Homes & Neighborhoods

Researching your historic home or neighborhood can be an adventure in curiosity or a crusade in preservation.

Not sure where to start with your research of a specific historic space? Start with our step-by-step guide. Generally interested in the neighborhoods across Atlanta? Read on!

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Atlanta has grown over time, and with it, its neighborhoods have as well. There are currently over 240 unique neighborhoods, and there are even more neighborhoods that have changed their name over time, or no longer exist.

Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center houses an extensive collection of archives, photographs, maps, and documents that can provide valuable information about historic houses and neighborhoods in Atlanta.

Where should I look?

If you are not sure where to start, we recommend looking at our Step-by-step Guide to Historic Property Research first. We also have the following digitally accessible collections that you can peruse.

Neighborhood Subject Files

If you have questions or would like to schedule a time to access these materials, please reach out to the Kenan Research Center via email at or by phone at 404-814-4040.

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These are just a few examples of the many diverse neighborhoods in Atlanta, each with its own unique history and character. Atlanta’s neighborhoods have played a significant role in shaping Atlanta’s identity, and they continue to evolve as the city grows and changes.

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