Welcome to Kirkwood
This diverse and trendy neighborhood is perfect for those looking for quality housing with a small town feel while still being close to Midtown and Downtown Atlanta.
- The people who live here are Professionals, Longtime Residents, Visionaries, Students, Recent Graduates, First-Time Homebuyers, Young Families, Outdoor Enthusiasts.
- Great for Front Porches, History, Community Events, MARTA Access, Cultural Festivals, Family Events, Walking Trails, Biking
- Area highlights include Gilliam Park, Kirkwood Library Auditorium, Coan Park, Bessie Branham Park, The Kirkwood Urban Forest and Community Garden, pb&j gallery, East Lake Family YMCA, Charlie Yates Public Golf Course
Kirkwood is one of Atlanta’s most up and coming neighborhoods. Just five miles from downtown, this community is considered a small town in a big city. Families and young professionals love this diverse neighborhood for its fun and friendly atmosphere.
Kirkwood’s history dates back to the 1870s when it was founded to be a residential street car suburb. Some of Atlanta’s most beautiful and historic Victorian homes can be found here. Located between DeKalb Avenue to the north and Memorial Drive to the south, there is a mixture of large older homes, smaller post World War II era housing, loft apartments, and new construction. The Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization works with developers and the City of Atlanta to make sure new developments complement the historic nature of the community. Homebuyers and real estate investors are flocking to the area for the affordable prices, variety of options, strong values, and opportunity for growth.
Young professionals and recent graduates come here for the thriving retail including eclectic boutiques and trendy restaurants, as well as an energetic nightlife scene. Residents enjoy a high quality of life in this neighborhood as there is always something to do, such as the annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll hosted by the Kirkwood Business Owners Association.
Families love Kirkwood as well. The area also has four public parks and is undergoing a million dollar streetscape project to additionally beautify the area. The local economy is flourishing, the schools are some of the best in the city, and the area has an impeccable reputation for safety. The community hosts the annual Kirkwood Spring Fling, including an artist market, live music, kid’s area and local food vendors, and the Kirkwood Family Find, an Easter Egg Hunt with 8,000 eggs at Bessie Branham Park.