Welcome to our neighborhood!
Virginia-Highland is a neighborhood in northeast Atlanta originally developed in the 1920s and 30s. It’s borders are Briarcliff Road on the east, Ponce de Leon Avenue on the south, the BeltLine Eastside Trail on the west, and Amsterdam Avenue on the north. Within those boundaries we have three parks, Inman Middle School, Fire Station 19, several churches, a branch of the Fulton County Library, and a thriving commercial corridor of restaurants & shops.
The Virginia-Highland Civic Association (VHCA) is inclusive of all residents within our boundaries and is led by a board of dedicated volunteers. Through the association, Virginia-Highland residents and business owners provide input to the city on matters relating to development, land use and zoning, festivals & special events, alcohol licenses, legislation, and other issues that affect our quality of life. The work to develop recommendations is done by committees of the association and in line with our neighborhood master plan.
In addition, the association raises funds through events. These funds allow the association to make grants to improve and maintain our parks, invest in planning and infrastructure, and to provide grants to other community organizations and non-profits. VHCA also organizes social events and helps neighbors to stay informed about what is happening in our community through our publication, The VOICE.
The Virginia-Highland Civic Association’s charter states that its purpose is “the promotion and the furtherance of the common good, general welfare and interests of residents of The Virginia-Highland.”
VHCA was founded in 1971 by Joseph (Joe) Drolet and others with the mission to defeat the construction of the Interstate 485 through the neighborhood.
Today, through the association VaHi residents coordinate matters including planning and zoning, safety, parks, communications, preservation and history, community events, traffic, sidewalks, and parking. VHCA organizes two yearly events, Summerfest and Tour of Homes, which earn revenue that make many of those efforts possible.