanta and, more specifically, lies east of Grant Park, south of Reynoldstown and west of East Atlanta. The community has recently undergone significant re-gentrification and more re-development is forthcoming. Aside from being walking distance from East Atlanta Village, Ormewood Square is also a focal point of community retail
Peachtree Hills, annexed into the city of Atlanta in 1954, is within walking distance of the restaurants, shops and grocery store at Peachtree Battle Shopping Center, as well as E. Rivers Elementary School. Nearby, to the east, is the MARTA Lindbergh station. Bounded by Peachtree Street to the west, Lindbergh to the north, Piedmont Road to the east and Peachtree Creek to the south.
Almost 1,600 households make up the Piedmont Heights neighborhood located just north of downtown and which is bounded by Piedmont Road, Monroe Drive, Flagler Avenue, and Piedmont Circle. Originally developed in the 1910s, Piedmont Heights is home to the second oldest house in Atlanta, built about 1860. But a majority of the homes were built in the 1940s and 50s.
With Ponce de Leon to the north, Memorial to the east, East Freedom Parkway to the south and Glen Iris to the west serving, roughly, as it boundaries, Poncey-Highland is a fun, eclectic area with a wide variety of housing, retail, music, and restaurants. The Jimmy Carter Library is also found in Poncey-Highland.
Reynoldstown is located between the Cabbagetown and Edgewood neighborhoods south of the CSX rail line. The community prospered until the 1950’s, when the railroad industry began to decline. Today the area is going through gentrification and attracting young professionals. There are many different home styles including an entire block of ‘double-shotgun’ houses on Chester Avenue. Many of the streets are "one way" due to their narrowness. Reynoldstown is a Historic District.
Roswell is now Georgia’s eighth largest city, but its major growth has happened in the mid 1990s through the early 2000s. One of the oldest cities in Georgia, Roswell has a historic feel and lots of green space with 800 acres of active and passive parkland and facilities. The city has been chosen twice by Atlanta Magazine as the best place to live in the Metro-Atlanta area. It has also been ranked one of the safest cities to live in the United States according to City Crime Rankings. Located in Fulton County and due north of downtown Atlanta, it will take you approximately 30 minutes to find this safe haven.
Sagamore Hills is another one of Dekalb County’s most poplar neighborhoods. Kids are able to walk to school, ride bikes and swim for the neighborhood swim team. Most of the houses are 1950s and ’60s brick ranches on 1/2-acre wooded lots with Million Dollar new construction homes popping up everyday.
Incorporated in December 2005, Sandy Springs is a northern suburb of Atlanta. Located in Fulton County just south of “Historic” Roswell, it is named for the sandy springs that still exist. Sandy Springs is one of the wealthiest areas of metro Atlanta, and is Georgia’s sixth-largest city, with a population of approximately 100,000. The boundaries of Sandy Springs are Atlanta to the south, the Chattahoochee River to the west and north, and the newly incorporated city of Dunwoody to the east. A small section in the northeast extends between the Chattahoochee River to the north and Dunwoody to the south, ending in a very small border with Gwinnett County.
Scottdale is known historically as the location of the Scottdale Cotton Mill. The Scottdale Cotton Mill development included the mill and surrounding housing occupied by mill workers. The mill shut down in 1982. The commercial district of Scottdale is on East Ponce de Leon, which bisects the community from the southwest to the northeast. The DeKalb Farmers Market is located on this road, but it remains primarily known for autobody shops and industrial buildings. Most of the available housing is located north and south of Ponce de Leon.
Smyrna is located about 20 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta in Cobb County, and is considered an integral part of the Metro Atlanta area. Known as the "jonquil City", it derives this name from the thousands of jonquils that flourish in gardens and along the streets in early spring. The City of Smyrna has developed a reputation for smart growth and revitalization and was recently awarded the Urban Land Institute’s Award for Excellence. For more than a decade, Smyrna has been in the business of reinventing itself and today boasts of beautiful homes, excellent retail and commercial nodes.
Set in unincorporated DeKalb County, Toco Hills is the area surrounding the Toco Hills Shopping Center which is located at the intersection of North Druid Hills, LaVista and Clairmont Roads. A thriving neighborhood lush with green space and wildlife, it has a diversity of retail merchants, restaurants, professional offices, churches, public library, senior center, dog park, tennis center within close proximity.
Bounded on the north and south by Simpson (recently renamed to Joseph E. Boone) and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and on the east and west by Northside Drive and Sunset, Vine City is an area within waling distance of the ‘Georgia Dome’ that is going through gentrification.
Located minutes from downtown Atlanta, inside the Perimeter Highway, 285, yet outside the City limits of Atlanta in the southeastern corner of Cobb County lies Vinings, featuring fine homes on large lots, the Chattahoochee River, a very active rail line, and smart retail development. Minutes from three of the most popular Atlanta area Private Schools, Vinings has become a popular home for many native Atlantans.
Developed in the 1900s, Virginia Highland boasts of 7 distinct commercial nodes intertwined with charming bungalows and gracious mansions in all price ranges. The word eclectic seems to have been formulated to describe Virginia Highland. The area is also well-known as a dining destination with restaurants that appeal to a variety of tastes.
The West End Historic District contains a rich mixture of architectural styles popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Styles include Craftsman bungalows, Victorian, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Stick Style and Neoclassical Revival. Today, many of these magnificent homes are being restored and a new sense of community has returned. Located minutes west of downtown Atlanta off I-20 also features new and older commercial pockets.
Roughly bordered by East College Avenue to the north, South Columbia Drive to the east, Kirk Road to the south, and South Candler as the western boundary, Winnona Park is located in the southeastern portion of the City of Decatur. Even though the community is found in the Registry of Historic Places, there are no restrictions or review procedures for renovating the existing homes which were originally built between 1910 and the 1950s.
Found northeast of downtown Atlanta, Woodland Hills is bounded by LaVista Road to the north, Shepherds Lane to the east, Argonne Way/Arnold Avenue to the south and Arlington Avenue to the west, and features a rich diversity of comfortable, quaint homes, businesses and amenties.