“The small town in a big city,” Kirkwood is located 4 miles east of downtown Atlanta and attracts residents and visitors alike. Residents of Kirkwood enjoy parks, restaurants, and annual festivals. Kirkwood has an active neighborhood association and easy access to almost everything Atlanta has to offer.
Residents began settling in Kirkwood in the mid-1800s. Kirkwood was established as its own municipality in 1899 and voted to be annexed into the City of Atlanta in 1922. The neighborhood began gaining in popularity in the 1990s. Today, Kirkwood has many renovated Victorian and Craftsman mansions, 1920s bungalows and new construction homes. Kirkwood is on the National Register of Historic Places. Kirkwood houses a quaint and charming downtown section which hosts many locally owned favorites.
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Downtown Kirkwood has its own post office, a new fire station, and a public library. Notable restaurants include Sun in my Belly, Petit Marche, and Elymirachi.
Many festivals are held in Kirkwood’s beautiful green spaces. These includes Kirkwood Spring Fling, Kirkwood Wine Stroll, and Kirkwood Home for the Holidays.
Kirkwood is home to five of Atlanta's public parks including Coan Park and Bessie Branham Park which houses tennis and basketball courts, and a recreational center. Community members have recently transformed 7 acres of neglected land into a park and community garden called the Kirkwood Urban Forest and Community Garden.
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