The beautiful city of Acworth displays the kind of life most Americans dream about. Located close enough to experience Atlanta’s best cultural and sporting events, the city itself still gives off a small-town atmosphere. Families in Acworth are provided with fun opportunities as well as tranquility.
For instance, Acworth is in the midst of two gorgeous lakes, Lake Allatoona and Lake Acworth, which both offer fun for the family year around. Nice beaches, swimming, fishing, boating and camping all take place at the two lakes. There are 12 parks that make for excellent picnic areas, and Golf Digest just recently rated Acworth’s Cobblestone Golf Course #1 in public courses in the state of Georgia.
Whether you like to go to the park or take a day to shop, Acworth has it all. It is conveniently located near both I-75 and Highway 41 for easy shopping access.
If you enjoy visiting historical sites, you will certainly want to take a tour to see the many old homes of Acworth dating back to the 1800s. The Dixie Highway, “granddaddy of Interstate 75”, was first to reach the south and is Acworth’s Main Street, which used to be part of the first Dixie route. The City of Acworth is committed to preserving the historical significance of its downtown district buildings.
Today, the city celebrates its 153rd anniversary since it first received its charter on December 1, 1860. The city’s rich history reveals itself by the strength of character that made it one of achievement and many traditions still celebrated today.
Since 1860, Acworth has grown steadily. In 1970, the U.S. Census showed the population at 3,939. Now, Acworth has over 20,000 residents. Trulia, an online residential real estate site lists 150 homes ranging from $250,000 to $350,000 that are currently for sale in this spectacular area. As for renting, they also have 132 results ranging from $400 to $2,000 per month.
For even more fun, here is a must-do list when in Acworth:
Shopping and Dining
• Dogwood Terrace is located in historic Acworth and offers a full-service restaurant. You can join them for lunch or dinner, Wednesday through Saturday, and experience their signature cuisine. They slow cook beef short ribs and have fresh wild salmon as well as yummy homemade desserts.
• Teacup Cottage provides the finest tea in Acworth. At the French tea room, you can also enjoy a daily lunch menu along with over 30 loose leaf teas. Browse their gift boutique, and pick out a book or some accessories and other tea-related items.
• Serendipity House has been serving patrons for the past twelve years in historic Acworth. This store is filled with a large variety of decorating accessories, unique gifts, gourmet foods and home furnishings. The décor dating back to 1881 is a treat, and guests are sure to love it as they go from room to room.
• Fish Thyme Restaurant & Bar has a delicious menu that the whole family can pass around as they are seated around the table. There is a variety to choose from such as fried shrimp, oyster shooters, crab stuffed mushrooms and four cheese crab dip. They offer seafood as well as land lover specials like steak and chicken.
• Wild Blossoms is a high-quality crafts and assorted gift store that is beautiful, and the staff is inviting and can help customers with a variety of gift ideas. Wild Blossoms inhabits the site of an old merchantile store that was built in 1879. Customers will find unusual and surprisingly affordable antiques and reproductions.
Entertainment and Recreation
• Acworth Gallery is a place where any age can have a blast. They host painting parties for the ladies, camps for the kids, children’s parties and also classes after school. Displayed on their website is previous customers’ artwork. This is certainly a neat place to check out!
• Cauble Park is located on South Main Street just south of the downtown business district. Divided into a north and a south side, Proctor Creek runs right in between the two. The sports complex accommodates players, ages five through 14 for baseball and ages five through 12 for football. It is also a place for many different camps for all ages.
• Lake Acworth is a beautiful lake that is 260 acres and located just southwest of the city. It’s home to 18 species of fish, including Bluegill, largemouth bass and spotted bass just to name a few. Pets are welcome to all parks in the city of Acworth, except Acworth Beach. The park is opened 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
• Holiday Harbor Marina & Resort, located at Groovers Landing, is a great place to store and rent boats as well as a place to rent cabins and go camping. They also have a full service restaurant, swimming area, playground and planned events/concerts.
• Cobblestone Golf Course has been open since 1993. Recently ranked #1 by Golf Digest, this course is loved by not only Cobb County residents but also by all Atlanta golfers. With eight holes along Lake Acworth, the views, mounding and layout are a joy.
• Cedar Plantation is Acworth’s most grand estate. This home was built in the early 1870s. The property is named for the beautiful trees that adorn the property. The beautiful white column home is a great place to have a catered wedding or party reception. They have previously catered parties for Governor Sonny Purdue, Johnny Isakson and Bob Barr.
• Lacey Drug Company, located on South Main Street, has been around since 1895 and was formerly known as Durham Brothers Drug Company. It is considered the oldest operating pharmacy in Cobb County and possibly the oldest in Georgia. They offer orthopedic supports, compression stockings, therapeutic diabetic shoes and so much more.
Cobb County homes are gorgeous and in the perfect location. You’re sure to fall in love with this charming community. For more information about new homes in the area, click here.