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Explore the Great Communities of Georgia
Located in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains, Acworth is a city with an estimated population of 28,502. Acworth is in Cobb County and is nicknamed The Lake City.
Blue Ridge, GA
Blue Ridge is a beautiful city located in Fannin County and is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. The city is home to around 1,290 people and is the county seat of Fannin.
Buckhead, a district of Atlanta located in Fulton County, is a major hub of the city. It’s the third-largest business district in the city and is populated by high rise buildings and surrounded by residential neighborhoods.
Carrollton, the county seat of Carroll County, is a city of 24,388 people and is home of the University of West Georgia. Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Carrollton is also home to Southwire, one of the world’s largest manufactures of wire and cable.
Cleveland, located 90 miles northeast of Atlanta, is located in White County and has a population of around 3,410. Truett McConnell, a private Christian liberal arts college, is located in the city of Cleveland.
Covington is located 35 miles east of Atlanta and is the county seat of Newton County. The city has been the location for filming scenes in dozens of popular movies and television shows, such as The Vampire Diaries, Selma, several Tyler Perry movies, The Walking Dead and The Dukes of Hazzard.
At the heart of Forsyth County and northeast of downtown Atlanta, you’ll find a quaint community known as Cumming. A growing community for people commuting into Atlanta for work and school, Cumming is also the birthplace of Zac Brown of country music’s Zac Brown Band.
Decatur, a suburb of Atlanta, is a very popular community in Georgia. With around 20,000 residents, Decatur is best described as having that small town feeling while still remaining in metro Atlanta.
Douglasville, the county seat of Douglas County, has a population of around 31,000 and is located about 20 miles west of downtown Atlanta. Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things was filmed in the city of Douglasville, as well as two movies in The Hunger Games series.
Duluth, a suburb of Atlanta, features an estimated population of 29,193 and made Forbes 2009 list of America’s Best Places to Move in the 26th position. The city is located in Gwinnett County and is home to the popular Gwinnett Place Mall.
Fayetteville, located 22 miles south of downtown Atlanta, is a city of around 16,000 people in Fayette County. The city is the birthplace of former two term Georgia governor Hugh M. Dorsey. Fayetteville is home to Pinewood Atlanta Studios, the largest film studio in the United States not located in California.
Gainesville, often referred to as the Poultry Capital of the World, is a city of 33,804 located halfway between downtown Atlanta and the Appalachian Mountains. Gainesville is the county seat for Hall County and was founded in 1818 as Mule Camp Springs.
Helen is a charming town in White County of 510. The town is a replica of a Bavarian alpine town, with all buildings being required to match the design style. The town is located in the Appalachian Mountains.
Johns Creek, GA
Johns Creek has received national recognition for being one of the best cities to live in–and it’s no surprise why. With 82,000 residents, John’s Creek is the safest large city in Georgia and home to some of the best schools in the state.
Kennesaw, located in Cobb County, is a city of around 30,000 people and has a rich history. With nearby Kennesaw State University, the city is popular amongst millennials, with 33.2 percent of the population aged from 18-24 and a median age of 32.
The second oldest city in metro Atlanta, Lawrenceville has consistently been a popular destination for residents. The seat of Gwinnett County, Lawrenceville is located 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.
Lithonia gets its name from a combination of the Greek words lithos (stone) and onia (place). The city is surrounded by granite, as well as the nearby Stone Mountain, so the name is fitting. Located just outside the perimeter of metro Atlanta, Lithonia is a small community with around 2,000 residents.
You’ll find the city of Marietta, and its population of approximately 60,000, right in the heart of Cobb County to the northwest of metro Atlanta. The city, which is the fourth largest of the principal cities of metro Atlanta, has been home to country singer Travis Tritt, the Atlanta Braves 2015 no. 1 draft pick Dansby Swanson, U.S. women’s national soccer team player Emily Sonnett and dozens of more notable people.
One of three of the primary filming locations for the wildly popular Burt Reynolds film Smokey and the Bandit, McDonough is located to the southeast of downtown Atlanta. McDonough has roughly 22,000 residents and is in Henry County.
The birth place of country music artist Alan Jackson and NFL superstar Calvin Johnson, among others, Newnan is the county seat of Coweta County and is located about 40 miles southwest of metro Atlanta. With roughly 41,000 people, this community has become a large shopping hub for the area.
Norcross is located approximately 20 miles outside of Atlanta in Gwinnett County. The city hosts around 15,000 residents is famous for its small-town American vibe.
Peachtree City, GA
Peachtree City, the largest city in Fayette County, is in the southern portion of metro Atlanta. The city has been the filming location for several episodes of The Walking Dead, as well as scenes from the film Joyful Noise. The city has been named to multiple “Best Places to Live” lists as well.
Roswell, the seventh largest city in Georgia, boasts an estimated population of 94,089 and is located in north Fulton County. Roswell is the birthplace of comedian Jeff Foxworthy, NFL legend Jerome Bettis and current U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price.
Sandy Springs, GA
Sandy Springs is a city of around 101,000 just outside of the perimeter in Atlanta to the north. The city is in Fulton County and was incorporated in 2005.
Snellville, where everybody is proud to be somebody, is located in Gwinnett County and is east of Atlanta. The city has 18,242 residents and is near Stone Mountain.
Villa Rica, GA
Villa Rica, a city located in both Carroll and Douglas counties, is a lovely city with a population of around 14,000, while maintaining that small town feeling. Thomas A. Dorsey, considered the father of gospel songs, was born in Villa Rica.
The only Georgia city named to Money Magazine’s Top 50 Best Places to Live in 2015, Woodstock is a city of around 30,000 located northwest of downtown Atlanta. The city is the current or former home of many celebrities, including professional wrestler Buff Bagwell, professional golfer Chris Kirk, Braves player Nick Markakis, The Walking Dead’s Chandler Riggs and former U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk.