Castleberry Hill

Castleberry Hill

Castleberry Hill was originally known as Snake Nation. The neighborhood was populated primarily by criminals, roustabouts, and ne’er-do-wells and, according to one historian, hosted “scenes of debauchery and indecency that shocked the moral sense of the community.” Long after the shanties of Snake Nation burned, urban explorers converted old warehouses into lofts and art galleries, preserving the historic character of the neighborhood. The Atlanta University Center is a stone’s throw from Castleberry Hill, and students contribute to the sometimes intimidatingly chic nightlife in the neighborhood.