Your Intown Atlanta Neighborhood Guide: Cabbagetown
With a name like “Cabbagetown,” some explanation is obviously required. Although there are several folk stories surrounding how this quirky and hip neighborhood got its name, the most likely involves a Ford Model T truck. As the story goes, the truck was carrying a load of cabbages and took a quick, sharp turn on Cabbagetown’s notoriously narrow streets and overturned. All the cabbages spilled out into the street! Depending on who tells the story, either the people ran to take the cabbages or the driver yelled “Free Cabbages!” and the people scooped them up. That night, the whole town cooked its cabbages and the ubiquitous smell led to the creation of the neighborhood name.
Cabbagetown has seen recent gentrification since the ’90s with the advent of artists and musicians into the neighborhood. As such, the neighborhood is decked out with cool and vibrant images. A beloved artistic centerpiece of the neighborhood is the & Inman Park on the north to Cabbagetown. The Krog Street Tunnel and the adjacent CSX Hulsey rail yard feature commissioned murals, street art, and graffiti, all of which makes this area a very cool spot to check out.
Typical homes in Cabbagetown include smaller, 2 bedroom bungalows, shotgun houses, and lofts (since the old Fulton Mill was transformed into very hip residential lofts in the 1990s, called “The Stacks”).
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- Parkside Elementary (View Ratings)
- King Middle School (View Ratings)
- Maynard H. Jackson High School (View Ratings)
- Walk Score: 73. You can accomplish many errands on foot, as well as walk to neighborhood restaurants on Carroll Street
- Located just east of Downtown and within walking distance of Georgia State University, one of Georgia’s largest public universities located in Downtown, Atlanta.
- Bordered on the north by the Old Fourth Ward, on the east by Reynoldstown, and on the south by Grant Park.
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Things To Do / Local Events & Activities
- Chomp & Stomp: Chili Cook-Off and Festival
- Cabbagetown Reunion Festival
- For a row of delicious eateries, be sure to check out Carroll Street.
- Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival
- Grant Park Farmers Market
- Atlanta Zoo & Cyclorama
- Grant Park Music Festival
- Cabbagetown Park – playground, trails, and rec center
- Oakland Cemetery – the oldest cemetery in Atlanta and a popular sight-seeing destination for residents of Atlanta and visitors alike. Visitors of the cemetery enjoy the large amount of green space that is used as a historical and relaxing park and also as a place to take in the stunning architecture, which includes sculptures and mausoleums in the Victorian, Greek, Gothic, and Egyptian style (to name a few).
- Cabbagetown Community Garden
Edgewood Real Estate Market Snapshot
- Average home sales: $231,590
- Average loft sales: $174,888
- Compared to nearby Atlanta neighborhoods, Cabbagetown is affordable.
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