Many areas in Atlanta are being called "transitional", when they really have a long way to go. Lucky for you, Old Fouth Ward is actually transitioning upwards! The best clue to look for are new developments, like the 2 expensive apartment buildings that AMLI have developed, where the 2 bedrooms go for up to $1600 a month (they have granite, stainless, etc) This brings young professionals to the area, which is a great step to a tranistion. Also, Old Fourth Ward has recently opened a wonderful park that backs up to Ralph McGill. Areas like these help the area transition, so I would say this is a great place to buy low and ride the wave up! If I can help you in any way, please let me know!