About Homes for Sale in Roswell
City of Roswell
Incorporated: February 16, 1854
Located in northern Fulton County, 20 miles north of Atlanta
Roswell is an affluent suburb of Atlanta located along the Chattahoochee River in an area Native Americans once called “Enchanted Land.” Chosen twice by Atlanta magazine as the best place to live in the metro Atlanta area, it was also named third in the nation in Frommer’s Best Places to Raise Your Family: The Top 100 Affordable Communities in the U.S.
Both old and new Roswell neighborhoods offer master planned communities with amenities such as pools, tennis courts and golf courses. The city’s natural scenery is enhanced by its beautiful parks. With more than 40 square miles to its name and eight public-use parks covering over 900 acres, Roswell encourages outdoor activities for all ages. The parks provide practice fields to more than 25 athletic programs in conjunction with local middle and high schools.
Families with children consider Roswell to be a desirable place to live because of its great public schools. Roswell also offers a diverse selection of highly regarded private schools.
Points of Interest
Tourism is a large source of revenue in Roswell because thousands of visitors travel to Roswell’s Historic District each week. The historic homes of Roswell — Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall and the Smith Plantation — host tours, festivals and classes.
Another historic treasure of Roswell is Canton Street, a setting for great shopping, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and special events like Alive After 5, which was recognized with the “Great Places in Georgia — Great Street” award by the Georgia Planning Association. Canton Street was described as “the hottest scene OTP” (outside the perimeter). And it’s not uncommon to see four-legged friends walking their masters in this pet-friendly city.
Roswell’s official Cultural Arts Center is a popular venue for musical shows, dance performances and many other kinds of cultural entertainment. The Chattahoochee Nature Center’s 127-acre nature preserve also draws thousands of people of all ages to Roswell to enjoy wildlife programs, hiking, environmental education, horticulture and more.
Roswell Town Square is the site of art shows, festivals and events, including weddings.
A branch of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is located in Roswell at Vickery Creek, contributing to the city of Roswell’s green vision for its community. That vision includes clean and efficient energy and water technologies; water reduction and recycling; and preservation of prevalent and connected greenspace for biking and walking.
The Vickery Creek Trail offers a scenic, shady hike or trail run past Civil War mill ruins, a covered bridge and a towering waterfall that pours from a historic spillway dam. Roswell is also the first bicycle-friendly city in Georgia, designated by the League of American Bicyclists.
Of the approximately 5,000 businesses in Roswell, many of them are home based. Roswell provides its residents with the ability to live in the suburbs and enjoy a relatively short commute to work — often within 10 miles of where they live or less than 25 minutes to reach Atlanta’s business center downtown. Roswell also offers a variety of office, retail and industrial space, as well as opportunities for economic development. Some of the large companies with headquarters in Roswell are Kimberly-Clark, Kloeckner Metals and Courion Technologies.
The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst for economic development, business growth and quality of life in North Fulton.