Reynoldstown is an intown neighborhood on the east side of Atlanta near Cabbagetown and Inman Park in a pocket at the corner of Moreland Ave and Memorial Dr north of I20.
This walking neighborhood offers a diverse population, from Atlanta’s hippest hipsters to lifelong residents who put down roots here a long time ago. In recent years, Reynoldstown real estate has benefited significantly from a neighborhood group committed to seeing it restored as a thriving intown community.
Reynoldstown was settled originally after the Civil War as a small community of freed slaves who worked for the railroad. For many years the neighborhood was a thriving community of over 6,000 residents. Homes in Reynoldstown are primarily small craftsman style cottages and bungalows, many dating back to the 1800s. As a result of property neglect and high rates of transitional residents, Reynoldstown suffered a serious decline through the late 1960s and 70s.
Eventually things began to turn around when the Reynoldstown Revitalization Corp. was founded in 1989 to combat the downfall of this historic neighborhood. Since then, the organization has worked with local homeowners to help restore their homes and others in the neighborhood. As a result, in the last few years interest and property values in this gentrifying neighborhood have increased significantly. Reynoldstown has and continues to reemerge as a physically, culturally, and spiritually revitalized intown community