The City of Roswell is rich with history. It was founded by Roswell King in 1836 and occupied by Union soldiers in 1864. Roswell is now Georgia’s eighth largest city and was named as one of the “best places to live in the Metro-Atlanta area” by Atlanta Magazine. This area has expanded over the last twenty years and now offers homes in every style including historic houses, new construction, and luxury mansions.


Historic downtown Roswell is lined with a vibrant dining and art scene. Canton Street—with shops, art galleries, restaurants and cafes—has been named a “Great Place In Georgia”. The City of Roswell also has thirteen parks with over 900 acres of parkland and recreation facilities for all families to enjoy. One of the most beautiful areas is the Old Mill Park near Roswell’s historic district.


The residents of Roswell can attend a number of Fulton County Public Schools and also has access to private schools in the area. Roswell North Elementary is a close-knit school that borders the Roswell Area Park and neighboring historic Roswell, Roswell North. Crabapple Middle has been recognized as a National School of Excellence and a Georgia School of Excellence. Roswell High School has been consistently recognized as one of Georgia’s top academic schools. With more than twenty AP courses offered, the school’s Advanced Placement Program is rated as one of the best in the country.
  • Sweet Apple, Hembree and Mimosa Elementary Schools
  • Mountain Park and Roswell North Elementary Schools
  • Elkes Point and Crabapple Middle Schools
  • Roswell High School
  • The Cottage School
  • Village Montessori School
  • Blessed Trinity Catholic School
  • High Meadows School
  • St Francis Day School

Things To Do

  • Archibald Smith Plantation Home, Barrington Hall and Bulloch Hall
  • Canton Street shopping
  • Country Club of Roswell
  • Downtown Roswell historic district
  • Georgia Ensemble Theatre – Roswell Cultural Arts Center
  • Horseshoe Bend Golf Course
  • The Roswell Mill at Old Mill Park
  • Roswell Area Park
Roswell was listed third in Frommer’s, “Best Places to Raise Your Family”. Walking the historic downtown and browsing through storefronts filled with eclectic treasures is a popular scene for locals. Join friends downtown for a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants with outdoor seating or explore the historical sites including the Smith Plantation built back in 1845.

Roswell is also a great place for those who love the outdoors. It was the first bicycle friendly city in Georgia and is close to many parks. Nature lovers can explore the scenic Vickery Creek Trail at the historic Roswell Mill or visit the surrounding forest along Big Creek.


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