30307 is a place of dichotomy. Forget trying to explore the whole thing by foot: this isn’t a single neighborhood we’re talking about. But if you know where your tastes lie, we can point you in the right direction.
The northeast of this ZIP contains a portion of Emory University (the always - growing Emory Village included), which stretches over to the border of North Decatur, where some of the best starter homes in town can be found. To the south, opposite the Ponce corridor, Lake Claire offers winding back roads populated mainly by early - century craftsman and mid - century ranch homes that present a suitable mix of fixed - up and fixer - uppers (there are still a few around, if you know where to look).
Going a little west, the vibe changes. Candler Park, so named for the large patch of green space that dominates the neighborhood, is one of the jewels of intown. People who move to Candler tend to stick around for a while, thanks in part to the quiet accessibility, variety of architectural styles, and friendly neighborhood appeal, but if a family home in a primo part of town is what you’re looking for, it can’t hurt to take a look — you might luck out.
And then, just a little farther west, things get really fun. Little Five Points prides itself as a place where “we’re all here, because we’re not all there,” and it’s the spirit of playful eccentricity that’s put this part of town on the map. Some of the most eclectic shopping and nightlife in the city can be found in this part of town, which lets its counterculture flag fly while still never being so far out that it’s inaccessible. It’s L5P: if you haven’t been there yet, you’ll have a rollicking time there soon enough.
For every bit of eclectic fun to be found in Little Five, the historic charm of the old South can be found just a stone’s throw away, in Inman Park. Old, tree - lined streets and an abundance of impeccably restored Victorians have long made this part of town one of the most popular spots in the city, a reputation that’s only been enhanced by the addition of Krog Street Market, which boasts some of the best restaurants and nightlife in the city — all packed into a cool converted warehouse.
Finally, rounding out the mix on the other side of the MARTA rail line (east - west access is a breeze in this part of Atlanta, incidentally), Edgewood boasts some of the best retail in the city, with a mix of big - box stores and quirky boutiques to be found at the Edgewood Retail District.
Behind the scene’s, however, the neighborhood hides some of the city’s best new construction, in the form of single homes and spit - polished condos that pride themselves on accessibility — access to I-20 is only a few blocks away.
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