About This Place
Hapeville is a city in Fulton County, Georgia, United States located directly adjacent to the City of Atlanta. The population was 6,180 at the 2000 census. It is named for Dr. Samuel Hape, one of the area's original landowners and its first mayor.
Once regarded as a somewhat depressed industrial area, Hapeville has seen significant gentrification since 2005, beginning with the Virginia Park neighborhood and then spreading throughout the City. Hapeville has been discovered by young professionals seeking historic neighborhoods close to Downtown Atlanta, and there has been a great deal of new residential construction, including single-family homes, townhomes, and upscale apartments. This new residential development has led to a revived historic downtown. Hapeville has also been discovered by metro Atlanta's arts community, and the beginnings of an artist colony have begun to take shape with the formation of the Hapeville Arts Alliance. The Hapeville Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Since 1947, Hapeville had been home to the Ford Atlanta Assembly Plant, recently making the Taurus. It closed in 2006. There are development plans to open a multi-use development, Aerotropolis Atlanta, on the site, which is immediately adjacent to Atlanta Airport.