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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.


· GIS [City of Atlanta]

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Atkins Park

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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.

Buckhead Heights

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

Fort Valley

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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.

Greenbriar Village

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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.

Just Us

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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.

Mellwood

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

Oakland

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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.

Rebel Valley Forest

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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.

Rue Royal

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

Tampa Park

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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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Atkins Park

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.

Buckhead Heights

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

Fort Valley

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.

Greenbriar Village

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.

Just Us

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.

Mellwood

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

Oakland

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.

Rebel Valley Forest

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.

Rue Royal

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

Tampa Park

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.