“The area north of Freedom Parkway and east of Boulevard is one of the city’s most up-and-coming areas. It is home to The Masquerade, a music venue hosting national acts, and Historic Fourth Ward Park, a product of the BeltLine. In the very northeast corner of this area is the 2.1 million sq. ft. former City Hall East, which a developer, Jamestown, plans to spend $180 million to convert into Ponce City Market, a complex of retail, restaurants, boutiques, offices and residential space, featuring a food hall of national importance along the lines of Jamestown’s own Chelsea Market in New York. The area furthest east along the BeltLine was once an industrial area where former factory and warehouse space now contains restaurants and galleries, located in complexes like Studioplex and Southern Dairies.” http://www.o4wba.com/AboutO4W
“By the 2010s, Old Fourth Ward had become one of the most dynamic and sought-after areas of the city, winning Creative Loafing‘s 2010 award for “Best Bet for Next Hot ‘Hood”.” http://www.o4wba.com/AboutO4W
- With a walkability to score of 77, The Old 4th Ward is considered VERY WALKABLE, and most errands can be accomplished on foot.
- With a bikability score of 66, The Old 4th Ward is considered SOMEWHAT BIKABLE
Farmer’s Markets and Community Gardens
Check out this great, and oldest, Atlanta market, Sweet Auburn Curb Market:
A great farmer’s market in a super community space:
See this great list as well for markets all over Atlanta:http://www.11alive.com/news/article/187640/387/Top-10-Farmers-Markets-in-Metro-Atlanta-
Two of the best sources for finding and starting Community Gardens in Atlanta:
Parks and Greenspaces
Freedom Park is the largest public park in Atlanta, linking the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site, the Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, Poncey-Highland, Central Atlanta Neighborhoods, the Carter Center and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, Candler Park, Druid Hills, Virginia Highland, and Little Five Points. Freedom Park spans 210 linear acres and is home to permanent art installments, a bike path, and walking trails.
Olmstead Linear Park Alliance
A joint project by the city of Atlanta, Dekalb County and Fernbank, this alliance preserved and rehabilitated 6000 linear feet of paths and installed over 2600 trees and shrubs over an area once considered six separate parks.
Piedmont Park is Atlanta’s largest free amenity used by millions each year for festivals, concerts and picnics with friends just to name a few.
Piedmont Park Conservancy is the nonprofit organization, working with the City of Atlanta for the preservation of historic Piedmont Park. Since our inception over 20 years ago, the Conservancy has successfully restored the historic portion of Piedmont Park. By 2010, the Conservancy will have raised and invested more than $64 million for park beautification, maintenance/security, programs, and also includes a 53-acre expansion of green