Hapeville is a city in Fulton County, Georgia, United States, located directly adjacent to the city of Atlanta. The population was 6,373 at the 2010 census. It is named for Dr. Samuel Hape, one of the area's original landowners and its first mayor.
During the 1950s and 1960s, Hapeville was a thriving part of the Tri-City (Hapeville, East Point, College Park) area and its post-WWII population supported three elementary schools (Josephine Wells, North Avenue, and College Street) and one high school. During the 40 years following that, the demographics changed considerably and it was regarded as a somewhat depressed industrial area. Since 2005, Hapeville has seen significant gentrification, 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 taken 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 was 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. Currently, Porsche North America is building its North America Headquarters on the Ford site.
Hapeville is also home to the Dwarf House - the first Chick-fil-A restaurant.