These are Atlanta’s 2 coolest neighborhoods

by Peter Thomas Ricci


Where are the coolest neighborhoods in the U.S.? And are any of them located in Atlanta?

Real estate brokerage Cushman & Wakefield set out to locate those neighborhoods with its “Cool Streets Report,” and two Atlanta areas – Little Five Points and Old Fourth Ward – made the cut.

Surveying hundreds of real estate professionals throughout the country, Cushman & Wakefield rated neighborhoods with several factors, including: the area’s Millennial population; its level of college education; its walkability; its diversity; and the food, music, and arts scene.

Most importantly, the survey also rated the neighborhoods on a scale of coolness – Little Five Points is in its “prime hipness,” while the Old Fourth Ward is “still cool, but going mainstream.”

Here is a detailed chart on the survey’s rankings for Atlanta’s neighborhoods; note that amenities are rated on a scale of one to four, with four being the highest.

Neighborhood Features Little Five Points Old Fourth Ward
Total Population 72,832 90,284
Average Household Income $92,837 $88,605
% College Educated 81.6% 83%
% Millennials 34.4% 40.2%
% Renters 52% 54.8%
Walkability 4 3
Bicycle Friendly 3 3
Public Transit 1 1
Diversity 4 4
Access to Higher Ed 2 2
Restaurants 4 4
Nightlife 4 4
Music Venues 4 3
Art Scene 4 3
Vintage/Thrift 4 2

Photo Credit: Pawel Loj, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Little_five_points.jpg

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