Situated a half-hour’s drive north of downtown Atlanta, the suburban community of Roswell offers a near perfect blend of small-town charm and urban convenience. From its historic town square to its great schools to its gorgeous neighborhoods, the benefits of this community add up to a quality of life that naturally make Roswell one of the most coveted destinations in Greater Atlanta.
Like so many communities in this area, Roswell grew up around cotton—specifically, the Roswell Cotton Mill, established by Roswell King in the 1830s. Despite a temporary disruption when Union forces captured the city and burned the mill during General Sherman’s march in the Civil War, the textile industry continued to be a mainstay for the community throughout the years, surviving even the Great Depression all the way into the 1970s. With the expansion of Atlanta into the largest metropolitan area in the Southeast, Roswell today serves as a haven for residents looking to maintain the quietude of the suburbs with convenience to the city.
School-aged children in Roswell attend public schools within the highly rated Fulton County School system, making this a popular community for parents raising families. The area is also home to a number of quality private schools, including Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School and Saint Francis Schools, among others.
Given the rich history of Roswell, it naturally follows that history dominates the local attractions, from the historic town square to the many historic buildings dotting the cityscape, prompting any of a number of guided and walking tours available. A haven for the outdoor enthusiast, Roswell was the very first town in the state to be designated a bicycle-friendly community, marked with a well-attended weekly 20+ mile bike ride and an annual bike event. Another popular outdoor attraction is the nearby Chattahoochee Nature Center, a 127-acre paradise featuring walking trails, educational exhibits and even a popular concert schedule.
HOMES IN ROSWELL
One advantage of living in Roswell is that while it is in the desirable upscale suburbs of Atlanta, home prices are a bit more modest compared to neighboring communities. Median home values in Roswell are about $336,000, with actual home prices ranging widely—from the mid $100s for a decent condo to the $800s for a sprawling 6-bedroom family home.
With current appreciation rates of 4 to 6 percent per year, a home in Roswell could be a great investment for you and your family. To learn more about property availability in Roswell or to schedule a showing, contact us today.
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