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ABOUT VIRGINIA HIGHLAND

Virginia-Highland bills itself as the original work-live-play neighborhood, and this charming intown neighborhood may be right. It’s known for its casual lifestyle with shops, restaurants, 1920s bungalows and a diverse population. Despite a recent onslaught of new condos, apartments and mega-mansions, ViHi (as it’s known, along with VaHi) still maintains the old-fashioned feel of a neighborhood. No need to dress up; it’s casual, friendly and welcoming.

LIVING IN VIRGINIA HIGHLAND

Virginia-Highland (VaHi, to locals) is named after its major intersection of Virginia Avenue and North Highland Avenue—it’s a destination for foodies and families alike, and is packed with charming bungalow houses. Similar to Inman Park (another cool neighborhood), it was planned to be a streetcar suburb in the early 20th century. The neighborhood declined in the 1960’s when families fled to the suburbs, and the government threatened to build Interstate-485. The highway would’ve connected Freedom Parkway to I-85 at Georgia 400. Fortunately, residents of the neighborhood teamed up to prevent the highway from happening, or it would have surely changed the neighborhood as we know it. Since then it’s bounced back and now flourishes with a strong a nightlife and festival scene.

ORMEWOOD PARK Zip: 30316

THINGS TO DO IN VIRGINIA HIGHLAND

Virginia–Highland (often nicknamed “VaHi”) is an affluent neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia, founded in the early 20th century as a streetcar suburb. It is named after the intersection of Virginia Avenue and North Highland Avenue, the heart of its trendy retail district at the center of the neighborhood. The neighborhood is famous for its bungalows and other historic houses from the 1910s to the 1930s. It has become a destination for people across Atlanta with its eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, and shops as well as for the Summerfest festival, annual Tour of Homes and other events.

In 2011 readers of Creative Loafing voted Virginia–Highland “Best Overall Neighborhood.” In June 2011, Atlanta Magazine designated Virginia Highland “favorite neighborhood overall”. In 2012 readers of Creative Loafing voted VaHi “Best Walkable Neighborhood”. In 2020, Southern Living editors named Virginia-Highland #4 on their “The South’s Best Neighborhoods” list.