Kirkwood is a historic streetcar suburb east of Atlanta.
Kirkwood is a historic streetcar suburb east of Atlanta. The Kirkwood Historic District is the largest historic district in the State of Georgia. Adored for its small-town feel and diverse community, the Kirkwood neighborhood is ideal for first-time homebuyers and young professionals.
In 2003 a $1.5 million revitalization project began, allowing the inner city suburb to flourish.
A plan to increase pedestrian access by narrowing street crossings, slowing traffic, installing protected crosswalks and adding bicycle lanes, and building wider decorative sidewalks. Kirkwood offers a newly constructed library, police precinct, and fire station.
Today, residents enjoy the visual element of historic street lighting, five neighborhood parks, decorative brick pavers, the Trolley Line, and the new Eastside Greenway; a series of linear parks, greenspace and urban trail network. Residents and visitors also have an abundance of shopping, dining and entertainment options including plush day spas, a seasonal Wine Stroll, restaurants and bars, the kid-friendly Tour of Homes during the Kirkwood Spring Fling, coffee shops, yoga studios, and much more. Residents encourage new homeowners to sip coffee at Taproom Coffee and enjoy savory brunch at Le Petit Marche.
Kirkwood is under the Atlanta Public Schools District, therefore residents have the pleasure of sending their children to Fred A. Toomer Elementary School, Charles Drew Charter School, Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, and Maynard H. Jackson High School.
Kirkwood's single-family homes for sale have an average price of $440,000. This very competitive neighborhood is a family-friendly atmosphere., while newly built condominiums are loft-style, homebuyers can find craftsman bungalows, the most prominent architectural home style in Kirkwood reflects the area's growth throughout the community's early 20th century as a streetcar suburb of bustling Atlanta.
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