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The Pint-Sized Neighborhoods of Sprawling Atanta

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Atlanta's a big city, comprised of lots of unique neighborhoods. While some are big and well-known, many are little more than a block or two, comprising just a subdivision or less. For Micro Week, we set out to find the smallest of the small, locating 10 neighborhoods only slightly larger than Evander Holyfield's former house. We identified potential candidates for inclusion by utilizing Atlanta's GIS maps, so the method was mildly unscientific. Also, if Google registers them as a neighborhood, they're in.


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1. Atkins Park

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1126 Saint Charles Place Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306

One of the most saintly places in Atlanta, the historic neighborhood just north of Poncey-Highlands consists of a block-long segment of St. Louis, St. Charles and St. Augustine places between Briarcliff Road and Highland Avenue.

2. Buckhead Heights

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3481 Lakeside Drive Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30326

Formerly a suburban neighborhood, the majority of the area just to the east of Lenox Mall is part of the CityPlace development by AMLI.

3. Fort Valley

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1911 Alison Court Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30311

Comprised of little more than a single apartment complex along Brookwood Creek in extreme south Atlanta, the neighborhood ostensibly gains its name from its proximity to Fort McPherson and presumably sits in a valley.

4. Greenbriar Village

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1440 Helen Lane Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30331

Located at the extreme western edge of Atlanta, the neighborhood is made up of a subdivision filled with mid-1970s homes along County Line Road, which divided Campell and Fulton counties in pre-Depression Atlanta.

5. Just Us

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93 Morris Brown Drive Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30314

Atlanta's most exclusive neighborhood! Records indicate the area may have been home to the first African-American subdivision in the city, located just to the west of Atlanta University Center.

6. Mellwood

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2490 Susan Lane Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30331

Consisting of about three dozen midcentury ranch homes, Mellwood sits, appropriately, on block-long Mellwood Avenue, just OTP from Greenbriar Mall

7. Oakland

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72 Hill Street
Atlanta, GA 30312

Consisting of just five blocks, snuggled between Oakland Cemetery and The Connector, the neighborhood boasts such attractions as the Corey Smokestack Neon Spectacular and Mattress Factory Lofts.

8. Rebel Valley Forest

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1065 Rebel Forest Drive Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30315

Just west of Moreland Avenue in south Atlanta, the neighborhood is nestled in a forest, in which Rebel forces may have nestled during that Recent Unpleasantness.

9. Rue Royal

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2577 Rex Avenue Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30331

Encompassing the appropriately named Rex Avenue and the horribly misnamed Rou Royal, the neighborhood sits adjacent to Mellwood just OTP from Greenbriar Mall.

10. Tampa Park

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3707 Tampa Trail Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30331

Located just to the south of Mellwood, this tiny neighborhood perplexingly abuts Deerwood Park. It's just there, for some reason. But then again, when did layout logic reign in this city? Never, that's when.

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1. Atkins Park

1126 Saint Charles Place Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

One of the most saintly places in Atlanta, the historic neighborhood just north of Poncey-Highlands consists of a block-long segment of St. Louis, St. Charles and St. Augustine places between Briarcliff Road and Highland Avenue.

1126 Saint Charles Place Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306

2. Buckhead Heights

3481 Lakeside Drive Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30326

Formerly a suburban neighborhood, the majority of the area just to the east of Lenox Mall is part of the CityPlace development by AMLI.

3481 Lakeside Drive Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30326

3. Fort Valley

1911 Alison Court Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30311

Comprised of little more than a single apartment complex along Brookwood Creek in extreme south Atlanta, the neighborhood ostensibly gains its name from its proximity to Fort McPherson and presumably sits in a valley.

1911 Alison Court Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30311

4. Greenbriar Village

1440 Helen Lane Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30331

Located at the extreme western edge of Atlanta, the neighborhood is made up of a subdivision filled with mid-1970s homes along County Line Road, which divided Campell and Fulton counties in pre-Depression Atlanta.

1440 Helen Lane Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30331

5. Just Us

93 Morris Brown Drive Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30314

Atlanta's most exclusive neighborhood! Records indicate the area may have been home to the first African-American subdivision in the city, located just to the west of Atlanta University Center.

93 Morris Brown Drive Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30314

6. Mellwood

2490 Susan Lane Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30331

Consisting of about three dozen midcentury ranch homes, Mellwood sits, appropriately, on block-long Mellwood Avenue, just OTP from Greenbriar Mall

2490 Susan Lane Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30331

7. Oakland

72 Hill Street, Atlanta, GA 30312

Consisting of just five blocks, snuggled between Oakland Cemetery and The Connector, the neighborhood boasts such attractions as the Corey Smokestack Neon Spectacular and Mattress Factory Lofts.

72 Hill Street
Atlanta, GA 30312

8. Rebel Valley Forest

1065 Rebel Forest Drive Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30315

Just west of Moreland Avenue in south Atlanta, the neighborhood is nestled in a forest, in which Rebel forces may have nestled during that Recent Unpleasantness.

1065 Rebel Forest Drive Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30315

9. Rue Royal

2577 Rex Avenue Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30331

Encompassing the appropriately named Rex Avenue and the horribly misnamed Rou Royal, the neighborhood sits adjacent to Mellwood just OTP from Greenbriar Mall.

2577 Rex Avenue Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30331

10. Tampa Park

3707 Tampa Trail Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30331

Located just to the south of Mellwood, this tiny neighborhood perplexingly abuts Deerwood Park. It's just there, for some reason. But then again, when did layout logic reign in this city? Never, that's when.

3707 Tampa Trail Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30331