Nothing says suburban sensibilities and urban proximity like EAST POINT
. Slightly closer to the big city than its sister suburb, College Park, East Point boasts a quaint little downtown with a MARTA stop, a scattering of restaurants and a blues bar. Houses are still affordable, and in the Jefferson Park and Conley Hills neighborhoods, streets are clean, safe, quiet and bear historic designations. And at a mere seven miles south of downtown Atlanta (the same distance Decatur lies to the east), it's a breeze to get in -- and out -- of the madness.