Welcome to Old Fourth Ward
A trendy, bustling enclave with historic beauty and sleek architecture.
One of Atlanta’s most historic neighborhoods, Old Fourth Ward is also one of the city’s hottest. This centrally located powerhouse is home to a creative culinary scene, a thriving arts community, and deep cultural significance. Perhaps best known as the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., today Old Fourth Ward combines urban chic, bustling business, and fashionable living into one coveted location. At once historic and modern, Old Fourth Ward’s duality creates a trendy vision of converted industrial buildings, chef-driven restaurants, and culturally important landmarks.
Named for an 1854 city ordinance that divided Atlanta into five sections, or wards, Old Fourth Ward retained the name and revitalized itself as one of Georgia’s most coveted neighborhoods. Real estate has taken a turn for the exciting, and properties, whether contemporary new construction builds or vintage gems, fly off the market. From stylish condos and sleek, modern, light-filled homes with every luxe amenity, to early and mid-century beauties and sweet, sprawling cottages, Old Fourth Ward dazzles with an array of homes worthy of the neighborhood’s impressive reputation.
What to Love
- A vibrant nightlife and culinary scene
- Historic beauty and cultural significance
- Sleek, contemporary architecture
- Chic revitalization and trendsetting commerce
People & Lifestyle
Old Fourth Ward treats residents to the good life. Home to some of Atlanta’s most celebrated restaurants, a buzzing nightlife, and hip hotspots like hidden speakeasies, Old Fourth Ward keeps her people entertained, well-fed, and inspired. The center of both luxury and tastemaking, this unique neighborhood also proudly displays a cultural, community-centric side, with landmarks and artwork commemorating Dr. King’s life and work.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Hip and trendy Old Fourth Ward owns the chic food scene. Set in a converted Sears building, the stylish Ponce City Market fosters a true work-live-play atmosphere, with luxury condos, world-class cuisine, and dynamic events. Take a pottery class, celebrate Independence Day, or dine at some of the city’s most coveted restaurants, like Five Daughters Bakery or Saint Germain. Southern flavors shine at Highland Bistro, where traditional dishes like chicken and waffles are elevated with bourbon maple syrup and pink peppercorn honey butter. Philanthropic work meets grocery shopping at the chef-driven Staplehouse, an elegant neighborhood market and alfresco dining spot. Lounge out on the garden patio, pick up an exclusive bottle of wine, or shop for international spices and small batch specialities. Embodying the spirit of Old Fourth Ward, a mano offers a timeless approach to Italian cuisine. Inspired by family-owned trattorias, this chic bistro features decadent dishes like scallops with cream sauce, carbonara, and eggplant parmesan.
Things to Do
From art and culture to wild beauty and gourmet cuisine, Old Fourth Ward is home to just about every kind of festival and market. Celebrate the arts at the Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival, one of Atlanta’s premier creative festivals. Presented by the prestigious Atlanta Foundation, this stylish event spans two days and fosters an appreciation for artistic expression, as well as offering an homage to the town’s rich cultural history. Reserve Wednesday afternoons for the gorgeous Ponce City Farmer’s Market. Full of artisan goods, organic produce, and the occasional pop up musical event, this city favorite elevates the classic farmers’ market experience to a truly gourmet affair.
Old Fourth Ward residents enjoy access to innovative educational opportunities, like The Kindezi School, a holistic and nurturing approach to teaching for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.