Near downtown Atlanta, West End is full of history, from historic homes to the college where Martin Luther King Jr. attended. The neighborhood dates back to the 1830s, and eventually was named after London’s theatre district by developers who were set on creating the ideal suburb. Well-known Atlanta residents, including Joel Chandler Harris, author of the “Uncle Remus Tales,” called West End home and one of the earliest streetcar lines took residents to downtown Atlanta.
Today the West End MARTA station provides transit access to the rest of city and easy access to shopping, restaurants and the BeltLine Westside Trail. The elevated MARTA station sits on the edge of the neighborhood with Lee Street on one side and freight railroad lines on the other. Up on the train platform there are stunning skyline views of Atlanta, and all stairs and elevators go one level down to a large and open concourse area.
There are two ways to exit the station from the concourse: South Parking and North Parking, which both provide access to the connecting bus routes and Lee Street in front of the station. See below for the nearby destinations and how to use each exit for the shortest walking commute.