Known as EAV to locals, the neighborhood is highlighted by an eclectic mix of shops, services and restaurants, as well as ample greenspace and parks. The lively East Atlanta Village boasts several live music and entertainment venues.
The East Atlanta and Kirkwood neighborhoods are rich in history with charming Craftsman-style bungalows, beautiful Victorian homes and fitting new construction. Kirkwood residential developments date back to the late 1800s.
Foodies and farmers flock to the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market, a weekly Thursday happening April through December, featuring locally grown vegetables and fruits; organic meats, dairy and eggs, artisan produced breads, and other delicacies. The farmers market also highlights local artists and community groups.
Annual festivals such as The East Atlanta Strut – a street fair that benefits local charities – the East Atlanta Beer Festival and the Battle of Atlanta Festival provide great music, family fun and tasty treats.
East Atlanta attractions include Brownwood Park, the library in nearby Kirkwood, East Lake YMCA and Grant Park. The East Atlanta Community Association was founded to bring a sense of community into the neighborhood. This active group of residents protects and maintains the historic area by working closely with the Atlanta City Council, the Atlanta Police Department, the Atlanta Fire Department and one another. The Association beautifies the area by planting trees and flowers, cleaning up the streets and raising money to improve public facilities.
Historic Kirkwood features an array of things to do, ranging from art galleries and performing arts to its own branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library system. The annual Kirkwood Spring Fling offers the entertainment value of a big festival combined with the warmth and friendliness of a neighborhood party.
Many of metro Atlanta’s most beloved eateries are located in – or got their start in – Kirkwood. From a French-inspired bistro and gourmet pizzeria to the home of the world-famous “Ghetto Burger,” Kirkwood is a diner’s dream neighborhood.
The Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization is a volunteer-based community group that works to promote the spirit of an intown neighborhood and foster a high quality of life for all its residents. The organization meets month and all Kirkwood residents are welcomed to attend.
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