Five Points is located in the center of downtown Atlanta. The name refers to the convergence of Marietta Street, Edgewood Avenue, Decatur Street, and two legs of Peachtree Street.
The heart of the city beat strongly until the 1970s, when the affluent fled to the suburbs for perceived safety. Five Points became a concrete wasteland throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, but now is slowly rebuilding. This area contains Underground Atlanta, a shopping center and tourist destination, as well as miles of tangled rail lines, viaducts, and sewer lines that were abandoned as the city built upward.
The Five Points station is MARTA’s largest station, and where its north-south and east-west lines intersect.
Not to be confused with the area known as Little Five Points.
|The intersections of Marietta Street, Edgewood Avenue, Decatur Street, and Peachtree Street.|