17 Jun Virginia Highland Senior Living
Seniors who live in retirement communities in the Atlanta region love visiting the urban neighborhood of Virginia Highland in the state’s capital city. This vibrant community is frequently chosen as one of the Atlanta’s best overall neighborhoods thanks to its eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and bars. Its busy commercial district welcomes visitors of all ages and offers them each a unique experience that keeps them coming back again and again.
History of Virginia Highland, Georgia
The area where Virginia Highland now sits was once a parcel of land that was bought by William Zachary in 1812. He used the land to build his farm, which he ultimately sold to Richard Copeland Todd in 1822. In the 1880s, the Nine Mile Trolley started serving the area and not long after, the first development of the area was started. The neighborhood’s residential development continued to grow until the early 1900s when commercial development started taking over. The neighborhood suffered a decline in the 1960s like so many others in the area, but by the end of the 1990s, the community had been reinvented, reinvigorated and renewed to become one of Atlanta’s most prominent neighborhoods.
Things to Do in Virginia Highland, GA
Virginia Highland has a balanced residential and commercial vibe, with many of the businesses in the area owned and operated by people who actually live in the neighborhood. There are plenty of delicious dining establishments and boutiques in the area with many of them clustered on street corners, a design left over from days when streetcars ruled the neighborhood’s means of transportation.
The neighborhood is also home to the Ponce City Market, which the developer has compared in quality and selection to New York City’s Chelsea Market, San Francisco’s Ferry Building and Seattle’s Pike Place.
Virginia Highland is also well known for its community festivals, including the Summerfest arts and music festival, which is one of the largest of its kind in the southeastern United States, and the Taste of the Highlands in John Howell Park.
Retire in Luxury Near Stone Mountain, GA
Nestled on 61 acres near the world-famous Stone Mountain, the luxurious retirement community of Park Springs brings comfort and affordability to those looking to retire in northern Georgia. Park Springs is perfectly located, conveniently close to such popular places like Atlanta, Virginia Highland and other must-see destinations.
But, while there is plenty to see and do outside of Park Springs, members don’t have to leave for their necessities if they don’t want to. With on-campus dining venues, a fitness center, a clubhouse and more, Park Springs has it all. With its state-of-the-art services and concierge-style amenities, Park Springs offers exceptional convenience and a quality of life that can’t be matched elsewhere.
Health and wellness is a top priority at Park Springs. To ensure our members stay fit and healthy, we maintain an on-campus wellness center with a full time Geriatrician and Nurse Practitioner.
Park Springs is a recipient of the Wise Choice for Atlanta Senior Living award and the National Association of Homebuilders Award for the Best New Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in America. Contact us today to learn more about retirement at Park Springs, one of the top-rated active adult retirement communities in the Stone Mountain area.