Kirkwood Neighborhood

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.

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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:

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Last updated April 2020. Carl Holt contributed to this page.