Little Five Points, Atlanta: Quirky, Weird, Original

The capital of the state of Georgia, Atlanta, was founded in 1836 by native tribes as a trading post with the English. The city has since developed and grown and is one of the most visited cities in the United States. One of our favorite districts is Little Five Points, here are a couple of reasons why.

The History

Little Five Points is the convergence point of Atlanta’s streetcars lines since the 1890s, and this was the inception of this shopping district. While the 1960s and 1970s saw the area deteriorating, it got a second wind in the 1980s and restored its allure with live music venues that saw acts like Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, and Marilyn Manson.

The fact that it’s still a little weird

The folks at Little Five Points kept their neighborhood from becoming mainstream. They managed to keep the chain stores out and the local businesses running, which preserves the area’s quirky character.

The cool shops

The local businesses are more than atmospheric, it’s actually a great place to go for a shopping day if you like to be a little bit off the mainstream. Clothing and music shops, great places to eat and see art of all genres, including a local theatre and a live music venue, this is a great neighborhood to spend a day in.