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Buckhead’s residential real estate bestsellers

The top residential sales since 2007

Crowd lending: Groundfloor makes real estate investing accessible

When he wanted $275,000 to refinance the River Park Townhomes project in Woodstock, developer Rick Tuley didn’t go to a bank or a well-heeled investor. Instead, he approached Groundfloor, a company that enables individual investors—who chip in as little as $100—to finance private ventures.

Neighborhood: Cabbagetown

The quirky enclave of Cabbagetown, next to the Old Fourth Ward, sprung up as a mill village in the late 1800s. Young professionals have replaced textile workers, but the close-knit sense of community remains: You’ll find neighbors chatting on their porches, digging in the community garden, or gathering at the local tavern.

Atlanta is less affordable than New York, Boston and San Francisco?

If you know people in New York, San Francisco, Boston or D.C., you've probably had some form of the "I can't believe how cheap it is to live in Atlanta" conversation.

For Sale: Whittier Mill Village Home

Originally a post office and general store for the now-defunct town of Chattahoochee, circa 1896, this property was restored as two lofts in 1996 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

For Sale: Villa del Sol

This nearly 12,000-square-foot Mediterranean mansion once belonged to the Hawks’ Steve Smith and to the Braves’ Reggie Sanders.

For Sale: Hastings Seed Penthouse

One of Atlanta’s few authentic loft conversions, the penthouse at the former Hastings Seed Company (circa 1913) features more than 2,100 square feet of mostly open space, with richly textured brick walls, twelve-foot ceilings, oversized metal casement windows, and tulip concrete columns.

For Sale: Rhododendron Hall

This approximately 15,000-square-foot Gothic-Tudor mansion, situated on ten acres in Buckhead’s elite Tuxedo Park, was completed in 1934 by Coca-Cola president Samuel Candler Dobbs.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Northcrest

Residents in Atlanta’s Northcrest subdivision can thank Hollywood for the nostalgia associated with sixties neighborhoods such as theirs—which have starred in countless movies and TV series. That interest has spurred home values.

The Pistol-Packing Landlady

Let me just start at the beginning—or my beginning of it, anyway, since this is not a story about me but more about the illustrious Sandy Hartman and my experience with her. Sandy’s own beginning was in 1949, when she was born to a penniless single mother in a tiny Illinois town.

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