As much as I love Atlanta’s intown neighborhoods, I have no qualms about my love affair with Historic Roswell. There’s just something about this old mill town that draws me in. The classic architecture, the cultured vibe, and the fact that it’s still in Fulton County not too far from the city, makes it a strong contender for Atlanta’s coolest ‘burb. Or maybe I lived there in a former life, perhaps on our Street of the Week: Sloan Street.
One of the beautiful Victorians on St. Charles Avenue in Midtown Atlanta
I’ve always fancied myself an old-house person. Growing up, I had subscriptions to This Old House and Old House Journal magazines, and I would spend hours drafting plans for what my ideal vintage house would look like. I had dreams of mellowed woodwork, wavy glass windows, plaster walls with charming imperfections, and that all important old house smell. I dreamt of finishing out the attic for a little rainy afternoon reading nook, reached by a set of narrow, steep stairs. And if there were a few ghosts hanging around, I’d more than enough room to share.
The central corridor at Studioplex - Old Fourth Ward
Over the past two weeks, we’ve looked at homes on the Beltline in Virginia Highland and Poncey Highland. Our tour concludes with buildings located in Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward. These two intown neighborhoods are like cousins, long separated by the rail line that’s now the Beltline. Even though they’re similar geographically, their differences make them distinct from one another.
Canton Street in Historic Roswell
My significant other and I had dinner this past weekend at the Fickle Pickle Café on Canton Street in Historic Roswell, and it’s safe to say this is the place to be on a Saturday night in the northern suburbs! The weather had cooled off from the record breaking heat experienced during the past week, causing people to flock to what could be the hottest scene OTP. Alfresco dining has become something of a craze here, and people watching has become an attraction in itself. I could almost swear that every time we visit, there’s a new restaurant with obligatory patio/sidewalk seating. If you’re looking for the Virginia Highland experience OTP, Canton Street has you covered.