East Point, Georgia prides itself on having "small-town charm in a big-time city" - so much so that the townspeople made this declaration its motto - and our wonderful vacation rentals only add to this town's charm. A mix between larger metropolitan areas and more historic cities, East Point offers the best of both worlds. In the sweetest state in the nation, this city is sure to stay on your mind!
Southwest of the bustling city of Atlanta, East Point is a perfect package of Georgia charm and Southern hospitality. This Fulton County city lies at the east end of the Atlanta & West Point Railroad, so the area boasts tons of history and culture. Even though it has a population of just over 33,000, you'll experience a welcoming atmosphere where people offer more sweet tea and peach cobbler than you can probably handle!
If you're a history buff, you'll enjoy browsing around and learning about the East Point Historic Civic Block. Civic Block features City Hall, the City Auditorium, the New Deal Library, and Victory Park. While these locations have served and housed officials of the city since as far back as 1930, it was only recently that Civic Block benefited from measures to preserve the landmarks.
It's not every day that you can go back home after a vacation and tell your friends and family that you rode on a velodrome! East Point is home to several parks, one of which includes the Dick Lane Velodrome. When this velodrome was built, it was one of only two in the United States. This one-fifth of a mile, 36-degree banked concrete bicycle track was inspired by the Munich Olympics. The structure is one of a kind and includes a green space with a large oak tree and a creek running through the in-field.
Just six miles from Downtown Atlanta, East Point puts you near all the entertainment of the capital city. There, you can explore the Georgia Aquarium, the High Museum of Art, or the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. If you're traveling with friends, you can also get fancied up for a night out on the town after eating at one of the many chic restaurants that this urban mecca offers.
Suwanee sits just under 50 miles from East Point and delivers a beautiful retreat fit for everyone. You'll love this town's many festivals no matter the time of year. To delight in the gorgeous scenery, you can visit the city's vast park system and even play a round of 12-hole disc golf.
If you're feeling extra adventurous and have a lot of time on your hands, Savannah is about 245 miles away. This sweet Georgia town is the epitome of Southern culture. Be sure to grab your camera to document the cobblestone streets and historic architecture.
East Point is perfect for a laid-back Southern vacation, yet you're still close enough to all the action to see the sights of the city. Give this sweet town a try today!
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