One of the best things about Kirkwood is its location. Kirkwood is just 4 miles from downtown Atlanta. We’re also surrounded by fun areas filled with shopping and restaurant that include downtown Decatur, Little 5 Points, Candler Park, East Atlanta, and Virginia-Highland.
Kirkwood is also convenient to the airport; to the universities of Emory, Georgia State and Georgia Tech; and to the interstate highways I-20 and I-75/I-85 (the Downtown Connector). Best of all, we’re on the MARTA east rail line, with a station right here in Kirkwood (East Lake Station).
Kirkwood lies between DeKalb Avenue to the north, Rogers Street/Montgomery Street to the west, Memorial Drive to the south and Mellrich Avenue/Winter Avenue to the east. Kirkwood is located in the City of Atlanta and DeKalb County. Most of our services, including schools, water, and garbage are provided by the city. Services we receive from the county include animal control and health services.
We belong to the City of Atlanta NPU-O. In addition to Kirkwood, the communities of East Lake, East Atlanta, and Edgewood form NPU-O.
Kirkwood is also home to many churches. Turner Monumental AME and Israel Baptist possess two of our larger congregations.