Welcome to Old Fourth Ward
Old Fourth Ward has become one of the most dynamic and sought-after areas of the city. From the historic, to the modern, right up to the uber contemporary, you’ll find the best of all worlds coexisting. It’s a place where the historic streets lead to some of the city's most exciting new venues for eating, elbow-rubbing and endless entertainment… day or night.
Area Highlights:Ponce City Market, The Atlanta Beltline, Historic Fourth Ward Park, MLK Memorial, Freedom Parkway, Sweet Auburn Curb Market
Elementary: Hope-Hill Elementary
Middle: Inman Middle School
High School: Grady High School
Parks & GreenspaceFreedom Parkway, BeltLine East Side trail,
Central Park, Historic Fourth Ward Park and
Skate Park, Renaissance Park and Dog Park, Selena Butler Park
OLD FOURTH WARD, often abbreviated O4W, played a significant part in Atlanta's history, namely as the place where Martin Luther King, Jr. was born, raised and preached. Today, O4W is very much alive in the present and has redefined itself for the future.
Perhaps one of the crowning achievements of O4W’s redevelopment and revitalization efforts is Ponce City Market, housed in the fully-renovated historic Sears, Roebuck & Co. Ponce City Market sits conveniently on the Atlanta BeltLine and draws in hungry crowds and shoppers each day from adjoining neighborhoods, acting as a community hub and a proud landmark of O4W.
Smaller in size, but playing a significant role in OFW's heritage, is the Sweet Auburn Curb Market (established in 1923). The Sweet Auburn Historic District, where you'll find the Martin Luther King Jr. National historic Site, is a great example of the neighborhood's preservation and environmental efforts.
Speaking of environmental efforts, just south of Ponce City Market, you'll find the Historic Fourth Ward Park, another significant landmark in the neighborhood with a large skate park and
There's always something to keep you busy in Old Fourth Ward and with its close proximity to Midtown, Virginia Highland, Poncey-Highland and Inman Park, it’s no wonder it was voted “Best Bet for Next Hot Hood” by Creative Loafing.