Kirkwood is another hip in-town neighborhood that is less than one-half mile from I-20, 1.5 miles from downtown Decatur, and 10 miles from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Today, Kirkwood offers an affordable in-town alternative for people seeking to cut commutes from outside the perimeter.

The Kirkwood business district on Hosea L. Williams Drive offers a small collection of wine and coffee shops, restaurants and businesses catering to people with pets, kids and an interest in art. Residents often meet up for jogging groups or on bike paths, and at pubs and cafes. The neighborhood continues to evolve as does its wide variety of architecture: You’ll find everything from 100-year-old Victorian mansions to small bungalows and post-World War II ranches. It all works, attracting hipsters and young families who mix with longtime residents. Adventurous newcomers can live in such atypical homes as a renovated library, while modern homes update the look of the historic streets.


  • Toomer Elementary School
  • King Middle School
  • Maynard H Jackson, Jr High School