Little Five Points (also L5P or LFP or Little Five) is a district on the east side of Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 2 1⁄2 miles (4.0 km) east of downtown. It was established in the early 20th century as the commercial district for the adjacent Inman Park and Candler Park neighborhoods, and has since become famous for the alternative culture it brings to Atlanta. It has been described as Atlanta’s answer to Haight-Ashbury, a melting pot of sub-cultures, and the Bohemian center of the Southern United States.
Little Five Points is surrounded by the Inman Park, Edgewood, Candler Park and Poncey-Highland neighborhoods of Atlanta. Immediately to the south on Moreland, just through the DeKalb Avenue and Georgia Railroad underpass, is the Edgewood Retail District, a late-2000’s urban infill land development of former Atlanta Gas Light Company land. This provides the area its big-box stores (Lowe’s, Target, Kroger,Ross, Best Buy, Office Depot and others), mostly at the opposite end of the spectrum from the historic Little Five Points. Its smaller shops constructed along Caroline Street, occupied by many chain stores, are done in a small-town “main street” style (with underground parking), and the entire development is done in brick, as Little Five Points originally was.