Poncey-Highland is a neighborhood on the east side of Atlanta, Georgia, located south of Virginia-Highland. It so named because it is near the intersection of east/west Ponce de Leon Avenue and north/southwest North Highland Avenue. This Atlanta neighborhood was established between 1905 and 1930. The Little Five Points area sits on the border of Poncey-Highland, Inman Park, and Candler Park. Poncey-Highland is a vibrant intown neighborhood in Atlanta, GA located 2 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta, just south of Ponce de Leon Ave. Poncey-Highland is home of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, established in 1982. The Carter Center occupies an area of land that was originally the neighborhood of Copenhill, and which was razed to build an interchange between eight-lane highways: Interstate 485 (now Stone Mountain Freeway) east and west, and Georgia 400 and Interstate 675 north and south. The development was successfully stopped by the surrounding neighborhoods, leaving Freedom Parkway in the area where GDOT had already demolished over 500 homes.
Nestled in the middle of many dynamic intown neighborhoods, Poncey-Highland is rich in the amenities of urban living such as great restaurants, cool shops and galleries, lively sidewalk activity, great schools, easy access to interstates and transit, and a variety of housing options including historic and new single family homes, condominiums, and apartments. Freedom Park is one of Poncey-Highland’s outstanding assets offering accessible and ample greenspace which gives residents the best of what urban living can provide combined with access to serene open land for relaxation and exercise. The residents of Poncey-Highland are a highly talented, interesting mix of young and old, longtime residents and new, families and singles, professionals, artists, students and more. This neighborhood is a walkable, safe and welcoming place to live, work and play!
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