Of course I think my street is the best street in Kirkwood! I am generally attracted to the streets that aren't usual cut-throughs for cars, like the north side of Clifton, the dead end section of Branham, the northernest part of Warren or Locust.
Howard Street is chock full of large, victorian style homes, some of which are on the historic registry. It's a very desirable street in Kirkwood.
It all depends on what you like! The streets bordering Bessie Branham Park provide a variety of activity for you to watch from your front porch. Rocky Ford and Delano are main thoroughfares cutting through Kirkwood: "from there you can get to anywhere." Do you want to be close to Downtown Kirkwood? Do you want to be close to paths for walking and bicycling? Do you want to be close to the school? Why not live right on Kirkwood Road in Kirkwood?
Think about what kind of environment you'd like surrounding your home, and Kirkwood has a street just perfect for you!
I've been a Kirkwood resident since 2000. I've seen lots of changes in the neighborhood, all of them great. I like to be outdoors and I prefer to be out early mornings/evenings when the sun is down. I've always "felt safe" during my walks/runs. I might be somewhat biased, since I haven't had any real problems personally.
However, I encourage folks to decide for themselves. There's a City of Atlanta website that provides a graphical representation of crime statistics. http://www.atlantapd.org/findmyzone.aspx If you play around with the data and map for a bit, you'll be surprised how crime in the Kirkwood area is really no worse than crime in other areas of Atlanta that are perceived as safe.
The difference in Kirkwood is the involvement and activism of the Kirkwood neighborhood. NOTHING gets by us. EVERYTHING is reported and shared. We hear about EVERYTHING. And that's a GOOD THING! We watch out for each other, take care of each other.... more
The Spring Fling certainly brought out A LOT of people. I polled the hundred or so I saw. Out of town guests, home owners from Inman Park and Edgewood as well as Kirkwood. There were some prospective buyers in the crowd too. It is May, almost June, so this is the time of year where there are a growing # of home buyers out shopping. Some need to sell first, some don't. My advice is to clear doubt and indecision from your mind and make strong decisive decisions based on You and only YOU what is best for you and what you will be happy with today and until you sell.... more