What's In A Name? | Virginia Highland

Aug 21, 2018

This “What’s In A Name?” submission comes from listener Mike Burns.

Mike wanted to know about the origins of Virginia Highland, a neighborhood east of Midtown.


Though it’s often referred to as Virginia Highlands the neighborhood's official name is Virginia Highland, without the "s."

This name comes from the fact that Virginia Avenue and North Highland Avenue intersect in the middle of the neighborhood.

The area stands out for its small-town feel and walkability, and is home to many different restaurants and bars.

Click here to find more stories behind curious Atlanta names from our summer 2018 series "What's In A Name?" on 88.5 GPB Atlanta’s All Things Considered.