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Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward is currently one of the hottest intown living districts, considering the addition of the vibrant Ponce City Market, the dedication to finishing the Atlanta BeltLine and the fact that the area has received at least $2 billion in investments over the past few years, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Add to that the beginning stages of a 233-unit apartment development from Crescent Communities and remaining land continuously getting snatched up by hopeful developers and Old Fourth Ward is quickly turning into a central hub of culture, history, nightlife, shopping and more for buyers who seek walkable city living.

Here are a few reasons Old Fourth Ward is a fantastic place to live.

1. Access to U.S. History

When residents move to Old Fourth Ward, they are surrounded by landmarks from the moments of America’s past. The area is best known as the birthplace Of Martin Luther King, Jr. and, by extension, hosts visitors to the Matin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site including the preserved King Birth Home on Auburn Avenue, the King Center, the Gandhi Promenade and the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame. The area is also home to the Historic Oakland Cemetery, Historic Fourth Ward Park, Freedom Park and the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum.

2. Variety of Restaurants

Within only a few miles, residents of Old Fourth Ward find that no matter what they have a hankering for on any given day, they will find something to satisfy their cravings. Several grocery stores are nearby for eating in and countless cuisines are easily accessible. Whether Old Fourth Ward residents crave Latin, Asian, Caribbean, Greek, Italian, American classics or other unique concoctions such as donuts with unconventional toppings and more, they will find what they are looking for.

3. Excellent Shopping, Recreation and Entertainment

Ponce City Market is nearby to spend hours poring over the diverse set of stores. Coffeehouses populate the area and several parks are available for essential exercise. Historic Fourth Ward Park has trails, a splash pad and a skate park, Central Park is perfect for biking and Freedom Barkway Dog Park is ideal for taking man’s best friend out for some fun. Additionally, Ponce City Market’s roof is teeming with nightlife opportunities, including carnival games, a beer garden and an excellent panoramic view of Atlanta. Krog Bar, The Bookhouse Pub and more are available for drinks with friends, dancing and checking out live musical acts.

With so much to offer its residents and with everything accessible by walking, including Downtown Atlanta and its many workplaces, Old Fourth Ward seems likely to continue to be a hotspot for intown living in the future.