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Virginia-Highland, Atlanta

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Virginia–Highland (often nicknamed "VaHi") is an affluent neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia, founded in the early 20th century as a streetcar suburb. It is named after the intersection of Virginia Avenue and North Highland Avenue, the heart of its trendy retail district at the center of the neighborhood. The neighborhood is famous for its bungalows and other historic houses from the 1910s to the 1930s. It has become a destination for people across Atlanta with its eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, and shops as well as for the Summerfest festival, annual Tour of Homes and other events.

In 2011 readers of Creative Loafing voted Virginia–Highland "Best Overall Neighborhood." In June 2011, Atlanta Magazine designated Virginia Highland "favorite neighborhood overall". In 2012 readers of Creative Loafing voted VaHi "Best Walkable Neighborhood". In 2020, Southern Living editors named Virginia-Highland #4 on their “The South’s Best Neighborhoods” list.
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  • Remember bookshops? This newly opened one on N. Highland Ave (close to the Virginia intersection) is in a great space - light and airy. Book categories are well organized for browsing. Includes a....  more »
  • I happened upon this area after having lunch. My kind of place. Unique shops, great walking area with lots of restaurants.  more »

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