Roswell

Roswell

Come home to a city where southern hospitality meets sleek modernity.

Welcome to Roswell

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.

History

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. Explore your real estate options with us by calling us today at (404) 348-2373 or email [email protected].

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, explore your real estate options with us by calling us today at (404) 348-2373 or email [email protected].


Overview for Roswell, GA

92,688 people live in Roswell, where the median age is 40.2 and the average individual income is $58,074. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

92,688

Total Population

40.2 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$58,074

Average individual Income

Brookhaven Housing Market Trends

What is the housing market like in Brookhaven today?

The Brookhaven housing market remains very competitive, with homes receiving an average of two offers and selling within approximately 24 days. Despite a slight dip in home prices, the market shows resilience and robust activity.

In April 2024, the median sale price of homes in Brookhaven was $670K, reflecting a 1.1% decrease from the previous year. However, the median sale price per square foot has increased by 1.4%, reaching $283. This indicates that while overall prices have slightly decreased, the value per square foot has appreciated, suggesting a continued demand for quality properties.

The market's brisk pace is evident as homes in Brookhaven typically sell after 24 days on the market, a slight increase from 22 days last year. This minor uptick in days on the market indicates a steady but highly active market where properties are still moving quickly.

Key Market Indicators

  • Median Sale Price: $669,950 (-1.1% year-over-year)
  • Number of Homes Sold: 76 (+40.7% year-over-year)
  • Median Days on Market: 24 (+2 days year-over-year)

Around Roswell, GA

There's plenty to do around Roswell, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
34
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
29
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including SPENGA Roswell, SFX Fitness, and True Strength MMA.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 2.39 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.68 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.81 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.83 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.39 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.38 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Roswell, GA

Roswell has 35,337 households, with an average household size of 2.61. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Roswell do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 92,688 people call Roswell home. The population density is 2,275.85 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

92,688

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40.2

Median Age

49.56 / 50.44%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
35,337

Total Households

2.61

Average Household Size

$58,074

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Commute Time

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Schools in Roswell, GA

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The following schools are within or nearby Roswell. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
International Charter School of Atlanta
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Mimosa Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
River Eves Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Hembree Springs Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Vickery Mill Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PRIVATE
4th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Roswell United Methodist Preschool & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Fellowship Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Jackson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Centennial High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Sweet Apple Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Northwood Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Holcomb Bridge Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Hillside Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Fulton Academy of Science and Technology
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Cross Of Life Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Elkins Pointe Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Mountain Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Roswell North Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Crabapple Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Independence High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Roswell High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
St Francis Day School
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
Blessed Trinity Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
High Meadows School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Queen Of Angels Catholic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Village Montessori School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available

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