Nestled between Alpharetta and Duluth, about 30 minutes north of Atlanta, Johns Creek is one of the city’s most affluent suburbs. Money magazine named it the 13th highest-earning city in the country, but that is just one reason people move here each year. Its excellent public schools, beautiful homes and neighborhoods, and access to some of suburban Atlanta’s most sought-after amenities are also major attractions.
Things to Do
Johns Creek and the surrounding areas are something of a golfer’s paradise. The famed Atlanta Athletic Club is located here. Golf Digest has called it one of the top private courses in the country, and in 2011, the PGA Championship was held there. Other private and public golf clubs in the area are Country Club of the South, River Pines Golf, St. Ives, and The Standard Club. Located on 46 acres of forest, the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center is a wonderful place to enjoy the great outdoors, get some exercise, and learn a thing or two about the area’s history. For those who enjoy the arts, Johns Creek’s own Ludwig Symphony Orchestra plays shows throughout the year, and the Johns Creek Arts Center offers classes and camps for kids and adults, as well as art shows and a year-round gallery. For shopping, head next door to Alpharetta’s North Point Mall, one of the biggest malls in the country, and for dining, check out Johns Creek favorites like Stoney River and Pampas Steakhouse.
The average home in Johns Creek costs around $300,000. Here, you will find a mix of swim and tennis communities, larger golf and country club communities, and some apartments. A few of Johns Creek’s most popular communities are Ammersee Lakes, Sugar Mill and Wellington.
Johns Creek often attracts families with young children because many of its schools are considered to be some of the best in the United States. Northview High School students consistently scores higher on the SAT than those from any school in Georgia. Other schools in the area have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, such as River Trail Middle School and Dolvin Elementary School. As for private schools, Atlanta’s prestigious Woodward Academy has a campus in the city.
Life in Johns Creek
Johns Creek has only been a city since 2006, but in that short time, it has become one of Atlanta’s most popular upscale suburban cities. While the golf and country club lifestyle attracts many to the area, the family-oriented atmosphere and excellent schools are why many families are relocating to Johns Creek.