Located in the heart of Paulding County is Dallas. One of the fastest growing counties in the U.S., the city has a population of about 113,321 people and an even larger history.
Dallas was created in 1854 by an act of the Georgia General Assembly. It was named for George M. Dallas, the Vice President of the United States under James K. Polk. Since then, the city has seen the Civil War and experienced so much more during the 20th and 21st centuries.
Now, you will find new Atlanta real estate opportunities mixed with southern charm. Zillow.com shows 286 properties listed from $84,900 to $1,559,500. Additionally, the site lists 53 rentals. Average rent in Dallas is about $1,499 to $3,635 per month.
There’s also no need to worry about your child’s education in Dallas. Children in the area attend top Paulding County schools including Dallas Elementary, Allgood Elementary, Northside Elementary, Herschel Jones Middle, East Paulding Middle, Moses Middle and East Paulding High.
Additionally, residents are within minutes to great shops, restaurants, recreation and attractions:
Shopping and Dining
- Rodney’s BBQ and Catering. This BBQ joint features a variety of appetizers, salads, chicken wings, bbq pork plates, sandwiches and desserts. Stop by to try Rodney’s home cooking.
- The Old Mill Antiques & Treasures. After 31 years, this is the new home to The Craft Cottage. This local store has been providing interior design, home accessories and antique furniture to Dallas for years and offer three locations in Georgia. They specialize in hand-painted furniture and accessories by owner and artist Chris Stokes.
- Wild Boar Sandwich. A handcrafted artisan sandwich shop, this popular lunch spot serves delicious Boar’s Head quality meats and cheeses.
- Hickory Hut. Located at 531 West Memorial Drive and open since 1965, this popular BBQ joint is known for its Hickory taters and fries. Order ahead of time online or enjoy a sit down meal in a family-friendly themed restaurant.
- Joan’s Family Restaurant. Open only on weekdays, this homey, local restaurant serves up amazing southern fare and offers the best family-friendly atmosphere in Dallas. Check out their specials posted daily on Facebook.
- 213 on Main. Shop for clothing, home decor and accessories at this family-owned business located on Main Street in downtown. Open every day except Sundays.
- Tin Bucket Mercantile. Remodeled in 2017 to replicate a five and dime store, this shop offers many unique finds including a little cafe area to enjoy macarons and classic bottled Coca-Cola.
Entertainment and Recreation
- Dallas Theater & Civic Center. This Main Street theater was renovated in 1999. The original movie theater on this site was opened in 1927 but burned down in 1948. The structure reopened in 1948 but was converted into an office building in 1965. Now, Dallas Theater Civic Center holds approximately 550 people and was even the setting for a few scenes for the 2011 movie, “Joyful Noise.”
- Sara Babb Park. The park features four lighted tennis courts, two baseball fields, two volleyball courts, a swimming pool, outdoor pavilion, outdoor grills, one playground and bicycle trails. Additionally, an indoor pavilion can be rented.
- The Gazebo at Dallas Trailhead Spur. Perfect for a wedding, this gazebo is decked with seasonal plantings and a fountain. The Gazebo is available for booking seven days a week on a first come, first served basis.
- DogWoods at Coleman Camp Park. Boasting an off-leash dog park with water features for your pup to enjoy! Coleman Camp Park also offers a picnic pavilion, walking trails, outdoor grills and picnic tables.
- Orphan Brigade Battlefield Park. The newest addition to the City of Dallas offering greenspace, miles of walking trails and a conservation area.
- The Downtown Axe. The newest addition to the axe throwing club in metro Atlanta, this recreational entertainment has been spreading throughout the U.S. as the newest activity. This location offers a modern, relaxed atmosphere that is perfect for everyone to enjoy. They offer beer, wine and light snacks and the option to bring your own food if renting the VIP space. Booking online is preferred as they are currently not taking walk ins.
- Henderson House. During the Civil War, Union General William T. Sherman planned to use Dallas to control traffic on the country roads that led to larger cities such as Atlanta and Kennesaw. This led to three battles in Paulding County. These battles took place at New Hope Church, Pickett’s Mill and Dallas. The battles delayed Sherman’s attack on Atlanta. The Henderson House in Dallas served as the union headquarters during this time period.
- Old Paulding County Courthouse. Built in 1892 and located at Constitution Blvd. in Dallas, the Paulding County Courthouse has been renovated several times. The latest renovation, in 2008, was dedicated to the Watson family and is called the Watson Government Complex. This is the site of the administration offices for Paulding County.
- Pickett’s Mill Battlefield. Noted as one of the best preserved Civil War battlefields, visitors can travel roads that were used by both the Federal and Confederate troops. The Confederate victory delayed the Atlanta March by a week in the hopes it would save the city. Today, the park is open seven days a week and offers a paid museum and four miles of walking trails. There is also a pioneer cabin on site that is available for visits.
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