Atlanta’s ‘Hottest’ Neighborhood

Welcome to Kirkwood

Enjoy a modern and quality lifestyle while immersed in history
Kirkwood is a national historic neighborhood on Atlanta's east side in DeKalb County. Due to its amazing food, shopping, and music offerings, as well as some unique events like the Kirkwood Wine Stroll, Kirkwood Spring Fling, 'Lanta Gras, and many more, Kirkwood attracts residents and visitors alike. Real estate options in Kirkwood include a wide range of classic homes, from Victorian to the popular Craftsman style, as well as newly built homes with a traditional flair.

What to Love

  • A great mix of historic and modern homes
  • Bustling, young, diverse
  • Family-friendly

Local Lifestyle

Life in Kirkwood is what you make of it. The residents enjoy sprawling green spaces and award-winning restaurants. It is popular among families, and newcomers move here to be a part of an established neighborhood that values community.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Evergreen Butcher + Baker is a new addition to Kirkwood. Sean and Emma, the proprietors of the provisions shop, serve freshly baked sourdough, challah, and rye alongside ribeye, tenderloin, and shanks. The team is best known for its delectable cheeseburger, but you'll have to line up early on Sunday mornings if you want one.

At Elmyriachi, you can always find people eating nachos and drinking margaritas on their patio any night of the week. While the atmosphere is fantastic, the food, particularly their burritos, is delicious. They have everything from a Tex-Mex Ranchero Burrito to a Thai Burrito.

Le Petit Marché is a delightful breakfast and lunch establishment that serves comfort food. With high ceilings and numerous windows, the space has an industrial feel to it. Each table has a journal with words of encouragement left by previous customers filling the pages.

Fishmonger is a seafood market, cafe, and raw bar rolled into one. The majority of the seating is on the patio, part of which is covered and offers fires for cozier evenings. Look for seafood towers as well as eight daily specials, such as hot catfish and the Frankenstein roll with hot buttered crab and lobster chunks.

Things to Do

Bessie Branham Park is nearly seven acres and includes pedestrian paths, a playground, basketball and tennis courts, and a community center. There's even an outdoor ping pong table with a net made of a metal Kirkwood sign. Some of the oldest buildings in Kirkwood surround the park, including the Tiny White Church, Kirkwood School Lofts, and the old Kirkwood Library turned private residence.

Kirkwood's annual events are also well-known. Kirkwood Spring Fling is held in Bessie Branham Park every May. There are artists, vendors, live music, a 5k run, and a home tour. The Kirkwood Wine Stroll is another must-attend event. The stroll takes place in the fall, usually in September. Patrons can sample wine and food from over 40 participating vendors.

Pratt-Pullman Yard was recently redeveloped into an entertainment destination and serves as a cultural and creative focal point. It's ushered in a new era with the production of films like The Hunger Games, Fast and Furious, Bad Boys 3, and Baby Driver. It also hosts rotating exhibits, Emory's Science Gallery, and two on-site restaurants.


The Atlanta School District serves this community.

  • Drew Charter School, Charter, Grades PK-12
  • Toomer Elementary School, Public, Grades PK-5

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Overview for Kirkwood, GA

14,258 people live in Kirkwood, where the median age is 35.9 and the average individual income is $54,720. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Kirkwood, GA

Kirkwood has 5,997 households, with an average household size of 2.36. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Kirkwood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,258 people call Kirkwood home. The population density is 4,029.1 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Kirkwood, GA

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The following schools are within or nearby Kirkwood. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Charles Drew Charter School Ja/Sa
6th - 12th
Ivy Preparatory Academy- Inc
K - 8th
Toomer Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Charles R. Drew Charter School
PreK - 5th

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