Reynoldstown is an Atlanta neighborhood to the east of downtown and just south of Inman Park that was originally settled by freed slaves. Houses are primarily shotgun cottages and bungalows, and an older apartment community is also next to the station. New apartments are currently under construction.
As a redeveloping area, there is more crime here than in nearby neighborhoods, but convenience to the BeltLine and the Edgewood Retail District are two selling points that will likely give this area a boost. It also has a distinct railroad vibe with a rail yard at the northern end of the neighborhood and H. Harper Station, a former rail depot turned restaurant, at the south end.
The nearest MARTA station is Inman Park/Reynoldstown MARTA station on the blue/green rail line. If you are traveling from the red or gold line, transfer to an eastbound train at the Five Points station marked Indian Creek or Candler Park.
Once at the station, follow the signs pointing to Reynoldstown after exiting the fare gates (to the left). This exit provides access to a parking lot, the neighborhood and the retail district.
Glenwood Park is a mixed-use development near East Atlanta, just off I-20 and next to the Atlanta BeltLine. The neighborhood features green buildings and sustainable features such as park with a stormwater retention pond. In addition to a variety of housing, there’s also a commercial area with restaurants including Vickery’s Bar and Grill, The Shed at Glenwood and the Matador Mexican Cantina. Other businesses include a gym, hair salon and coffee shop.
Glenwood Park is more a biking and bus neighborhood than rail due to the 30-minute walk from the nearest MARTA station: Inman Park. Bus 4, bus 34 and bus 107 depart from Inman Park and travel near to the neighborhood. Exit the bus where Moreland Avenue intersects with Glenwood Avenue, the second stoplight after crossing I-20. After exiting the bus, stay on the same side of the street (west) and walk down Glenwood Avenue for about 10 minutes.
Bus 74 departs from the Five Points Station and travels directly to Glenwood Park, though the time on the bus is a little longer. This bus is a great option if you live in Glenwood Park and work in downtown or Midtown.
Additionally, bus 21 departs from the King Memorial MARTA station and travels on Memorial Drive and stops about a block from Glenwood Park. Exit the bus at Bill Kennedy Way next to H. Harper Station.
Bike commuters can take advantage of the BeltLine trail that runs next to the neighborhood once the trail is completed, or use neighborhood streets to bike downtown via Grant Park or the Edgewood Avenue bike path.
The Inman Park Festival takes place the last weekend in April next to the Inman Park MARTA station on the blue/green rail line (see festival map). There’s a large parade on Saturday and all weekend long you can enjoy music on several stages and an extensive artist market in the historic Victorian neighborhood.
There are several ways to get to the Inman Park Festival without a car:
Take a blue line train to the Inman Park MARTA station. If you are traveling from the red or gold line, exit at Five Points and follow the signs to the eastbound platform. Board a train labeled “Indian Creek” and take it to the Inman Park station, which is only three stops away. Make sure that when you reach the station that you turn right after exiting the fare gates to follow the signs pointing to Inman Park. For real-time train arrivals to better plan your commute, download and use the MARTA on the Go app.
Park and Ride
You can park at a nearby MARTA station for a short commute. Candler Park, East Lake and Avondale all have free lots and are near Inman Park (click links to get driving directions). Additionally, for those traveling from the perimeter, the H.E. Holmes station (west side) and Indian Creek station (east side) are near I-285 and are also on the same line as the Inman Park station.
MARTA bus 6 travels to the Inman Park station from the Lindbergh Center station via Lindbergh Drive, Briarcliff Road, Clifton Road and Moreland Avenue if you live in the surrounding neighborhoods, including around Emory University and in Virginia and Poncey Highland. If you live in East Atlanta, board bus 4, 34 or 107 in the East Atlanta Village to get to Inman Park.
You can also bike or walk the BeltLine Eastside Trail to the festival. A branch of the trail goes to Elizabeth Street near the skate park, which provides the most direct access. Get on the trail near Piedmont Park or in Virginia Highland along Ponce de Leon Place.
East Atlanta is a hip and artsy neighborhood southeast of downtown Atlanta. The East Atlanta Village (EAV) is in the center of it all where you’ll find unique restaurants, bars and music venues. Housing is primarily bungalow-style homes and Brownwood Park is the neighborhood greenspace.
The Inman Park MARTA station on the blue/green rail line is closest to the neighborhood, but you have to take a bus from the station to get to East Atlanta as it is not in walking distance (see area map).
If you are coming from the red or gold rail lines, transfer at Five Points to the eastbound platform and get on a train labeled “Indian Creek” or “Candler Park” to reach the Inman Park station. From there, choose from these three bus routes:
You’ll want to check the schedules ahead of time or better, use the OneBusAway app or website for real-time bus arrivals. Be advised that buses park on both sides of the station, and there is a pedestrian bridge that you can use to get to the other side if necessary. Bus 4 departs from the Inman Park side of the tracks, while 34 and 107 are on the Reynoldstown side.
If you are traveling from downtown Atlanta, you can also board bus 74 at the Five Points MARTA station, though the ride will be longer.