Lake Claire is an intown Atlanta neighborhood known for its diverse mix of home styles, its abundant mature trees, its lovingly tended gardens and greenspaces, and—most important—its community-oriented residents. Nestled between Candler Park and Druid Hills, Lake Claire is bordered by Ridgecrest Road to the east and Clifton Road to the west, and by DeKalb Avenue to the south and Ponce de Leon Avenue to the north. View a map and index of street names here.
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. The entire neighborhood is located within the City of Atlanta, in DeKalb County, in zip code 30307. It is in walking distance to coffee shops and restaurants, among which is the original Flying Biscuit, (formerly owner by the Indigo Girls).
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 within the new millennium.
Within the neighborhood itself are many smaller, vibrant communities. One is Lake Claire Cohousing (258 Connecticut Avenue NE), the first cohousing development in Georgia. Another is the Lake Claire Community Land Trust (280 Arizona Avenue NE), an idyllic community-owned greenspace in the heart of Lake Claire that features gardens, a children’s play area, a sweat lodge, and drum circles every first and third Saturday of the month. Clifton Sanctuary Ministries (369 Connecticut Avenue NE), the oldest house-of-worship shelter operating in Atlanta, provides food, shelter, and counseling to thirty men every night of the year.