The 7 Most Walkable Neighborhoods in Atlanta, GA

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Jan 5, 2023

If you live in Atlanta or have ever visited, then you know that one of the worst things about Atlanta is the traffic. Ugh!

If there isn’t active construction on I-75, then it’s likely to be happening on I-285. Morning rush hour traffic in Atlanta starts before 6:00 am and continues until… well forever, I guess. LOL. But, have no fear. You can avoid the stress of traffic by moving to one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Atlanta.

If you are considering moving to Atlanta and the idea of walking to the nearest restaurant, bar, gym and more is desirable, then read on as we share the most walkable neighborhoods in Atlanta.

The 7 Most Walkable Neighborhoods in Atlanta

With an overall 48 walk score, the broader metro Atlanta itself doesn’t rank very high on the walkable scale since most errands require a car. But, many neighborhoods in the metro area are revitalizing and redefining spaces to make them more pedestrian-friendly.

Which neighborhoods are already there and which ones are headed in that direction? We’ve outlined 7 neighborhoods in Atlanta that are making leaps in this direction.

1. Inman Park

Inman Park was Atlanta’s first, planned residential suburb and also Atlanta’s first electric trolley neighborhood.  Located approximately 2 miles east of downtown, Inman Park is home to beautiful Victorian-style homes with lush green spaces and bungalows.

Catch a show at the Variety Playhouse, spend the day shopping in the eclectic Little Five Points, or grab a bite at one of the city’s most popular food halls, Krog Street Market.

Inman Park is situated on the Eastside Beltline Trail – one of Atlanta’s most popular attractions. Not only does the Beltline provide a trail for biking and exercising, but it also gives prime walking access to anything you could possibly need including many hip brunch spots, coffee shops, grocery stores and patios for wining and dining. Many people moving to this neighborhood come to this area for the walkability of the Beltline and convenience that it brings to their lives.

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2. Sweet Auburn

A walk down Sweet Auburn is like a walk through history. Sweet Auburn is a historic neighborhood east of Downtown Atlanta along Auburn Avenue.  Here you will find a mix of history, restaurants, entertainment venues and local retail shops.  
Home to the famous Curb Market which opened its doors in 1924, it houses thirty local businesses, including fresh produce, meats, dairy from local farms, seafood, a full service bakery, a cooking school, and ten of the most popular eateries in the city.

This area is seeing new investment as well with previously vacant storefronts now being filled with art galleries, shops, nightclubs and restaurants.  

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3. Reynoldstown

Reynoldstown, a historic Atlanta neighborhood, is known for its strong sense of community and rich cultural heritage. Nestled just east of downtown, this charming area features a mix of beautifully restored bungalows and contemporary homes. Stroll along the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, explore eclectic shops, and savor diverse cuisine from local eateries.

With a vibrant art scene and easy access to amenities, Reynoldstown offers a unique blend of old-world charm and modern living, making it an ideal destination for families and young professionals alike.

4. Downtown Atlanta

You may be surprised to know that Downtown Atlanta is considered one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Atlanta. This neighborhood surrounds Georgia State University, Centennial Olympic Park and more.  

Although the neighborhood is home to many students, those living in the area benefit from the growth of Georgia State and the development of the area focused on students living “on campus” without a vehicle.

This downtown neighborhood is considered very bikeable and has excellent public transportation for those who truly wish to live free of their own vehicle.  

With nearly 150 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in the neighborhood, Downtown Atlanta truly is a place you can get around on foot.

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5. Buckhead Village

Buckhead Village is a small neighborhood in the heart of Buckhead. West Paces Ferry Road, Peachtree Road and Roswell Road all converge in Buckhead Village.  This area has undergone quite the transformation in recent years and is now regarded as one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Atlanta.

The housing market also has come a long way in the trendy Buckhead Village neighborhood which is now filled with upscale single-family houses and luxurious high-rises, though more affordable condominiums can be found.

Located in Buckhead Village, you will find some of the best and exclusive shopping that Atlanta has to offer including stores from top designers like Gucci and Hermes. Buckhead Village is also known as a foodie haven with both fine dining restaurants and casual bistros.

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6. Midtown

Midtown is located in the center of Atlanta and is one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods of the city. Midtown is known for its high energy and lively nightlife. Midtown is a fun, hip area with everything within walking distance – and it’s growing quickly.

Despite the fast-paced business environment happening all around, it is also a safe, walkable neighborhood.  Restaurants, shopping and entertainment options abound in Midtown. If you need to get outdoors, you can head over to Piedmont Park to take a walk on the numerous trails, visit the dog park with your favorite furry friend or join in on one of the many intramural sports teams who play here weekly. If you’re looking for some entertainment, you can also catch a traveling broadway show at The Fox Theater or visit The High Museum of Art .  

Whatever your interests, Midtown has it all within walking distance.

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7. East Atlanta Village

East Atlanta Village (EAV) is a lively, bohemian neighborhood known for its eclectic mix of locally-owned shops, bars, and eateries. This vibrant Atlanta hotspot boasts a thriving music scene and a calendar filled with community events and street festivals. With its colorful street art, inviting green spaces, and walkable streets, EAV offers a welcoming atmosphere for residents and visitors alike. Experience the authentic charm and creative spirit that make East Atlanta Village a beloved destination for those seeking a unique urban experience.

Work With An Atlanta Agent Who Knows Atlanta’s Most Walkable Neighborhoods

To start exploring one of these neighborhoods today, book a showing of any home in the area or contact us to connect with a local agent to help you find your new home.  

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