East Point is a suburban city located southwest of Atlanta. The unique and scenic community offers all the amenities of the bustling city and convenience of being minutes from Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Conveniently, East Point serves as the second Marta stop from the airport and sits at the apex of three major interstates. The heart of historic downtown has a welcoming community, hosting seasonal festivals, annual events and monthly farmers markets. Enjoy amazing accommodations, dining and shopping in East Point with easy access to Atlanta.
East Point–the Homebuyers’ Market
There are plenty of affordable homes in East Point. East Point has all type of housing units, from detached homes to mobile homes. The median home value in East Point is $178,594. East Point home values have gone up 9.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -1.1% within the next year.
East Point has a population of 34,575, it is the 29th largest city in Georgia and the 1134th largest city in the United States. It’s currently declining at a rate of -0.39% annually but its population has increased by 2.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 33,712. The population is also diverse.
The economy of East Point, employs 16.6k people. The unemployment rate is 5.3%. The US average is 3.9%. However, East Point has seen the job market increase by 2.9% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 41.1%. The largest industries in East Point are Accommodation & Food Services, Transportation & Warehousing, and Retail Trade, and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services, Public Administration, and Transportation & Warehousing. The median household income in East Point is $39,131.
East Point is part of Fulton County, which is also home to Atlanta. East Point has a total of 17 schools, including public and private schools. Some of these schools include: Fulton Leadership Academy, Latin Academy College Prep, Pathway Christian School, Conley Hills Elementary School and Woodland Middle School.
In East Point, there are some great attractions to visit. A famous attraction in East point is Dick Lane Velodrome. It was inspired by a group of residents and city officials that visited the Munich Olympics. It’s a 1/5 of a mile and 36° banked concrete track for bicycle racing, set in Sumner Park in a residential part of beautiful historic East Point. You can catch some exciting cycling action on this 1/5-mile bicycle racing track, as the racers reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour on bikes with one gear and no brakes. Also, East Point has amazing accommodations, dining and shopping with easy access to Atlanta.