Atlanta’s East Lake neighborhood is a thriving community these days. It’s home to the PGA’s annual Tour Championship at the East Lake Golf Club. It’s one of the city’s more historic and trendy, yet family-oriented communities with affordable housing, shops and restaurants. It’s located about 4 miles from downtown with access to mass transit.
But this wasn’t always the case. In fact, it wasn’t so long ago that East Lake, located in DeKalb County, was once referred to as an urban nightmare and nicknamed “Little Vietnam.”