Parks and lakes surround Virginia Highland in Fulton County. Piedmont Park is directly west of the neighborhood and Freedom Park lies just a few blocks south, both offering vast green space with walking trails, recreation facilities and a dog park. While Virginia Highland is only blocks away from Midtown Atlanta, within the neighborhood lays a variety of dining, shopping and nightlife. MARTA transit stations are also located within walking distance of the neighborhood for convenient travelling to any point within the city and the surrounding area; walking is easy due to the sidewalks running the length of the neighborhood and street lights make it possible to walk at night.
The streets of Virginia Highland resemble a grid, lined with Traditional, Contemporary and classic bungalow homes; renovations and upgrades to homes in Virginia Highland include bathroom appliances, hardwood floors and energy efficiency. Popular streets in the neighborhood are Virginia Ave., North Highland Ave. and Los Angeles Ave.