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Come home to a city where southern hospitality meets sleek modernity. Roswell’s motto, “Modern spirit, southern soul” says it all – revel in this community’s small-town atmosphere without giving up access to big city amenities.

Go on leisurely walks along scenic trails by day, and hang out at hip bars and classy restaurants by night.

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the 2017 population at 84,786. Located in the northern portion of Fulton County, right between Northridge and Holcomb Bridge, Roswell is one of Atlanta’s most affluent suburbs.

Horse farms, lush parks, a nature center, and the formidable waters of the Chattahoochee River can be found within the 42-square-mile area Roswell occupies.

The city’s banks are situated north of Morgan Falls, which acts as the dividing line between cold and warmer water temperatures in the river.


Located about 20 miles north of Atlanta, Roswell was originally part of Cobb County before merging with Fulton County in 1932.

It was the home of Cherokee Nation until the discovery of gold in 1828. The area was then named for industrialist and businessman Roswell King, who first came to the area in search of business opportunities for the Bank of Darien. He would return in the 1830s with his children and establish a textile mill complex called the Roswell Manufacturing Company.

The state redistributed Cherokee lands to settlers during the 1832 lottery, and those who were given land opened stores and did some farming.

The late 19th century saw the arrival of rural families who opened new businesses in town. The population grew from 479 in 1870, to 1,329 in 1900. The city changed from being textile mill town to a suburban community at around this time.

Today Roswell is one of the most desirable places to live in Georgia because of educational opportunities, quality of life, and small town feel. Its strategic location along Georgia Highway 400 continues to attract corporate headquarters and tech companies.

Roswell, GA real estate and property types

The housing stock in Roswell is made up of single-family homes, townhomes, and condos. Buyers have an excellent mix of older homes and new construction homes to choose from. The majority of older homes in the city were constructed in the 1960s to the 1980s – many of them have been renovated to include modern features like open floor plans and brand new appliances.

There’s a variety of architectural styles in the city, including Ranch, Victorian, Traditional, and Modern.

Some of the most coveted homes in the city are lakefront properties, particularly those located in the South Shore section of Martin’s Landing, a resort-style community built around the gleaming waters of Martin’s Lake.

Buyers will also find single-family homes for sale Atlanta, GA in these desirable neighborhoods:

  • Brookfield Enclave
  • Brookfield Country Club
  • Chateau Tivoli
  • Chatham Park
  • Estates on Eves
  • Estates of Chimney Lakes
  • Glenayre
  • Horseshoe Bend Country Club
  • Goulding Place
  • Lake Charles Plantation
  • Lakeside at Ansley
  • Ivey Mills
  • Laurian Park
  • Mountain Park
  • Martins Landing
  • Stonegate
  • Old Surrey
  • Riverview Stonegate
  • Riverside Park
  • Tiffany Place
  • The Reserve at Mabry

Look for Atlanta real estate for sale with SET Real Estate Group. Call us at (404) 348-2373 or send an email to Info(at)SETRealEstateGroup(dotted)com.

Living in Roswell

  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

    Made up of a series of green spaces between Lake Sidney Lanier and Atlanta, right along the magnificent Chattahoochee River, this recreational destination is the perfect place to go kayaking, fishing, and other outdoor activities.

  • Vickery Creek

    The creek straddles Fulton and Forsyth counties and stretches on for 26.5 miles. Guests can go hiking along a scenic trail with low elevation and rolling terrain. Landmarks include a covered bridge, the ruins of two historic mills, and Big Creek spillway dam.

  • Azalea Park

    The park features a kayak launch, playground, picnic areas, trails, and access to the river. Fishing is allowed.

  • Historic Downtown Roswell

    Here you’ll find a glitzy array of boutiques, cafés, bars, and restaurants in addition to major attractions like Town Square Park, Bulloch Hall, Red Door Playhouse, and Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market.

  • If you think Roswell should be your new home, call us, SET Real Estate Group, at (404) 348-2373 or send an email to Info(at)SETRealEstateGroup(dotted)com.

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