If you are a young professional relocating to Atlanta, you should checkout properties in Virginia-Highland, Sandy Springs and Midtown.
Virginia-Highland is a small community located in East Atlanta. It is beautiful community filled with old style condos and homes. The properties in this area also come in a wide variety of price ranges. There are one and two bedroom condos for under $200,000 and homes that cost $1 million dollars and more. One of the reasons young professionals are drawn to this area is the abundance of coffee shops, entertainment options, and restaurants. On North Highland Avenue for example, there is a restaurant on just about every corner, and on Ponce De Leon Avenue there is a retro movie theater and two major grocery stores.
If Virginia-Highland is not your cup of tea, then I recommend checking out another in-town community, Midtown. There is currently so much development going on in this area right now that it is hard to keep up. Along 10th street there are several apartment buildings being built, and along Peachtree Street several new restaurants are scheduled to open this summer. In addition to an abundance of apartments and restaurants, there are several other things that attract young professional to the Midtown area. This includes easy convenience to mass transit and Piedmont Park. If you want to solely depend on public transportation, than you should live on Peachtree Street between 8th and 12th street – this will allow you to easily commute to the Midtown train station. If you want to live in walking distance of Piedmont Park, than you should live along Piedmont Avenue between 10th and 14th streets. Piedmont Park is a cool place to visit on the weekends. There are numerous walking and biking trails, tennis courts, a doggie park, and a golf course. During the spring and summer the park also host gardening events, music concerts and several arts & crafts festivals.
Midtown is also an established business district, and there are several ad agencies and law firms headquartered there. In addition, a new tech innovation is being built which is expected to attracted several major tech-related companies that include World Pay, NCR and AT&T.
If in-town living is not for you, than checkout Sandy Springs. This area is a few miles north of Midtown, and in recent years has attracted a large number of young professionals. In the past, this area primarily catered to retirees and young families. Recently however, the area has seen an increase in condo developments and corporate relocations. One of these corporate relocations includes the development of a new Mercedes-Benz headquarters, which is expected to attract a large number of young professionals. In addition, Sandy Springs is also conveniently located to two metro train stations and two major freeways.