Welcome to Kirkwood
Downtown Kirkwood has become what neighbors call “the small town in the big city,” hosting its own post office, newly constructed fire station, police precinct and public library. Residents also have a host of restaurant and shopping options in this diverse and trendy neighborhood.
Area Highlights:East Lake Family YMCA, Charlie
Yates Public Golf Course,PB&J Gallery, Kirkwood Spring Fling, Kirkwood Wine Stroll, Kirkwood
Family Find, PATH Foundation trail, Kirkyard
Public House, Battle Atlanta
EducationElementary: Toomer Elementary, Drew Charter School Elementary Academy
Middle: Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School,
Drew Charter School Junior Academy
High School: Maynard H. Jackson High School, Drew Charter School Senior Academy
Parks & GreenspaceGilliam Park, Coan Park, Bessie Branham Park,
The Kirkwood Urban Forest and Community
Garden, Oakview Park, DeKalb Memorial Park
KIRKWOOD is a national historic designated neighborhood on the east side of Atlanta and traces its beginnings as an early streetcar suburb of Atlanta. By 1910 streetcars provided express service to and from Atlanta three times daily, and streetcars continued service along some streets including Kirkwood Road NE until the early 1950s.
Today, Kirkwood is a vibrant, diverse community filled with a wide variety of architecture ranging from 100-year-old-plus Victorian mansions to small bungalows and post-World War II ranches, all of which attracts hipsters and young families who mix with longtime residents. Adventurous newcomers can live in such atypical homes as a renovated library, while modern homes update the look of the historic streets.
The business district on Hosea L. Williams Drive offers a burgeoning collection of wine and coffee shops, restaurants and businesses that cater to people with pets, kids and an interest in a walkable lifestyle.