Dixie Hills, Atlanta

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Dixie Hills is a neighborhood of northhwest Atlanta with a population of 1,756 (2010).[1]

It is bordered:[2]

  • on the north by Joseph E. Boone Blvd., across which are Center Hill and Grove Park
  • on the east by Whitaker Circle and Anderson Ave., across which are West Lake
  • on the south by I-20 across which is Florida Heights; and Penelope Neighbors
  • on the west by the Harvel Homes Community and Westhaven


In 1960, Donald "Doc" Miller opened Miller's Dixie Hills Pharmacy. In 1965 he moved his business to what is now called South Downtown and changed the name to Miller's Rexall Drugs,[3] today a quirky landmark known for its selection of hoodoo supplies.

In 1967, Atlanta historian Franklin Garrett described Dixie Hills as a small area of "small, neat, middle-class homes" of African Americans; "near the edge lies a large, low-rent, privately owned apartment complex which curves around a small shopping center". There were no swimming pools or shade trees or entertainment facilities.[4] After a riot in June 1967,[5] the city dedicated resources to build a path to Anderson Park, a baseball diamond and shower stalls;[4] and to repairing streets and improving health inspections.[5]


Dixie Hills lies in NPU J.


  • Anderson Park[2]


  • Turner Middle School[2]


Atlanta Child Murders prime suspect Wayne Williams was born and raised in Dixie Hills. Many of the victims disappeared from the neighborhood.


  1. ^ 2010 U.S. census figures as tabulated by WalkScore
  2. ^ a b c Google (2014-08-22). "Dixie Hills, Atlanta, GA" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  3. ^ Spiritual Merchants: Religion, Magic, and Commerce, Carolyn Morrow Long, p.153
  4. ^ a b Atlanta and Environs, Vol. 3, Franklin Miller Garrett, p. 484
  5. ^ a b Race and the Shaping of Twentieth-Century Atlanta, Ronald H. Bayor, p.142

Coordinates: 33°45′32″N 84°27′07″W / 33.759°N 84.452°W / 33.759; -84.452