Virginia-Highland and Poncey-Highland


Affectionately known as “The Highlands,” Virginia-Highland and Poncey-Highland were named for the intersections of the popular avenues. The quirky neighborhoods, were originally developed in the early 1900s as a residential area featuring “bungalow” style homes. It has since become a cultural haven for innovative restaurants, unique shopping, and exciting bars. In 2012, Creative Loafing named Virginia-Highland the “best walkable neighborhood,” an award not to be undervalued.  Old friends and new gather here for both a historical yet progressive experience.

Must-See Stuff

Virginia-Highland prides itself in its dining and nightlife, so be sure to check out the multitudes of restaurants and bars. Murphy’s and La Tavola are great options located in the heart of “the Highlands”, and Alon’s Bakery and Paolo’s Gelato are fantastic spots to satisfy a sweet tooth. It’s not all about food, though– Sugarcoat Salon is a daytime attraction, and the quirky Dark Horse is one of a handful of fun bars.

How to Get There

Driving Directions:

  • Take North Decatur Rd to Briarcliff Pl NE
  • Turn right onto Briarcliff Pl NE
  • Continue on North Highland Avenue Northeast. Drive to Virginia Ave NE

MARTA Directions:

via 36 Bus

  • Walk to North Decatur Rd NW @ Dowman Dr NE
  • Catch the 36 towards Route 35 Midtown Station
  • Arrive at Virginia Ave NE @ Maryland Ave NE

via 6 Bus

  • Walk to North Decatur Rd NW @ Dowman Dr NE
  • Catch the 6 towards Route 6-Inman Park Station
  • Arrive at Briarcliff Rd NE @ Virginia Ave
  • Walk to Virginia Highland via Virginia Ave for about 15 mins, 0.8 miles.