Five Points (Athens)

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Five Points is an upscale, residential neighborhood in Athens, Georgia, centered on the intersection of South Milledge Avenue, South Lumpkin Street, and Milledge Circle. The neighborhood occupies the South-Southwest edge of the University of Georgia campus and is known for its historical residences, eclectic local businesses, and mix of students and older residents, many of the latter being faculty and staff employed by the University.

The neighborhood is home to several landmark local businesses, including Hodgson's Pharmacy, Jittery Joe's coffee house, organic foods store Earth Fare, Athens 5 Points Yoga studio, a not-for-profit dance studio, and award-winning restaurant Five and Ten. Five Points has an active neighborhood association, Friends of Five Points, which organizes several events throughout the year, including the Friends of Five Points Easter Egg Hunt, Five Points Art Fair, and the "5 at 5" 5K Fun Run/Walk.[1]

One of the neighborhood's main thoroughfares, South Milledge Avenue, is home to many historical single-family mansions which have since been converted to University of Georgia sorority and fraternity chapter houses, and is included as part of a tour of historical Athens by the Athens Welcome Center.[2] Five Points is home to Barrow Elementary School,[3] which is located on Pinecrest Drive, and also UGA's Family and Graduate Housing,[4] along Agriculture Drive and Southview Drive.

  1. ^ Friends of Five Points
  2. ^ Athens Welcome Center
  3. ^ Barrow Elementary School
  4. ^ UGA Family and Graduate Housing