North Georgia Communities

Fannin County

Blue Ridge
(706) 632-5680

Surround yourself with beauty, relaxation and natural fun in Georgia’s Blue Ridge, only 90 miles north of Atlanta via I-575 and Hwy 515, but a million miles away from the traffic, stress and anxiety of the city. With 106,000 acres located in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Blue Ridge is definitely the cure for whatever ails you. Rent a cozy cabin or a luxury mountain home, or stay in a bed & breakfast inn or hotel — and simply relax.

Enjoy Mother Nature at her best…
Renew your spirit on a day hiking to nearby waterfalls or horseback riding on forested trails in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Bring the family and discover the thrill of an Ocoee River whitewater rafting adventure or a ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Pick strawberries or blueberries at Mercier’s, a 65 year old family orchard. Catch a trout on the tailwaters of the Toccoa River or a clear mountain stream; Blue Ridge is the Trout Fishing Capital of Georgia.

Fall in Love with Blue Ridge…
Fall in love with the authentic mountain towns of Blue Ridge and McCaysville. Blue Ridge is an Art Town, filled with art galleries, antique and specialty shops, restaurants, small town atmosphere and friendly people. A river runs through the quaint town of McCaysville, twin city with Copperhill, Tennessee. Stand in both states at one time at the Blue Line, which marks the spot where Georgia ends and Tennessee begins. Here the Toccoa River becomes the Ocoee River, flowing northward into Tennessee.

Blue Ridge, Georgia is located on the North Carolina – Tennessee line, only 1 ½ hours north of Atlanta via I-575- GA Hwy 515, within easy reach of the best attractions the Georgia mountains, western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee foothills have to offer. The Fannin County Chamber of ommerce is the official Destination Marketing Organization and CVB for the area. Make sure our new Fannin County Chamber Welcome Center, 152 Orvin Lance Drive, in Blue Ridge, is your first stop on a vacation in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

You may think we’re a little biased, but the weather in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains is simply stunning. Warm days and cool nights during the summer mean a break from hot cities. Spring and autumn offer the most variety in temperatures, with early spring lows frequently dipping to the 30’s and highs in the 60’s. Late spring brings much warmer temps with highs in the 70’s and low 80’s. The By the start of autumn our highs peak in the 70’s, but even late in the season reach the 60’s. During the winter our highs are in the 50’s, dropping below the freezing mark at night. Snow blankets our mountains 3 or 4 times a year.


Visit the Twin Cities of McCaysville, GA – Copperhill, TN
McCaysville, chartered in 1904, is located on the Georgia-Tennessee state line adjacent to Copperhill, Tennessee, its twin city. You can actually have one foot in Georgia and one foot in Tennessee when you cross the Blue Line marking the place where the states meet. Toccoa Avenue (Georgia) turns into Ocoee Street (Tennessee) while the Toccoa River becomes the Ocoee River under an old iron bridge built in 1911 and still standing.

Discovery of copper occurred in 1843 in an area now known as Ducktown. By 1847, it is recorded that 90 cakes of ore were transported over poor trails to the railroad at Dalton. In the spring of 1899 the Tennessee Copper Company began smelting works near McCays and the town grew rapidly. Grading for the company railroad began and a shaft was sunk for the Burra Burra Mine in Ducktown. Learn more about the mining history of the Copper Basin at the Burra Burra Mine historic mine site in Ducktown.

Today, mining has ended and the towns of McCaysville and Copperhill rely more on tourism. The 1996 Olympic Games increased tourism in the area when the Ocoee Whitewater Center was built for the Olympic kayak competition. The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway has increased tourism in the area, and today Toccoa-Ocoee Street is lined with antique and specialty shops, art galleries and eateries.

Gilmer County

East Ellijay
(706) 276-3111

Ellijay & East Ellijay: in central Gilmer County. Ellijay became the catalyst of the late 1800’s railroad expansion into the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. This wonderfully quaint town filled with antique shops, galleries, dining and a variety of lodging is brimming in historical sites and architecture.
The old county courthouse is still there and still operating. The river flows, right through town. Ellijay and East Ellijay are busy little towns with tourism and some local industry, rightfully so, since Gilmer County is the threshold of the southern most reaches of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Lake Facts
Carters Lake embraces a spectacular tract of foothills scenery in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. Its sparkling waters and rugged shoreline provide a beautiful surrounding for a variety of recreational opportunities which include camping, fishing, picnicking, boating, mountain biking and hunting.

  • Carters Lake has 3200 surface acres
  • The lake is named after Farrish Carter who owned property nearby in the 1800’s
  • Carters Lake is more than 450 feet deep
  • Carters Dam is the tallest earthen dam east of Mississippi river
  • Carters Lake shoreline has no private docks or development along 62 miles of natural shoreline


Pickens County

(706) 692-9100

Jasper is a city in Pickens County, Georgia, United States. The population was 3,684 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Pickens County[3]. It is named after General Andrew Pickens, a Revolutionary War hero who fought the Cherokee in 1760 and 1782.
Nicknamed “The First Mountain City,” Jasper is located 50 miles north of Atlanta, Georgia. Several local attractions draw the interest of sightseers annually. The Tate House[1] which was built by local marble baron Sam Tate in the 1920s, and sits adjacent to the current Tate Elementary. Standing on an old Cherokee place of worship, the historic Woodbridge Inn [2] is famous for its menu options and its lodging. Jasper is located near several large acreage mountain neighborhoods such as Big Canoe , Bent Tree, and the Preserve at Sharp Mountain .

(770) 735-2211

Pickens County was created in 1853 from parts of Cherokee and Gilmer counties. Georgia’s 100th county was named for General Andrew Pickens, a Revolutionary War soldier. A railroad line built in 1883 from Atlanta, through the valleys and mountain passes of Pickens County to Tate and Nelson, made possible the development of large marble quarries. One of the largest marble veins in the world is in Pickens County, running at least four miles long. It is a half-mile deep and almost that wide in places. Over 60 percent of the monuments in Washington, D.C. are made from Pickens County marble. The Old Federal Road, the earliest vehicular route through northwest Georgia, crossed northern Pickens County at Talking Rock Creek. Several special events take place in Pickens County. Two of the biggest festivals are held in October: the Marble Festival and Heritage Days Festival in Talking Rock.

Talking Rock
(706) 253-5515

Talking Rock is nestled in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains between the towns of Ellijay and Jasper in Pickens County. Happily, the third smallest town in the state of Georgia, Talking Rock has not changed much since it’s beginning in 1883, when the train was the lifeline of the town. Talking Rock’s history is rich with stories about the Trail of Tears, the Civil War, the railroad and the Great Depression. The origination of our town’s name is unclear and there are many interesting stories regarding its derivation. Some individuals believe that it’s from the noise of the water rolling over the rocks in our beautiful creek, while other like the story of folks sitting for a spell on a rock to have a talk with a neighbor. Still others believe that the name originated with the local Indians. Whatever it’s origination, it’s an unforgettable name and an unforgettable place!

Towns County

(800) 984-1543

Choose from championship golf, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, water sports and tennis. Enjoy arts, crafts, antiquing, concerts, fairs and festivals. From charming cabins to full service conference resorts, this mountaintop is designed to make your getaways always memorable. It takes less than an hour from Atlanta to trade in the grey of the city pavements for the vibrant colors of Hiawassee – Young Harris, Georgia. Start planning your visit today.

Your Georgia mountain getaway would not be complete without a little “shopping time”. Looking for a unique gift,… or perhaps a special outfit,… a curio or collectable,… or maybe something to remember your trip to Hiawassee and Young Harris? Towns County has a contemporary and diverse range of retailers to satisfy your every shopping desire.

Young Harris
(800) 984-1543

Union County
City of Blairsville
(706) 745-2000

There are plenty of seasons and plenty of reasons to explore Blairsville and Union County, Georgia, deep in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest and North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Here, you’ll enjoy hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding, as well as watersports on two lakes: Winfield Scott and Nottely. South of Blairsville, the county seat, adventurers can explore eight wonderful waterfalls, as well as petroglyphs left by ancient natives in the soapstone at Trackrock Archeological Area, just east of Blairsville. In Blairsville and Union County there are many magnificent mountain real estate sites available for retirees investing in their own and their family’s future. Now is the time to consider enjoying your golden years in the North Georgia Mountains!

Families love festivals, and Blairsville and Union County host many throughout the year. Three favorites are the Blairsville Scottish Festival and Highland Games each June, the Butternut Creek Festival each July, and the annual Sorghum Festival at Meeks Park in October. Festivals are a mountain of fun for everyone!

No matter which season of life you’re currently enjoying, you’re sure to relish the ever-changing panorama of breathtaking scenery characteristic of each distinct season here in Blairsville and Union County. Our climate makes it highly likely that you’ll enjoy a white Christmas, a colorful Spring, a verdant green Summer and a blazing rich Autumn.

Blairsville and Union County, Georgia: Full of festivals and fun, waterfalls, mountains, syrup, and sweet memories. Each season, come discover something new: come discover “U” in Union County!

Cobb County – A Great Place to Live
770) 528-1000
Conveniently located about 30 minutes outside of Atlanta, Cobb County is a constantly growing suburb with much to offer. For families there are multiple parks and attractions, as well as Kennesaw Mountain. For students there are numerous public schools in the county school system, two state universities, and one technical college. The historical Marietta Square attracts history buffs and antique shoppers, in addition to people looking for an enjoyable afternoon of strolling around the square. Cobb County was one of the 24 counties created in 1832 from Cherokee Indian territory. It is named for Judge Thomas W. Cobb, a former U.S. Senator. Marietta, the county seat, is said to be named for his wife. In frontier days, the Chattahoochee River, which forms Cobb’s southeast boundary, served as a dividing line between Creek and Cherokee Indian territories.

Fulton County Information

Home to over 1 million residents, Fulton County provides all of the amenities needed and desired for the people who live there. The county offers education at exceptional schools and nationally renowned colleges, public transportation, exquisite dining, world-class entertainment and sports, and much more. Home buyers can find anything ranging from a loft downtown to a quiet family house in this county. With the attractions in the city of Atlanta close by residents of Fulton County will always be able to find something fun and exciting to do.

North Fulton

North Fulton provides high-quality living experiences with a more suburban feel with a wide range of single and multi-family residences options. Recreation choices are abundant with hundreds of acres of parks and green space. The area maintains world-class golf courses and tennis facilities. There is truly something for everyone.

Getting Around
The communities of North Fulton are easily accessible via Interstate 285 and Georgia 400, which means commuters can easily travel to and from downtown Atlanta, as well as to some of the other outlying counties. As of November 2013, drivers on Georgia 400 no longer have to pay a toll, making it a quick and easy way to get from Buckhead to North Fulton. The Perimeter area has quickly become one of the area’s busiest business hubs, making it easy for commuters all over the area to get to work. In addition to its road systems, the county also has two other unique transportation options for residents.

MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority)
While most of MARTA’s stops are within the boundaries of the city of Atlanta, North Fulton also benefits from this bus and rail system. The Medical Center, Sandy Springs and North Springs rail stations help commuters access some of the largest businesses in the area, like Perimeter Mall and Northside Hospital.

GRTA (Georgia Regional Transportation Authority)
GRTA was formed by former Gov. Roy Barnes to help address cross-community transportation issues. The authority now operates 13 different Xpress bus routes that service 12 of the metro area’s counties. These routes accommodate more than 2 million passenger trips each year and provide access to some of the area’s major employment centers.

(678) 297-6000

Suburban communities in Fulton County also offer residents a variety of options. In North Fulton County, Alpharetta has an historic town square featuring antique, gift and flower shops as well as numerous restaurants. At the other end of the spectrum is Alpharetta’s Northpoint Mall with over 1.3 million square feet of retail, dining and entertainment experiences. The Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre offers residents of Alpharetta and its surrounding communities with entertainment of all sorts. The Amphitheatre has been awarded for being the Best New Major Concert Venue and the Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue. Wills Park has an excellent Equestrian Center for those who enjoy horseback riding.

(404) 330-6000

Since Atlanta’s beginnings as an end-of-the-line railroad town named Terminus, the city has been the South’s transportation hub. Today as home to one of the world’s busiest airports, Atlanta is a global hub connecting international centers of culture and commerce. The diversity of the city’s economy and population creates a dynamic environment that supports both thriving businesses and the establishment of new homes. Numerous in-town neighborhoods provide a full spectrum of choices. The city has many entertainment options such as the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Carter Presidential Library and Museum, Zoo Atlanta, and much more. College and professional sports teams are abundant in Atlanta, and they attract loyal fans from all over the state. Numerous nationally-renowned higher education institutions are in the area. Overall, Atlanta has something to offer nearly every type of person.

College Park
(404) 767-1537

College Park is known as one of the “sister suburbs” along with East Point and is approximately 9 square miles. The area has been referred to as “one of the best places to call home” and has one of the largest urban historic districts in Georgia. Many colleges and universities are in the area, as well as the largest independent school in the nation: Woodward Academy. The city’s proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport makes it popular with those connected to the expanding aviation complex, as well as with Atlanta commuters who prefer a small hometown feel with easy access to big-city amenities. Originally known as Manchester and incorporated in 1895, College Park is also home to Cox College and more than 850 properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The town’s avenues and streets take their names from Ivy League colleges and influential College Park residents. Notable onetime College Park residents include rapper Ludacris, Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Cam Newton, and Atlanta Hawks’ ballplayer Josh Smith.

East Point
(404) 765-1014

East Point is known as one of the “sister suburbs” along with College Park. East Point is approximately 13.8 square miles. The city has experienced a great revival in the past few years and is now populated with new residences and businesses. Many homes from World War II have been refurbished, and they provide an historic atmosphere for the area. Camp Creek Marketplace was recently built on the western side of the city, and it offers great shopping opportunities. The Fulton County School System has its headquartersin East Point, and the school system operates all of the public schools in the area. Chartered in 1890, East Point grew rapidly in its early years, its proximity to the railroad and industry buoying its development. Today, the area continues to grow. The Federal Bureau of Prisons Southeast Region Office headquarters is in East Point. East Point has the only velodrome in the world that has a green space and a creek running through the infield. Football players Reggie Rutland and Jonas Jennings have also called East
Point home.

(770) 964-2244

Fairburn’s slogan, “History Lives Here,” is evident in the historic downtown area. With many buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, Fairburn has a rich historical culture enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. The downtown Commercial District, which has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places, offers various commercial buildings and two historic train depots. The center of the community provides original shopping, entertainment, and dining surrounded by housing and business opportunities. Fairburn continues to grow exponentially while retaining its small town atmosphere. The annual Fairburn Festival, the Georgia Renaissance Festival, and the Southside Theatre attract many residents and visitors to Fairburn.


Hapeville is located six miles south of Atlanta and is adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. It is headquarters for Delta Airlines and Korean Air Cargo, and Porsche’s $100-million U.S. headquarters complete with Porsche experience driving track. The city is also home to the original Chick-fil-A Dwarf House and many hotels serving business travelers. Hapeville offers many attractions, including the new Academy Theatre. Residential neighborhoods feature a wide variety of homes, from bungalows to Chicago style townhouses to lofts and condominiums. Business will benefit from their commercial Opportunity Zone offering the maximum tax advantages allowable by the state. The city government is focused on planning and has experienced significant revitalization. Hapeville is a designated Main Street City and has an historic downtown including a Historical Society Depot Museum, the Historic Christ Church and Carriage House, the Hoyt Smith Conference Center, and many downtown storefronts. The city features a downtown park and a unique public arts program, including murals and a flurry of painted butterflies. Hapeville’s Development Authority develops and promotes trade, commerce, industry, and employment opportunities.

Johns Creek
(678) 512-3200

Johns Creek was originally a “sacred place” for tribal meetings between the rival Cherokee and Creek tribes. Today Johns Creek has been established as a municipal leader in the metro-Atlanta area. The region of Johns Creek provides a very high quality of life for its residents, and keeps up a safe lifestyle. State-of-the-art public schools are located in Johns Creek, and some of them have won awards such as the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence that was awarded to Chattahoochee High School. The Ciba Vision world headquarters, State Farm Insurance regional headquarters, and Macy’s Technology Systems and Saia, Inc. national headquarters are all located in Johns Creek. The Autry Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center offers 46 acres of Georgia woodlands in addition to the beautiful three city parks in the area. Johns Creek is bordered by the Chattahoochee River, which provides recreational opportunities such as canoeing, kayaking, and trout fishing. The Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra is a major cultural attraction, as well as the Johns Creek Art Center.

(678) 242-2500

The City of Milton is a very affluent city in metro-Atlanta that was established very recently in 2006. Consisting of nearly 33,000 residents, Milton has grown into a thriving area while still retaining its small-town feel. Milton High School is a nationally-renowned high school that offers students in the area a quality education. Bell Memorial Park, Birmingham Park, and Providence Park provide the community with recreational activities and a nice place to enjoy nature. The Bethwell Community Center offers a summer day camp along with the City of Milton Parks and Recreation programs.

Mountain Park

Mountain Park if an official wildlife refuge, which means that all wildlife including birds, reptiles, and animals in the area are protected. Some rare species including Red Tailed Hawks, Great Blue Herons, Eastern Bluebirds, and Pileated Woodpeckers live in the area most or all off the year. Most streets in Mountain Park are named after trees or birds. Nature lovers will thoroughly enjoy living in Mountain Park and taking in all of the natural wonders the community has to offer.

(770) 463-3377

Established in 1833 as Johnson’s Store, Palmetto gots its current name from a company of soldiers from South Carolina that were passing through on their way to the Mexican War. These soldiers were reminded of their state, known as the “Palmetto State.” Located only 25 miles from Atlanta, Palmetto is a very applealing place for residents who want to enjoy suburb living while having easy access to a large city. Palmetto has an extremely high elevation, and it was actually built on the highest point above sea level from Atlanta to New Orleans. The area is booming with business opportunities, especially for entrepreneurs. Two of the parks in the area are Wayside Park, located on Main Street, and Veterans Park, located on Park Street. These parks provide relaxing areas for recreation or leisure.

(770) 641-3727

Historic Roswell, founded in 1839, has retained its charm while keeping its focus on the promise and possibilities of the future. Embodying the grace and spirit of the quintessential southern town, Roswell features a downtown district of restored landmark buildings that house antique and gift shops, an award-winning parks system, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, which is home to the Atlanta Wind Symphony and the Georgia Ensemble Theater. Small business owners and entrepreneurs will find that Roswell is an excellent place to thrive in the business community. Residents have easy access to Atlanta and North Georgia, allowing for accessible travel to the major city as well as the mountainous regions in Georgia.

Sandy Springs
(770) 730-5600

Located just north of Atlanta, Sandy Springs has grown to become an urban center and home to citizens from around the nation and the world. Downtown Sandy Springs is a nontraditional area that surrounds the nine-story Northside
Tower. The downtown area is where the actual sandy springs that inspired the name of the city are located. The western district of Sandy Springs is Riverside, an affluent area that contains mansions on beautiful rolling hills. Perimeter Center is the business district of Sandy Springs surrounding Perimeter Mall. Northside Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta are all located in Perimeter Center. The Dunwoody Panhandle is another affluent area of Sandy Springs, located between the Chattahoochee River and Dunwoody. Many Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters in Sandy Springs, including First Data, Newell Rubbermaid, and the United Parcel Service. Four Fortune 1000 companies are also based in the city: Mirant Corp., Wendy’s/
Arby’s Group, Spectrum Brands, and Global Payments, Inc.

Union City
(770) 964-2288

Home to over 20,000 residents Union City provides a quality lifestyle with a wide variety of housing styles, excellent educational facilities, accessible transportation systems, a variety of parks and recreational programs, and numerous retail centers all just minutes away from Hartsfield International Airport and downtown Atlanta. The quiet town has many expanding business districts that make it a great place for new residents.

County Seat

County Population

Millage Rates (uninc.)

Median Home Price

Alpharetta, Atlanta, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Mountain Park, Palmetto, Roswell, Sandy Springs, and Union City


Main Contact Information
(404) 730-4000

All Emergencies

Animal Control
(404) 613-0358

Business License
(404) 612-3171

Fulton County Tax Commissioner
Arthur E. Ferdinand
(404) 730-6100

County Extension Office
(404) 613-7670

Driver’s License
(404) 657-9300

Fire and Emergency Services
(404) 612-5700

Planning and Zoning
(404) 612-8053

Police Department
(404) 613-5700

Tax Assessor
(404) 612-6440

Voter Registration
(404) 730-7072


City of Alpharetta
(678) 297-6000

City of Atlanta
(404) 330-6000

City of College Park
(404) 767-1537

City of East Point
(404) 270-7001

City of Fairburn
(770) 964-2244

City of Hapeville
(404) 669-2100

City of Mountain Park

City of Palmetto
(770) 463-3377

City of Roswell
(770) 641-3727

City of Sandy Springs
(770) 730-5600

City of Union City
(770) 964-2288

Georgia Power
(404) 506-6526

Scana Energy
(877) 467-2262

Southern Company
(404) 506-5000

Gas Companies
Atlanta Gas Light
(404) 584-4000

Georgia Natural Gas Co.
(404) 685-4000

Water and Sewer
Fulton County Water and Sewer Billing
(404) 730-6830

Merk Miles Transfer Station and Recycling Center
(404) 629-1700

Roswell Recycling Center
(770) 442-8822

Sandy Springs Recycling Center
(770) 551-7794

Cable Television

Fulton County Office of Broadcast and Cable

(404) 249-9052


Public Schools
Fulton County School System
(404) 768 3600

Georgia State University
(404) 413-2000

Georgia Tech
(404) 894-2000


Department of Health and Wellness


Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

(404) 730-1700

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fulton County News

East Cobb

East Cobb, though not a municipality, is a strong residential draw because of its excellent public schools and well planned subdivisions offering up to the minute amenities at competitive prices. Numerous parks offering recreational activities and a close proximity to the cultural events of Atlanta, continue to lure newcomers across the Chattahoochee River to this popular locale. East Cobb is a very large and affluent suburb of Atlanta, with nearly 170,000 residents. The annual Taste of East Cobb is a very popular community attraction.


(770) 424-8274

A city rich in history, Kennesaw has become a destination for businesses and families looking to relocate in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Extensive preserved Civil War battle sites allow one to step back in time to the turbulent days of battle juxtaposed to the vibrant, stable economy that is Kennesaw today. Many attractions, shops, restaurants, parks and businesses contribute to the vitality of the city. Kennesaw State University (KSU) has become one of the premiere public universities in Georgia and is now the state’s third largest university. The main strip in Kennesaw is Barrett Parkway, which offers Town Center Mall, a variety of restaurants, as well as multiple shopping centers and movie theaters.


While Mableton is now unincorporated, it is one of Cobb County’s oldest identifiable areas. The community has a documented history from the early 19th century and was an area of Civil War activity in 1864 when Federal troops used the Mableton plantation as a camp. In recent years much residential activity has taken place due to its rediscovery as an area that is very close to major employment centers (downtown Atlanta, Cumberland-Galleria, Fulton Industrial Boulevard) and a quick commute into Atlanta for entertainment and activities.


(770) 794-5530

Marietta, the county seat, is known for its historic districts and its famous town square complete with gazebo and fountain. Offering the charm of a small-town with the amenities of big city living keeps Marietta at the top of the list for sought out areas. The downtown square bustles throughout the day as visitors and residents take advantage of the many charming shops and restaurants. The adjacent Cobb government buildings ensure an ongoing steady stream of people in and out of the area on a daily basis. U.S. 41 is one of the main roads that run through Marietta. “The Big Chicken,” as residents refer to it, has become a landmark that is used to provide directions in the area.

Powder Springs

Powder Springs
(770) 943-1666

Originally chartered as Springville in 1839, Powder Springs was well known for its seven medicinal and therapeutic springs. One historic springs is preserved in a local park not far from the Seven Springs Museum and the Silver Comet Trail. It has a population of over 15,000, up from 7,000 in 1990, and embodies the spirit of community that is prevalent throughout Cobb County with a nod to both its small town character and planned quality growth. Significant redevelopment projects are underway in the city’s historic downtown. Their premier downtown access to the Silver Comet Trail across Cobb County is convenient to businesses and neighborhoods along Marietta Street and to expanding amenities at the city’s linear park on Richard D. Sailors Parkway. The Silver Comet Trail and the city’s 5K-certified Wild Horse and Lucille Creek trails form a unique pedestrian and bike-friendly loop around the city’s historic core, and a new $4 million downtown park will feature a trailhead entrance and inviting public space where trail travelers can take a break to enjoy casual dining at the Marietta Street Grill and Café and Hawg’s Best Friend or shop at the Bookwork or Hand Me Ups. Timed to open with park completion, Railcat Brewing Company will located in a renovated c.1900 building. The preserved Country Store on Marietta Street boasts the oldest wooden framed Coca Cola sign in Georgia. In 2018, the city issued 192 building permits for single family homes, an increase of 8% over 2017, reflecting approximately $36 million in new investment in Powder Springs. In particular, groundbreaking events held at the end of January 2019 highlight the residential dimension of downtown growth with new development underway by Hollywood Construction and Fischer Homes. With land available for light industrial, commercial and residential development, plus access to major transit routes and nearby air, rail and intermodal centers, Powder Springs checks off many important boxes for investors and developers. Innovative changes in land inspection, plan review, and permitting processes set in 2017 have continued to save significant project time for developers and reflect the City’s vision – Inspired, Invigorated, Innovative.





(770) 944-4300

Austell is experiencing rapid residential growth as newcomers discover the wealth of its offerings of natural beauty, recreational opportunities and a stable economic base. This welcoming small town provides a friendly atmosphere with commercial, industrial, and residential growth. The area has a great school system, unique shopping, easily accessible medical care, and convenient travel opportunities. The city of Austell has many family activities such as an annual Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Celebrations, and the festive Lighting of the Christmas Tree. Located close to Atlanta, the amenities and attractions of Atlanta are available to the residents of Austell. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is only a short drive from Austell, making travel very convenient.


(770) 434-6600

Smyrna is known as the Jonquil City for all of the many blooms seen each spring. Once considered a sleepy bedroom suburb of Atlanta, Smyrna has fully come into its own with recognition for a successful rejuvenated downtown area. The Village Green features new shopping, dining, a community center and city hall all intertwined with new residential spaces. This area is structured in a Williamsburg style, with a central fountain surrounded by a long brick road. The Village Green provides a community atmosphere within close proximity to the city of Atlanta. The Smyrna Community Center offers residents multiple spaces for meetings, activities, and athletics.