With its lovingly restored shotgun homes, quaint Victorians, and modern loft living, the 30308 ZIP code primarily consists of Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, though a substantial portion of Midtown’s south end is also covered.
Prized for its newfound aesthetic of walkability (The Atlanta BeltLine stretches along the eastern border of this ZIP), this part of town has become popular with the new urban set, thanks in part to the shopping/dining/lifestyle mecca of Ponce City Market. Residents of this part of town seldom find the need to travel outside its borders for the necessities: in addition to PCM, a sprawling shopping center contains a Whole Foods and a Home Depot, while just a short distance to the west, Midtown’s hopping dining and nightlife scene provides all the entertainment necessary for a memorable night out on the town.
As far as transportation is concerned, it’s long been said that a car is a necessity in Atlanta. But if your lifestyle dictates that you go without, you might not be hard-pressed to find an easy way to get from point A to point B: The North Avenue and Civic Center transit stations provide a simple way to get as far north as the Perimeter, and as far south as the airport. With Five Points station just a couple of stops to the south, getting east-west is pretty simple, too.
But for all the action, it’s not too difficult to find some square footage tucked just far enough off the beaten track for some peace and tranquility. This is arguably one of Atlanta’s oldest parts of town, and it’s been undergoing some substantial renovation in recent years, so if a quarter acre is what you’re after, it would be a good idea to start the search here. Same goes for condo living: Midtown’s been undergoing a boom as of late, with cranes peppering the skyline, so if modern high rise digs are of interest, it’s a safe bet an open house is going to be happening soon.