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 FlingKirkwood Wine Stroll and Home for the Holidays event. Two other major features of the neighborhood are the Trolley Line PATH 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 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 either station and exit the bus on Hosea Williams Drive for the downtown area. The bus ride is about 10 minutes from Candler Park.

Bus 21, which departs from the Georgia State, King Memorial and Kensington stations also travels to the neighborhood via Memorial Drive.

The Lifestyle

  • Walk to restaurants and parks, though a car or bike is helpful for work and errand commutes
  • Park and ride MARTA at the Candler Park or East Lake station for easy access to jobs downtown or near the rail line
  • Take bus 24 to downtown Oakhurst for additional restaurants, businesses and special events
  • Board bus 21 for easy access to Georgia State University, Oakland Cemetery and Cabbagetown

More Information

Neighborhood Guide
How to Ride MARTA Buses

Carl Holt contributed to this listing