After the textile boom hit Atlanta in the 1870s, villages started cropping up around the citys cotton mills. When the mills closed, many of the mill towns disappeared. But not WHITTIER MILL VILLAGE. Located in the northwest corner of the city, about three miles off I-75, Whittier Mill is a 110-home neighborhood boasting homes built in the 19th century. An adjacent park is home to the mills original brick tower, where neighbors gather for picnics. And many of the houses which sell for around $225,000 include original heart-pine floors, bead-board walls, and an overall feeling of having traveled back in time.