It gets its name from the intersection of Virginia Avenue and North Highland Avenue, where a charming commercial district sits filled with restaurants and boutique retailers surrounded by bungalows and historic houses from the 1910s and 1920s to more newly renovated, but architecturally aligned homes. With a Walk Score of 84, it is considered very walkable and most errands can be accomplished by foot.
Life in the Virginia Highland neighborhood offers wonderful experiences with an eclectic mix of sidewalk cafes, unique coffee houses, lively bars, shops and innovative restaurants.
Crowds make their way through the beautiful streets of Virginia Highland from early morning to late night. Located about 10 minutes east of downtown, this established, but still growing in-town neighborhood has become a diverse and trendy location with nearby parks that include John Howell Park, Callanwolde Park, Orme Park and Piedmont Park. At the end of Virginia Avenue, you can easily hop on the top of the Eastside Atlanta BeltLine and head 2.25 miles to Inman Park.
One of the most striking aspects of Virginia-Highland is the popular dining scene. From early morning to late night, you will find many original restaurants to choose from. The American Roadhouse is a great choice for an early morning breakfast, where patrons can choose from a full course breakfast to an awakening espresso bar. Murphy’s, La Tavola and Fontaine’s Oyster House are other local favorites. If it’s coffee you crave, visit one of the unique coffee houses, like San Francisco Coffee Roasting Co.
Once it’s time for lunch, be sure to stop by Highland Tap for their famous steak sandwich and local beers. For authentic dining, try one of the many Thai restaurants like Surin’s or Ocean Wave.
When evening arrives, start the night off with appetizers at Whiskey Bird or enjoy live musical entertainment at local bars such as 10 High or Dark Horse. If you’re more interested in a relaxing evening, enjoy a glass of wine with dinner at one of the countless choices of casual or fine dining restaurants.
A home in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood provides a variety of activities with friendly people and fun experiences. It is one of Atlanta’s most dynamic communities conveniently located in the middle of the city with easy access to other great in-town neighborhoods.
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