Just 25 miles northwest of Downtown Atlanta in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains lies Cherokee County. Dubbed the place “where metro meets the mountains,” Cherokee benefits from its status as a region that’s both business savvy and environmentally alluring.Mountain peaks and abundant wildlife contribute to a community full of options for picnicking, hiking, swimming, boating on Lake Allatoona, camping and hunting throughout the year. Picturesque golf courses, natural parks and the ever-popular Dixie Speedway are scattered throughout the area, along with dozens of restaurants, shops and businesses. Deemed one of the best places to live based on job opportunity by CNN Money.
Cobb County captures the best of both worlds with its blossoming businesses, neighborhoods and eateries just beyond the Interstate 285 perimeter. Cobb County is more than a thriving commercial and residential area — it’s a great place to visit and have fun. Some of the Southeast’s largest amusement parks, including Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags White Water, add to Cobb’s exciting allure year-round. Enjoy the many public parks, golf courses, museums, galleries, theaters and shops. The Cobb County School District has been honored with a variety of awards, including the Georgia School of Excellence and the Blue Ribbon School designations.
Forsyth County was recognized a few years ago as a great place to live, work and play with its recognition a few years ago as the 13th wealthiest county in the nation. Access to fine dining and entertainment, plus the state-leading school system, Forsyth County Schools, make it an ideal environment for both families and young professionals. Major employers include technology giant Scientific Games Inc. and Northside Hospital-Forsyth, and small businesses. Additionally, great outdoor opportunities abound in the form of multiple campgrounds, parks and nature preserves in the area. Local artists provide the county with a creative flair through multiple exhibits, artist events, galleries and performances.
Fulton County, which stretches across the heart of metro Atlanta, with living options ranging from the suburbs like Sandy Springs, Roswell and Milton in the northern part of the county, to the eclectic neighborhoods in southern portion of the county like East Point and College Park. The northern, more historic cities provide the perfect low-key environment for families and offer an abundance of residential, business and quality of life options. With the City of Atlanta situated in the middle of the county, the county provides easy access to the best cultural and entertainment options Atlanta has to offer.
Continually listed as one of Atlanta’s fastest growing counties, Gwinnett County is prized for its access to a bustling city life, growing communities and beautifully maintained natural spaces. The AAA minor league Gwinnett Braves baseball team finds a welcome home here, drawing a myriad of visitors to the area, as does the ever-popular Lake Lanier, local parks, including the 12-acre Freeman’s Mill Park, three regional malls, delicious local restaurants, sprawling Southern neighborhoods, hockey and the Infinite Energy Center event venue.
Enjoy the small-town feel and the benefits of a high quality of life in Hall County. Nestled about 50 miles northeast of Downtown Atlanta, this historic county rests beside such natural splendors as the Blue Ridge Mountains and Lake Lanier, two of north Georgia’s most beautiful areas in the state. Brenau University, the University of North Georgia and Lanier Technical College also all find a home in the county. Enjoy unique locales like Château Élan Winery and Resort and Road Atlanta, which is an upscale replica French chateau that hosts world-class events like the Petit Le Mans.
Cradled by the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, Dawson County is home to the start of the Appalachian Trail, Lake Lanier, Amicalola Falls, car racing, exciting shopping opportunities, historic treasures, and so much more. Additionally, the benefits of Atlanta and its many bustling activities are accessible only an hour’s drive south on Georgia Highway 400. In Dawson County you will discover progressive services and facilities, economic prosperity, top-notch amenities, and the ambience of small-town friendliness and charm.