Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at North Druid Hills is located at 1605 Chantilly Drive NE, and is MARTA accessible via bus 33 that departs from the Lenox MARTA station on the gold rail line. Exit the bus immediately after passing the sign for Morgan Place apartments on the right side of the street once the bus is on Chantilly Drive next to the interstate. Continue walking north a short way to reach the building. Bus 16 also stops about a block away on Executive Park Drive. You can board bus 16 at the Five Points MARTA station, or at a bus stop sign along Ralph McGill Blvd., N. Highland Avenue and Johnson Road, plus stops along Briarcliff Road north of Clifton Road. Exit the bus towards the very end of the line.
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BrandsMart USA is located at 5000 Motors Industrial Way, closest to the Doraville MARTA station on the gold rail line. The large retail store offers a variety of products at a discounted rate, including deals on electronics, furniture and appliances. From the Doraville station, board bus 25 to reach the store, which is the first major stop after the bus leaves the station.
Blackburn Park (which contains the Blackburn Tennis Center, sports fields and trails) is located at 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road, in between the Brookhaven MARTA station on the gold rail line and the Medical Center MARTA station on the red line. At either station, as well as from the Lenox MARTA station, board bus 25 to reach the park. From Brookhaven and Lenox, be sure to board only a bus marked with Medical Center as the final destination.
The Emory Orthopaedics and Spine Center at 59 Executive Park South is located closest to the Lindbergh Center MARTA station, but to get there on transit requires taking bus 33 from the Lenox MARTA station on the gold rail line. Exit the bus after it turns on the access road next to I-85, immediately after passing the sign for Morgan Place apartments on the right side of the street. Continue walking north a short way on Executive Park South to reach the building.
Founded by Bobby Jones, the Peachtree Golf Club is a private golf course located at 4600 Peachtree Road. The closest transit access is at the Brookhaven MARTA station on the gold line. Board bus 25 at the Brookhaven, Lenox, Medical Center or Doraville station to get to the golf course just north of Oglethorpe University. Exit the bus at the intersection of Peachtree Road and Ashford Dunwoody Road, which is about a three minute ride from Brookhaven. The entrance is short walk up Ashford Dunwoody.
Cherokee Plaza is a shopping center on Peachtree Road in Brookhaven, closest to the Brookhaven MARTA station on the gold rail line. The shopping center includes a Kroger, Big Peach Running Company and Jersey Mike’s Subs. Take the Peachtree Road exit out of the station and turn left and walk about two blocks. Bus 25, which departs from the Lenox, Brookhaven, Medical Center and Doraville stations also stops here.
Regal Cinemas Hollywood Stadium 24 is located at 265 Northeast Expressway in Chamblee. The closest MARTA station is the Chamblee MARTA station, however, due to the expressway only traveling in one direction next to the theater, to get there on transit, board bus 33 at the Lenox MARTA station on the gold rail line. The movie theater is toward the end of the line on the right side of the expressway. For your return commute, wait at the same bus stop in front of the theater to get back to MARTA rail, which will be the Chamblee station. The last bus to depart from Lenox leaves at approximately 11:30 p.m.
The Brookhaven Village is a newer commercial center a few blocks east of the Brookhaven MARTA station on Dresden Drive. The village contains a number of restaurants including Haven, Valenza, Verde Taqueria, Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub, J. Christopher’s and The One Sushi. From MARTA, take the Peachtree Road exit out of the station and turn right to walk through the parking area to Dresden Drive. Turn right on Dresden and walk about two blocks. Total walking time is less than 10 minutes.
The Brookhaven Station Shopping Center is located across the street from the Brookhaven MARTA station on the gold rail line. There are several restaurants there including Hudson Grille, Mellow Mushroom and Pub 71. There is also a nail salon, Great Clips, The Cook’s Warehouse, Sherlock’s Wine Merchants and UPS Store along with a dry cleaner and several physicians.
Take a gold line train (marked Doraville if coming from the airport, downtown or midtown) to the Brookhaven station and take the Peachtree Road exit out of the station and cross the street at the stoplight. If you are coming from North Springs, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Medical Center or Buckhead, take a southbound train to the Lindbergh Center station and wait for a Doraville train there.
The Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival takes place in June as a celebration of arts in the newly developing Old Fourth Ward Park area. Next to the BeltLine Eastside trail and Ponce City Market, the festival includes an artist market, children’s area, live music and food vendors. The closest MARTA station is the North Avenue MARTA station on the red/gold line. From there, board bus 2 and exit at Ponce de Leon and Glen Iris Drive, which is next to Cactus Carwash and Ponce City Market. The park is one block south, behind Ponce City Market. You can also connect with bus 2 at the Candler Park and Decatur stations.
From the BeltLine, exit the trail just south of the North Avenue bridge at Angier Springs Road/Somerset Terrace and turn left on North Avenue. Connect with the trail in Inman Park (Irwin Street or Elizabeth and N. Highland) or from the Highlands/Piedmont Park/Virginia Avenue.
Town Brookhaven is a mixed-use shopping, dining and residential district at 4330 Peachtree Road NE. Stores include Publix, Costco and Marshalls. The closest MARTA station is the Brookhaven station on the gold rail line. For the shortest commute, board bus 25 at the station (northbound toward the Doraville station) and exit the bus at the fourth stop . Bus 25 also departs from the Doraville, Medical Center and Lenox stations.
You can also walk to Town Brookhaven from the Brookhaven MARTA station in about 20 minutes. Take the Peachtree Road exit out of the station and turn right on Peachtree Road and walk about three blocks. Be sure to cross over Peachtree Road at a stoplight. See walking map below.
There are sevearal Walmart stores near MARTA, off the north-south and east-west rail lines. Below are directions to each store.
A short walk from from the Ashby station on the blue/green rail line is a Walmart at 835 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Take the Lee Street exit out of the station and turn right, then right again on Mayson Turner Road. MARTA bus 3 and bus 68 also stop here.
On the gold rail line, head to the Chamblee station for another short walk to Walmart. Exit the station toward Peachtree Road and turn left on Peachtree Road then right on Chamblee Dunwoody Road.
Board bus 12 at the Midtown station to reach the Walmart off of Howell Mill Road.
Five Points Station
Board bus 74 for the Walmart at 2427 Gresham Road SE.
Oakland City/College Park Station
Exit at either of these MARTA station to connect with bus 172, which travels to the Walmart at 1030 Delta Blvd.
Exit at the Dunwoody station for bus 150, which has a stop at the Walmart at 4725 Ashford Dunwoody Road.
Avondale/Kensington/King Memorial Station
Board bus 21 at the King Memorial or Kensington station for the Walmart on Memorial Drive. You can also board bus 114 at the Avondale station on the blue line.
The Stone Mountain Park and Ride is located at 1475 East Park Place, Stone Mountain, GA 30087. A regional bus, GRTA Xpress 424 travels to and from the parking lot Monday-Friday, connecting with the Civic Center MARTA station at the Five Points station at the Forsyth Street exit. Total commute time is 35-45 minutes.
The Peachtree Hills Festival of the Arts is a June event that takes place in the Peachtree Hills neighborhood in Buckhead. The festival features local art, live music and food trucks. The closest MARTA station to the event is Lindbergh Center, which is less than a 15-minute walk away. Take the Main Street exit out of the station and head south to Lindbergh Drive and turn right on Lindbergh Drive then left on Peachtree Hills Avenue.
The Brookhaven Beer Fest is a yearly event in June, conveniently located next to the Brookhaven MARTA station. Tickets are required and the admission price includes unlimited beer tastings. Food and live music are also at the event.
On MARTA, take a gold line train to the Brookhaven station. If you are coming from the airport, downtown or midtown, look for a “Doraville” train. If you are coming from east or west of the city on the blue or green rail line, travel to the Five Points station and follow the signs to the Northbound train platform and wait for a Doraville train there. Lastly, if you are starting from the north red line, such as North Springs, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Medical Center or Buckhead, take a southbound train to the Lindbergh Center station and wait for a Doraville train at that location. Once at the station, exit toward the parking lot, not Peachtree Road, and walk through the parking lot to Apple Valley Road.
For those interested in taking a bus route, or who might live off a bus route that goes to the area, three buses connect with the Brookhaven station:
- 8 North Druid Hills Rd. (Connects with the Avondale station via North Druid Hills and Toco Hills)
- 25 Peachtree Industrial Blvd (Connects with the Lenox and Doraville station via Peachtree Road and Peachtree Industrial)
- 47 I-85 Access Rd./Briarwood Rd. (Connects with the Chamblee station via Shallowford Road and I-85 Access Road)
Fare is $2.50 each way. Buses take cash. Otherwise, load up a Breeze Card with your roundtrip fare at the start of the day. A Waffle House is next to the station if you need to sober up after the event, and across the street you’ll find Mellow Mushroom, Hudson Grille and other restaurants.
Resurgens Plaza is an office building in Buckhead at 945 East Paces Ferry Road that is directly connected to the Lenox MARTA station on the gold rail line. If you are coming from the airport, downtown or Midtown, board a northbound train labeled “Doraville” to reach the Lenox station. After exiting the station, follow the signs pointing to Resurgens Plaza opposite the mall exit. After exiting the fare gate, walk straight ahead for a MARTA entrance into the building. To the left is a pedestrian walkway that leads to Atlanta Plaza.
The Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center is located at 3405 Lenox Road NE, closest to the Lenox MARTA station on the gold rail line. The hotel features 30,000 square feet of total meeting space, heated outdoor pool and a fitness center. Nearby dining includes Shula’s 347 inside the hotel, Bucket Shop Cafe and Houston’s. Nearby attractions include Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza.
If coming from the airport or downtown Atlanta, board a train marked “Doraville” and take it to the Lenox Station. Follow the signs pointing “To Mall” after exiting the train and at street level, walk straight ahead out of the station along Lenox Road, crossing over East Paces Ferry Road. At the stoplight across from the station, cross over Lenox Road, then turn left on Lenox and keep walking straight ahead about one block to reach the hotel.
Douglasville is a small city west of Atlanta near I-20, and is not MARTA accessible. There are regional buses operated by GRTA Xpress that travel to the area Monday-Friday on a very limited schedule:
- Take any train heading downtown to the Five Points station and take the Forsyth Street exit out of the station to catch GRTA Xpress 461/462. The bus departs only Monday-Friday between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.
- Take a red or gold line train to the Civic Center station for GRTA Xpress 460. The bus departs only Monday-Friday between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The other option is to use MARTA and a taxi. If coming from the blue or green rail line, board a H.E. Holmes Westbound train and take it to the H.E. Holmes station and arrange for a taxi there at 70 Hamilton E. Holmes Drive (about 17 miles from Douglasville). If you are coming from the airport, Midtown, Buckhead or otherwise on the red or gold lines, take the train to the Five Points station and transfer to the Westbound train platform and wait for the H.E. Holmes train there.
The Morris Brown Herndon Stadium is a short walk from the Vine City station on the blue/green rail line. The main entry is located on Sunset Avenue in between Rhodes Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW. From the Vine City station, take the Rhodes Street exit out of the station and turn left on Rhodes Street, walk about two blocks and turn left again on Sunset Avenue (see map below). Total walking time is less than 10 minutes.
If you are coming from the red or gold rail line, go to the Five Point Station and follow the signs to the Westbound train platform and get on the first Westbound train that arrives.
The InterContinental Buckhead hotel is a five-star hotel located at 3315 Peachtree Road NE, closest to the Buckhead MARTA station on the red rail line. Amenities include a business center, fitness center, outdoor pool and spa.
From the MARTA station, take the pedestrian tunnel underneath Peachtree Road after exiting the fare gates. At street level, turn left and walk about a block (see map below).
The Whole World Improv Theatre is located at 1216 Spring Street NW, closest to the Arts Center MARTA station on the red/gold rail line. The venue offers improv comedy shows and classes.
Take the West Peachtree Street exit out of the station and cross the street. Walk through the parking lot directly across the station via the 15th Street crosswalk to reach Spring Street and turn left. If you’d rather not walk through a parking lot, turn left on West Peachtree Street, right on 14th Street and right on Spring Street. Approximate walking time through the parking lot is about 5 minutes.
- Nearby places to eat include DaVinci’s Pizzeria, Veni Vidi Vici, Einstein’s Bagels and Carolyn’s Gourmet Cafe. See restaurant listings here.
- If you are returning to the Buckhead, Medical Center, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs or North Springs stations after 7 p.m., board the first northbound train that arrives at the Arts Center station and go one stop to the Lindbergh Center station and wait for a North Springs train there.
- View the Arts Center station schedule to plan your return trip. Trains stop running around 1 a.m.
For more information, see:
Best of the Arts Center Station
Navigating the Arts Center Station
Arts Center Station Restaurants
Arts Center Station Nightlife
Arts Center Station Area Pictures
5 Family-friendly Activities near the Arts Center Station
The Panola Road Park and Ride is located at 5289 Minola Drive at the intersection of Minola Drive with Panola Road in Lithonia. Two MARTA bus routes and one regional bus operated by GRTA Xpress connect to the park and ride lot:
- MARTA bus 86 (travels to/from the East Lake MARTA station on the blue rail line – 40 minutes)
- MARTA bus 117 (travels to/from the Kensington MARTA station on the blue line – 40 minutes)
- GRTA Xpress Route 428 (travels to/from the Dunwoody MARTA station and the Medical Center MARTA station on the red rail line – 30 to 40 minutes)
To get to the park and ride via car, take I-20 to exit 71 and head south on Panola Road or get detailed driving directions from your starting address. This park and ride is best for commuters going to work at Northside Hospital/St. Joseph’s Hospital/Scottish Rite, perimeter mall area or downtown Atlanta/downtown Decatur.
The Adamsville Recreation Center is located at 3201 Martin Luther King Jr Drive SW, closest to the H.E. Holmes MARTA station on the blue rail line. The facility includes an auditorium, fitness center, dance room, basketball courts, game room and indoor Olympic-sized swimming pool.
To get there on MARTA, board bus 73 at the H.E. Holmes station. Approximate commute time on the bus is five minutes.
Greenbriar Mall is located at 2841 Greenbriar Parkway SW. Anchor stores include Macy’s and Burlington Coat Factory, and there is also a food court, farmer’s market and mall walkers program.
The closest MARTA station to the mall is Lakewood/Fort McPherson, although the commute requires taking a bus. There are several bus routes to choose from:
- Bus 66 connects to the H.E. Holmes station (25 minutes)
- Bus 83 connects to the Oakland City station (15-20 minutes)
- Bus 162 connects to the Oakland City station (25 minutes)
- Bus 183 connects to the Lakewood/Fort McPherson station (10 minutes)
The Barge Road Park and Ride is located at the intersection of Barge Road and Campbellton Road, just behind the Greenbriar Animal Hospital. Several MARTA bus routes connect with the parking lot:
- Bus 66 connects to the H.E. Holmes station
- Bus 83 connects to the Oakland City station
- Bus 165 connects to the H.E. Holmes station
- Bus 183 connects to the Lakewood/Fort McPherson station
Click on the above links for route schedules. The Oakland City and Lakewood/Fort McPherson station are on the red/gold rail line, ideal if you are traveling north or south on the MARTA rail system. The H.E. Holmes station provides connection to the blue rail line that travels east and west through the city. All trains stop at the Five Points station.
- It is free to transfer from MARTA rail to buses.
- If you are parking at the Barge Road and don’t have a Breeze Card fare, you can pay $2.50 cash. Drivers cannot make change.
Draft on Taft is a yearly beer event in the residential area south of Piedmont Park. This Midtown street festival is a fundraiser that features plenty of beer, live music and food. Tickets are required, but includes all you can drink and eat.
The closest MARTA station is the Midtown Station on the red/gold rail line. From the main station exit, turn right on 10th Street then right on Charles Allen Drive. Approximate walking time is 15 minutes. If you don’t want to walk, board bus 36 or bus 99 at the Midtown Station … both have stops at Taft Street and 10th. The bus ride is free if you are transferring from the train.
Designed in 1880, the Trolley Barn is just that — a historic building at 963 Edgewood Avenue NE that once housed Atlanta’s streetcars. Today it is used as a special event space and in addition to the main hall, there is a serving kitchen, an 800 square-foot mezzanine overlooking the hall, a 2,400 square-foot general purpose room underneath the main hall and a large outdoor brick patio. It is also home to the yearly Butterfly Ball that takes place during the Inman Park Festival.
The closest MARTA station is Inman Park on the blue/green rail line, which is literally just down the street. If coming from Five Points (and the red/gold line), board an Eastbound train marked Indian Creek or Candler Park at Five Points. Once at the Inman Park station, follow the signs pointing to Inman Park after exiting the fare gate and at street level, keep walking straight ahead from the stairway/escalators along the bus bay to enter Edgewood Avenue. The Trolley Barn is about a block down on the left.
For more information, see:
Navigating the Inman Park Station
Inman Park MARTA Station Nightlife
Inman Park MARTA Station Restaurants
Tips for Taking MARTA to the Inman Park Festival
5 Things to See and Do at the Inman Park Station
5 Family-friend Activities Near the Inman Park Station
The Thomasville Park and Recreation Center is located in Southeast Atlanta at Henry Thomas Drive and McDonough Blvd. The park features a swimming pool, tennis court, basketball court and Center of Hope (Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta) that provides enrichment and physical activities for children.
The closest MARTA station is Inman Park on the blue/green rail line. From that station, board bus 4 on the Inman Park side of the station to reach the park. The park is toward the end of the line — and the bus will cross over McDonough Blvd. then circle through a neighborhood before reaching the park, which has a bus stop on Henry Thomas Drive.
The Starlight Six Drive-In Theatre is located at 2000 Moreland Avenue SE, closest to the Inman Park MARTA station on the blue/green rail line. This classic drive-in is cash-only and has multiple screens and a snack bar.
On MARTA, take a blue or green line train to the Inman Park station (if coming from Five Points, board a train marked “Indian Creek” or “Candler Park”. At the station, follow the signs pointing to Inman Park after exiting the fare gate, keeping to the right. At street level wait for and board bus 4, which has a stop near the theatre. Signal for the bus stop once you see the signs for the theatre, after the bus crosses McDonough Blvd. There is a bus stop at that intersection, but it is only close to one screen in the north end of the grounds. The next bus stop is more central and is across from the Crestnut Hill Cemetery. (See this stop on the map below at Isa Drive). You can also tell your driver your destination. For the return trip, return to the same bus stop. The bus route will do a loop and circle back to the MARTA station.
On the weekend, be back at the bus stop no later than 11:55 p.m. to catch the last bus and 11:40 p.m. on weekdays.
The Emory University Hospital is located on the Emory University campus at 1364 Clifton Road NE. The nearest MARTA station is Lindbergh Center on the red/gold rail line, though there are a variety of transportation options to get to the hospital.
Two MARTA buses travel to the hospital, bus 6 from the Lindbergh Center and Inman Park stations and bus 36 from the Midtown and Avondale stations. The free Cliff Shuttle also has a stop at the hospital. The CCTMA route picks up passengers at the Decatur MARTA station and additional routes pick up at the North Dekalb and South Dekalb malls.
- The quickest route is the CCTMA Cliff Shuttle from the Decatur station followed by bus 6 from Inman Park and then bus 6 departing from Lindbergh Center.
- To maximize your commute getting back to MARTA rail on your return trip, wait at a bus stop on N. Decatur Road, which will allow you to board either bus 6 or bus 36.
- Emory Village and Emory Point both have places to eat.
The Atlanta Ikea is located near Atlantic Station at 441 16th St NW. The closest MARTA station is the Arts Center station on the red/gold rail line. From the station, go up two levels from the train platform, following the signs pointing to the buses and either board bus 37 or the free Atlantic Station shuttle that runs every 15-30 minutes. Both stop at or near Ikea. If on the bus, exit at 17th and Village Street, at the end of the Atlantic Station Park. Walk down Village Street to 16th Street and turn right to reach the store (see map below).
The Twelve Hotel and Residences Atlantic Station is located at 361 17th Street NW, closest to the Arts Center station on the red/gold rail line. Features include a fitness center, rooftop pool, business center and 24-hour concierge service. Walking time is about 16 minutes, or board bus 37 or the free Atlantic Station shuttle at the station. Both stop in the main Atlantic Station shopping district where the hotel is located.
If walking, take the West Peachtree Street exit out of the station and turn right on West Peachtree. Walk about a block to 17th Street and turn left. Walk over the bridge and Twelve will be on the right side of the street about two blocks down (see map below).
- Bus 37 runs every 40 minutes on weekdays and just over every hour on weekends.
- The Atlantic Station shuttle runs every 15-30 minutes.
- Nearby places to eat include Rosa Mexicano, Yard House, Strip, California Pizza Kitchen and the Atlantic Grill, along with a variety of casual and fast spots to grab a bite to eat.
Built in 1904, Rhodes Hall at 1516 Peachtree St NW is a historic mansion that contains a museum and special event space, with tours available on Tuesdays and Saturdays (group tours available on other days by appointment). The closest MARTA station is the Arts Center station on the red/gold rail line, just over a 10 minute walk, or bus 110 that departs from the Arts Center (along with the Lenox and Buckhead stations) and has a stop out front.
If walking, take the West Peachtree Street exit out of the Arts Center station and turn right on West Peachtree Street. Rhodes Hall is just over two blocks up on the left.
For more information, see:
Arts Center Station Overview
Navigating the Arts Center Station
10 Easiest Destinations to Get to on MARTA
10 Popular Atlanta Tourists Attractions and How to Get There on MARTA
The Georgia Perimeter College Decatur Campus is located at 3251 Panthersville Road. The closest MARTA station is Decatur on the blue rail line, though the commute requires taking a bus. Bus 15 departs from the Decatur station and travels to the college along with bus 34, which departs from the Inman Park station. The college is near the end of the line on both bus routes.
Reynoldstown is an Atlanta neighborhood to the east of downtown and just south of Inman Park. It borders the Edgewood Retail District, which provides grocery, retail and restaurant options, and the area was originally settled by freed slaves. The nearest MARTA station is Inman Park/Reynoldstown on the blue/green rail line. If you are transferring trains at the Five Points station, follow signs to the Eastbound platform and board either an Indian Creek or Candler Park train.
Once at the station, follow the signs pointing to Reynoldstown after exiting the fare gates (on the left). This exit provides access to a parking lot, the neighborhood and closest walking route to the retail district.
The PATH is a network of trails and sidewalks that run through Atlanta. MARTA connects with the PATH at several points along the blue/green rail line. Bring your bike on MARTA or walk the trail system. See below for options and sightseeing along the PATH near MARTA.
One of the major points to connect with the PATH is just outside the Inman Park station. After walking through the fare gate, turn right to follow the signs pointing to Inman Park. At street level, turn right along the bus bay and walk to the edge of the parking lot where there is a marked PATH sidewalk just beyond a fence. This PATH goes through winding and hilly parks in the area, passing a playground and also merges with the Carter Center. The area provides a scenic place for a picnic and is popular for sledding on the occasion there is enough snow fall.
After winding from Inman Park to Candler Park, the PATH ends up alongside the East Lake MARTA station on Dekalb Avenue. Be sure to exit on the north side of the station/Dekalb Avenue. The PATH runs alongside the station all the way to downtown Decatur, making this a good spot to exit and then bike or walk to Decatur, where you can reconnect with MARTA at the Decatur station, and combine the outing with shopping or food in Decatur.
The PATH runs alongside the backside of downtown Decatur along College Avenue. Take the Church Street exit out of the station and turn right. The PATH is about two blocks down next to the railroad. Turn left to walk around the outskirts of downtown Decatur and circle back to the station, or turn right on the PATH to reach the East Lake station.
Lenox Marketplace is located at 3535 Peachtree Road NE, across from Phipps Plaza. The shopping center includes Target, Publix, Staples and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
The closest MARTA station is Lenox on the gold rail line, but it is also in walking distance from the Buckhead Station on the red line. From the Lenox Station, take the “To Mall” exit off the train platform and at street level, walk straight ahead to walk along Lenox Road. Turn right on Kingsboro Road then left on Oak Valley Road (see map below). Total walking time is approximately 10 minutes. From Buckhead, take the first stairway exit out of the station to street level and turn left on Peachtree Road and walk about three blocks.
Coan Park is a large recreational area in the Edgewood neighborhood located at 1520 Woodbine Avenue SE. The park features a playground, lighted tennis courts, ballfield and pavilion with grill.
The closest MARTA station is Edgewood/Candler Park on the blue/green rail line. It is about a 20 minute walk from the station, or take bus 24 from the Edgewood/Candler Park or East Lake Station.
To walk there, take the Edgewood exit out of the station and at street level, walk through the MARTA parking lot and turn left on La France Street. Turn right on Mayson Avenue to reach the park, which is about three blocks away (see map below). The area is transitional, so keep aware of your surroundings.
Edgewood is an Atlanta neighborhood near downtown, bordered by Candler Park, Reynoldstown, East Atlanta and Kirkwood. It is primarily a residential area that backs up to the Edgewood Retail District and has its own MARTA station: Edgewood/Candler Park on the blue/green rail line.
For commuters coming from downtown or south/north of the city on the red or gold rail line, take MARTA to the Five Points station and follow the signs to the Eastbound platform and wait for a train marked Candler Park or Indian Creek. At the station, follow the signs pointing to Edgewood after exiting the fare gate (not to Candler Park). Bus 24 departs from the station (and the East Lake station) and also travels through the neighborhood via Mayson Avenue and Hosea Williams Drive.
The Candler Park Connection at 1530 Dekalb Avenue is a business/commercial center that is a short walk away from the Candler Park MARTA station on the blue/green rail line. Some of the main tenants include Radial Cafe, Wall Crawlers, CrossFit Rx, Tough Love Yoga and the Phillip Rush Center.
Follow the signs to the Candler Park side of the station after exiting the train. At street level, head east (away from downtown Atlanta) on Dekalb Avenue (the major street that runs next to the station) and walk about a block.
If you are coming from the red or gold rail line (such as from the airport, Midtown or Buckhead), travel to the Five Points station and follow the signs to the Eastbound train and wait for either a train marked Indian Creek or Candler Park to get to the Candler Park station.
Downtown Decatur is full of shops, restaurants and special events throughout the year. The Decatur MARTA station is right below the downtown area, making it a very easy commute via the train. Only the the “Indian Creek” train travels to Decatur however, so if you are coming from Five Points or any station west of Decatur, be sure to follow the signs to the Eastbound train platform and wait for an “Indian Creek” train.
For those traveling from the airport, Midtown, Buckhead or further north of the city, take any southbound train to the Five Points station and then connect with the eastbound Indian Creek train there.
Several bus routes also travel to the area, providing an alternative option, and in some cases, the bus route may be easier to get to than the rail stations. See below for the list of routes and where you can connect with them.
- Bus 2 — Departs from the North Avenue station and goes to Decatur via Ponce de Leon Avenue on alternating trips. Great option if you live near Virginia Highland
- Bus 15 — Travels to downtown Decatur from South Dekalb Mall via S. Candler Road.
- Bus 19 — Travels to downtown Decatur from the Chamblee Station via Clairmont Road
- Bus 123 — Travels to downtown Decatur from North Dekalb Mall via Lawrenceville Highway, N. Decatur Road and Church Street
Bessie Branham Park is located in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta. In addition to a playground, baseball field, basketball and tennis courts, there is a recreational building that houses a gym and computer center.
The closest MARTA station is East Lake on the blue rail line. It is about a 20 minute walk from the station. Take the south station exit towards College Avenue upon leaving the station and turn left at the bottom of the stairway at street level. Walk through the bus bay to College Avenue and turn left on College Avenue then left on Norwood Avenue (see map below). The recommended option is to either bike from the station or get on bus 24 at the East Lake or Candler Park station to get to the park.
The East Lake Urban Farm is located at 2347 Hosea Williams Drive next to the ELF Market. The farm includes 75 raised beds and a hoophouse, and food harvested there can be purchased by members.
The farm is closest to the East Lake MARTA station on the blue rail line. It is about a 20 minute walk from the station, walking south on East Lake Drive next to the station to 2nd Avenue (see map). Or take bus 24 from either the East Lake or Candler Park Station.
Kirkwood is an Atlanta neighborhood to the east of downtown Atlanta that has a small commercial area with shops and restaurants including the Pullman, Kirkwood Bar and Grill and Urban Pie. In addition to being an affordable area for single family homes, it claims fame as a historic former streetcar suburb and as an active spot during the Civil War.
The closest MARTA station is Candler Park on the blue/green rail line. Board bus 24 at the station and exit the bus on Hosea Williams Drive not long after passing the post office for the downtown area. The bus ride is about 10 minutes. You can also connect with bus 24 at the East Lake Station.
The Piedmont Driving Club is a private club located at 1215 Piedmont Avenue next to Piedmont Park that features a swimming pool, clubhouse and fitness activities. The closest MARTA station is Arts Center on the red/gold rail line. Go up one level from the train platform and follow the signs to 15th Street/Buses. Go up one more level and follow the sidewalk through the bus bay to 15th Street and turn left. Stay on 15th Street until it dead ends at the Piedmont Driving Club (see map below).
Bus 27 also has a stop at the club. Connect with the bus at the Midtown or Lindbergh Center station.
The Goat Farm Arts Center is a visual and performing arts center located at 1200 Foster Street NW. In addition to the historic 20,00 square foot facility that includes a library, cafe and five exhibition halls, there is also an organic farm on site.
The closest MARTA station is the Midtown Station on the red/gold rail line. Board bus 12 at the station and exit the bus at the intersection of Howell Mill Road with Huff Road. Commute time is approximately 15 minutes. You can also connect with the bus at most points along Howell Mill Road or at the Cumberland Transfer Center next to Cumberland Mall.
The Cumberland Transfer Center is located near I-285 and I-75, and is a bus connection and transfer point for Cobb Community Transit (CCT) and MARTA. The CCT routes that depart from the Cumberland Transfer Center travel to the Marietta Transfer Center, Delk Road, Cobb Parkway, Terrill Mill Road, Windy Hill Road, South Cobb Drive, U.S. 41 and Powers Ferry Road.
To get to the Cumberland Transfer Center on MARTA, board bus 12 at the Midtown Station on the red/gold rail line. Commute time is approximately 45 minutes.
The District at Howell Mill is a large shopping center near West Midtown. Major retailers include Walmart, TJ Maxx, Ross Dress for Less, Ulta and PetSmart. Getting here requires taking a bus — bus 12 from either the Midtown Station or the Cumberland Transfer Center near Cumberland Mall. The commute is much shorter from Midtown, about 15 minutes.
Midtown Promenade is a popular shopping center at 931 Monroe Drive, across the street from the Grady High School stadium near the intersection of Monroe Drive and 10th Street. Current tenants include Trader Joe’s, Richard’s Variety Store, Starbucks, MetroFresh, Mellow Mushroom, Kiri, UPS Store, Gatsby’s, F.R.O.G.S. Cantina, Rice Box, Independent, Highlander, Apres Diem and Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.
The closest MARTA station is the Midtown Station on the red/gold rail line. It is about a 20 minute walk, or take bus 36 or bus 99 from the Midtown Station. If you plan to walk, take the central station exit off the train platform and follow the signs pointing to 10th Street at street level. Turn right on 10th Street and walk until the street dead ends at Monroe Drive. Turn right on Monroe to reach the shopping center.
The United Artists Tara Cinema is located at 2345 Cheshire Bridge Road at the intersection with Lindbergh Drive, in Cheshire Square. The closest MARTA station is the Lindbergh Center Station on the red/gold rail line. The theater often features documentaries and artistic/indie films in addition to current blockbusters.
To get there on MARTA, board bus 6, bus 27 or bus 30 at Lindbergh Center. The ride is about six minutes and only six stops away from the station. You can also connect with bus 6 at the Inman Park Station and bus 27 at the Midtown Station if you are coming from that part of town.