Lake Claire

Lake Claire is an intown Atlanta neighborhood known for its diverse home styles, shady trees, lovely greenspaces and—most important—its community-oriented citizens. Lake Claire’s approximately 1,200 homes are an eclectic mix from the Revival, Victorian, and Modern periods: Craftsman bungalows, 1950s cottages, and Contemporary Folk styles of architecture, in addition to homes recently renovated or constructed.

Lake Claire is home to both hippies and yuppies with Old South sensibilities and new age progressivism. Residents are professionals, artists, and entrepreneurs; young families, empty nesters, and everything in between. One of Atlanta’s smaller neighborhoods, Lake Claire has cultivated a close-knit community, where neighbors share more than just borders.

Within the neighborhood itself are many smaller, vibrant communities, each with its own distinct flavor and appeal. Lake Claire is flush with places to dine, shop and entertain yourself.  Grocery and convenience stores, retail shops, and movie theaters are all located within a few miles of Lake Claire, in the neighboring communities of Candler Park, Little Five Points, Edgewood, and Decatur.

Fun Facts

  • There was never an actual body of water known as Lake Claire; rather, it was a shorthand for the intersection of Lakeshore and Claire Drives.
  • Part of the neighborhood lies within the Candler Park Historic District, which has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • The entire neighborhood is located within the City of Atlanta, in DeKalb County.
  • Residents enjoy the Morningside Nature Preserve which has more than 30 acres of natural green space. The land's features include a one-mile, tree-lined walking trail, and a suspension bridge over South Fork Peachtree Creek.
  • Lake Claire sits on the Eastern Continental Divide, which separates rivers flowing to the Atlantic from those flowing to the Gulf of Mexico. Lake Claire is on the Gulf side.


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