On the plus side, my trial run gives me a chance to explore further various Atlanta neighborhoods. I must join or start a Dinner Group- there are so many great places to go! And I didn't even get into Decatur, Buckhead (really) or much of Midtown. Nevertheless, here are some of my new fave areas--
Inman Park- reportedly Atlanta's first suburb. LOVE the look of these homes. Must peruse real estate listings for interior pics.
Cabbagetown- originally a mill village. Now, a site of cute Southern bungalows (I made that "style" up) and lofts. Very funky and I love it! Tried to find a good picture online of Carroll Street- fun little restaurants on a very neighborhood-y looking street.
Collier Hills- site of an old Grist Mill (Collier Mill) and major/bloody battles during the Civil War. This area is now a mix of almost suburban homes and busy shopping areas. I guess technically part of Buckhead. What I love is how you can be at a super-busy intersection and then 2 minutes later, in a quiet, tree-lined, bird-chirping street.
Old Fourth Ward- Birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. and home of his Ebeneezer Baptist Church. The 1980s brought an uprise in crime, however. The area is trying to go through revitalization- and in some parts, I'd say it has been pretty successful. New lofts, cute shops, and restored old homes. Unfortunately, I think the housing market bust has thwarted some of the progress here.
What's your favorite spot?