Welcome to Virginia Highland
Charming character in a close-knit community
When dreaming of Atlanta’s most coveted neighborhoods, you likely imagine an array of affluent amenities, from sophisticated dining to thoughtful art exhibits, among breathtaking estates. That’s precisely what Virginia Highland offers. Also known as “VaHi,” this tantalizing enclave in Atlanta offers a vibrant variety of up-and-coming bars, restaurants, and charming boutiques. Founded as a streetcar suburb, Virginia Highland is most known today for its modern, lively feel and bevy of attractions. Its walkability is vital for anyone looking to explore every corner of the neighborhood, and sidewalks are lined with mature trees that speak to the area’s history.
Homes in Virginia Highland vary in size and architecture, ranging from quaint Craftsman bungalows to stately Neoclassical manors. You’ll find both new constructions and historic homes. With generous lots boasting leafy trees and sidewalks lining the streets, this neighborhood sports an old-fashioned charm and unmistakable grandeur.
What to Love
- A hybrid commercial-residential enclave with abundant amenities
- Eclectic gourmet eateries with inventive menus
- Prime location with proximity to BeltLine
People & Lifestyle
Timeless. Welcoming. Accessible. These three words come to mind when discussing Virginia Highland. This neighborhood is an excellent place to visit and an even better place to live. It’s extremely lively and walkable—an inviting, family-friendly suburban hub with proximity to Atlanta’s best attractions.
Virginia Highland is an ideal place for young, working professionals, as well as families. Its nearby restaurants and bars and eccentric artisanal shops are great for people who love to be in the know. Its strong school system appeals to families.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Virginia Highland offers a wide array of local retailers and trend-setting dining. The best shopping finds are at one of Highland’s many boutiques. Update your home with eclectic finds from Urban Cottage Inc
. After shopping, head over to one of this neighborhood’s many restaurants. Murphy’s Atlanta Restaurant
is a 40-year-old stable with a large outdoor patio. Enjoy tapas, tacos, and cocktails at Bar.bacoa
. For some cozy Southern cooking, look no further than Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit
Things to Do
Virginia Highland is laden with community-focused, culturally rich activities. This year, the neighborhood will celebrate its inaugural Porchfest and Rock N Run
, a spread-out event that will take place over five tree-lined streets in the historic Virginia Highland Neighborhood.
is one of Virginia Highland’s most significant crowd-pleasing events. Each summer, there’s a 5k road race, musical guests, local artisans, and tons of outdoor activities. This family-friendly event supports the community. For the past 25 years, Virginia Highland has also hosted a Tour of Homes
where guests can visit all of the historic, beautiful homes this town has to offer.
On a more regular basis, you can visit the John Howell Memorial Park
—take in the landscape while the kids play on the playground.
Virginia Highland is home to many excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- SPARK Elementary School
- Howard Middle School
- Grady High School