Relocation Guide

Atlanta and the surrounding areas are wonderful places to live. There is something for everyone: tremendous green space, the world’s busiest airport, 5-star hotels and restaurants, a thriving arts community, and countless entertainment options.

If you are new to the city, please contact us so we can schedule a time to meet and show you the best Atlanta has to offer. If you decide to make Atlanta your home, The Davenport Group has the most knowledgeable agents in the business to help you with your move. 

About Us

Because we have been helping clients relocate to Atlanta and the surrounding areas for over 12 years we have intimate knowledge of the communities to cater to your desired every day life style. We are committed to creating a full service experience to make the transition of moving as smooth as possible. We strive to make the process more enjoyable by offering customized real estate and relocation solutions. Whether you are a first time home buyer or relocating for work, we have you covered!

As part of our relocation services and we provide area tours at no cost so you can make a knowledgeable decision about your new place to call home. We also assist in finding a rental location if your relocation time frame does not allow for a home purchase.

Here at The Davenport Group we make it our #1 priority to give you, our client, 5 star service from the beginning of your real estate journey, all the way through the closing, and beyond.

We are a team built of extraordinary people with a deep fundamental belief that the phenomenal service we give you will always be the foundation that our growth is built on and we will never succeed without the consistent satisfaction of our clients.

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Atlanta Community Links

Below are helpful links to sites with community information for Atlanta and Georgia.

Buckhead & Atlanta Relocation Guide  

North Fulton Relocation Guide


Average sales price (2016): $1,054,164 / $334,126

In 1837, Henry Irby purchased 203 acres in what is now the center of Buckhead for $650. He opened a tavern and grocery store at the northwest corner of Roswell Road and West Paces Ferry Road that became a stopping place for travelers in the sparsely populated wilderness. Before long, the community that grew around Irby’s store became known as Irbyville. At some point in the mid-1800s, the head of a large deer was put on a post not far from the tavern, and from then on, the area became known as Buckhead.1 By the early 20th century, Buckhead had become a posh suburb of Atlanta, where many of the city’s wealthiest people resided. The area was annexed into the city of Atlanta in 1952, and as early as the 1960’s, Fortune magazine described it as “the top encampment of business executives in the Southeast,” and that remains true today.2 Sometimes called “the Beverly Hills of the East,” Buckhead is home to one-of-a-kind estates, an abundance of trees, the Southeast’s finest shopping and restaurants, and some of the nation’s best private schools.


Average sales price (2016): $1,218,307*

Development of Ansley Park began in 1904 when a group of businessmen led by Edwin P. Ansley purchased a large plot of land north of the city, creating Atlanta’s first northern suburb.3 Today, Ansley Park is no longer a suburb but an oasis of grand homes and green spaces set against the backdrop of modern skyscrapers in nearby Midtown. The neighborhood is revered for the architectural significance of its homes and inspired land plan, which incorporates wide parkways and majestic parks (Winn and McClatchey). Ansley Park is home to Ansley Golf Club (1912), which has been ranked among the top nine-hole courses in the United States bySports Illustratedmagazine.4 Many Ansley Park residents are also members of the nearby Piedmont Driving Club (1887), one of the most prestigious private country clubs in the Southeast.


Average sales price (2016): $1,352,974*

Brookhaven was developed in 1911 by the Mechanical and Manufacturers Club, who hired Long Island golf pro Herbert H. Barker to design a nine-hole course on the property. A year later, the Brookhaven Country Club opened as Atlanta’s second golf course (after East Lake in 1906). Atlanta’s Capital City Club purchased the Brookhaven Club in 1915 and expanded the golf course from nine to 18 holes. The clubhouse was finished in 1928. The clubhouse and the community are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the community is a National Historic District. Many homes were designed by well-known Atlanta architects of the period including Neel Reid and Hal Hentz.5 Today, many Brookhaven residents choose to live in Brookhaven because of its country club lifestyle and proximity to Atlanta’s finest shopping, including Phipps Plaza.


Average sales price (2016): $759,672 / $518,992

Druid Hills dates from 1905 and is one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods. The area was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, who also created Central Park in New York City. Olmstead planned Druid Hills with winding, tree-lined streets and small parks, the most famous being Ponce de Leon Park, a picturesque string of parks along Ponce de Leon Avenue. The neighborhood contains some of Atlanta’s most historic mansions designed by such notable architects as Walter T. Downing and Neel Reid.6 In fact, one such home was featured in the Academy Award-winning film Driving Miss Daisy (1989). The community is anchored by Emory University, Emory University Hospital, and the internationally recognized Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Druid Hills is also home to the Fernbank Museum of National History, Fernbank Science Center and the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

EAST COBB (Marietta and Roswell) (D-3)

Average sales price (2016): $464,108 / $201,073

East Cobb draws families who seek a suburban lifestyle with relatively low property taxes and excellent public schools, which are among the top 10% in the state including three of the state’s top 10 highest achieving high schools. East Cobb is also renowned for its competitive youth sports leagues. The area’s upscale shopping includes The Avenue at East Cobb.


Average sales price (2016): $901,700 / $437,022

Midtown was once a mostly commercial and business district but in recent years has become home to trendy families as well as individuals who are downsizing from larger homes. New Midtown residents are drawn to the area’s many new high rise condominiums as well as dining and nightlife options, some of the best and most cosmopolitan in the city. Midtown is also a huge cultural draw as the area is home to the High Museum of Art, Woodruff Arts Center, The Fox Theatre and Piedmont Park. Efforts are currently underway to create The Midtown Mile along Peachtree Street, a stretch of retail shops that is intended to rival those along Michigan Avenue in Chicago.


Average sales price (2016): $817,457 / $299,332

Morningside was first developed in 1923 following the success of the Virginia Highland neighborhood to the south.7 Development of Virginia Highland began two decades earlier than Morningside when the Atlanta Streetway Rail Company extended a trolley line to the area from Five Points in downtown Atlanta.8 In fact, both neighborhoods were developed with the streetcar in mind. Morningside shares many similarities with Virginia Highland, including a preponderance of Tudor and bungalow style homes, small parks, and mini villages with restaurants and boutique shops. The shopping and bars in Virginia Highlands are decidedly more eclectic than Morningside, which has a popular farmer’s market and a 30-acre nature preserve.


Average sales price (2016): $534,158 / $291,361

Vinings is named for an engineer who came to the area on behalf of Western & Atlantic Railroad in the 1830s to build a railroad bridge over the Chattahoochee River.9 The community is known for its charming, Victorian-inspired village with boutique shops, fine restaurants and coffee houses. Vinings residents are attracted to the area by low Cobb County property taxes, proximity to Buckhead, the private schools there and the community’s overall small town feel.

1 | The Buckhead Coalition (
2 | Buckhead Is…(
3 | Ansley Park Civic Association (
4 | Ansley Golf Club (
5 | Historic Brookhaven Neighborhood Association (
6 | National Park Service (
7 | Morningside/Lenox Park Association (
8 | Virginia Highland Civic Association (
9 | Vinings Historic Preservation Society (

* The above information, including the map, may contain errors and omissions. The map is not to scale. Average sales prices based on sales of single family detached homes only. Source: FMLS


Average sales price (2016): $471,403 / $269,240
Average sales price for all of metro Atlanta (2016): $320,070

The term “North Fulton” refers to the area of Fulton County north of I-285. North Fulton was still a sleepy, mostly rural area 30 years ago but as a result of GA 400 opening in the 1970s, economic development boomed. Today, North Fulton is the prime relocation destination for many public and private companies moving headquarters and office operations to metro Atlanta. The area is home to perhaps the largest concentration of top-performing public schools in the state – 31 in all. North Fulton and neighboring Forsyth County to the north are also a golfer’s paradise, with more than two dozen public and private golf courses. Many of those golf courses are within prestigious country clubs such as St. Ives, St. Marlo, and Country of the South. The area is also home to many horse farms, with the Milton area retaining much of the county’s rural tradition.



Average sales price (2016): $448,945 / $256,394

Alpharetta traces its history to the time of the resettlement of the Cherokee Indian Nation in the 1830’s. Farmers and merchants who were the fortunate winners of land lotteries developed the first permanent settlement in the area known as New Prospect Campground. In 1858 the town was chartered and became the seat of newly formed Milton County. The name Alpharetta comes from the Greek words “alpha” meaning first and “retta” meaning town. Over the next 75 years, Milton County lacked significant growth due to lack of railroad access and the onset of the Great Depression in the early 1930’s. Milton County avoided bankruptcy by merging with Fulton County, and as a result, the first county roads were paved.1 Most of the Alpharetta you see today however is the result of the development of 2,950 acres for the Windward community beginning in the early 1980s. This master-planned community of approximately 2,400 homes features a 197-acre lake, sports complexes, an acclaimed golf course and a large office component, which is home to many public and private companies.


Average sales price (2016): $503,013 / $221,687

Located near upscale Perimeter Mall and the Perimeter Business District, which the Atlanta Business Chronicle recently called “the city center of Atlanta,” Dunwoody began to take off in the 1970s following the completion of I-285. The construction of the Williamsburg style Dunwoody Village was the first of several upscale shopping areas in the south part of town. Today, the community is home to Dunwoody Country Club and Golf Course and is served by two of the highest achieving elementary schools in the state, Austin Elementary and Vanderlyn Elementary. A new school, Dunwoody Elementary, opened in 2009.


Average sales price (2016): $735,590 / $329,056

The town of Milton was created from an area of unincorporated Fulton County in 2006. Long renowned for horse farms and its bucolic rural countryside, the area has grown in recent years through the addition of upscale neighborhoods such as Alpharetta County Club, Trophy Club of Atlanta, and White Columns Country Club. Milton boasts excellent schools, many of them newly-constructed in just the last several years. Areas within the town of Milton include the quaint historic district of Crabapple and the villages of Birmingham and Hopewell.


Average sales price (2016): $437,922 / $287,478

Like Alpharetta to the north, Roswell was home to the Cherokee Indian tribe until the 1830s. About the same time, gold was discovered in north Georgia, and the ensuing mining rush prompted a man named Roswell King of Darien, Georgia to investigate the area. Traveling on horseback, Mr. King followed Indian trails to the Chattahoochee River near what is now Roswell. The vast forests and the rushing waters of Vickery Creek inspired him to construct various mills, which were incorporated as The Roswell Manufacturing Company in 1838. Mr. King offered homesites and investment opportunities to his friends and associates from coastal Georgia, and a community was built. Mr. King’s associates constructed magnificent homes along with cottages and apartments for mill workers, a general store, a church, and an educational academy for the children. Originally chartered in 1854 and part of Cobb County, Roswell was ceded to Fulton County to facilitate the merger of Milton County into Fulton County in the 1930s.2 The mill operations remained active until 1975, when Roswell became popular as a bedroom community for Atlanta. Much of the town’s original charm remains within Historic Roswell which is home to boutique shops and upscale restaurants.


Average sales price (2016): $690,866 / $207,648

Named for a spring that is still in existence today, the recently formed city of Sandy Springs (2005) is comprised of diverse neighborhoods, many with popular swim and tennis clubs. Residential development began in earnest in the 1950s, and commercial development took off in the 1970s following the completion of I-285 (1969). In recent years, architects and builders have flocked to the area to build mansions on the area’s sprawling lots. The city’s main shopping district is located along Roswell Road between I-285 and Abernathy Road.


Average sales price (2016): $398,391 / $237,611

Forsyth County was created in 1832 from a partition of former Cherokee Indian lands, it was named for Virginia native John Forsyth, who was Governor of Georgia from 1827-1829 and Secretary of State under Presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren. The county is home to Lake Sidney Lanier, a reservoir created by the completion of the Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River in 1956. The lake is named for 19th century musician and poet Sidney Lanier, a Macon, Georgia native who penned “The Song of the Chattahoochee.” In 2008, Forsyth County was named the 13th most wealthy county in the nation by and the wealthiest in the state of Georgia, with much of the wealth concentrated in the southern part of the county.3 The county consistently ranks as one of the fastest growing in the country as many new residents move to such upscale communities as Chattahoochee River Club, Laurel Springs, Polo Golf and Country Club, St. Marlo Country Club, Windermere, and Vickery.

1 | City of Alpharetta ( based upon research by Anne Rogers Ferguson
2 | Historic Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau (
3 | Wikipedia (

* The above information, including the map, may contain errors and omissions. The map is not to scale. Average sales prices based on sales of single family detached homes only. Source: FMLS

What People Are Saying About the Davenport Group

Paul Bowen

“Rachel is very professional, as well as being personable. She addressed all of our questions and needs promptly and completely. She led us through multiple offers on our property to a successful sale. Would we recommend her? Certainly. Highly! Two thumbs up.”

– Paul Bowen, seller

K. Fendley

“I highly recommend Rachel as an agent. She was incredibly professional and knowledgeable with the local market. She was an excellent negotiator and helped us to get exactly what we wanted with the sell of our home.”

– K. Fendley, seller

Jess Turner

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– Jess Turner, buyer

K.G. Keller

“Rachel was a super agent. She assisted me in negotiations with a difficult seller and advised me wisely. Ultimately, we came out with a good agreement for the purchase and I am in a home I love.”

– K.G. Keller, buyer

Michael Appel

“I knew when we were thinking of selling our house to go with Rachel. Just from seeing her in the community and from other houses in the neighborhood selling fast we knew her team was the right choice. I highly recommend her. Her communication with us throughout the processes was impressive and her ability to get us the highest price possible exceed our expectations.”

– Michael Appel, seller

Jack & Joan Baragar

“This the second home she sold for us. Her sunny but honest demeanor makes her a pleasure to deal with. In a terrible selling area her professionalism, both in marketing , showing and honest feedback have been amazingly helpful. Rachel was highly recommended to us and we are passing that on to every one we know. “

– Jack & Joan Baragar, seller