Apparently "This Old House" is still a thing. Apparently it has recognized Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward as one of the country's top 10 "Best Old House Neighborhoods." Apparently that's a good thing. In This Old House's national publication, O4W was among the top 10 on a list of cities and neighborhoods that "caught our eye for their handsome old houses and wide variety of amenities that would suit just about any lifestyle." Pointing to the neighborhood's heritage as MLK's birthplace and its more recent restoration efforts, the piece urges readers to join "the gentrified and multicultural mix of residents who are fixing up the area's mostly modest-size period homes."
In addition to making the cut as an editor's pick — alongside neighborhoods like St. John's in Portland, Ohio City in Cleveland, and Bronzeville in Chicago — 04W also got high marks in categories like Victorians, city living, easy commute and lots to do. The publication praised recent (and upcoming) additions like Historic Fourth Ward Park, the Beltline and Ponce City Market and gave kudos to continually budding bar, gallery and restaurant scenes. It said that prospective buyers could expect to pay $150K for a crib "that needs TLC," and as high as $400K for a no-need-to-fixer-upper.
· Best Old House Neighborhoods 2013: Editors' Picks [This Old House]
—By Curbed Atlanta contributor Tyler Estep