East Atlanta

Beneath the 2015 incarnation of this bohemian neighborhood lies a storied past. What is now Flat Shoals Avenue—home to craft-beer bars, intimate music venues, and inventive restaurants—used to be the Sandtown Trail, a Creek Indian trading route. And where now Craftsman bungalows dot the residential streets, cannons and rifles once roared among the old-growth oaks during the Battle of Atlanta. Situated three miles east of downtown, East Atlanta melds the historic and the contemporary with a dose of independent-minded swagger, appealing equally to the weekend party crowd, 30-something professionals, families with kids, and long-time residents who still tend their gardens and water their lawns, watching the ebbs and flows of the diverse and dynamic neighborhood they all call home.

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