Virginia Highland

Nestled in the shadows of Midtown

Welcome to Virginia Highland

In the shadows of Midtown, 'VA-HI' rises above the rest!
Virginia Higland has long been one of Atlanta's most vibrant and decorated neighborhoods. As early Atlanta began to be constructed, so did homes ranging between Ponce de Leon and Amsterdam Ave. It's proximity to Midtown, Georgia Tech, Downtown Atlanta and Buckhead have landed residents across a wide spectrum of corporate jobs among others. The neighborhood, centered around the corner at Virginia Avenue and North Highland Avenue - and the corridor of shops, restaurants and bars that line that intersection - offer so much to its residents and visitors alike.

What to Love

  • Proximity to the Atlanta BeltLine
  • Beautiful historic homes
  • Friendly community
  • Walkable and bikeable

Local Lifestyle

Virginia Highland has a great amount of diversity throughout the neighborhood pertaining to housing, which leads to a wide age range of residents. In turn, the lifestyle feels very active, young and vibrant. The neighborhood is buzzing throughout the day, especially in the evenings as folks make their way to the Atlanta BeltLine, local restaurants, bars, and even the yoga studios. 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Murphy's Restaurant - One of the few long standing traditions is brunch (and dinner) at Murphy's. Always held in high regard, Murphy's offers delicious american fare with a twist - and a wonderful small offering wine shop inside. It feels homey, but imagine your home cooked meal by an award winning chef. The staff make this place special and have since day one.
Atkin's Park - What started as a deli in 1922 is now an establishment offering drinks and comfort food to the residents of Virginia-Highland. Atkin's Park is a gathering place for many and has become the go-to for Friday happy hour. Don't miss the 6pm free shot!
Highland Tap - In the heart of 'Va-Hi' below the street level lies Highland Tap. Steaks and martinis pair with dimly lit lighting and you've got yourself the best spot for a late night meal or date night. Take a step back in time to a simpler place at Highland Tap.
Fontaine's Oyster House - A little slice of New Orleans landed in Virginia-Highland years ago and hasn't left! Fontaine's brings the comfort food of Louisiana in every form - jambalaya, cajun pastas, fried fish galore, crab legs specials, Abita beer, and more! Don't miss the lovely outdoor area out back as well.
Moe's & Joe's - The place that your parents went when they were in college is Moe's & Joe's. It has been pouring Pabst Blue Ribbon for years and offers a comforting, relaxing feel with a mix between sports and dive bar. Evening specials from $2 PBRs to trivia night make this spot always an option.

Things to Do

Virginia-Highland offers a wide arrange of festivals throughout the Spring and Summer, including the Virginia-Highland Summerfest, a rendition of Virginia-Highland Porchfest, Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes, among others.


Virginia-Highland is zoned within the Atlanta City Schools District and are highly sought after. Morningside Elementary has a reputation to be one of the best elementary schools in the city and Howard Middle / Midtown High are also favorably rated.
  • Morningside Elementary or Virginia-Highland Elementary
  • David T. Howard Middle School
  • Midtown High School - Formerly known as Grady High School

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Overview for Virginia Highland, GA

9,700 people live in Virginia Highland, where the median age is 38 and the average individual income is $77,099. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Virginia Highland, GA

Virginia Highland has 4,923 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Virginia Highland do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 9,700 people call Virginia Highland home. The population density is 14,667.551 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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43.28 / 56.72%

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Schools in Virginia Highland, GA

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The following schools are within or nearby Virginia Highland. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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David T Howard Middle School
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