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Jefferson Park

East Point, GA

Nestled just 10 miles south of downtown Atlanta, the Jefferson Park neighborhood lies within the city of East Point, in South Fulton County. It's all about location here - the neighborhood attracts residents with its proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and downtown Atlanta. Three major Interstates, convenient MARTA access, and ample parking also serve as major draws to this urban locale.

People, however, are at the heart of what makes this tight-knit community special. Community activities take place year round, and neighbors are known for reaching out to one another, lending a hand or support where it's needed within the neighborhood.

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Ratings

43 Walk Score® Car-Dependent
52 Transit Score® Good Transit
36 Bike Score® Somewhat Bikeable

Living in Jefferson Park

  • Restaurants

    While Jefferson Park doesn't house dining or nightlife options within the neighborhood itself, downtown East Point and the options along Camp Creek Parkway make up for it. Abundant chain restaurants abound, featuring popular names like Red Lobster and Longhorn Steakhouse representing casual dine-in fare to Wendy's and Ruby Tuesday for quicker options. If something more independent is on the menu, however, a few local favorites stand out downtown.

    Step into old-school Southern charm and fried goodies piled high at Chic-A-Loes on East Point - their big portions get lots of local love. Feast on the Big Chic-A-Loe chicken sandwich - it's so huge that it makes its own substantial bun look small, and pile your plate with signature curly fries while you're at it. Go bunless for a lower-carb option, but come hungry: the strips are so big they could be mistaken for full-size chicken breasts, battered and deep-fried to perfection.

    Debbie's Delights, named after the owner's mother, serves up breakfast all day, including those Southern favorites that warm your heart--shrimp and grits or the chicken and waffles. Leave your pork cravings at home when heading here, though - turkey bacon, turkey sausage and turkey ham take the place of traditional breakfast meats like pork bacon and sausage. For a delightfully fun breakfast, try the Captain Crunch French Toast. If you're in the mood to treat yourself to decadence, round out your meal with one of Debbie's wonderfully moist homemade cakes: red velvet, carrot cake and Oreo cake are just a few of the tempting options in rotation. Be sure to stop in on "Donut Hole Wednesday" for a heaping helping of the bite-sized sweet treats.

    Taco Pete LA's Original is a Georgia offshoot of owner Reo Pagan Sr.'s four wildly popular LA-based Taco Petes. Fresh ingredients and made-to-order menu items set Taco Pete light years ahead of traditional fast food. For Pete's take on American grub, try the Under-the Radar Taco Burger, or go outside your comfort zone to try the Chili-Cheese Slaw Dog, an all beef frank topped with the coleslaw, chili and all the traditional fixings.

    After chowing down, get your party on in a variety of fun hotspots around town. If you find yourself in East Point on the weekends, step into TP Productions Dinner Theatre for a girls' night out - filled with plenty of pink decor, zebra stripes and gourmet dining. Head to Main Street area to check out more traditional after-hours atmosphere. Chill with a brew and shoot pool, throw darts, or be a sports spectator at the East Point Corner Tavern.

  • History

    Jefferson Park has grown along with East Point because of its urban locale. East Point's creation is rooted in a 1847 Act that merged the Atlanta and LaGrange railroads, commemorated by a bronze disk placed in a concrete post. The eastern point of the disk's location gave East Point its name, and Jefferson Park developed afterwards, in the 1920s.

    The Jefferson Park neighborhood retains a historic vibe through unique architecture and a "Mayberry" feel, despite its more modern surroundings. Residents here are all about community, and the Neighbors Association rolls out many events that bring everyone together. Whether at seasonal mixers, progressive dinners, potluck picnics or another event, you'll have no problems getting to know your neighbors if you happen to settle in the neighborhood.

    The relatively small size of the neighborhood lacks the space for a true arts scene or museums, but the easy commute into Atlanta puts a host of lively culture and various museums easily within reach.

  • Transportation

    While most errands require a car, Jefferson Park offers easy access to highways 85, 75 and 166 to keep trips simple. Public transportation and biking, thanks to the lower flow of traffic in most areas of the larger East Point area, give residents without personal cars and commuters a few alternate options.

    Two MARTA bus stops with ample free parking serve the neighborhood, one at Jefferson Avenue and Jewel Street and the other just outside Jefferson Park at the Atlanta Medical Center. In addition, residents can hop on multiple transit lines in other areas of East Point. The Atlanta commute averages about 28 minutes one way.

    The neighborhood streets are pedestrian and bike-friendly, but mostly for leisurely, exercise-centric outings and daytime excursions. While parking gets congested around Camp Creek Marketplace, downtown East Point provides plenty of easy and free parking. Once there, residents take advantage of a pleasant strolling opportunity downtown. A few local cab companies and Uber service the area, but be sure to call ahead to reserve your ride.

  • Cost

    Jefferson Park residents take advantage of a lower cost of living than the Atlanta average, but pay higher rents than most of East Point. Expect to spend between $600 to $800 on monthly rent for a one-bedroom and $2.50 one-way or $5 round-trip on public transportation to downtown Atlanta. Gas prices sit around 2 percent less than the national average. A pint at a local bar or pub runs you roughly $3 to $5, depending on your brew preference.

  • Shopping

    Residents of Jefferson Park typically head to the business area in downtown East Point and the outdoor mall, Camp Creek Marketplace, that sits on the corner of Camp Creek Parkway and I-85.

    The outdoor mall gives residents abundant chain establishments, including Ross Dress for Less, BJ's Wholesale Club, and Old Navy. The Parkway also houses high-value stores such as Family Dollar and Dollar Tree. The close proximity to Atlanta's regaled Buckhead shopping district also makes upscale shopping just a short drive or public transit ride away. Head to downtown East Point for a small mix of specialty shops.

    Jah World Trading Co. on White Way creates an ode to Kingston, Jamaica, in true Rasta style. Browse the selections of incense and oils to find the perfect scent to warm up your home, or shop an eclectic mix of Rasta gear and T-shirts for yourself or as a gift. The shop also does screen-printing on-site.

    Flex your fashion muscles at Trendsettas Apparel. Here, a revolving mix of upscale urban clothing keeps you browsing, thanks to ever-evolving inventory. If you find something you like, snag it - it likely won't stay on the shelves long, whether it's casual clothing, colorful sundresses or fashion-forward accessories.

    Visit The Style Closet for consignment shopping with a twist. Not only can you find great deals on gently used clothing, including designer handbags, but you get access to a number of image style services. Take a beauty and style workshop, and then test your aptitude by shopping for the right colors and styles, makeup, and more to complete your perfect look.

    For groceries, locals take their pick of several chain grocers, including Kroger, Wayfield Foods Inc., and Walmart Supercenter. Head to Carniceria El Ejido for authentic Mexican groceries. The East Point Farmers Market in the East Point Commons also opens on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There, in addition to fresh, local produce, residents stock up on fresh-baked breads and goodies, farm-fresh eggs, and homemade jams and jellies.

  • Parks

    While East Point offers a wider array of parks outside the neighborhood's boundaries, Jefferson Park gives residents a few green spaces. These parks host no official annual events or activities within them, but still offer visitors plenty to enjoy.

    The Harris Street Park provides a relaxing spot to relax with a book or engage the kids in some outdoor play. Right outside the park, a Dairy Queen provides the perfect excuse for residents to relax in a natural setting with a sweet treat on hot summer days.

    Brookdale Park, though not officially a dog park, draws locals out walking their pooches or looking for a good space to let their dogs run a bit. Playground equipment, a picnic area and a walking path with a cute little bridge form a family-friendly space. For some exercise in the outdoors, round up some neighbors for a game of basketball or a doubles tennis match.

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Apartments for Rent in Jefferson Park, East Point, GA

Nestled just 10 miles south of downtown Atlanta, the Jefferson Park neighborhood lies within the city of East Point, in South Fulton County. It's all about location here - the neighborhood attracts residents with its proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and downtown Atlanta. Three major Interstates, convenient MARTA access, and ample parking also serve as major draws to this urban locale.

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