Most Affluent Atlanta Communities In Review

Ever wonder which communities are the very best in Atlanta, Georgia right now? No worries our review editors evaluated all the best communities where affluent people live in Atlanta, Georgia! 

There are many reasons for why people love to live in the city of Atlanta, GA. Living in-town or close to downtown Atlanta has many advantages specifically now. 

Living in downtown Atlanta or close to downtown is “today” one of the most sought after addresses. One main reason could be because the Atlanta skyline is simply stunning! Downtown has recently undergone a transformation that included the construction of new condos and lofts, renovation of historic buildings, and arrival of new residents and businesses.

Most Affluent Atlanta Communities

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1. Tuxedo Park

The neighborhood is generally bounded by West Paces Ferry Rd & Habersham Rd on the South, Roswell Rd. on the East, Putnam & Blackland Rd on the North; Northside Drive on the West. Tuxedo Park, Atlanta, has evolved over more than 50 years from woodland & farms through magnificent summer estates to one of Buckhead’s most prestigious neighborhoods.

2. Ansley Park

Located north of downtown Atlanta and west of Piedmont Park, between Piedmont Avenue and Peachtree Street. Ansley Park Historic District is an early 20th-century suburban residential district that was developed in four phases between 1904 and 1913. When developed in 1905-1908, it was the first Atlanta suburban neighborhood designed for automobiles, featuring wide, winding roads rather than the grid pattern typical of older streetcar suburbs. Streets were planned like parkways with extensive landscaping, while Winn Park and McClatchey Park are themselves long and narrow, extending deep into the neighborhood.

 3. Chastain Memorial Park

The largest city park in Atlanta, Georgia. It is a 268-acre (1.08 km2) park near the northern edge of the city. Included in the park are jogging paths, playgrounds, tennis courts, a golf course, swimming pool, horse park and amphitheater. Originally known as the North Fulton Park, commonly known as Chastain Park.

4. Morningside 

This neighborhood is in Atlanta, Georgia and was founded in 1931. Located north of Virginia-Highland, east of Ansley Park and west of Druid Hills. Approximately 3,500 households comprise the neighborhood that includes the original subdivisions of Morningside, Lenox Park, University Park, Noble Park, Johnson Estates and Hylan Park.

5. Brookhaven

Brookhaven is a city located in the northeastern suburbs of Atlanta. Home to about 51,029, it is located in western DeKalb County, Georgia, United States, directly northeast of Atlanta. With a population of around 49,000, it is the largest city in DeKalb County. The new city stretches over 12 square miles. On July 31, 2012, Brookhaven was approved in a referendum to become DeKalb County’s 11th city. Incorporation officially took place on December 17, 2012, on which date municipal operations commenced.

6. Virginia Highland

Nicknamed “VaHi” and named after the intersection of Virginia Avenue and North Highland Avenue, the heart of a busy commercial 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 and for the Summerfest festival, annual Tour of Homes and other events. The neighborhood is located in Atlanta, Georgia and was founded in the early 20th century as a streetcar suburb.

7. Midtown Atlanta 

Midtown is the second largest business district in the city of Atlanta, situated between the commercial and financial districts of Downtown to the south and Buckhead to the north. Marked by its cultural attractions, institutions of higher education, noteworthy architecture, and urban layout. The district is the center of the city’s arts scene that includes the Ferst Center for the Arts, Fox Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center, the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Design Atlanta, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Center for Puppetry Arts, and the 14th Street Playhouse. Midtown is also home to three well known institutions of higher education: Georgia Institute of Technology, John Marshall Law School, and the Atlanta division of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Midtown contains about one-third of the city’s high-rises and some of Atlanta’s most iconic buildings, such as the Bank of America Plaza, AT&T Midtown Center, One Coca-Cola Plaza, Atlantic Center, and 1180 Peachtree. Midtown has also been a primary area for high-density development in the city in the first decade of the 2000s due to the district’s mass transit options and urban street grid.

8. Buckhead Atlanta

Buckhead is an affluent uptown district of Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, recognized around the world. Comprising approximately the northern fifth of the city. Buckhead is a major commercial and financial center of the Southeast, and it is the third-largest business district in Atlanta, behind Downtown and Midtown. The district’s high-rise office buildings, hotels, and condominiums form a highly urbanized core along Peachtree Road. Surrounding this dense core are Buckhead’s residential neighborhoods, which feature large single-family homes situated among dense forests and rolling hills.

9. Druid Hills

Druid Hills is a community which includes both a census-designated place (CDP) in unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, United States, as well as a neighborhood of the city of Atlanta. The Atlanta-city section of Druid Hills is one of Atlanta’s most affluent neighborhoods with a median household income in excess of $238,500 (making it the ninth most affluent, per that metric).

10. Brookwood Hills

Brookwood Hills is a historic neighborhood located in intown Atlanta, Georgia, United States, north of Midtown and south-southwest of Buckhead. Brookwood Hills is located near the heart of Atlanta, only a few miles away from the skyscrapers of its major business districts. It is connected by three entrances to Peachtree Road, and has no other outlet. Brookwood Hills is bordered roughly by Peachtree on the west, Interstate 85 on the south, the Norfolk Southern train tracks (just south of Peachtree Creek) to the north, and Clear Creek to the east. The Brookwood neighborhood, for which Brookwood Hills was named, is located immediately southwest of the southern tip of Brookwood Hills. This is in turn immediately north of the major freeway interchange called the “Brookwood split”, which joins I-75 to the northwest and I-85 to the northeast into the Downtown Connector to the south. Home to about 1000 people, it was founded in the early 1920s by Benjamin Franklin Burdett and his son, Arthur. The site of the neighborhood is located where some of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War took place during the Atlanta Campaign.

11. Garden Hills 

Garden Hills is located in the Buckhead section of Atlanta, Georgia between Peachtree and Piedmont Roads, bordered on the north by Pharr Road and on the south by Lindbergh Road. In 1987 the neighborhood was given historic district status by the city of Atlanta. Homes in Garden Hills range from Georgian, Tudor and Spanish Revival to Craftsman, with new modern homes popping up every month. With its central location, developers are building homes in the $1,000,000 plus range and moving them quickly. Garden Hills was developed beginning in 1925 by Phillips Campbell McDuffie, a prominent Atlanta lawyer, who formed the Garden Hills Corp. and advertised the area as “Beautiful Garden Hills.” He envisioned a country club community with a pool and community center at its heart. The neighborhood was planned in three phases: the Country Club section, from Rumson Road east to North Hills Drive including the pool and community center; the Peachtree section, from Peachtree Road to Rumson Road; and the Brentwood section, from North Hills Drive to Piedmont Road.

12. Inman Park 

Inman Park is a neighborhood located on the east side of Atlanta, Georgia, and its first planned suburb. It was named for Samuel M. Inman. After decades of restoration and renewal, Inman Park is now regarded as a highly desirable intown neighborhood with a mixture of rental and owner-occupied houses and condominiums. Built up as it was over decades, the neighborhood housing now ranges from tiny mill town shotguns to the Victorian mansions of the original development, intermixed with bungalows of all sizes built during the first three decades of the 20th century. Inman Park contains Atlanta’s best collection of residential architecture from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Styles include Queen Anne, high-style Italianate and Romanesque mansion as well as smaller bungalows, shotguns, and foursquares. Inman Park was Atlanta’s first example of a garden suburb, with great attention paid to street layout, parks and other public space, and would inspire other Atlanta garden suburbs such as the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Druid Hills. There are two historic districts within the Inman Park neighborhoods: the Inman Park historic district, and the Inman Park-Moreland Historic District, originally the separate suburb of Moreland Park.

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