Dunwoody

People are flocking to Dunwoody, and it's easy to see why: Dunwoody is one of Greater Atlanta's most established communities, with a wide array of businesses, restaurants, and shops as well as easy access to parks and recreation.
 
Dunwoody is the 19th largest city in Georgia with almost 50,000 residents—and growing rapidly. The city has quite a diverse collection of homes, ranging from newly built and renovated mid-century houses to high-end condominiums and townhomes in prime locations.
 
The city of Dunwoody refers to the area located in north Dekalb County with Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to the east, Fulton County to the north and west, and I-285 to the south. The city is only 15 miles from downtown Atlanta, and the commute is made even easier with the highway, GA-400, directly connecting the two cities. Founded in the 1830s, Dunwoody has many charming, characteristic old buildings as well as all the modern conveniences of an upscale suburb. Largely suburban in character, the area is home to various residential communities and 10 parks, including Brook Run Park and the Dunwoody Nature Center. Dunwoody is located near top-rated public and private schools, including Wesleyan School, Marist Catholic School, Mount Vernon Christian School, Austin Elementary, and Dunwoody High School.
 
Dunwoody is proud of its nearly 200-year long history and it boasts some of Greater Atlanta's finest historic buildings, protected by the Dunwoody Preservation Trust. The area also has an expansive selection of boutique and big-name shops as well as quality dining and nightlife options. Perimeter Center and Dunwoody Village are the commercial hubs of the city and attract visitors from all over Metro-Atlanta. Dunwoody has a thriving cultural community with local artists and a variety of seasonal festivals.
 
For both established families and young professionals, Dunwoody has become an increasingly popular location to move to just outside the perimeter. As the city grows even every year, Dunwoody's residents only get prouder to call this townhome!
 

Neighborhood Highlights

  • Spruill Center for the Arts is an event space and gallery where local artists, are able to share their work. Based in a preserved, historic home, this arts center runs summer camps, art classes, gallery showings, and so much more. This non-profit is a pinnacle of culture in Dunwoody and a staple to this colorful community.

  • Donaldson-Bannister Farm is one of the oldest structures in Dunwoody. Built-in 1870, it has remained a landmark of the town even as Dunwoody has grown in population and evolved into the suburb it is today. The house and surrounding land are now protected and maintained by the Dunwoody Preservation Trust and hosts many events.

 

Private Schools

  • Wesleyan School is an elite private, Methodist Christian school located in Peachtree Corners, GA. It has 1,179 students in grades K through 12th with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1.

  • Mount Vernon Presbyterian School is an above-average, private, Christian School located in Atlanta, GA. It has 886 students in grades Pre-K through 12th with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1

  • Marist is an independent private Catholic college preparatory school located in Brookhaven. It has 1,100 students from 7th-12th grade. The student-teacher ratio is 11 to 1, and the average class size is 18.

  • St. Jude is a private, Catholic school located in Atlanta, GA. It has 508 students in grades Pre-K through 8th with a student to teacher ratio of 16 to 1.
 

Public Schools

  • Austin Elementary School is a public school located in Dunwoody, GA. It has 690 students in grades Pre K through 5th with a student to teacher ratio of 16 to 1.

  • Peachtree Charter Middle School is a public school located in Dunwoody, GA. It has 1,611 students in grades 6th through 8th with a student-to-teacher ratio of 15 to 1.

  • Dunwoody High School is a public school located in Dunwoody, GA. It has 2,100 students in grades 9th through 12th with a student-to-teacher ratio of 18 to 1.
 

Park

  • Brook Run Park is the largest park in Dunwoody. With an amphitheater, skate park, baseball fields, and even a zip-line course, this park has something for everything in the family. A two-mile trail loop runs throughout the park and is popular for many residents. With so much to do, it's nearly impossible to be bored at Brook Run!

  • Dunwoody Nature Center is a non-profit establishment that works to educate visitors about local ecosystems and sustainability. With 22 acres along a peaceful creek, the nature center includes playgrounds, an event space, gardens, and a network of trails. DNC also hosts popular events year-round and even has a summer camp.
 

Dining & Shopping

  • Perimeter Center is a work, live, play district with trendy shops, restaurants, offices, an indoor mall, and so much more. Located right on the perimeter of I-285, this is a popular shopping destination for all Greater Atlantans. This sprawling commercial district is growing quickly while companies like Mercedes chose to build their regional offices located here.

  • Dunwoody Village is considered the central hub of Dunwoody. With an exceptional collection of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and stores, it makes sense why Dunwoody locals love to spend so much of their time here. This cluster of colonial-style buildings also hosts many popular Dunwoody events all year round.
 
 

 
 
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