About Atlanta's Virginia Highlands
Perhaps Atlanta's most quietly-hip and sought-after address, the largely residential Virginia Highlands area has been called Atlanta's answer to New York's SoHo and Los Angeles' Melrose Avenue. Built up in the 1920s as a lower-middle income neighborhood, real estate such as the two-bedroom bungalows that pepper this tree-lined corner of the near east side now fetch top dollar.
Virginia Highlands, often referred to as "The Highlands," centers on the intersection of its namesake avenues, Virginia and North Highland, and concentrates its activity around three main hubs. Other than the few square blocks directly surrounding North Highlands intersections with Virginia, Amsterdam (a half-mile to the north), and Ponce de Leon (a half-mile south), the neighborhood has remained entirely residential. The Highlands' borders are pretty well defined as Ponce de Leon Avenue on the south, Briarcliff Road on the east, East Rock Springs on the north, and Monroe Avenue on the west.
Information for Virginia Highlands - Atlanta ZIP Code 30306
Median household income - $77,868
Median home cost - $395,550
Home appreciation - (-7.99%)
Population - 24,218
Population density (per sq. mile) - 5,184
Population growth since 2000 - 16.89%