Old Fourth Ward is an urban and artsy Atlanta neighborhood just east of downtown. As a transitional area, there’s low-income tenants, hip housing, parks and nightlife spots. Some of the more popular destinations include the Old Fourth Ward Park, Ponce City Market and the Beltline Eastside Trail, which forms the neighborhood’s eastern border.

Two MARTA stations are near the area: North Avenue on the red/gold line and King Memorial on the blue/green line. However, getting to the neighborhood often requires biking or taking a bus from rail.

Choose from the following options to explore Old Fourth Ward:

Bus 2 and 102

These two buses both depart from the North Avenue MARTA station and travel on the edge of the neighborhood to Ponce City Market and the Whole Foods/Home Depot shopping center off of Ponce de Leon Avenue. The bus ride is about 8 minutes to these destinations.

Bus 99

Bus 99 departs from the North Avenue, King Memorial and Georgia State MARTA stations and provides service primarily on North Avenue and Boulevard. Route highlights include Central Park, Atlanta Medical Center, MLK Jr. Historic Site, Edgewood Avenue nightlife, Selena S. Butler Park and Grady Hospital.

Bus 109

Bus 109 departs from the Midtown MARTA station and travels along Piedmont Park to Monroe Drive. From there, the route travels south to Boulevard. Popular destinations off this route include Piedmont Park, Midtown Promenade shopping center (Trader Joes, Midtown Arts Cinema), Atlanta Medical Center, MLK Jr. Historic Site, Sweet Auburn Curb Market and Grady Hospital.

Bus 16

Bus 16 departs from the Five Points MARTA station and travels past the Georgia Power office building and Atlanta Medical Center on Ralph McGill Blvd. Major destinations include The PATHOld Fourth Ward Park and the Eastside BeltLine Trail. There are also many apartment and condo buildings off this route, which continues on to the Carter Center and Virginia Highland.

More Information

Old Fourth Ward Apartments and Rentals
Old Fourth Ward Homes for Sale
How to Ride MARTA Buses

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