The eclectic Atlanta neighborhood, Little Five Points, has been described as the Haight-Ashbury of the south and is known for its fringe culture, music, food and residents. Visitors who venture to this popular spot can jam out to the indie radio station, WRFG, that’s a hit among locals, while combing through the stacks at two of the area’s independent bookstores. Lined with skate shops, coffee shops, health food stores, local food joints and off-beat retailers, Little Five Points makes for a fun and versatile way to spend an afternoon.
For a more structured tour of the neighborhood, consider visiting Five Points on a shopping tour or as part of an Atlanta city tour including stops in Midtown, Poncey Highlands and Castleberry Hills.
Little Five Points is located two-and-a-half miles east of Downtown Atlanta. It is surrounded by Inman Park, Edgewood, Poncey-Highland and Candler Park neighborhoods. The neighborhood is accessible by car and via the bus from downtown; take the 16 from Peachtree St at Auburn Ave to N. Highland Ave at Freedom Pkwy on a 28 minute bus ride.
Did you know? The Five Points moniker is a nod to the busy intersection in the heart of the ‘hood where the same number of roads meet and where national retailers have more recently opened up shop.