No, not me silly, East Atlanta.
As numerous people pointed out to me yesterday, here are the top ten neighborhoods in the United States for 2015 according to the real estate company Redfin‘s “Hottest Neighborhoods” report that ranked neighborhoods in 27 cities:
- El Cerrito (San Diego)
- Dickinson Narrows (Philadelphia)
- East Atlanta (Atlanta)
- Little Neck (Queens, N.Y.)
- Bohemia (Long Island, N.Y.)
- Curtis Park (Sacramento, Calif.)
- Andersonville (Chicago)
- Woodridge (Seattle)
- Crocker (San Francisco)
- Woodridge (Washington D.C.)
Almost more astonishing than East Atlanta being a part of this list is that there are two neighborhoods named “Woodridge” on it.
Interesting to me note: I also know where Little Neck, NY is.
Of course compared to some other neighborhoods in town East Atlanta is a real estate bargain.
Neighborhood (median sale price):
- East Atlanta ($211,000)
- Morningside-Virginia Highland ($610,000)
- East Lake ($264,000)
- Dunwoody Club Forest ($440,000)
- Towne Lake ($289,000)
So, I can’t move now! I finally live in a “good” neighborhood!
A Whole Lotta Fun
I left work shortly after 6pm and fought the lighter-than-expect traffic down to midtown to attend Orpheus Brewing‘s tasting night for which ITP-Reader Stacy was a volunteer.
When I arrived I was stunned how few people were there, normally beer nights are jam-packed with twenty-somethings swilling tastings as of they were going out of style. Last night there were relatively few people there. However for me, fewer people is a good thing because I was easily able to get a refill any time my glass emptied.
Upon entering I received my first benefit for being a Peach State Ale Trail Passport member, a $2 discount on the tasting glass.
Cost of Membership: $65/annual (though I only paid $60 since I was a Georgia Craft Brewers Guild member previously)
Benefits Redeemed: $2
After the tasting was over Stacy, Aaron, and I walked down to HOBNOB to eat some dinner (had to put something into the gut to counteract the alcohol, you know). We three split the “Tower of Onion Rings”, which was served in tower fashion on a small metal serving tray (there’s another word I am seeking to describe this, but can’t come up with it) shaped like a sailboat; the mast provided the structure around which the rings were stacked. I followed the onion rings with a fantastic plate of fried chicken fingers and french fries (hey, I ate much better a lunch so I was treating myself). And since I’d already consumed enough beer for one evening I drank water with my meal.
It was a really fun night hanging out with friends, and I’m grateful that Stacy mentioned it in yesterday’s comments.
The New Phone Books Are Here! The New Phone Books Are Here!
And were promptly deposited in the recycling bin.
Seriously, when was the last time you used a physical phone book to find information about something?
The New License Plate Is Here!
The M6 is about to get a new accessory, an official (and ugly) Georgia license plate (or “tag” as is said here in the South).
In my mailbox last night was a new, multicolored Georgia license plate. What surprised me was that the state made no effort to disguise the contents of the package, mailing the plate in clear plastic for all to see. I guess they figure hot and upcoming neighborhoods like East Atlanta need not worry about mail theft.
I’ll affix the plate to the back, removing the adversing license plate surround that’s been on the M6 since Day 1 this weekend, right after I am done giving it its first bath. Washing my car? I don’t know who I am any more!