Exploring Old Fourth Ward (our neighborhood in Atlanta!) by foot
Being home 24/7 (which honestly feels more like 35/20) has given us SO much time to walk around our neighborhood.
We actually live smack dab between three neighborhoods, which is kind of cool, because they all feel like home in a different way.
Today, I wanted to walk you through our little Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, which we’ve actually lived in since 2017. I can’t even believe it’s been nearly 3 years since we moved down to Atlanta together (Tim lived here previously for work for 1.5 years!) and we still love it as much as we did the day we moved here.
If you are visiting Old Fourth Ward, here are a few favorite spots to check out while you’re in town:
Martin Luther King Jr., Birth Home Block
MLK Jr.’s birth home block spans from Boulevard up to Howell Street along Auburn Ave. The historic homes on this block establish such a special presence. They’ve withstood so much over the years, especially in a city that’s known for its tear it down and rebuild mentality – which I cannot stand! But visit this block and you’re immediately transported to the 50s and 60s.
Auburn Ave and Randolph Street NE
This intersection feels like a little slice of Miami! From the art deco condo complex to the tropically inspired Lottafrutta, it feels like you’ve left Atlanta for a few moments. Which is funny, because aren’t you visiting Atlanta to visit Atlanta? Either way, it’s worth a stop. Plus get a fruit cup at Lottafrutta – SO GOOD.
BeltLine Eastside Trail
If you come to Atlanta and don’t take a moment to walk along the BeltLine, did you even come to Atlanta? It’s brimming in the warmer months (err….when there isn’t a pandemic) with groups of friends spilling every which way, families chasing after their young kids, couples walking their furry friends – you get the picture. It’s lined with bars and restaurants and cafés galore.
Bradley Street NE
For most, Bradley Street isn’t anything special – it’s just another street. But, I love meandering down it on our morning walks. The historic homes, some lined with freshly budding spring blooms, others slightly dilapidated yet still containing a bit of that old Atlanta magic. If you start at Auburn and make your way down to Irwin, turn right and you’ll find yourself smack dab in the middle of the Eastside trail – and mere steps away from the food haven better known as Krog Street Market.
And if it’s coffee you’re looking for, here are a few favorite Atlanta cafés!
What do you think, ready to explore Old Fourth Ward by foot?