Buyers are drawn to Woodstock by the low Cherokee County taxes and generous mix of older homes on large lots and newer housing that ranges from flats to townhouses to homes with zero-lot lines. Affordability may draw them in but, they stay for the vibrant community centered around a revitalized downtown.
At the heart of this community is
The Park at City Center
. Beautiful landscaping punctuated by a fountain and gazebo make it an ideal spot for picnicking. As day turns to night, the action moves to the adjacent Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater, home to a popular
summer concert series
Like many popular suburban centers, downtown Woodstock is dotted with trendy eateries, boutiques, and brewpubs - Reformation anyone? Stroll along the downtown streets and you might be tempted by some vintage vinyl, a tasty cupcake, tacos on Pure’s rooftop patio or, if you’re feeling like Bond, James Bond, the Martini Bar might win you over. When you’ve eaten to your heart’s content, take care of your banking at several banks, get your hair done at a salon, pick up supplies for a home project at the local Ace Hardware or, take in a show at the
cultural arts center
. On the other side of the park is the aquatic center, established as an pre-Olympic training center prior to the 1996 Games, it is now home to
Chattahoochee Gold Swimming
, serving residents’ competitive and fitness needs.
While you may never want to leave Woodstock, its location makes a variety of entertainment options easily accessible. Head south and you can be taking in a game or concert at SunTrust Park in a matter of minutes. Go a little further and you’re in the heart of Atlanta. If it’s the great outdoors you seek, head west and you can be boating on Lake Allatoona or hiking the many trails in Red Top Mountain State Park in just a few short minutes.
Niche recognizes Woodstock as the best place to live in Cherokee County, especially for families. It receives “A’s” for its public schools, housing, and diversity.
- Median Age: 34.9
- Median Household Income: $69,247
- Mean Household Income: $85,700
- County: Cherokee
- Location: 31 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta
- Major Thoroughfares: I-575, HWY 92 E/W, Canton Rd N/S (?)
- Nearest Interstates: I-75, I-575
- 2,331 students, 17:1 student/teacher ratio, 43% AP participation
- 2,449 students, 18:1 student/teacher ratio, 50% AP participation
- 1,559 students, 19:1 student/teacher ratio, 36% AP participation (include?)
- River Ridge
- 1,756 students, 18:1 student/teacher ratio, 45% AP participation
A Little History
Like many towns in the south, Woodstock traces its origins to the railroad. It was incorporated as a town in 1897 making it the oldest in the county. It was originally formed in 1831 from Cherokee and Creek Indian land. Gold was discovered in the area, leading to the Georgia Gold Rush which attracted roughly 3,000 men to the area. In the early days, cotton was the primary crop in the area and The Rope Mill produced cotton rope. Later, poultry market would become an important part of the local economy. In the 1980s, farm land gave way to subdivisions. The opening of I-575, commuting into Atlanta became a viable option. Woodstock’s population has grown 70% over the past 10 years.
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