5 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Midtown Atlanta

Will Letton


When you picture Atlanta, you might envision a bustling city filled with skyscrapers and busy streets — but there's much more to it than meets the eye. Midtown Atlanta is made of beautiful neighborhoods in the heart of the city, each unique and radiating a sense of community. The local real estate market is propelled mainly by condos, though you can find excellent single-family homes working with a knowledgeable agent like Will Letton.

Let's take a stroll through some of the most charming corners of Midtown Atlanta.


Midtown underwent a wholesale transformation in the late 1990s and early 2000s at the bidding of private investors. Everything modern in Midtown dates back to this period. At the same time, efforts were made to preserve historical elements within this urban enclave. Midtown’s Historic District was made official in 1999, preserving many homes of historical and architectural significance. The Midtown area is interspersed with green spaces with old trees, especially Piedmont Park, which recently celebrated its bicentennial anniversary.

In the parlance of local real estate, “Midtown core” refers to the nearly 7,000 residential units concentrated around Peachtree St. These condos, apartments, and lofts have excellent access to MARTA and bike lanes (among other amenities). Popular among students and young professionals, Midtown also has a large LGBTQ+ community. Residents have every opportunity to socialize at trivia nights, pickup sports games, dog parks, and bars.

Midtown belongs to the Midtown High School cluster of Atlanta Public Schools. Students may attend the excellent Morningside Elementary School, Springdale Park Elementary School, and Midtown High School. The region is markedly art-friendly: prominent local institutions include the Fox Theatre, High Museum of Art, MODA, Center for Puppetry Arts, SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, and Ferst Center For The Arts.

Ansley Park

With its winding streets and lush greenery, Ansley Park is an oasis amidst the city's grind. The neighborhood, filled with historic homes and elegant architecture, exudes a sense of tranquility. Ansley Park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and was the site of the city’s former governor’s mansion. In recent years, it has gained a national reputation as an excellent place to make a home.

Ansley Park was Atlanta’s first suburb designed for cars, yet locals love walking the tree-lined boulevards, which can take you past the neighborhood’s spacious estates toward Piedmont Park, Ansley Golf Club, and the BeltLine. The many mature trees are the area’s oldest residents and lend Ansley Park a certain prestige. Houses here are a mix of architectural styles, including Tudor, Colonial, and Mediterranean. Dating back to the early 1900s, they are large and stately, with well-maintained yards and gardens.

Ansley Park homes are exceptionally well-appointed and sell for around $3 million. The local real estate market has everything from stately Victorians to ultramodern Contemporary homes. One common thread is access to excellent schools, including Midtown High School, operated by Atlanta Public Schools.

Atlantic Station

Just across the freeway interchange from Midtown proper is fabulous Atlantic Station. The outdoor mall-like area began as a reclamation project in the wake of Atlantic Steel Co.’s closure. Its hundreds of thousands of square feet contain residential, office, and retail space. The local real estate market is almost exclusively condos and townhomes centrally located less than a mile from Peachtree St. Residents and visitors enjoy an eclectic atmosphere with events like pop-up crafts markets, free concerts, and ice skating.

As a modern live-work-play neighborhood, Atlantic Station stands as a beacon of sustainable urban redevelopment. This multi-use area hosts a vibrant mix of residences, businesses, and entertainment venues. Shoppers will delight in the retail offerings, while food enthusiasts can explore various dining options. The neighborhood's open-air events and festivals also imbue the urban fabric with unique flavors.

Sherwood Forest

Offering a residential retreat, Sherwood Forest's tree-lined streets and beautiful houses cultivate a serene atmosphere amidst Midtown’s urban energy. This twee neighborhood, with its well-manicured gardens and cozy environment, promises residents a peaceful haven. It’s nestled just north of Ansley Park and shares that neighborhood’s characteristic winding residential streets. You’ll find primarily single-family residential properties, including a preponderance of ranch-style homes, in Sherwood Forest. The community is small and has a proportionately limited real estate market.

Despite its quiet setting, Sherwood Forest maintains proximity to the city center, putting a wealth of amenities within easy reach. Families with school-aged children can count on Atlanta Public Schools for their education. Many students attend Morningside Elementary School and eventually matriculate to Midtown High School.

Home Park

Home Park is uniquely located between two pedestrian-heavy areas — Atlantic Station and Georgia Tech. It’s just west of Midtown, a welcoming neighborhood boasting a mix of residential and commercial establishments. Home Park’s calm residential blocks and close-knit community make it a comfortable place to call home. The neighborhood's restaurants and shops also bring in an enticing blend of local flavors and experiences.

Like Atlantic Station, Home Park still bears the imprint of Atlantic Steel: it was established in the early 1900s as a residential neighborhood for company employees. Local real estate comprises rental properties and some medium-sized homes in diverse architectural styles, including homey bungalows, elder cottages, and charming Victorians. Home Park is part of the Midtown High School cluster, a group of excellent schools operated by Atlanta Public Schools.

About Will Letton

As an accomplished professional at Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty, Will Letton demonstrates exceptional proficiency in the Atlanta real estate landscape. He brings a people-first mentality and an intricate understanding of the market’s fine points. Whether you’re thinking of moving to Midtown, Buckhead, or elsewhere in Greater Atlanta, Will is your best resource.

If you want to buy or sell a home or have questions about Midtown Atlanta real estate market, contact Will Letton today.


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