During the 1950’s, a group of real estate developers combined and collected over 12,000 acres in Fayette County to build a community. Now encompassing 24 square miles in the county, Peachtree City contains five “villages” within city limits: Aberdeen, Braelinn, Glenloch, Kedron and West Side. Each contains active lifestyles, vacation-style living and southern charm. Having been continuously named among the top ten places to live in the U.S. by CNN Money, it’s no surprise why Peachtree City is Fayette County’s largest city with more than 30,000 people.
Located just 26 miles south of Atlanta, Interstates 75 and 85 are both easily accessible, as well as Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Almost 300 homes are listed on Zillow that range in price from $50,000 to $1.6 million. Rental homes on Trulia are priced from $600 to $4,500 per month. Home styles vary from Traditional, Colonial, Mediterranean, Cottage, Craftsman, European and more.
Children in Peachtree City attend top-ranked schools, including Braelinn Elementary, Peeples Elementary, Rising Starr Middle, J.C. Booth Middle, McIntosh High, Starrs Mill High, Bedford School and Woodward Academy.
Known for its system of golf cart paths throughout the city that are used as a secondary way to travel, this town has over 9,000 households that own a golf cart. Children over the age of 12 may drive a cart on Peachtree City paths with a parent or guardian in the front seat, and 15-year-olds with driver’s permits are allowed to operate carts alone. With these cart paths, residents can drive to all of the attractions that this suburban community offers, including two lakes, three golf courses, many outdoor sports and recreation areas, tennis complexes, a BMX bicycle track and an amphitheater. It’s safe to say residents and visitors of Peachtree City won’t ever run out of things to do.
Shopping and Dining:
• The Georgia Shrimp Co. and Murph’s Bar. A place that offers food, service and atmosphere, this restaurant serves great seafood and drinks. Favorite items include clam chowder, grilled chicken, shrimp & apple salad, mahi mahi taco, avocado shrimp ritz and garlic creamed mussels.
• Lizard Thicket. A great boutique that houses unique clothing, jewelry, shoes and more, this is an affordable shop with great and friendly service whose selection is always changing.
• The Beirut. A favorite and a hidden gem, this Mediterranean restaurant offers authentic food with a friendly smile. Menu favorites include mezza platter, tabouli, baba ghannouj, falafel salad, lentil soup and gyro salad.
• Partners II Pizza. Known as the city’s favorite pizza joint, this place has delicious pizza and a great salad bar. Offering pizza, pasta, sandwiches, wraps, calzones and more, if you’re looking to visit a local favorite, this place is a must.
• The Avenue Peachtree City. Popular in Fayette County, this open air shopping mall offers great stores, food and atmosphere. Stores include Gap, Loft, Starbucks, fab’rik, Books-A-Million, Francesca’s Collections, Moe’s, Which Wich and American Eagle.
Entertainment and Recreation
• The Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater. “The Fred” is known for being one of the best entertainment venues in metro Atlanta. It houses 2,500 seats and has been in business more than 30 years. Located in the heart of Peachtree City, its Summer Concert Series is a hometown favorite.
• Canongate Golf Club. This private club has three different locations in Peachtree City: Braelinn, Flat Creek and Planterra. This three-in-one membership offers beautiful landscapes and endless rounds of golf.
• Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center. A multi-purpose facility that is open seven days a week, it contains two activity rooms and a game room, multipurpose/inline hockey rink, 25-yard competitive swimming pool, separate heated instructional pool, playground and two full courts for basketball and volleyball.
• Peachtree City Dog Park. A great place to bring your furry friend, this fenced off-leash park is open seven days a week from dawn to dusk and offers a water fountain for your dog, an area for large dogs and an area for small/senior dogs.
• Golf Cart Paths through Peachtree City. With 90 miles of multi-use paths for pedestrians, cyclists, runners and golf carts, these paths wind through scenic lakes and beautiful wooded areas. Residents and visitors can travel from their hotel to shopping centers or from parks to dining. See what life is like at 15 mph.
• Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum. Built in 1855 and home to several famous families and one of the few early 19th century homes to remain, this home is one of Fayette County’s finest historical attractions. Open Thursday through Saturday, admission is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and students.
• Fayette County Center/Museum. Chartered in 1971, this society discovers, collects and preserves its city’s history. Housing public materials that illustrate the history of Fayette County, it is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays.
• The Margaret Mitchell Library. Organized in the 1920’s by the Fayette Woman’s Club and established in 1948, it is the home of the Fayette Country Historical Society. The Library houses Civil War and genealogical records.
• Fayette County Courthouse. Built in 1925, it is the oldest surviving courthouse in Georgia. The courthouse sits in the middle of the Fayetteville town square and houses the local chamber of commerce and the Fayette County Development Authority.
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