Take the winding roads just north of Virginia-Highland, and you’ll find yourself in Morningside, one of Atlanta’s most coveted walkable residential areas. Developed in 1931, this neighborhood of approximately 8000 inhabitants still exudes an old-town vibe, its wooded streets lined with many of the original historic homes from the era. With plenty of local shopping, restaurants, parks and open spaces nearby, Morningside offers the perfect combination of urban convenience and neighborhood charm.
The quality of education in Morningside is an accurate reflection of the quality of life here. Morningside Elementary and Inman Middle School in particular are two of the top-rated public schools in the state, while some of the most acclaimed private schools are just a short drive away. For higher education, the prestigious Emory University can be found just east of Morningside, in the Druid Hills neighborhood.
SHOPPING, DINING, ATTRACTIONS
Dining options abound in and near Morningside, whether you’re in the mood for a burger and shake at Grindhouse Killer Burgers or the ethnic flavors of Enat Ethiopian Restaurant. These, along with most of the nearby shopping and dining options, can be found along the north and west edges of Morningside along Cheshire Bridge Road and Piedmont Avenue. For communing with nature, you’ll have your pick of green spaces and parks, including the 30-acre Morningside Nature Preserve with its serene walking trails and South Fork Peachtree Creek meandering through. There’s plenty more to enjoy nearby, as well, with all the attractions of downtown Atlanta just minutes to the south.
HOMES IN MORNINGSIDE
Morningside is known for its historic homes, the majority of which were built in the 1930s and earlier, mainly of Tudor and Craftsman architecture. The popularity of this quiet Atlanta neighborhood is reflected in the home values, which are well above average for the city. Median home values sit at around $640,000, with actual home prices ranging generally from the low $500s to $2 million and above.
If you love intown living but still dream of that wooded neighborhood charm, Morningside offers the best of both worlds. You might pay a little more for your home here, but the quality of life will make it well worth the price.
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