VIRGINIA-HIGHLAND TOUR OF HOMES
Known for its charming, historic properties, leafy streets and local retail and restaurants, Atlanta’s trendy Virginia- Highland neighborhood invites guests to take a look inside a selection of its real estate during the annual Tour of Homes.
The two-day event is a celebration of the neighborhood and its unique architecture and design. This year, the tour is more walkable than ever; all seven of the featured homes are located within a 1.5-mile loop through the heart of the community (see page 12 to get a look inside one of them). Among the 2018 lineup are a circa-1923 semi-Tudor-style home, a renovated American Foursquare and a craftsman bungalow.
“Virginia-Highland is a vibrant community with a mix of single and multi-family homes, and a number of quaint commercial nodes,” says Robin Ragland, tour committee member and Virginia-Highland resident. “We are in the heart of the city and care about our canopy of trees, streams and creeks, as well as maintaining the character of intown residential living.”
Foodies will be happy to sample culinary treats at each home, and local restaurants will offer food tastings at the YWCA on N. Highland Avenue. Expect old favorites such as Alon’s Bakery & Market, Atkins Park and The General Muir, as well as new additions DBA Barbecue, El Taco, La Tavola, Murphy’s, Nowak’s and Whiskey Bird.
Proceeds from the weekend benefit Virginia-Highland Civic Association, which originated when local activists worked to prevent the construction of an interstate highway from destroying the neighborhood. “That same spirit of activism keeps our parks maintained and enabled us to create a new green space, as well as enhance and maintain our neighborhood city parks,” says Ragland. “Such passion and willingness to get involved is what keeps Virginia-Highland a vibrant destination to live and visit.”