Historic Virginia Highland is Atlanta’s most popular neighborhood for shopping, dining and nightlife. Developed in the early 1900’s, it consists of six distinct commercial “villages” alternating with short, walkable blocks of charming bungalow homes. The neighborhood’s name derives from the intersection of Virginia and Highland Avenues. Locals and tourists alike mingle for brunch at charming sidewalk cafés, cocktails at lively night spots, and innovative cuisine at progressive restaurants and bistros, such as Murphy’s, La Tavola Trattoria, Moes & Joe’s Tavern and Atkin’s Park.
Virginia Highland is acclaimed for its diverse and unique shopping. Trendsetting apparel, classic to kitschy antiques, folk and pop art, whimsical decorative accessories, natural linens, rare cigars, distinctive art books, gourmet kitchen wares, fine woodworking and gardening tools, unusual fresh flowers, fancy gelatos, do-it-yourself pottery, full-service day spas, fashionable salons like Van Michael’s – all are just a few of the extensive retail offerings.