If there’s an epicenter of Atlanta’s intown revitalization, it’s probably going to be found in 30316. The northern end of this region of the city contains the sister neighborhoods of Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown. If a steal is what you’re after, you might be a bit too late in Cabbagetown: though this part of town was in a state of pretty profound disrepair only a decade ago, it’s been thoroughly discovered by new homeowners with an eye on the future. Reynoldstown, however, is a different story: a large neighborhood with plenty of character, finding a fixer-upper isn’t that hard, and it’s a solid choice, with the Edgewood Retail district just close by, and access to I-20 just a few minutes away by car.
South of 20, the neighborhoods or Ormewood Park and (the tiny) Glenwood Park blend new urban living with some great walkability to some primo dining and shopping opportunities—a couple quintessentially Atlantan restaurants can be found in Glenwood, lending to the popularity.
On the other side of Moreland Avenue, to the east, one of the city’s funkiest enclaves can be found: East Atlanta is one part old, one part young, one part party, and one part trendy. Some of the best music venues in the city can be found here, from quiet, tiny speakeasies to the EARL (a venue that’s showcased some amazing acts over the years). Aside from the music scene, a dynamic dining scene can be found as well, boasting some of the best Southern fusion fare to be found in the city—totally worth the trip itself. All of this, in the midst of homes that have been either immaculately restored, or ones that will be soon.
Finally, keep an eye on Gresham Park, located just to the southern end of this ZIP. This area hasn’t been getting a whole lot of press yet, but with easy access to the I-20 corridor, this part of town might just be the next to be revitalized. If you’re looking for a ground-floor investment, take a look.
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