People are flocking to Roswell, and it's easy to see why: Roswell 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.
Roswell is the 9th largest city in Georgia with almost 94,500 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 Roswell refers to the area located in north Fulton County with Alpharetta & Johns Creek to the east, Milton to the north, Sandy Springs to the south, and Cobb County to the west. The city is only 20 miles from downtown Atlanta, and the commute is made even easier with the highway, GA-400, directly connecting the two cities. Founded in 1839, Roswell is known for its charming, characteristic old buildings and deep-rooted history. Largely suburban in character, the area is home to various residential subdivisions and 19 parks, including Old Mill Park and the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Roswell is located near top-rated public and private schools, including Wesleyan School, Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, King's Ridge Christian School, Esther Jackson Elementary, and Centennial High School.
Roswell is proud of its nearly 200-year long history and it boasts one of Greater Atlanta's largest collections of historic buildings, protected by the Roswell Historical Society. The area also has an expansive selection of boutique and big-name shops as well as quality dining and nightlife options. Canton Street and Avalon are the commercial hubs of the city and attract visitors from all over Metro-Atlanta. Roswell has a thriving cultural community with local artists and a variety of seasonal festivals.
For both established families and young professionals, Roswell has become an increasingly popular location to move to outside the perimeter. As the city grows even larger every year, Roswell's residents only get prouder to call this townhome!
- Alive in Roswell is a free monthly festival every third Thursday evening (5:00-9:00 PM) of the month from April through October. Historic Roswell buzzes with energy while Roswell residents enjoy food stalls, local vendors, and live music. Dogs are welcome, and there are even interactive games and entertainment for the children. Enjoy the great weather and culture of Rowell!
- Historic House Museums are a large draw for visitors who come to Roswell. Considered the "Southern Trilogy", these three former plantation homes are now protected by the Roswell Historical Society. Those who are interested are invited to take a guided or self-guided tour that provides you with a fascinating and educational walk through history.
- 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.
- King's Ridge Christian School is an above-average, private, Christian School located in Alpharetta, GA. It has 792 students in grades Pre-K through 12th with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1.
- Blessed Trinity is a private, Catholic high school located in Roswell, GA. It has 1,000 students in grades 9th through 12th with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1.
- Holy Redeemer is a private, Catholic school located in Atlanta, GA. It has 452 students in grades Pre-K through 8th with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1.
- Public Schools
- Esther Jackson Elementary School is a public school located in Roswell, GA. It has 650 students in grades Pre K through 5th with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1.
- Holcomb Bridge Middle School is a public school located in Roswell, GA. It has 670 students in grades 6th through 8th with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1.
- Centennial High School is a public school located in Roswell, GA. It has 1,924 students in grades 9th through 12th with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1.
- Old Mill Park is within walking distance from some of Roswell's most popular shops and restaurants as well as many family homes. With the ruins of a 19th-century mill, a covered pedestrian bridge, and a waterfall, the park welcomes locals looking to enjoy the outdoors and learn more about Roswell's history.
- Chattahoochee Nature Center is a non-profit establishment that works to educate visitors about local ecosystems and sustainability. With 127 acres along the Chattahoochee River, the nature center includes exhibits, an event space, gardens, and a network of trails. CNC also hosts popular events year-round and even has a summer camp.
Dining & Shopping
- Avalon is a work, live, play district with trendy shops, and restaurants, a grocery store, and a movie theater. Some of Atlanta's favorite eateries have locations in this complex and attract many Roswell locals. Whether it's running errands or meeting friends for dinner and drinks, Avalon has the amenities to ensure you have a great experience.
- Canton Street is considered the central hub of Roswell. With an exceptional collection of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and stores, it makes sense why Roswell locals love to spend so much of their time here. This impressively preserved historic street also hosts many events like the aforementioned Alive in Roswell.