Dunwoody Ga skyline

Dunwoody: The City Spelled with an Extra “O”

Pioneered in the early 1930s, Dunwoody is named after Major Charles Dunwody. An extra “o” was accidentally added when the name was written incorrectly on a bank note. Dunwoody officially became a city in 2008. Located in the northern tip of DeKalb County, Dunwoody is recognized for featuring many of the metro-areas best dining, shopping, schools and recreation opportunities. The city[...]

historic court house in downtown Alpharetta

Alpharetta: From “First Town” to Affluent City

Alpharetta once resided within the boundaries of the Cherokee Nation and was the home of numerous indigenous families. In the 1830s, European Settlers and the American Army forcibly removed the Cherokee and other native tribes from the modern American Southeast. Milton County, now the northeastern section of Fulton County, was created in 1857, with Alpharetta (then known as the city[...]

a lonely dock in lake acworth in the summertime

Acworth: The City Most Americans Dream About

The beautiful city of Acworth, winner of the 2010 All-America City Award, 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 surrounded by two gorgeous[...]

Hermi's bridge going over chattahoochee river in vinings ga

Vinings: A City of History, Growth

Just across the Chattahoochee River from Atlanta sits the unincorporated town of Vinings. Located in Cobb County with a population of 18,857, the town has an interesting history. Once called Paces, after Hardy Pace, an early settler of Atlanta, Vinings was a construction site for the railroad. Later, the union army occupied Vinings during Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign. After recovering, Vinings[...]

tiger at Noah's Ark

Summertime in Locust Grove Brings a Treasure Trove of Adventure

It’s finally summer in Locust Grove! The weather is heating up, kids are free from those dreaded classrooms for a few months and it’s time to take advantage and live life to the fullest. In addition to the traditional family vacation which may involve road tripping to the nearest beach, or even jumping on an airplane to a distant paradise,[...]

alpacas at snellville alpaca farm

Settling Down in Snellville

Thomas Snell and James Sawyer probably didn’t imagine that their trade store for farmers would eventually become the location of one of Gwinnett County’s most popular cities. For 30 years, Snellville has continued to grow and become an ideal place for residents to prosper. Located near Atlanta and Athens, Snellville offers residents the ability to live, work and play close[...]

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Richard Banz on The Southern Museum

Executive Director Richard Banz of the Southern Museum joins the Atlanta Real Estate Forum podcast to discuss the museum’s rich history and exhibits. Banz joins hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick for the Around Atlanta segment and chats about a temporary exhibit on loan from the Smithsonian! Banz has a background in history and education and one thing he enjoys about[...]

Photo depicting downtown East Point, Georgia

East Point: Atlanta’s Escape

Located in Fulton County and at the opposite end of the former Atlanta & West Point Railroad, hence the origin of the city’s name, this town is southwest of Atlanta. Known for its prime location, with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and downtown Atlanta just a short drive away, East Point has an atmosphere that many cities envy. Offering great dining, attractions[...]

a courthouse in downtown mcdonough georgia

McDonough: Just Like in the Movies

The city of McDonough, located in Henry County, is a wonderful blend of American history and modernism. Whether you desire an outdoor lifestyle or shopping until you drop, McDonough offers the perfect mixture of both. With three easily accessible exits to I-75 and only 20 miles from Atlanta, residents enjoy the closeness of the city, while residing in the suburbs.[...]