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City Spotlight: Acworth, GA

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Welcome to Your New Home in Acworth, GA

  • Acworth is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area and is located in Cobb County.
  • As of 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that Acworth had a population of approximately 22,418 residents.
  • Acworth is located in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains.

Who lives in Acworth?

Acworth has a mixture of both white and blue-collar workers. Interestingly, 18 percent of Acworth’s residents work in retail sales and 12 percent work in accommodation and food services. According to City-Data, other types of industry jobs held by residents in Acworth include:

  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)

Getting Around in Acworth

Acworth is considered a car dependent city, since almost all of the errands that you may need to make will require you to use a vehicle.
The average Walk Score for Acworth is a 23. Residents in Acworth can walk to an average of 0.5 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Dining and Shopping

There are around 94 restaurants, bars, and coffee shops in Acworth. Some of the more notable local dining establishments in the area include:
Fish Thyme Restaurant — 3979 S. Main Street. If you’re looking for a fine dining experience, but don’t want to make the long drive to Atlanta, Fish Thyme is the place to go. As the name suggests, Fish Thyme offers a variety of fish and seafood items with everything from Parmesan and Potato Encrusted Flounder to Blackened Texas Redfish. If fish and seafood aren’t really you’re thing, no need to worry. The restaurant also has items for land lovers, including Baby Back Ribs and a Grilled Double Chop.

Henry’s Louisiana Grill — 4835 N Main Street. From crawfish to jambalaya, Henry’s Louisiana Grill serves a wide selection of Louisiana favorites, including Chef Henry’s Sea Scallops that were featured on ABC Nightline and Henry’s Hush Puppies as seen on Food Network. All dishes can be served extra spicy and they have some healthy dinner options that you can select from as well.

Tapestry at The Old Mill — 4271 Southside Drive. As the name suggests, Tapestry at The Old Mill is situated in an old converted mill that sits in historic downtown Acworth. Formerly known as Gabriel’s at The Old Mill, this restaurant has reinvented itself and now offers a variety of American cuisine sourced from local farms. Try the Tequila Lime Chicken Soup and a House Salad, or a Forest Mushroom & Swiss Burger served with cole slaw or hand cut fries.

Acworth School System:

Acworth has 9 elementary and middle schools, 5 high schools, and 0 colleges.

Elementary/Middle Schools

  • Durham Middle School – 2891 Mars Hill Rd NW (Grades 6-8)
  • Pitner Elementary School – 4575 Wade Green Rd NW (Grade PK-5)
  • Barber Middle School – 4222 Cantrell Rd NW (Grades 6-5)
  • Acworth Intermediate School – 4220 Cantrell Rd NW (Grades 2-5)
  • Ford Elementary School – 1345 Mars Hill Rd NW (Grades PK-5)
  • Baker Elementary School – 2361 Baker Rd NW (Grades PK-5)
  • Oak Grove Elementary School – 6118 Woodstock Rd (Grades PK-5)
  • Frey Elementary School – 2865 Mars Hill Rd NW (Grades PK-5)
  • McCall Primary School – 4496 Dixie Ave (Grades PK-1)

High Schools

  • Allatoona High School – 3300 Dallas Acworth Hwy NW (Grades 9-12)
  • Cornerstone Preparatory Academy (Private) – 4310 Moon Station LN (Grades KG-12)
  • Furtah Preparatory School (Private) – 5496 Hwy 92 (Grades KG-12)
  • Harvest Baptist School (Private) – 198 Shaw Dr (Grades PK-12)
  • Brookwood Christian Language School (Private) – 4728 Wood St (Grades 3-12)

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3 Reasons to Live in Acworth, Georgia

There are a lot of great reasons to live in Acworth. Here’s a list of my top three favorites that I like to share with my clients.

Go for a swim. Situated in Cauble Park, Acworth Beach opens at the end of April each year and remains open until Labor Day weekend. The 25-acre park also has a boardwalk, two playgrounds, and an open play area. There is also a lakeside gazebo, beach house, and four pavilions available to rent for special occasions.

Fore! If you like to golf, you’ll love Cobblestone Golf Course. Considered one of the most popular public golf courses in North Atlanta, Cobblestone has won a variety of awards over the years, including a Four-Star rating by Golf Digest and made a spot on the “Top 100 Courses You Can play” by Golf Magazine for 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Visit the park. Whether you want to walk, takes your kids to a playground, or simply enjoy communing with nature in an open green space, Logan Farm Park is the place to do it. The 120-acre park, which is located in the center of the city of Acworth has a 1/3-mile walking trail that was recently expanded to include some multiple-use pathways that go around a multi-purpose recreation field. The park also has restroom access and a group pavilion.

Take a walk back in history. If you enjoy learning about the past, Acworth’s self-guided Historic Walking Tour is a great way to do it. The walking tour starts at the Liberty Hill Cemetery and winds through town to the historic Acworth Antiques and Awtrey Corner situated on the corner of Cherokee, Northside, and Southside Streets. If you would rather take a guided tour, wait for Fall and check out the Acworth Ghost Tour held on Friday and Saturday evening (weather permitting) in the month of October.

Are You Thinking of moving to Acworth?

kristen-reed-cartersville-realtorWhether you’re just starting out and want to buy your first home or you found that you have outgrown your old house and need something that is a little bigger, Kristen Reed can help. She is an experienced Realtor that is familiar with the housing market in Acworth. She states that houses are selling fast in the Acworth area, so make sure you take a moment and sign up today to start receiving your free home listings.