Virginia Highland

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  • Single family homes dating from the late 1920s, ranging in price from $400,000 to a million plus.
  • Condominiums (no high-rises) starting from $175,000.
  • The home styles vary but is predominately bungalow.
  • North Highland Avenue offers a bustling restaurant, bar and shopping district.
  • Several neighborhood parks including John Howell Park and Piedmont Park.
  • Excellent schools – Morningside Elementary, Inman Middle, Grady High School.
  • Virginia-Highland Civic Association – http://www.vahi.org/

$450,000 – $600,000: In this price range, you can find a good starter home in Virginia-Highland. It will typically be a 1920s to early 1940s cottage or bungalow home with 2 or 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom (sometimes 2). One may also find a mid-1940s – 1950s ranch style home. Generally speaking, the older 1920s – 40s homes have higher ceilings than the ranch style homes. Most homes built before the 1960s will have hardwood floors and probably at least 1 fireplace. These homes generally have a front and back yard plus driveway for off-street parking. At this price range, it may require some work or updating especially at the lower end of the price point.

$600,000 – $750,000: In this price range, you’ll find larger bungalows and cottages from the 1920s – 1940s with 3-4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. These homes, especially at the higher end of this price point will generally be renovated and may include an upstairs addition. The lot may include a larger front or back yard and there may be a garage or carport. Many of the early Craftsman style bungalows in Virginia-Highland (1910s to early 1920s) have wood siding, and many of the later bungalows (mid 1920s to mid 1940s) have brick siding. Cottages (1910s to late 1940s) may have wood or brick siding. One may also find some newer construction in this price point but not a lot of it.

$750,000 – $850,000: In this price range, you can choose from larger bungalows and 2-story homes from the 1920s-1940s. At the lower end of this price point, the homes typically have 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The 3rd bedroom and 2nd bathroom may be located in a finished terrace level or a smaller upstairs addition, and as the price point gets higher so does the level of renovation and finish.

At the middle and higher end of this price point, one may find some recent and new construction that may vary in style but typically will blend in with the surrounding architecture. However, the majority of homes will be larger renovated 1920s-40s bungalows that have much larger additions including a large master suites. These homes will generally have 4 bedrooms with at least 3 full bathrooms, and typically include a generous yard plus a garage or carport.

$850,000+: At the lower end of this price range, you’ll find larger renovated 4 bedroom and 3 bathroom bungalows with large 2nd story additions and some medium-sized new or recent construction. At the $900,000+ price point there will be some older bungalow homes that have been totally renovated and are now large, open 2-story or 1.5 story homes. However, the majority of homes in this price point will be brand new or recent construction large homes typically featuring a traditional exterior but with an open, bright interior floorplan and a lot of attention given to the kitchen and bathrooms. The majority of new homes have a 2-car garage.