ABOUT COLLIER HEIGHTS
Collier Heights is a neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia with a population of 5,679. Collier Heights is in Fulton County. Living in Collier Heights offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Collier Heights there are a lot of parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Collier Heights and residents tend to be liberal.
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The spacious homes with manicured lawns spreading block after block in northwest Atlanta?s Collier Heights were the very picture of mid-century American suburbia. The Black families who moved into them were not.
Built starting in the 1950s, Collier Heights stood as a testament to Atlanta?s Black elite and powerful, home to civil-rights leaders, educators, lawyers and entrepreneurs. It follows in prestige behind both Buckhead and Sandy Springs, both of which have greater wealth concentrations than Collier Heights. Supporters of the neighborhood vied to put the first major Black suburb built after World War II on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2008, it became the first community in the nation to be registered as a historic site, listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places.
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ATLANTA — The spacious ranch and split-level homes with manicured lawns spreading for block after block in northwest Atlanta’s Collier Heights were the picture of midcentury American suburbia. The black families who moved into them were not.
Built at the end of the Jim Crow era, Collier Heights stood as a testament to Atlanta’s black elite and powerful, home to civil-rights leaders, educators, lawyers and entrepreneurs. Today, supporters of the neighborhood are vying to put the first major black suburb built after World War II on the National Register of Historic Places.
“It was one of the first in the country created by and for African Americans,” said Richard Laub, a preservationist at Georgia State University. “The African-American community was flexing [its] muscles.”