Welcome to Edgewood
Just past Little 5 Points, this community offers a mix of eclectic charm with big city amenities, making it one of the most popular areas for intowners that want a little of everything.
- The people who live here are Professionals, Longtime Residents, Visionaries, Students, Recent Graduates, First-Time Homebuyers, Young Families.
- Great for Shopping, Restaurants, Community Events, Walking Trails, History, MARTA Access, Biking, Business District
- Area highlights include The Edgewood Retail District, Little 5 Points, Edgewood-Candler Park, PATH Bike Trails, Edgewood Community Learning Garden, Freedom Park, Candler Park, The Martin Luther King Center, the BeltLine, the Music Room
Edgewood is northwest of East Atlanta, west of Kirkwood, and south of Candler Park. Still edgy enough for hipsters, but convenient enough for professionals, this community boasts a diverse collection of residents that work together to maintain and improve the quality of life in this neighborhood.
Originally its own town until 1909, Edgewood was developed during Atlanta’s Reconstruction-era economic boom that lasted from 1870 to 1910 to accommodate the growing needs of residents that worked downtown. Primarily geared toward blue collar workers, Edgewood’s historic housing is made up of craftsman bungalows, and not the Victorian architecture you may find in neighboring communities. Today, everyone from hipsters to young families are moving to Edgewood for its great location and community amenities. Home prices are reasonable for the area and there are historic bungalows, new construction condos, and townhomes available.
There is a mix of “mom and pop” retail establishments, local restaurants, and big box chains primarily found in the Edgewood Retail District, a 44-acre mixed-use development off of Moreland Avenue. Edgewood is also close to some Atlanta staples, such as the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, the Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Change, and the Carter Center. Every day more and more unique retail and dining selections are joining the neighborhood, like Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Grindhouse Killer Burgers. In addition, a biergarten, neighborhood garden, cooking classes and community festivals are all proposed for the area.
With the Atlanta Streetcar in the works and a projected Edgewood-Candler Park MARTA station mixed-use development, Edgewood is the place to be for urban visionaries.