Formed in 1870 by a citizenry of 16 families, the name East Point was derived from being located at the opposite end of the former Atlanta & West Point Railroad from West Point, Georgia. The City of was charted in 1887 and is comprised of an ethnically diverse community. Between 2010 and 2014, the overall population grew 5.3%. With over 35,000 residents and more than 17,000 households, it is the fifth 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. The city is primed for the future with its strong economic development team in tow, including an Economic Development Specialist and the East Point Main Street Association (EPMSA). EPMSA has been integral in helping develop the City’s crown jewel – the Historic Downtown District. The District was designed to create a central gathering place of pride and heritage while strengthening the tax base, promoting tourism, and increasing public and private investments.