Virginia Highlands

Walkable intown neighborhood with unique craftsman and bungalow style homes

Welcome to Virginia Highlands

Walkable intown neighborhood with unique craftsman and bungalow style homes

Virginia Highlands is a friendly and community-minded neighborhood in intown Atlanta. Mainly developed between the 1920s and ‘30s, the neighborhood’s picturesque tree-lined streets feature wooded lots with fine homes and whimsical gardens. Most properties are designed in unique Craftsman or Bungalow styles. Residents enjoy access to outstanding public schools, diverse dining, and shaded parks and a small village feel. Virginia Highlands combines the convenience of living in an intown neighborhood along with the blissful calm of a historic tree-covered residential area. ​​​​​​​

What to Love ​​​​​​​

  • Convenient intown location 
  • Picturesque tree-lined streets
  • Attractive historic homes 
  • Great local businesses

People & Lifestyle

Virginia Highlands excellent public schools and relaxed residential environment have made it a popular choice for young families. The neighborhood’s convenient intown location means you’re close to all of Atlanta’s employment opportunities and shopping, dining, and entertainment options. There are lots of great local businesses within the neighborhood itself, giving Virginia Highlands a wonderfully self-contained feel.

 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Homes here are close to a wide array of great shops and restaurants in the Virginia Highlands development and along North Highland on the neighborhood’s central throughway. Perc Coffee is a Virginia Highlands favorite for artisanal coffee and award-winning desserts. Next door you'll find Little Barn Apothecary, which carries simple, organic, and all natural small-batch, handcrafted, self-care products and cosmetics. Right next to Perc Coffee, you'll also find The Italian Market, Tuscany at Your Table which carries an impressive selection of European labels and hosts a variety of wine tasting events and classes. The Italian Market also has a market section with high-quality cheeses and wines. Stop by for lunch to enjoy delicious soups, sandwiches, salads, and other gourmet light bites. 

Arden's Garden is your Virginia Highlands go-to for nutritious smoothies and cold-pressed juices. Their menu includes tasty and health-conscious cleanses, raw vegan snacks and a variety of shooters. Arden's Garden's  founder, Arden Zinn, began making fresh juices out of her kitchen for herself, her family and her friends. She believed that fresh juice was the key to good health, and wanted to share that with the people close to her. The way Arden's Garden makes their juice reflects their beliefs about health. First, they are purists. All of their fresh juices and smoothies are made from fruits and vegetables, nothing else. Second, they use over 20 different fruits and vegetables to make their fresh juices and smoothies. From beta-carotene to phytochemicals, scientists are continually discovering how fruits and vegetables help keep us healthy. They believe that making juice from a wide variety of fruits and vegetables maximizes these benefits.

Virginia Highlands Bookstore, which sells hard and soft cover books of all varieties and genres, puzzles, games, journals, and unique gifts. The shop also offers a reading area, book signings, a variety of book clubs and regular family story times.

Located just south of Virginia Highlands’s main intersection of North Highlands and Virginia Avenue, Pielands Subs & Slice is a relaxed family-friendly restaurant home the locally famous Noni Pizza. Pielands delicious pizzas, wings and subs are crafted by a chef who strives to create a neighborhood pizzeria, with the mission is to create a community place for people to gather, and who treats customers as regulars, and regulars as family. The menu also includes tasty, fresh salads and sides like meatballs in marinara, cheese bread and calzones.

Things to Do

John Howell and Orme Park are peaceful neighborhood parks shaded by tall trees and featuring playgrounds. The Virginia Highlands Civic Association organizes annual events including the Virginia Highlands Summerfest, Tour of Homes, VaHi Concert Series and VaHi Gala.

 

Schools

Virginia Highlands belongs to the Atlanta Public School District. Highlights include: 

  • Inman Elementary, Public, K-5 
  • Howard Middle School, Public, 6-8 
  • Midtown High School, Public, 9-12