8 Safest MARTA Stations in 2018

Crime is generally low at MARTA stations around the city. In fact, crime is so low that in fiscal year 2018, the following stations only had three or less reported crimes over an entire year. Did your favorite station make the list? Read on to find out. To learn more, visit MARTA’s Crime Stats page and for official crime reports and assistance call MARTA Police Services at (404) 848-4900.

East Lake, Georgia State, Vine City (3)

With three reported crimes each, East Lake, Georgia State and Vine City are all relatively small stations on the blue line. East Lake is surrounded by MARTA parking lots and residential areas, Vine City is next to the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Georgia State is conveniently near GSU, Grady Hospital and government offices. Tip: You can walk to state and federal buildings (including for jury duty) and to the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot from the Georgia State station instead of using Five Points, which historically has always had the most reported crimes each year.

Dome, Medical Center, Brookhaven (2)

If you’re heading to a concert, convention, Falcons or Atlanta United game, the Dome MARTA station is a convenient and safe option with only two reported crimes in fiscal year 2018. A few hotels are also in the area along with Centennial Olympic Park and museums, making this station great for tourists and locals.

The Medical Center on the red line and Brookhaven on the gold line also had the same track record for safety, but on the north side of Atlanta. If you’re looking for a job or doctor, Northside Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite are next to the MARTA station. Or make good use of free daily parking or $5/day overnight parking at the Brookhaven MARTA station, where you’ll also find a super close Waffle House and plenty of housing options if you’re looking for a place to live.

King Memorial, Civic Center (1)

The safest MARTA stations for 2018? King Memorial and Civic Center. The reported crimes at the King Memorial MARTA station have dropped considerably year over year, with a peak in 2016 at 15 crimes (which is still very low). Exit here for Oakland Cemetery, Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site (though we like the streetcar or bus commute options over walking from the station) and the hip restaurants and activities in Grant Park.

Across town on the red and gold lines, the Civic Center is the Megabus stop for Atlanta and is near the Post Centennial Park apartments, the W Hotel Downtown Atlanta and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. As a bonus, it is the only subway station in the world that is both underground and above an interstate.

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