Located in the heart of the bustling city of Atlanta, East Lake is a neighborhood steeped in history and charm. Founded in 1892 on what was then farmland, East Lake is a testament to careful urban planning and design. Five creeks meandered through the area, creating an idyllic setting that enticed both the average and affluent citizens of Atlanta. They were drawn to the area’s serene beauty and saw it as the perfect spot to build vacation homes, spawning the development of this delightful community.

East Lake’s architectural landscape is as diverse as its history. The neighborhood showcases a wide array of home styles, reflecting its evolution over the years. Elegant Victorian homes, stately Craftsmans, and charming mid-century houses, among others, dot the streets of East Lake. This architectural diversity contributes to the unique character of the neighborhood, making it appealing to a broad spectrum of homeowners.

A significant part of East Lake’s allure is the historic East Lake Golf Club. Originally established in 1904, the golf course has become one of the neighborhood’s iconic landmarks. Home to the PGA Tour Championship, the course draws golf enthusiasts from far and wide. However, East Lake has grown beyond its golf course fame. It’s evolved into a dynamic, family-friendly neighborhood that offers residents a balance of leisure, lifestyle, and community.

An array of parks, including the sprawling 185-acre Charles R. Drew Charter School and the East Lake Park, provide residents with ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. These green spaces, along with the network of creeks, offer a natural retreat within the urban environment, reinforcing East Lake’s reputation as a neighborhood where one can enjoy the best of both city living and nature.

The community spirit in East Lake is palpable. The neighborhood is home to active neighborhood associations and hosts community events that bring residents together, fostering a sense of camaraderie and belonging. This strong sense of community, combined with the area’s rich history and natural beauty, contributes to the charm and appeal of East Lake.

Additionally, East Lake’s location within the Atlanta metropolitan area offers its residents easy access to the city’s vast array of amenities, including shopping centers, restaurants, cultural venues, and job opportunities.

In essence, East Lake is a neighborhood that beautifully blends history, community, diversity, and urban convenience. It’s a place that offers a rich and fulfilling lifestyle, where residents can enjoy a tranquil, nature-infused environment, while still being part of a vibrant, thriving city. From its origins as a vacation destination to its evolution into a sought-after residential neighborhood, East Lake has continually adapted to the changing times while retaining its unique charm and character. This combination of attributes makes East Lake a truly distinctive part of the broader Atlanta landscape.

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All East Lake Homes for Sale

2806 Alston Drive

Atlanta, GA 30317

$1,725,000

Beds: 4
Bathrooms: 5

MLS #7271899

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422 Allendale Drive SE

Atlanta, GA 30317

$1,595,000

Beds: 5
Bath: 4 full | 1 ½

MLS #7222398

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430 Allendale Drive SE

Atlanta, GA 30317

$1,499,900

Beds: 5
Bath: 4 full | 1 ½

MLS #7226534

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99 Daniel Avenue SE

Atlanta, GA 30317

$1,099,999

Beds: 5
Bathrooms: 4

MLS #7266416

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240A Spence Avenue SE

Atlanta, GA 30317

$1,051,800

Beds: 4
Bath: 3 full | 1 ½

MLS #7220640

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2522 Alston Drive SE

Atlanta, GA 30317

$899,900

Beds: 4
Bathrooms: 3

MLS #6691034

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2824 Tupelo Street SE

Atlanta, GA 30317

$829,900

Beds: 4
Bath: 2 full | 1 ½

MLS #7277893

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681 Quillian Avenue

Decatur, GA 30032

$799,900

Beds: 4
Bath: 3 full | 1 ½

MLS #7249499

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2361 Mcafee Road

Decatur, GA 30032

$799,900

Beds: 5
Bath: 4 full | 1 ½

MLS #7260515

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286 Morgan Place SE

Atlanta, GA 30317

$764,999

Beds: 3
Bath: 2 full | 1 ½

MLS #7251424

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646 Daniel Avenue

Decatur, GA 30032

$750,000

Beds: 4
Bathrooms: 4

MLS #7248169

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570 Parker Avenue

Decatur, GA 30032

$724,900

Beds: 5
Bath: 4 full | 1 ½

MLS #7264559

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