another sucker future Atlanta resident
A gentleman sent me the following query via email:
I have some familiarity with Atlanta (about 6 years ago my brother lived in Virginia Highlands but has since moved to the ‘burbs) but it’s been a while and it would be nice to hear another perspective. I’ve read East Atlanta is hip? Areas in and around Midtown? Is Midtown good for approximating city life (I know a car in Atlanta is a must but are there neighborhoods with a more Northeastern, walking feel with neighborhood bars and restaurants and shops)? Are any of the downtown areas worth checking out or are they pretty much deserted at night / on weekends?
Any impressions you have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
I told him that Va-Hi was still probably his best bet, and that he would probably prefer Midtown and East Atlanta/Inman Park to downtown, but he gave me permission to post his query here, so y’all are free to offer your own advice. Y’all know everything I know: he didn’t tell me if he was looking to rent or buy. Assume rent.