Next to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the College Park MARTA station is across the street from historic College Park Main Street. It’s also one of the stations that offers paid overnight parking in addition to free daily parking.
At the end of the gold rail line, the Doraville MARTA station is near Buford Highway and Norcross. It isn’t the most pedestrian-friendly, but does provide the opportunity to sample some of the ethnic food in the area.
The East Lake MARTA station is in a very quiet residential area that is popular with families. It is a good commuter station with large parking lots and there’s some fun places to eat near the station — including Revolution Doughnuts!
The Five Points MARTA station is the transfer point between all rail lines. The surrounding area isn’t as nice as some of the other downtown stations, but the station does have a RideStore and Lost and Found Office.
The Kensington MARTA station is primarily in a residential with large parking lots for commuters. The bus to Stone Mountain connects with this station, though it is easier to connect with a taxi or other car service here to reach the park.
Next to Oakland Cemetery, the King Memorial MARTA station is in a revitalized area near several historic neighborhoods and hip nightlife spots. Several apartment and loft buildings are in walking distance.
The Lindbergh MARTA station is in between Midtown and Buckhead and has three parking decks. The area is popular with college students and young professionals due to the large amount of apartments nearby.
Another popular station in Midtown Atlanta, the North Avenue MARTA station is near the historic Fox Theatre and Georgian Terrace Hotel. The area has also become a new hot spot for apartment communities.
At the end of the red line and connected to Ga. 400, the North Springs MARTA station is primarily a commuter station. One apartment community is nearby, otherwise there isn’t many destinations in walking distance.