Map of Atlanta Hoods (Full Tour of the Atlanta Streets)

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Map of Atlanta Hoods

In one of the most popular cities are number of sections within the Atlanta hoods, hoods that everybody’s favorite rappers hail from, Zone 3, Bankhead, East Atlanta, and many more.  The map below breaks down all of the Atlanta hoods, zone by zone and side by side, as well showing the old housing projects of the city that were torn down and a insight into some of the Atlanta gangs and urban areas.

Map Key:  Red = Southwest Atlanta / Zone 4  | Black = West Side / Zone 1  |  Blue = South Side / Zone 3  |  Green = East Side  |  Gold = Old Demolished Housing Projects

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Divided into Zones 1 through 6, with sections outside the city in both DeKalb County and Clayton County, view a breakdown of Atlanta hoods, with some of the local Atlanta gangs, showcased throughout the city and the metro.

Beginning on the West Side, or officially known as Zone 1, rappers like T.I. or the late Shawty Lo would bring this section through their music to the listeners across the world as Bankhead has always been one of the city’s most known areas. Bankhead is a large street with various Atlanta hoods, like Center Hill, Baker Road, Bankhead Courts, and a few other former projects.  

Even though Bankhead and West Side is well known, it is undisputedly what the reputation of Southwest Atlanta, also known as the SWAT, had on the city. While having parts located in both Zone 3 and Zone 4, from Ben Hill to up Campbellton to Mechanicsville, Southwest Atlanta has always been one of the largest and most notorious sections of the city.

While Zone 4 is mostly located in the streets of the Southwest Atlanta hoods, with areas like Ben Hill and Cascade Road, Zone 3 expands across the full and entire South Side, with hoods like Dill Ave and Jack City of Pittsburg or the legendary areas of Cleveland Ave. and Summerhill, this Zone has at times been the middle ground of the city.

The smallest of the zones is Zone 6, which is officially the Edgewood, Kirkwood and East Atlanta areas. But the full East Side, which is DeKalb County, expands from Moreland to Wesley Chapel Road, which can probably be considered as the largest section of Atlanta.

While there are a number of hoods throughout Atlanta none played more of an important part of the day to day activities of the streets than the city’s former housing projects.  From the West Side’s Bowen Homes to the South Side’s Jonesboro South to the East Side’s East Lake, the streets of Atlanta were centered in the over 30 housing projects, which have all become a memory due to their demolishing.

With Atlanta growing, as seen with DeKalb County, over the years the hoods have been expanding outside of the city of Atlanta into places that were once labeled as suburbs and communities for white families have now become part of the streets of Atlanta, like sections of the North Side or the South Side’s Clayton County.

There are Atlanta gangs, like Bloods or Crips like Rollin 60s, the city of Atlanta is currently more clique and crew based with certain hoods being home to a specific clique, while a neighborhood’s affiliation often changes.

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