Eastpoint is at the core of Franklin County. It is the necessary passage between the county’s three other destinations: Apalachicola, St. George Island and Carrabelle. From Eastpoint, the traveler may drive north, south, east or west; it is the only point in the county where such a luxury is afforded! It is therefore easy to understand why Eastpoint has become a hub of commercial activity: first and foremost, the oyster industry reigns over the small town; but it does also thrive with support trades such as gas stations, car sales and repairs, boat sales and repairs, fishing equipment, laundry, new and consignment furniture, a grocery store, a Dollar General, several convenience stores, a few seafood restaurants, souvenir shops (tourists drive through Eastpoint to go to St. George Island and Apalachicola); but also, entertainment such a mini-golf or the brand new Estuary Center… and even a Liquor Store. Professional services are also available: a chiropractor, a physician, a veterinarian, an attorney, and two CPAs. A few churches have called Eastpoint their home: Church of God, Church of Christ, First Baptist, United Baptist, High Calling Church and Eastpoint Fellowship.
Nestled on the easterly shores of the Apalachicola estuary (explaining its name), Eastpoint offers two great residential housing assets.
- The first one is bay front living at its best. With miles of pristine shorelines facing west and south, Eastpoint is a fisherman’s and nature lover’s paradise. To its east, Gramercy Plantation, a splendid gated subdivision spreading over 400 acres, offers almost one mile of bay frontage (albeit, Highway 98 must be crossed in order to enjoy the waters of the bay…). Gramercy Plantation has a large community swimming pool, walking trails, tennis court and even a secured boat storage area.
- The second one is affordable living. Several subdivisions offer space, quality and an incredible value.
And no description of Eastpoint would be complete if we failed to mention the flotilla of hundreds of oyster boats harvesting the bay under most weather conditions; and the unpretentious yet so picturesque Eastpoint harbor alongside Highway 98.