Station Summary

Five Points is on the all lines line. The station is located in a mostly residential area. Residents living near Five Points spend more than the regional average on housing and transportation. In this area, the average resident drives 8,508 fewer miles annually than the regional average. Additionally, the average resident living near Five Points spends $14,858.06 less per year on housing than the regional average.

Median Household Income

income spent on housing :: 21%

income spent on transportation :: 46%

income remaining :: 33%

All figures from a 0.5 mile radius


Census for 2012 :: 3,409
Projected for 2017 :: 3,443


Average travel time to work based on 60 minutes.


Employees earning more than $3,333 / mo.


Average apartment rental for this neighborhood station.

Per month


What amenities and services are in the area?
Art     Banks     Bike     Medical     Schools    

Why Equitable Development?

Equitable TOD combines people and place-based approaches to ensure that the value created when land near transit is built out is accessible to, and provides opportunities for, all community residents living near transit.

The market near Five Points station is strong and growing and has a moderate/high probability of changing demographics. Renters are the first to be affected by an increase in property values in a growing market. As the market grows housing values will increase, limiting income diversity.

Achieving Equitable Development

In order to retain current residents and provide access to new amenities and services, Transformation Alliance?s equitable development strategy for this station area is:

  • preserve affordable housing
  • stablize rents to help existing residents stay
  • introduce new compact housing types
  • improve infrastructure around the MARTA station




Station data

Site Accessibility
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
MARTA Station Typology Designation Urban Core ?  
MARTA Parking Utilization 0% 51%  
WalkScore 75 69  
Bike Score 54 34  
Journey to MARTA Walk + Bike 51% ?  
Journey to MARTA Drive + Carpool 2% ?  
Journey to MARTA Transfer 38% ?  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Above Average 13 4  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Average 17 5  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Poor 4 4  
MARTA Daily Enteries 22,821 4,882  
Development Opportunities and Context
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
MARTA TOD Acreage 0.0 ?  
Adjacent Large Properites Gulch ?  
Zoning Station or Parking Lot(s) C-1, I-1 ?  
Zoning Adjacent Area(s) R-5, MRC-3-C ?  
Reccomended Intensity at the Site 1.5-5 FAR ?  
Current Intensity at the Site Yes (Max FAR 8.2) ?  
TAD Eastside ?  
TAD Eligible ?  
LCI Downtown Atlanta ?  

  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Office - Inventory (SF) 16,895,694 3,964,869  
Office - Vacancy 12.5% 11.90%  
Office - Average Rent $17.34 $14.86  
Office - 10 Year Growth 1% 3%  
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Retail - Inventory (SF) 6,243,970 1,474,105  
Retail - Average Rent $15.07 $15.47  
Retail - 10 Year Growth 0% 16%  
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Housing - Inventory (Units) 1,568 2,218  
Housing Density / Acre 3.1 4.4  
Housing - % Renter 57% 56%  
Housing - % Multifamily 5+ Units 86% 53%  
Housing - % Built Since 2000 16% 19%  
Housing - Average Apartment Rents (1 Mile) $1,014 $956  
Housing - Average Apartment Vacancy Rate (1 Mile) 5.9% 7.30%  
Housing - 2012 New Avg. Sales Price (1 Mile) $145,456 $252,596  

  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Population 2012 3,409 3,930  
% Change 2000-2012 -10% 10%  
% Change 2012-2017 1% 4%  
From the 2012 Population
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
% Generation Y (18-34) 41% 35%  
% Singles 81% 75%  
Median Household Income $36,079 $44,720  
% Employed 61% 62%  
% Use Public Transit 15% 17%  
Employment Base
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Travel Time to Work (minutes) 25.0 27.9  
Number of Employees 73,740 17,075  
Employment Density / Acre 146.7 34.0  
% Employees Earning More than $3,333 per month 48% 54%  
Jobs to Housing Ratio 47.0 7.1  
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