Kirkwood is a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood with strong community focus and lively retail district, popular among urban professionals and families. Kirkwood is located just 4 miles from downtown Atlanta. Kirkwood is home to several neighborhood parks and is surrounded by fun areas filled with shopping and restaurant that include Oakhurst Village, downtown Decatur, Little 5 Points, Candler Park, East Atlanta, and Virginia-Highland. Kirkwood is also convenient to the airport; to the universities of Emory, Georgia State and Georgia Tech; and to the interstate highways I-20 and I-75/I-85 (the Downtown Connector),MARTA east rail line, with a station in Kirkwood (East Lake Station). Kirkwood features many two-story craftsman-style, American Foursquare homes, and craft bungalows, in addition to post-war bungalows and newer period-style homes.