About 4 miles east of Downtown, this neighborhood was laid out by famous developer Joel Hurt in 1889. Since then it has faded and flourished a number of times, which explains the vast gaps in opulence evident in much of the architecture here. Huge, ornate Victorian mansions sit next to humble bungalows. But no matter the exact address or style of home—be it modest or massive—Inman Park now commands considerable cachet among many different constituents, including young families, empty nesters, and gays and lesbians. Nearby you'll also find the delightfully countercultural Little Five Points section, with funky boutiques, neighborhood bars, and ethnic eateries.
When there was every reason in the world to stay away and see the ruins, one woman traveled to Greece to get to work.More