These Are The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Atlanta


We used science and data to determine which Atlanta neighborhoods have the richest people.

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Richest Neighborhoods In Atlanta

Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren’t made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Atlanta has to offer. Where houses go for over 2.5x the national median and household incomes are 2.09x the national median.

But where exactly in Atlanta do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Buckhead where the median income is a cool $130,959. Here’s a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Atlanta out of 32:

  1. Buckhead
  2. Morningside-Lenox Park
  3. Oakdale
  4. Virginia-Highland
  5. Candler Park
  6. Midtown
  7. Atlanta-Inman Park
  8. Poncey-Highland
  9. Ormewood Park-East Atlanta
  10. Cabbage Town

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $816,788. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank acount for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.

Continue on to find wher your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Atlanta.
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How We Determined The Most Well To Do Neighborhoods In Atlanta

Every city has it’s best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live.

And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we really mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criteria:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

We ranked every neighborhood in Atlanta by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Buckhead, was named the richest neighborhood in Atlanta.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Mechanicsville.

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in Atlanta ranked.

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Atlanta

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 Buckhead $104,665
2 Morningside-Lenox Park $102,100
3 Oakdale $94,122
4 Virginia-Highland $90,008
5 Candler Park $83,606
6 Midtown $81,650
7 Atlanta-Inman Park $76,449
8 Poncey-Highland $65,920
9 Ormewood Park-East Atlanta $64,004
10 Cabbage Town $54,264
11 Home Park $52,176
12 Ben Hill $50,642
13 Grant Park $47,107
14 Old Fourth Ward $46,821
15 Sandtown-Southeastern Atlanta $45,386
16 Rockdale $44,869
17 Edgewood-Kirkwood $43,363
18 Downtown $38,754
19 Five Points $36,881
20 Adams Park $33,882
21 Cascade Heights $33,169
22 Sweet Auburn $32,799
23 Thomasville $30,076
24 Adamsville $29,998
25 Oakland City $27,755
26 Vine City $27,446
27 Center Hill $26,660
28 Lakewood Heights-Southeastern Atlanta $26,572
29 West End $24,537
30 Adair Park $23,317
31 Grove Park $23,156
32 Mechanicsville $19,030

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