1. Proximity to Everything
The Five Points area is in the very heart of Athens. Bordering the eastern side of the University of Georgia campus, it is an ideal location for quick and easy access to all parts of campus. You are close to the stadium on game days, and walking distance to downtown Athens, with its shops, restaurants, bars and world renowned music scene. Five points is also convenient to the Athens area by-pass, for quick access to other parts of Athens and surrounding highways for heading out of town.
2. The Village Vibe
If you are looking for a village feel within a city proper, Five Points is the place for you. Families walk to the central area to shop and dine, and people stroll the wide sidewalks. Businesses in the heart of Five Points include Earth Fare gourmet grocery store, the fantastic Independent Baking bakery, Condor specialty chocolates, Avid independent bookshop, Masada leather and gifts, The Hub bicycles and Hodgsons pharmacy.
3. Delicious Dining
Some of the best dining in Athens can be found in Five Points. Perhaps the most famous restaurant in Athens is celebrity chef Hugh Acheson’s flagship establishment Five & Ten. Downtown Athens’ legendary Last Resort Grill has a delicious outpost called LRG Provisions in what was the first location of Five & Ten. Donna Changs offers diners locally sourced American versions of classic Chinese dishes (the name is a Seinfeld reference) and fantastic cocktails. The Expat is home to one of the best bar programs in town, and Athens’ only French Bistro, plus has outdoor seating and an awesome speakeasy style bar upstairs. The Royal Pheasant is a true English pub. The Pine has a tasty menu and excellent wine and beer selection. Marker Seven Coastal Grill has a great deck and beach town vibe. El Barrio brings tacos and tequila and an expansive deck and outdoor seating with lawn games. Five Points also offers Kelly’s Jamaican food for authentic Jerk, Mediterranean Grill for quick and healthy, Grindhouse Burgers with a fun rooftop bar, Barberitos Southwestern Grill and Cantina for build your own Mexican food, and Fully Loaded Pizza.
4. Beautiful Historic Charm
Lots of people walk, bike and run around Five Points, enjoying picturesque neighborhood streets full of historic homes. Some of Athens’ most beautiful and oldest houses are on and around Milledge Avenue and its side streets. From quaint Craftsman cottages, to classic Victorian style grand dames to stately Southern Gothic mansions turned into fraternities and sororities, Five Points is a great area in which to admire architecture and gardens. Spring is an especially lovely time to stroll the area, with striking pink and white Dogwoods, flowering Cherry trees, every shade of Azalea, wild Wisteria that burst in early April and drape many areas with lust and fragrant purple blossoms and some of the areas oldest and most stunning Magnolias.
5. Great Neighborhood Schools
The schools are a major factor in why so many families want to call Five Points home. Glenview is zoned for Timothy Road Elementary, Clarke Middle and Clarke Central High school, all with award-winning programs, athletics, and teachers. The area’s secular college prep school, Athens Academy is convenient to Five Points as well, and just one mile from Glenview.