Edgewood is a neighborhood in transition and on the upswing. Sandwiched between popular neighborhoods like Kirkwood, East Atlanta, and Grant Park, Edgewood features loads of wonderful Craftsman bungalows. Edgewood is part of Neighborhood Planning Unit O (along with Kirkwood, East Lake, and East Lake Meadows), and is in Atlanta City Council district 5 .
Edgewood is centrally located and surrounded by neighboring communities of Kirkwood, East Lake and Oakhurst. It's just a couple of minutes from I-20 (Moreland Avenue - Exit 60 or Maynard Terrace - Exit 61), or about 5 minutes to I-75/85, and only a mile from either the Little Five Points or East Atlanta Village neighborhoods with their cool places to shop and eat. Also close by are Virginia-Highland, Midtown, and the City of Decatur.
It is also close to several parks. Wesley Coan Park is just down Hosea Williams (Boulevard) and features a baseball/softball field, a multi-use field, basketball and tennis courts, a wooded area, picnic pavillions and an outdoor amphitheatre. DeKalb Memorial Park includes a softball and multi-use field, basketball court, tennis courts, multi-use court, playground and picnic area. Nearby Bessie Branham Park has just been renovated with new tennis courts and playground as well as a new $2 million recreational center. The new Charlie Yates Public Golf Course (with driving range) at East Lake is also nearby. It offers reduced greens fees to residents of the 30317 area. And just down Memorial at East Lake Drive is the spectacular new East Lake Family YMCA -- a state of the art facility that just opened in 2001.
Residents of 30317 are also eligible to send their children to the brand new Charles R. Drew Charter School, an Edison Partnership school that focuses on reading and math; offers an extended day and extended school year; emphasizes technology; and promises a caring and committed staff of teachers.
Edgewood is served by the Edgewood/Candler Park MARTA station, and is located on the PATH, a multi-use urban trail that is enormously popular with local cyclists, runners, walkers, and bladers. The Trolley Line Greenway Trail and On-Street Bike Route runs directly through the Edgewood neighborhood.
Because it is located in both the City of Atlanta, and DeKalb County, Edgewood residents are able use both the Atlanta-Fulton County Library System, and the DeKalb County Library System. The Battle of Atlanta started in the Edgewood area, along what is now Memorial Drive. Some Information provided by http://www.oneedgewood.homestead.com/