During the 1950s, 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 34,000 people.
Peachtree City was just named by Money to its Best Places to Live 2021 list. Here’s what they say: the planned community features two lakes and an extensive trail system, which has the added quirk of being traveled largely by golf cart. Many of the city’s residents own golf carts, which allow them to use the 100 miles of tree-lined paths for easy access to everything from shops to the area’s schools (the paths are also pedestrian-friendly). With three golf courses, a tennis facility, a BMX park and multiple turf soccer fields, Peachtree City offers ample opportunity to get outside.
Home prices in Peachtree City are relatively affordable with the average selling price of about $355,000 last year. Fayette County, where Peachtree City is located, grew 11% since the 2010 census and the area is becoming increasingly diverse. Data from the 2020 Census shows the county’s Asian American population grew by more than 50%, and the African American population grew by nearly 40%.
Located just 26 miles south of Atlanta, Interstates 75 and 85 are both easily accessible, as well as Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
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 Euro/South African style fare. Favorite items include crispy calamari, biltong, creole gumbo, caramelized sea scallops, lobster thermidor, grilled prawn skillet, mahi-mahi, fried oyster, Bigg City’s spicy pasta and Arabian lamb shank.
- Lizard Thicket. Opening its doors in 1993, Lizard Thicket now has more than 20 locations in eight states. 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 Lebanese, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant offers authentic food with a friendly smile. Menu favorites include mezza platter, tabouli, baba ghannouj, falafel salad, lentil soup, gyro salad and baklava for dessert.
- Partners II Pizza. Known as the city’s favorite pizza joint, this place has delicious pizza. Offering pizza, pasta, sandwiches, wraps, calzones and more, if you’re looking to visit a local favorite, this place is a must. Fan-favorite pizzas include the Potato, It’s Greek to Me, Road Runner and the Greasy Italian.
- 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, Sephora, Lululemon, Barnett & Co. and American Eagle.
- Blume Organics. A local boutique and cafe that specializes in organic living, coffee, wellness, baby and decor. Find the perfect gift for anyone and Eat, sip and shop local at Blume Organics.
- Due South Seafood Kitchen. This restaurant is truly where great southern food meets great southern hospitality. Some favorite dishes include She Crab soup, crusted trout, filet Oscar and fried peach pie for dessert.
- Line Creek Brewery. The first brewery in Fayette County, Line Creek was born out of a few local guys’ love for craft beer. Named after a popular nature area in PTC, the goal of the brewery is to providing quality beer and a hub for community activity. Opening a second location in Fayetteville in winter 2021, this brewery is a popular place for the residents of Fayette County.
- Grazing Here. A restaurant that specializes in 100% grass-fed beef burgers featuring a full bar and live music. Enjoy fresh, local fare and good entertainment like Corbette Jackson, dealing pianos, Flux and The Hunter Callahan Band.
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. Become a member or be ready to pay $1 every visit.
- Rent Golf Carts. With 100 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.
- Peachtree City Tennis Center. A nationally recognized USTA facility serving the entire PTC tennis community. Comprised of 24 courts – 12 hard, 6 clay and 6 covered – tennis can be enjoyed year-round by the local and surrounding communities.
- Line Creek Nature Area. A 70-acre public preserve along Line Creek off Highway 54 on the Fayette/Coweta County line. This nature area is furnished with picnic tables, small bridges, a rock amphitheater and a few information kiosks. There are almost three miles of nature trails and a few historic sites along the way including remnants of multiple mills from the 1800s and their dams.
- 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 Saturday.
- The Margaret Mitchell Library. Organized in the 1920s 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 1825, it is one of the oldest surviving courthouses 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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