East Point, the best kept secret in Georgia. East Point is a city unlike all others. It's diverse community and convenient location make's East Point one of the most desirable cities in the Metro Atlanta area. Just ten minutes from downtown Atlanta, East Point offers residents easy access to the professional, cultural and sporting resources of this vibrant city and to Hartsfield International Airport. Tranquil, yet cosmopolitan; rich in history, yet forward-looking; abundant in architectural charm, yet affordable. It is home to over 34,000 residents.
The city of East Point was established as the eastern terminus of the Atlanta and West Point Railroad Company in 1857. The city was incorporated in 1887. Deemed a "Convenient Point", as a stop along the tracks. The convenient point eventually became "East Point", and has been known as such ever since.East Point residents have submitted a nomination to add parts of East Point to the National Register. They've documented about 2,000 important houses and structures, dating from the 1930s and 1940s, in three sections of town. If accepted, the listing will cover the neighborhoods of Jefferson Park and Colonial Hills, as well as the central downtown business district and the adjacent residential area.
The historic charm of those areas has drawn newcomers to town five years ago, when there are 1944 Craftsman bungalows in Conley Hills, a part of the downtown district. One buyer says, "I liked the style of homes, with hardwood floors, original doors," she said. "But this area is starting to take off, with a lot of people moving to the area. We have some really old homes that would be nice if people moved in and cared for them. We're trying to protect the character of the neighborhoods. Some already have infill houses that don't match anything else." Meetings about the proposed designation drew about 100 folks, most of whom supported the effort for the increase it will bring to their property values. Other neighborhoods that have gone on it tell us homes prices will go up as much as 20 percent.
That kind of increase will make East Point's housing market even hotter. It's been a boom for the last few years, with property values going up more than 50 percent. People are clamoring for the properties. They're coming from every direction; some buying their first homes here because they can't afford to buy in Atlanta, others because they like the quality of life here: the low crime rate and the real neighborliness of it."
East Points addition to the National Register bolsters their mission to protect the city's future, and assures them that (historic structures) are around in the future." Come see what East Point has to offer and experience Southern Hospitality at its best. Some Information provided by http://www.eastpointneighbors.com/