Old Forth Ward was recently named at one of the 25 Hottest Neighborhoods in America by HotSpot Rentals. It has benefited from the Ponce City Market, the Eastside Beltline Trail and the Historic Fourth Ward Park. All three of these developments have helped to make Old Fourth Ward a very desirable neighborhood.
The neighborhood actually beat out top neighborhoods in New Orleans, Boston, Los Angeles and even Chicago. It came in at #9 on the list, just cracking the top ten!
Metrics for Rankings
The metrics used to determine the top 25 list were varied. They included transit access, weather, quality of life and walkability, however.
The highest marks given to Old Fourth Ward came in the walkability category. This was mainly due to the Krog Street Market and the Ponce City Market being within walking distance of many residential properties. In addition, the Eastside Beltline Trial is a short walk away.
When it came to affordability, the neighborhood came right in the middle. This factor was determined using rental rates and taxes as the main factors.
Old Fourth Ward only scored 63 of 100 for entertainment and 61 of 100 for lifestyle, however. The neighborhood didn’t score well in these categories, but new amenities are on the way. Fetch will be one of those new amenities with a beer garden meeting a dog park type of concept. New amenities like this could catapult the neighborhood into the top five in upcoming years.
The Old Fourth Ward neighborhood did score an 89 of 100 for weather, a 77 of 100 for budget and an 82 of 100 for walkability. It also scored a 63 of 100 for transit.
Overall, the neighborhood scored an 80 of 100, which was only 12 behind the leading neighborhood on the list: The Mission in San Francisco. It was only four points from making the top five, as well. With the addition of Fetch and other amenities, this Atlanta neighborhood could be headed towards the top of the list.
A Look at Fetch Coming Soon!
Fetch is the new dog-park-bar-restaurant found in Old Forth Ward. The first phase will provide the dog park and an airstream bar, which should open anytime now. The second phase is expected to be finished in January 2018. This will include a restaurant with a dog-friendly patio and a rooftop bar.
Along with the bar, dog park and restaurant, the development will provide free Wi-Fi throughout, TVs, dog washing station, cooling and heating stations and Bark Rangers on-site working as park attendants.
The development is even partnering with the Atlanta startup company called Lymousine. The will help to provide dog-friendly rides with a custom PET button found within the app. This will keep the rides from getting cancelled or from costing more just because your dog wants to join.
While Old Fourth Ward landed at #9 on the list for this year, it’s expected to only get better. New amenities will spruce it up and Fetch is just the start.