The name “East Point” derives from the fact that this is the terminus of the Atlanta & West Point Railroad in the east; West Point Georgia, is the terminus where the rail line ends in the west. This settlement was founded as a railroad terminus with 16 families in 1870, but quickly became an inviting place for industry to develop. The City of East Point was chartered in 1887 and is compromised of an ethnically diverse community. Between 2010 and 2014, the overall population grew 5.3%. With over 38,000 residents, and more than 17,000 households, it’s the sixth largest city in Fulton County.
Conveniently located just five minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and 10 minutes from Downtown Atlanta, East Point is home to the Camp Creek Marketplace, Camp Creek Business Center, South Meadow Business Park, and several Fortune 500 Companies.
East Point is a quaint and ethically diverse urban community that offers the full amenities of in-town living. The City attracts everyone from young professionals to active adults, and boasts over 25 unique and affordable historic neighborhoods, including beautiful Jefferson Park, which is known for its charming bungalows, cottages, and Cape Cod style homes. Residents, businesses and visitors all enjoy the light traffic, easy access to the MARTA bus and rail transportation system, the Historic Downtown District, and Camp Creek Marketplace.
The Historic Downtown District is surrounded by several residential communities including the Lofts of East Point. Downtown East Point has a large variety of dining options, including East Point Chairs, Louisiana Bistreaux, Oz Pizza, Taco Pete, and Malone’s Steak & Seafood. During the year, a number of downtown festivals take place, including The Taste of East Point, Destination East Point Fall Festival, and the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration. East Point has the only Velodrome in the world that includes green space and creek running through the in-field. The 1/5 of a mile and 36 degree banked concrete track for bicycle racing is located in the tranquil and historic Sumner Park. The Fort McPherson/Tyler Perry movie studio complex is expected to give the city a boost in population, jobs, and housing.
With over a million square feet of commercial and retail space, the Camp Creek Marketplace features 100 shops, boutiques, restaurants, hotels, and special attractions.
East Point is increasingly becoming a popular city to live, work, and play. East Point is a warm and welcoming city of people of all ages, races, and cultures.
Camp Creek Marketplace
Camp Creek Business Center
To provide exceptional city services that enhance the quality of life in the City of East Point.
- Moving Forward
The City of East Point desires to be the most sought after, safe and diverse communities in Georgia, offering small city charm with big city amenities. East Point is affordable, accessible, and connected to endless opportunities to learn, live, work and play.