Roswell

Roswell is a historic suburban city located in Fulton County to Atlanta’s north.

Welcome to Roswell

Relaxed suburban city with a historic downtown area

Roswell is a historic suburban city located in Fulton County to Atlanta’s north. The city is bordered by Sandy Springs and Peachtree Corners to the south and southeast and Milton and Alpharetta to the north and northeast. Roswell has a 650-acre historic district featuring numerous well-preserved examples of grand antebellum architecture. Residents here enjoy an outdoor lifestyle with woods, marshes, bike paths, lakes, creeks, and recreation along the Chattahoochee River. Roswell’s housing options mostly consist of spacious single family-homes in tree-lined residential neighborhoods. There are also private gated communities where residents enjoy access to first-class amenities.

What to Love

  • Relaxed suburban atmosphere 
  • Frequent festivals and events
  • Historic downtown
  • Outdoor recreation areas 

People & Lifestyle

Roswell has a relaxed small-town atmosphere with plenty of convenient local amenities. Featured on many lists of the nation’s safest and most family-friendly cities as well as CNN’s list of the best places to live, Roswell is also home to many festivals and events. The city is surrounded by gorgeous scenery with plenty of places to get out and explore. Roswell also boasts some of the best public schools in Georgia.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Historic Downtown Roswell is a vibrant commercial district featuring more than 200 businesses. Canton Street runs north to south through the heart of this historic downtown area. This leafy street is lined with sidewalk cafés, restaurants, and boutiques, with highlights such as authentic Cajun cuisine at Adele’s on Canton, coffee and waffles at Crazy Love Coffee House, seasonal Southern cooking and bourbon at Table & Main, and craft beers on draft at Gate City Brewing Company. Head to Canton Street for Alive in Roswell on the first Thursday of each month to enjoy live music, food trucks, and special activities for kids. Just off Canton Street, Local on North serves delicious American bistro dishes prepared with fresh Georgia ingredients. South of Downtown Roswell, The Mill Kitchen & Bar is a Southern-style farm-to-table eatery offering upscale dining close to the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. At the northern end of Roswell, Sweet Apple Village has a diverse selection of restaurants and retailers. Popular businesses here include Peach & the Porkchop for Southern comfort classics, Northern-style sandwiches, and alcohol-infused milkshakes.

Things to Do

Located at the edge of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Old Mill Park is a popular local attraction combining historic significance with a scenic natural setting. The park features the ruins of several 19th-century mills—the first of which was destroyed during the Civil War and a rebuilt mill that was then destroyed by fire in the 1920s. Hiking trails and a pedestrian bridge surround the mills’ ruins and connect to the Chattahoochee River trail network. The 127-acre Chattahoochee Nature Center is a great starting point for exploring the meandering Chattahoochee River. The Nature Center offers ziplining, hiking trails, interactive science exhibits, and naturalist-led canoe tours down the river. The Roswell Ghost Tour is a unique way to learn more about Roswell’s rich local history. The tour begins at Roswell’s historic downtown square and takes in a variety of mansions and former mill worker’s residences as expert guides tell fascinating stories of the city’s past.

Schools

Roswell is served by the Fulton County School District.

  • Fulton Academy of Science and Technology, Public, Charter, K-8
  • Roswell High School, Public, 9-12

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