Exploring Atlanta: Old Fourth Ward

I spent a brief spell living in Atlanta before my daughter was born. After living in Manhattan and Brooklyn for most of my adult life, I just felt that I needed to escape this expensive city in order to propel myself forward in life. There is a saying: Sometimes you’ve gotta go in order to grow. Being in the ATL allowed me to save massive amounts of money while receiving my comparable NYC salary, so that I could even indulge many times. And by the time I decided to come back up to NYC, I had a comfortable cushion.

While living there, I quickly sought out the artist enclaves and health food spots. Once I located Trader Joes, Whole Foods and Sevenanda in Little Five Points, I felt satiated in knowing I could maintain my hybrid of hippy/city living. But I never knew about Old Fourth Ward.

I recently stayed in this dope section of Atlanta, and I’m definitely coming back. I would say its a mix of Lower East Side, Bushwick and Williamsburg, with the street art, artisan doughnut shops and upscale, gritty lofts to match. It was definitely my vibe, and I enjoyed taking a few runs in the neighborhood, filled with brightly colored cottage houses, that also happens to host the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King. And I loved indulging in Lottafrutta’s veggie-stuffed toasted sandwiches and tropical smoothies.   If you plan on coming to Atlanta any time soon, drop by Old Fourth Ward!

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