Virginia Highland is an affluent neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia, founded in the early 20th century as a streetcar suburb. It is named after the intersection of Virginia Avenue and North Highland Avenue, the heart of its trendy retail 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 as well as for the Summerfest festival, annual Tour of Homes and other events.
In 2011 readers of Creative Loafing voted Virginia Highland “Best Overall Neighborhood.” In June 2011, Atlanta Magazine designated Virginia Highland “favorite neighborhood overall”. In 2012 readers of Creative Loafing voted Virginia Highland the “Best Walkable Neighborhood”.
Virginia Highland is bounded on the north by Amsterdam Avenue and the neighborhood of Morningside, on the east by the Atlanta city limit/Briarcliff Road and the Druid Hills neighborhood, on the south by Ponce de Leon Avenue and the Poncey–Highland neighborhood, and on the west by the BeltLine Eastside Trail which is the border with Piedmont Park and Midtown.
Parks: John Howell Memorial Park, Orme Park, North Highland Park, and Maiden Trail.
Other: Virginia Highland shops and restaurants, Moe’s & Joe’s Tavern, Atlanta BeltLine, Blind Willie’s, Pop the cork wine tours, Virginia Highland Festival, & Virginia Highland Market.
Schools: Morningside Elementary, Springdale Park Elementary, Inman Middle, Henry W. Grady Highschool.