Dustin Chambers

College Park/East Point/Hapeville

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Small College Park has several claims to local fame: It’s a lickety-split MARTA ride from the airport; it’s home to Woodward Academy, the largest private school in the continental United States; and it boasts one of Georgia’s largest historic districts, with more than 835 properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its picturesque main street, which it shares with East Point, was hit hard by the economy. But renovated storefronts and a slew of modern restaurants are beginning to resurface without sacrificing the small-town feel. East Point residents have some charming and historic neighborhoods of their own, as well as a new generation of single professionals, working couples, and young families committed to bonding together by preserving their tree-lined streets, embracing diversity, fighting crime, maintaining their properties until the housing market improves, and having a good time in the process. Hapeville's path to greatness started when Coca-Cola heir Asa G. Candler Jr. opted to allow planes to land in the middle of a racetrack he owned nearby. It later became Atlanta's first airport, a move that lured Delta and other aviation interests. Today, the city with approximately 7,000 people, is dwarfed by the world's busiest air hub, but boasts a quaint main street that also features the first Chick-Fil-A restaurant.
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