Situated 10 miles southwest of Atlanta, the Tri-Cities area of East Point, College Park and Hapeville offers affordable housing, historic town centers, walkability and increasing dining options that range from taco stands and Southern gastropubs to Jamaican and Ethiopian fare.

The area is full of mom-and-pop shops and locally owned eateries, most of which are situated along the main drags. While the small-town feel of the communities that comprise the Tri-Cities makes them seem as if they are hundreds of miles from the South’s largest metropolis, the cultural diversity found in the restaurants there reminds you of what is so beautiful about living in metro Atlanta — an area now more international than Southern, populated by people from all over the world, but with food and hospitality still at its core.