East Point

A historic suburban city named after its location at the terminus of the former Atlanta & West Point Railroad.

Welcome to East Point

Close-knit community close to Atlanta International Airport

East Point is a historic suburban city named after its location at the terminus of the former Atlanta & West Point Railroad. The community first grew around the railroad terminus in the 1870s and East Point’s downtown area features several buildings dating back to this period. This transitional city blends its 19th-century heritage with lots of newer development. East Point is a close-knit community with great travel convenience. The city is adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport with travel connections that include three major interstates as well as a MARTA train station that transports residents to Downtown Atlanta in just 15 minutes. Housing options include classic ranch homes and contemporary townhouses, condominiums, and single-family residences.

What to Love

  • Close-knit community 
  • Main Street businesses
  • Convenient transport links
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

People & Lifestyle

East Point has a welcoming suburban atmosphere and a vibrant Main Street packed with numerous diverse businesses. Residents enjoy regular local events and a strong sense of community. The city is also a major transport hub right next to the busiest airport in the world.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Main Street has been at the heart of everything in East Point for well over a century. Initially completed in 1892, Main Street runs through the center of Downtown East Point into the neighboring southern city of College Park. This vibrant commercial stretch features many stores and restaurants. Oz Pizza is a laid-back local favorite for counter-serve pizzas, salads, and subs. Taco Pete is simply the best walk-up Mexican eatery ever! This unassuming shack serves unbeatable tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and nachos along with delicious burgers, sandwiches, and hot dogs. El Rocio is another fine choice for Mexican fare on Main Street. Along the College Park section of Main Street, Kafenio is an authentic Greek diner with great gyros and hearty all-day breakfasts. Noodle serves a wide range of Pan-Asian favorites, such as delicious pork and vegetable dumplings, rolls, satay chicken, spicy braised chicken, and spicy Thai fries. Just off Main Street in Downtown East Point, Thumbs Up Diner offers an extensive selection of breakfast eats as well as tasty tacos, chili, and burgers.

Things to Do

East Point Farmers Market runs every Wednesday in Downtown East Point with lots of vendors selling fresh produce and specialty foodstuffs. Friday Night Flicks is another popular event that brings outdoor movie screenings to East Point in August and September. This event has free admission and parking and several food trucks offer tasty eats to enjoy with the movie. In October, Destination East Point is a family-friendly harvest fair featuring live music, food vendors, kids’ activities, and circus performances. East Point also has exceptional sports facilities. Dick Lane Velodrome is a scenic outdoor bike track with a creek in its center. The velodrome hosts a variety of special programs, including bike clinics and summer camps, and served as a training facility for athletes during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest airport, welcoming more than 100 million passengers every year. The airport is the primary hub of Delta Airlines, which offers more than 1,000 flights each day to 225 destinations in the United States, Central and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Schools

East Point is served by the Fulton County School District.

  • KIPP South Fulton Academy School, Public, Charter, 5-8
  • Woodward Academy, Private, K-12

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