Morningside is just to the north of Virginia Highland is a bit smaller and more residential. It consists mostly of homes, schools and parks, with one or two areas of commerce. It was originally settled by Native Americans, and eventually developed as a suburb around the Atlanta Streetcar system.
Originally, Morningside/Lenox Park was home to the Creek Indians. It was founded as a town in 1923, as a stopping point for the streetcar and home for people with automobiles. In the next decade, the areas now known as Noble Park, Johnson Estates, and Lenox Park were developed. While it is still, by Atlanta standards, a small community, when it was first established, it had all of eight homes.
What’s Unique About the Area
Morningside/Lenox Park, bounded by Midtown and Virginia Highland, is made up of a few large subdivisions such as Lenox Park, Noble Park, Johnson Estates, Hylan Park, and University Park. It has a superior school system, including Grady High School and Morningside Elementary, making it great for new families. On top of that, Morningside is a part of Atlanta’s Neighborhood Planning Unit, which means homeowners in this area will always be able to have their voice heard.
While there are only 3,500 homes in Morningside/Lenox Park, you do see a large variety of styles within the different subdivisions. The northern end of the city also has plenty of affordable apartments. On the south side, you will see plenty of larger houses, many of Victorian style, not unlike their neighbors in nearby Virginia Highland.