As Downtown Atlanta continues its march onward as one of the city’s most newly revived living centers, so does 30314, by extension. This part of town has already long been one of Atlanta’s premier academic scenes—Clark Atlanta University and Morris Brown College have been fixtures in West Downtown for decades—but venturing a little farther to the west yields one of the oldest, most organic portions of Atlanta to be found.
The whole of this ZIP code rides along the northern border of I-20, and MARTA access (in the form of West Lake, Ashby, and Vine City stations) make getting in and out easy. An area as established as 30314, too, carries its own sense of history: generations have been born and raised here, so if a taste of authentic Atlanta is what you’re after, ask around. Some of the best meat-and-threes in world are here, with lines stretching around the block on a daily basis—a culinary experience like no other.
Research local schools, including rankings, state report cards and school websites.