Welcome To Cabbagetown
Cabbagetown is a vibrant, historic landmark district with lots of activities and interesting things to offer to anyone planning to relocate to the community. Cabbagetown is a quirky, artsy, tight knit community nestled between Dekalb Ave and Memorial Dr.
Until the late 19th century, Cabbagetown was originally a mill town. The community consisted on the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill (which manufactured standard sized cotton bags) as well as the surrounding homes that were constructed for the employees of the mill. Till today, the majority of the original shotgun houses and bungalows still stand proudly.
Today, any new construction is regulated for compliance to ensure consistency with original structures as the neighborhood is a historic landmark district. The mill was closed in the 70s and remained vacant until it was revitalized in the 90’s and converted into loft apartments.
Furthermore, Cabbagetown is now a thriving community, characterized by both new and old charm. Residents love where they live and are active in neighborhood meetings, serve on boards, and volunteer for the annual community fundraiser. Just take a short stroll down Carroll Street, the stunning landscape and the well-structured setting of the homes and the entire environment will definitely captivate your attention. The Cabbagetown community remains the perfect home for any individual that is enthusiastic about the culture and history that can only be provided by a 19th-century mill town.
What makes the name unique?
There are different factions to how Cabbagetown got its name. Some say the Appalachian residents who once worked in the nearby Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill would grow cabbages in their front yards. The distinct cabbage smell would permeate throughout the neighborhood when cooked.
In another account, it was reported that a truck carrying cabbages overturned, spilling the load all over the street. Regardless of how the name was gotten, the residents of the community are proud to call it home.
Things to Do
Even though Cabbagetown is one of Atlanta’s smallest neighborhoods, however, the community has a lot to offer when it comes to interesting recreational activities. Whether it’s having lunch in one of our beautiful parks, enjoying the Forward Warrior’s murals along the Eastside Beltline trail, or photographing the Krog Tunnel, our small community is home to some popular spots in Atlanta.
Moreover, Cabbagetown Park, the community’s largest park, is the former site of the Grant School. To create more green space, neighbors joined together to eventually purchase the property from the City of Atlanta. This park is now the centerpiece of the neighborhoods annual fundraiser, Chomp & Stomp, an epic chili and bluegrass festival in November.
This event brings about 20,000 festival goers from far and near to enjoy chili, beer, vendors, and music. Smaller neighborhood events including the annual Halloween and Christmas crawl are some of the favorite events among the locals.
Places to Eat
One of my favorite things about living in Cabbagetown is that you don’t have to go very far to find great food and awesome bars! Cabbagetown is home to Agave, Carroll Street Cafe, Cabbage Pie, Le Petit Chou, Milltown Tavern, 97 Estoria, and Sweet Cheats.
Plenty of restaurants within a quarter mile radius to satisfy most cravings. Also, this list wouldn’t be complete without a nod to Littles Food Store. Not only do they serve up a mean burger for lunch and bake fresh bread, but this little grocery has what you need within a short walk.
All in all, Cabbagetown offers you an amazing and serene environment to anyone looking to relocate to the community. Its proximity to other urban communities in Atlanta makes Cabbagetown a perfect place to live if you are looking for a serene environment, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me to learn more or to schedule a meeting or consultation.