Old Fourth Ward



Old Fourth Ward’s popularity is nothing new. Like today, it was one of the City’s most desirable neighborhoods in the early 1900’s before falling into disrepair in the 1960s. The home of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the church where he preached, Ebenezer Baptist, O4W is returning to its glory days.

Just east of downtown, the main attractions to the area had typically been centered visiting the historic sites of its civil rights leader: the Sweet Auburn district where King was born, where his legacy is preserved and revered. Tours of his birth home, the church, and the burial sites of King and his wife as well as restored shotgun houses, Victorian homes and Craftsman bungalows are all available to visit, inside and out.

Now, with Sweet Auburn experiencing an upswing through initiatives like the Atlanta Streetcar and its annual Sweet Auburn Festival and the completion of the first section of the Atlanta BeltLine, the area north of Freedom Parkway and east of Boulevard is one of the most up-and-coming in all of Atlanta. It includes the Historic Fourth Ward Park’s 17 acres of green space and a 2-acre lake fully equipped with a playground, splash pad, outdoor theater, athletic field, and…a skate park. O4W also houses the Atlanta Stove Works, Krog Street Market, and Ponce City Market. A mixed-use development, Ponce City Market is the latest go-to destination, with shopping, eateries, and housing that’s attracting people from all over the Metro to live and play.

You’ll need more than one trip to O4W to walk or ride on its popular strip of the BeltLine’s 30-year project and see its evolving art gallery. Or to eat and shop in one of its headline making venues. A popular destination for OTP’rs and ITP’rs alike, o4w has become a favorite landing ground for empty nesters, new homeowners, and everyone in-between who want to be a part of the action. And every kind-of residence is available: single-family homes, condos, townhouses, lofts, and apartments – see what’s available for you.

Old Fourth Ward’s Atlanta Public Schools:

  • Hope Hill Elementary School
  • Inman Middle School
  • Grady High School

August-November 2016:

  • Average listing price – $630,866.00
  • Median sales price – $339,468.00 (+0.2% year-over-year)