Located in Dekalb County, Dunwoody is a suburban city that is so close to Atlanta that you can be there in mere minutes, yet can often seem as far away and as inviting as a small town somewhere in the mountains. Newer homes and communities, good schools, and plenty of shopping opportunities are just a few of the reasons why people are moving to Dunwoody each year.

Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment

Dunwoody’s top attraction is definitely its multitude of shops and retail outlets. Perimeter Mall is home to 200 stores and restaurants like Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Cheesecake Factory, and Maggiano’s Little Italy. The commercial area surrounding Perimeter Mall is also home to many popular retailers. The nearby Colonial-style Dunwoody Village shopping center is home to several business, but it is popular for its local restaurants, including places like Ye Olde Dunwoody Tavern. If you want to get to know your neighbors, Dunwoody is an excellent place to do that. Annual activities like the 4th of July parade, Lemonade Days Festival, Marist Holiday Traditions, and Light Up Dunwoody are just a few of the events that are perfect for the whole family.

Homes

Many of Dunwoody’s homes were built during the late 20thcentury, but it still has its fair share of history. Architectural styles range from that of Colonial Williamsburg to modern two-story brick houses. Many of the homes in Dunwoody sit upon larger lots than those in Atlanta’s popular in-town neighborhoods which makes it an ideal place to raise a family or enjoy a garden. The average price of a home is usually between $300,000 and $350,000. That said luxury gated communities like Ashworth, Bellewood, and Gates of Dunwoody are also located within the city. Other popular neighborhoods include Marlborough, Ashford Chase, Dunwoody Club Forest, Dunwoody North, and Mill Glen.

Family-Friendly

Dunwoody’s young residents have many great options when it comes to academics. Public school students will attend one of several the Dekalb County School System’s elementary schools, such as Austin, Chestnut Charter, Kingsley, Dunwoody, or Vanderlyn. Middle and high school students will attend Peachtree Charter Middle School and Dunwoody High School, which offers two specialized career academies of finance and mass communications. Nearby private schools include Wesleyan, The David Academy, and the highly coveted Marist School. As for higher education, four colleges have campuses in Dunwoody: Troy University, American InterContinental University, and Georgia Perimeter College.

Why Dunwoody ?

Some of Atlanta’s most notable residents choose to make Dunwoody their home, and if you spend even a day here, you will know why. Since becoming its own city in 2008, it continues to grow with new homes and businesses, but manages to keep its tight-knit community feel. Even Atlanta’s own newspaper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has relocated here.

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