Virginia Highland Condos
Virginia Highland is named for its central intersection of Virginia and North Highland Avenues. As one of the most popular and energetic intown neighborhoods, it is bordered by Morningside, Druid Hills, Poncey-Highland, Piedmont Park and Midtown. Virginia Highland residents have a strong neighborhood bond as well as significant political clout thanks in great part to the Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU). This was realized in the late 1960s when a highway was proposed to connect what is now Freedom Parkway through the neighborhood to I-85. Along with those of Stone Mountain, Inman Park and Morningside, the residents of Virginia-Highland came together to defeat the effort. Had they not been successful, Atlanta may not be able to enjoy Freedom Park and The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum today that sit on the very hill that was to be the major interchange between the new bypass and another new highway.
Today, Virginia-Highland is known for its unique and local restaurants, boutiques, and bars. It is a vibrant neighborhood that enjoys coming together at its center; each June it even hosts its own festival, Summerfest. It’s a popular destination for brunch at a sidewalk café, meeting friends for happy hour, or hanging out listening to live local music.
In addition to its eclectic and diverse mix of people, there is also diversity amongst the homes in VH. Virginia Highland consists mainly of bungalow style homes, with some large estate homes, and brick apartments that have been converted to condos. Most of the homes in Virginia Highland have been renovated or added on to making this area one of Atlanta Georgia's more expensive and most rewarding neighborhoods in which to live.