I personally love Grant Park. If you are a family man or not its a great area. The zoo and the park is there. For the most part it is a historical area and that has tax benefits. Its close to shopping, restaurants and 10 to 15 minutes from downtown. I-20 and 75 and 85 are close by.
I also like Ormewood and Kirkwood as well as East Atlanta Village. There is always something to do there.
Being a Morningside resident, I, like many others am very partial to the city's Intown neighborhoods! Each neighborhood is very different and has an identity that's uniquely theirs. I would agree with Lynn regarding participating in some of the neighborhood association events. For your convenience, visit my website http://www.LaDonnaSuggs.HarryNorman.com, I have links to the association pages of many of Atlanta's Best Intown Neighborhoods. That will provide you with a good starting reference and give you a flavor of what each neighborhood has to offer its residents.
My office is in the midst of two of Atlanta's finest Intown neighborhoods, Morningside and Ansley Park. I'd be more than happy to talk through the details of your needs and wants from an Intown neighborhood and provide you with additional information.
Feel free to call or email me if I can be of any further assistance.
LaDonna B. Suggs - Harry Norman Realtors | Intown Office
I have lived intown Atlanta since 1968 - LOVE THE CITY ESSENCE! Of course, as the others have said, your budget and personal taste will guide your search. For example, both wonderful but there are big differences between Oakhurst and Peachtree Hills. And, Grant Park which Dave Herren loves!
If you want to stay in Decatur - call Lee Taylor - (404) 991-2083 - Decatur is his specialty and he is great to work with on housing. Although I lived in Midtown for over 20 years, try Thom Abbott - (404) 247-6696 - who is very conversant with the Midtown area.
Let me offer you a suggestion - the perfect season for it - check out the communities via their Neighborhood Association events. ALSO - Drive around each area and see what feels like home. Park the car and walk around.
Here's a little gift for you - a complimentary home search engine called LISTINGBOOK. Just reviewing the homes offered will help you focus on the attributes of each neighborhood. Click ---> http://www.odatrealty.com and sign on to find data that is updated every 30 minutes from FMLS. When you find a home that seems interesting, put the address into Google maps and you can "walk" up and down the street on your computer monitor!
Let me know if I may help in any way as you get started narrowing down your choices.
Have a happy day -
At the end of the day it all depends on what is right for you. I am happy to talk with you further about your needs and finding the right neighborhood and home for you.
BTW, Decatur has so much to offer, why do you want to leave?
You need to focus on your wants, needs, and pocketbook. Once you have some clarity with those three points, we can better guide you.
Our office is in Morningside. If we can assist you, it would be our pleasure.
Chapman Hall Realtors