The Old Fourth Ward, often abbreviated O4W, is located just east of Downtown Atlanta and is best known as the location of the Martin Luther King, Jr. historic site. The neighborhood is a smaller version of the historic Fourth Ward political area in place until the 1950s when the city changed to a district system. It is one of the oldest sections of the city. It’s main thoroughfare Boulevard was considered one of the most desired residential streets in the 1890s. Declining for decades since the 1950s, the neighborhood has seen an extraordinary resurgence in recent years becoming one of Atlanta’s “must have” locations.
Beltline Eastside Trail
The Eastside Trail, a combination of multi-use trail and linear greenspace, was the first finished section of the Atlanta BeltLine trail in an old rail corridor. Its runs from Piedmont Park to Reynoldstown and connects the neighborhoods of Virginia Highland, Midtown, Poncey-Highland, Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, Cabbagetown, and Reynoldstown neighborhoods.
Stone Mountain (Freedom Parkway) PATH
The PATH segment begins Centennial Olympic Park, then continues through downtown Atlanta, along the Freedom Parkway trail and ends at Stone Mountain. The trail connects downtown Atlanta to the ML King Historic site, the Carter Center, and the Beltline Eastside Trail.
O4W sits on MARTA’s east/west line between the Inman Park and King Memorial Stations.
Easy access to I-75 & I-85 (The Connector) and I-20 cross-city highways.
Ponce City Market
Ponce City Market is a 16 acre, mixed-use development located in the historic, Sears and Roebuck building. National and local retail anchors, restaurants, a food hall, boutiques and offices, and residential units filled the 2,100,000-square-foot property.
The Old Fourth Ward part of Edgewood avenue has become a bar and restaurant district. Its urban layout and historic buildings offer a diverse entertainment and dining area that’s growing rapidly with the addition of the Atlanta Streetcar.