Welcome to East Point
A trendy suburb south of Atlanta with railroad origins and a surplus of charm
South of Downtown Atlanta, the historic city of East Point dazzles with its unique personality and scenic streets. East Point is near Downtown Atlanta and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport, which serves as the busiest in the world. Its origins as a hip railroad town have helped define the city’s personality today as a suburban and family-friendly neighborhood.
East Point was first established as a railroad terminus in 1870 and bloomed rapidly as a popular place for business expansion and development. Since its incorporation in 1887, East Point has continued to evolve into an ethnically diverse, exuberant town of around 35,000 residents.
With residential communities whose timelines of creation traverse the century, East Point has an abundance of architectural diversity among its homes. Several building peaks occurred in the mid-century and early 2000s, resulting in a colorful mix of enchanting bungalows, charming ranches, and newer contemporary mixed-style abodes.
What to Love
- 10 minutes to Downtown Atlanta and ATL
- Charismatic downtown district with local shops
- Abundance of sports facilities and fields
People & Lifestyle
East Point is far enough from Atlanta to trend towards a suburban atmosphere, and yet its residents are still within minutes of the area’s busiest centers and commercial districts. Historic homes and quiet streets make this neighborhood perfect for families, though East Point also has plenty of commuters and professionals simply looking to get out of the city.
Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment
Many commercial offerings of East Point are centered around the junction of GA-6 and I-285 so that they’re convenient and accessible to residents. One of the most frequented developments in the area is the Camp Creek Marketplace, which houses shops and retail venues, including Target
and Publix Supermarket
, great for catering to day-to-day needs.
The fare in East Point runs the gamut from local pizzerias to upscale seafood, and diners won’t have any trouble finding local eats with a passion for community. Thumbs Up Diner
, for example, has an extensive breakfast menu and a cheerful environment that makes it ideal for mornings with the family.
If you’re craving a simple slice of high-quality pizza, Oz Pizza
is the place to go. The counter-service eatery has everything from three-meat masterpieces to classic pizzas on a gluten-free crust. Renowned for some of the freshest seafood in all of Atlanta, Spondivits
has a fine-dining quality in a rustic casual setting. The clam chowder is award-winning, and the restaurant sources its seafood from all over the world.
Things to Do
East Point’s activity options are diverse and often family-oriented, and the city is always finding a reason to celebrate. A Taste of East Point
, in particular, is one of the year’s top events and brings residents together in the heart of Downtown East Point to enjoy the city’s best restaurants, art, and live music.
The great outdoors meets with remarkable live performances and entertainment at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater
. The facility is set on a gorgeous 435 acres of wooded splendor and can accommodate up to 5,420 guests who can choose from table seating, benches, and lawn spots.
Another community-driven option is to attend the East Point Farmers Market
, which is also held in the Downtown District. Get your fill of the freshest produce and local goods from vendors dedicated to sustainable growing practices and high-quality products. If you prefer nature to group events, you can check out East Point’s brand new Sumner Dog Park
and relax with the man’s best friend.
East Point is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Tri-Cities High School, 9-12, one of the top ten art schools in the state
- KIPP South Fulton Academy School, 5-8, highly rated public middle school
- Amana Academy School, K-8, highly rated public elementary