Atlanta Neighborhood Profile: Kirkwood

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“Inspired by the runaway success of Five Questions With…, the staff here at AIsForAtlanta is proud to present our latest series: Atlanta Neighborhood Profile. This is a basic primer on some of Atlanta’s most popular intown neighborhoods, featuring a standard who/what/where approach, in addition to sales information culled over the past year.

Before I begin, a little disclaimer: I will be relying heavily on Wikipedia to help write these neighborhood overviews. While I’d love to sit down and write a tome dedicated to all of these wonderful Atlanta neighborhoods, I am a full time real estate agent, not a full time blogger.
For no reason in particular, we’re going to kick the season off with a look at Kirkwood, a beloved little intown jewel.
How do I find Kirkwood?
Kirkwood is in DeKalb County, near Lake Claire, East Lake, and Oakhurst. Kirkwood is bounded on the north by DeKalb Avenue and on the south by Memorial Drive. Kirkwood is situated just minutes from Downtown Atlanta and Decatur is conveniently served by the Eastlake MARTA Station.
What will I find in Kirkwood?
Kirkwood has its own post office, newly constructed fire station, police precinct and public library. Residents and visitors also have a host of shopping and dining options including Le Petit Marche (an awesome little market), Vinocity (a popular local wine bar) and Aces (every great neighborhood has to have its local…).
Kirkwood is home to three parks that are situated throughout the neighborhood. Additionally, Kirkwood is working to establish the Eastside Greenway; a series of linear parks, greenspace and urban trail network traversing the neighborhood. The “”Trolley Line”” of the PATH network also crosses the community along much of Hosea Williams Drive and Woodbine Avenue.
What kind of architecture will I find in Kirkwood?
Historic Kirkwood hosts a large stock of Victorian and Craftsman style homes along with new homes in traditional styles. In 2007 The Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization in conjunction with faculty and students of the Georgia Tech Department of Historic preservation obtained final approval to establish the Kirkwood Historic District from the Board of the National Register of Historic Places. With nearly 3000 contributing properties, the Kirkwood Historic District will be the largest of its kind in the State of Georgia, is among the largest urban districts in the country and will build awareness of the area’s unique history, people, events and architecture.
Public Schools?
What are the current prices like?
Single Family Homes priced: $100K – $539K

Condos/Townhomes priced: $84K – $389K

How has the neighborhood been selling over the last year?

Average “SOLD” Prices Since 3/1/08

– Single Family 3BR/2BA: $226,135

-Condos/T’homes 2BR/2.5BA: $170,591

Any Kirkwood recommendations?
If you’re looking for something more modern in this traditional neighborhood, check out these cool townhomes. Click here for more info.

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Jon Effron is widely regarded as one of the leading Realtors in Atlanta, working with both buyers and sellers throughout the metro area to maximize their real estate investments. In 2014, Jon was the #1 individual agent at Keller Williams Intown, one of the largest brokerages in Intown Atlanta. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Jon was the Vice President of Development at Tujay Group, an Atlanta real estate development firm. His career pre-real estate included stints at, eGroups (now Yahoo! Groups) and Elite Traveler magazine, where he served as the Vice President of Marketing.