Since the late 90s', Atlanta homebuyers have been flocking to Kirkwood to buy up and renovate the community's beautiful craftsman homes. The result has been the birth of a tight-knit community and steadily rising home prices. Kirkwood is still an affordable area for intown homes, making it popular with young professionals and first-time homebuyers. Typical homes range in price from the mid-200's up to half a million for large, restored homes, though there are still some lower-priced bargains to be found on the outskirts of the area. Bessie Branham Park and Coan Park provide outdoor recreation opportunities including tennis and basketball courts as well as picnic facilities. Both East Lake Golf Club and Charlie Yates Golf Course are just down the road for putting enthusiasts. The newly built East Lake YMCA provides top-of-the-line equipment and community programs. In 2003, work began on Phase I of a $1.5M streetscape project in the district that, coupled with earlier zoning changes, served to create an environment that would attract small business and private commercial development to the area. The streetscape project increased pedestrian access by narrowing street crossings, slowing traffic, installing protected crosswalks and bicycle lanes on Hosea Williams, and building wider decorative sidewalks. The visual element of the project added historic street lighting, removal of several power poles, decorative brick pavers, trash cans and bike racks.
Today, Downtown Kirkwood has become what neighbors call "the small town in the big city," hosting its own post office, newly constructed fire station, police precinct and public library. Residents and visitors also have a host of shopping and dining options at their disposal, including: day spas, furniture galleries, gift shops, restaurants, bars, a wine store, coffee shops, real estate offices, professional/creative spaces, salons, dance studios, yoga studios, and more. At the Kirkwood Spring Fling each year the KNO ushers in the warm weather with its annual Spring Fling Festival and Tour of Homes. Local residents can sample music, artist market, food, beer and children's area at Bessie Brahnam Park. Proceeds from the event are committed to local community improvement projects. At the Kirkwood Wine Stroll, The Kirkwood Business Owners Association hosts an annual Wine Stroll each summer where attendees can sample wines from around the world at local businesses. At the B*ATL Event held each July in commemoration of the area's geographical role as the starting point of the Battle of Atlanta during the civil war, Kirkwood, East Atlanta and East Lake host the B*ATL celebration across their communities. Events include a Gala Dinner and House Tour, a 5K run, van and walking tours, a re-creation of the Frontlines with Re-enactment Soldiers and artillery, a Civil War Village with civilian re-enactors, historic music concerts and dramatic performances, story telling and more.
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