Kirkwood is a historic family-friendly neighborhood east of downtown Atlanta that was developed as a streetcar suburb. With a commercial district, restaurants, parks, library, fire station, post office and police station, it has a small-town feel despite being close to the city.
Annual events include the Spring Fling and Kirkwood Wine Stroll, or explore the Trolley PATH trail, Pullman Trail and the Pullman Yards, which contain turn-of-the-century brick factory buildings that were once used for train repair (and more recently used in the filming of “Hunger Games”).
Kirkwood is located in between the Edgewood/Candler Park and East Lake MARTA stations on the blue rail line. Walk from the East Lake MARTA station to the edge of the neighborhood via the South Parking lot (walking toward downtown Atlanta). Or board bus 24 at the Edgewood/Candler Park station and exit the bus on Hosea Williams Drive for the downtown area. The bus ride is about 10 minutes.
- Kirkwood Wine Stroll
- Kirkwood Spring Fling
- Bessie Branham Park
- Le Petit Marche
- Anna’s BBQ
- The Pullman
- Dulce Vegan Bakery and Cafe
- Walk to restaurants and parks, though a car or bike is helpful for work and errand commutes
- Park and ride MARTA at the Edgewood/Candler Park or East Lake station for easy access to jobs downtown or near a rail line
- Bus 24 travels to and from downtown Kirkwood with stops at the Edgewood/Candler Park and Indian Creek MARTA stations. Note that you can walk to Kroger, Target and other stores at the Edgewood/Candler Park station
- Board bus 21 on Memorial Drive for easy access to Georgia State University, Grant Park neighborhood, Glenwood Park, BeltLine, Oakland Cemetery and Cabbagetown
The Kirkwood neighborhood has higher property and violent crime compared to the national average, similar to many intown Atlanta neighborhoods (source: Area Vibes). There tends to be less crime on the east side of the neighborhood (east of Norwood Avenue and Bessie Branham Park).
View the below map to explore apartments in the Kirkwood neighborhood:
Last updated April 2020. Carl Holt contributed to this page.