Living in U-Rescue Villa
Found in the northern part of the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, U-Rescue Villa apartments have an industrial, artistic vibe. Around here, you’ll find bright murals, an active arts scene, and gritty culture. This is one of the oldest parts of Atlanta. It’s run down in places, but that just makes it more popular with urban adventurers (and daring developers). If you want a place with tons of potential, come check out U-Rescue Villa. This near Downtown location is on the upswing.
U-Rescue Villa is named for a public housing complex that used to stand in these blocks. It was built in 1970 but demolished a few years back. The odd name came from a neighborhood group which helped push for the public housing—"Urban Renewal Emergency: Stop, Consider, Understand, Evaluate" or “U-Rescue” for short. Today, the neighborhood fluctuates between artist’s haunts and less savory blocks. Transition is the name of the game in U-Rescue Villa.
U-Rescue Villa Lifestyle and Entertainment
You’ll find some surprisingly interesting eateries in this part of Atlanta. Check out the new American cuisine at 4th & Swift or the DJs at the Sound Table, further south. There are also lower budget options around. The Old Fourth Ward has some odd bars and clubs, too. For example, try Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium. If you’re looking for shopping, you’ll likely want to head to nearby Downtown stores.
or an urban area, U-Rescue Villa has a lot of community parks. The largest, Central Park, offers basketball courts, tennis courts, an athletic field, and a recreation center.
U-Rescue Villa Info and the Rental Market
The rental options in this part of town include lofts, condos, and some old shotgun-style houses. The Cosby Spears high-rise is located on the old U-Rescue Villa lot. It’s housing for senior citizens. You’ll find residents here to span a wide range of incomes, from well-to-do professionals to working class people and the less fortunate. The average rent for a two-bedroom in the Old Fourth Ward is $1,169 a month.
For commuters, MARTA bus routes run down many of U-Rescue Villa’s larger avenues. The North Avenue MARTA Station is the closest, down on West Peachtree Street.
U-Rescue Villa Resources
The Ponce De Leon branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System is the closest to this neighborhood. There’s a United States Post Office on Ralph McGill Boulevard in the Atlanta Medical Center. U-Rescue Villa is in Atlanta City Council district 2.
U-Rescue Villa Zip Codes
The zip code serving U-Rescue Villa is 30308.