Old Fourth Ward

Old Fourth Ward Atlanta

Written By VAMONDE Atlanta

Old Fourth Ward

Old Fourth Ward has a special meaning for American history because Martin Luther King was born here and it is where he started his career. The neighborhood is also the birthplace of Morris Brown College and Clark College that is now Clark Atlanta University. It is also home to the Sweet Auburn Historic District, where the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site is located.

Old Fourth Ward experienced a decline after King's death, but during the past several years it has evolved into a well-known place with restores historic homes, new condominiums, and retail stores. The diversity on the community has had a big impact because it continuously brings people with different backgrounds, especially young professionals.

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If you are looking for things to do, head over to Old Fourth Ward Park. Here you can join the skateboarders that spend their weekends together. You can also do yoga and try different positions or simply go for a walk and relax. And if you are wondering what to do with your pets, you can always bring them here. This is the spot to connect with other people that also have animals! Experience a feeling of a great community! And if you get hungry, we have a solution for you. Try some of the popular restaurants like Poor Calvin’s and Hawkers Asian Street Fare if you like Asian food. If American food is more what you like, then Two Urban Licks is the move!

Cover Picture by Nate Shivar on Flickr. Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

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