Hello Kirkwood! If you haven’t been to this hopping neighborhood, you’ll want to make plans to go soon. A popular streetcar stop in the early 1900’s, Kirkwood is a desirable area for all ages. Young families, empty nesters, and others love the neighborhood’s parks and community activities, as well as its headline-worthy restaurants. Hundreds flock here in late September for Kirkwood’s 10th annual Wine Stroll that helps fund local businesses, organizations, and events.
Kirkwood is bordered by DeKalb Avenue to the north, Rogers and Montgomery streets to the west, Memorial Drive to the south, Mellrich and Winter avenues to the northeast and Oakview Road to the east. It’s close to downtown, ½ mile from I-20, and boasts not one, but 2 MARTA stations.
Kirkwood’s public parks include:
- Gilliam Park – along the old trolley line, the park offers green space, a bike trail (as part of the PATH project), and a community garden
- Coan Park: also by the old trolley line, Coan Park is on the border of the Edgewood and Kirkwood neighborhoods. It has an accessible playground so disabled children have easy access, an outdoor gym with workout equipment, as well as Coan Recreation Center, Coan Baseball Field, a basketball court, several tennis courts, and entertainment gazebo.
- Bessie Branham Park (formerly Kirkwood Park): Bessie Branham Park boasts Atlanta’s only urban treehouse, constructed under a US Forest Service program to increase the awareness of inner-city youth to nature. It also has tennis/basketball courts, a ball field, a playground, and a recreational center.
Kirkwood’s Atlanta Public Schools:
- Fred A. Toomer Elementary School
- Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
- Maynard H. Jackson High School
- Average listing price – $465,472.00
- Median sales price – $350,000.00 (+11.6% year-over-year)