Roswell, Georgia is a wonderful family community in Fulton County. With their city frequently placing in the top 20 of Best Places to Live features in Money, Atlanta and Frommer's magazines, Roswell residents enjoy close proximity to the city of Atlanta, a lovely downtown area, numerous employment opportunities and a peaceful riverside location. Life here is special.
Population and Amenities
The population of Roswell has increased over 18 percent since 2000. City-Data.com reports that there are 94,089 city residents as of 2014. It is no secret that Roswell has many amenities including the newly opened Adult Aquatic Center specifically designed for the city's seniors and those with special needs. The beautiful outdoor Roswell Area Park Pool features a diving area plus a wading pool and waterfall for the very young. Other parks have water options to keep the youngsters cool. Roswell boasts over 900 acres of green space, with launches for canoes and kayaks, basketball and tennis courts and many hiking and biking trails. For those looking for cultural choices, Roswell does not disappoint. There are two arts centers, each with classroom, studio and gallery spaces. The Visual Arts Center also has a garden area.
The Fulton County School District services Roswell residents. Both Sweet Apple Elementary and Hembree Springs Elementary received GreatSchools.org's highest rating of 10. Haynes Bridge Middle School and Holcomb Bridge Middle School received ratings of 9 and 8 respectively.
Roswell's history is beautifully preserved at three southern plantations: Barrington Hall, Smith Plantation and Bulloch Hall. Knowledgeable guides describe southern family life in the 1800s as visitors tour the homes and grounds. Full of scenic spots and historic buildings, the Vickery Creek Trail is a nearly five mile loop. Hikers and joggers pass waterfalls, a covered bridge, and old mill ruins during their journey. For almost 25 years, Roswell has hosted terrific productions at the Georgia Ensemble Theater. With theatrical performances on both the main stage and family stage, along with a youth group, the theater is truly a community spot.
Real Estate Options
The real estate market in Roswell is active according to Realtor.com. It reports the median home listing price as $498,000, with homes averaging 35 days on the market. The median home rental price, according to Trulia com, is $2,100.
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