About Homes for Sale in Dunwoody
City of Dunwoody
Incorporated: December 1, 2008
Located in DeKalb County, 15 miles north of Atlanta
Dunwoody has the ambience of a small community while offering the cultural activities of a big city. Dunwoody lies at the northern tip of DeKalb County, bounded by the Fulton County line to the north and west, I-285 to the south, Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to the southeast and the Gwinnett County line to the northeast.
Dunwoody is a close and vibrant community dedicated to the preservation of family, education, religious institutions and the environment. It’s a well-situated, vibrant, fun place to live, work and visit, and it’s different from any other place in the metro Atlanta area. There’s something about the Dunwoody lifestyle that draws young singles, established professionals, growing families and empty nesters to create a thriving community.
Dunwoody has some of the best schools in metro Atlanta. Dunwoody public schools belong to the DeKalb County School District. Click here to learn about schools in Dunwoody.
For residents interested in outdoor activities, Dunwoody offers more than 170 acres of green space and seven major parks. These areas provide several major events and festivals each year, and recreational activities such as skateboarding, tennis and more. The city is bike-friendly and encourages residents and visitors alike to enjoy the trails and lanes throughout the city. The Jim Benson Bike Trail is a popular place for monthly community bike rides.
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Dunwoody is centrally located and offers close proximity to all of metro Atlanta’s top attractions. Four MARTA stations and quick access to GA-400 and I-285 via multiple routes make it easy to see and do everything around town. Dunwoody’s local attractions are also appealing — from art and culture to shopping and nature.
The city is especially proud of the Dunwoody Nature Center, known as the “natural classroom for environmental education,” which includes nature camps for kids, sustainable plant sales, helpful advice from master gardeners, mindfulness classes for adults and field trips for school children.
The North DeKalb Cultural Arts Center is a multiarts complex conjoined with the Dunwoody Library. The following are all part of the center: the Spruill Center for the Arts, which is the largest community arts education center in the Southeast; the Stage Door Players, founded in 1974, which is a professional theater group producing a full season of entertaining works; and the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild, the website for which provides a calendar of fiber arts events including classes, exhibitions and workshops.
Dunwoody offers a variety of upscale and family-friendly shopping and dining options. Dunwoody’s Perimeter Mall has more than 200 stores, including Van Maur, Dillard’s, Macy’s and Nordstrom. Fine or fun dining experiences are conveniently located in or around the mall. The American Culinary Federation recently awarded The Capital Grille its Achievement of Excellence Award. Seasons 52 offers a seasonally changing menu.
The variety of industries headquartered in Dunwoody continues to widen, outpacing the expansion of business sectors in many other communities. The mainstay of Dunwoody’s business sectors comprises corporate and regional headquarters in the information technology (IT) and software, financial services, and healthcare IT industries. Some of the well-known companies headquartered in Dunwoody are Arby’s, State Farm and Cox Enterprises.
The city’s competitive advantage is linked to its location as the heart of metro Atlanta. Dunwoody has become the nexus of employment, transportation, educated workforce and population density. The location provides unequaled access to talent, technology, transportation and lifestyle amenities in the Atlanta area.