About Johns Creek
The City of Johns Creek, Georgia, lies along the banks of the historic Chattahoochee River in the Piedmont (Latin "foot of mountains") plain of the Appalachian Mountains, in northeast Fulton County.
Home to an estimated population of 76,728,* the city shares a Metro Atlanta population of approximately 5.2 million, the fastest growing** metropolitan region in the U.S.
Close enough to Atlanta to take advantage of its vibrant culture and economic growth – yet far enough away (30 miles) to experience a quieter lifestyle – Johns Creek residents enjoy the best of both worlds in a mild, seasonal climate. At 1,050 feet above sea-level, Metro Atlanta has an average annual temperature of 61 degrees Fahrenheit.
A sizable amount of the white collar, professional population that migrated to Metro Atlanta in the 80s and 90s for its low cost of living and high employment base settled in the Johns Creek community.
Strong public schools were a big attraction for families. Recognizing the importance of education, Johns Creek parents poured sweat equity and donations back into the schools, making them the strongest in the state.
Not surprisingly, innovative businesses soon followed to be near their employee base. Several Fortune 500 companies located in the master-planned Technology Park/Johns Creek, helping the 1,900 acre mixed-use development and the unincorporated community surrounding it to grow.
The unincorporated community coalesced into a municipality when it was incorporated December 1, 2006, following state legislation and a voter referendum.
Today, Johns Creek is the 10th largest city in Georgia with a median family income of $150,592,*** strong public schools and an inviting, relaxed lifestyle for people of all ages.
About 20 miles northeast of Johns Creek is Lake Lanier, one of Georgia's most popular recreational spots, with 692 miles of shoreline and marinas for boating, fishing, water skiing and canoeing. Events of the 1996 Summer Olympics were held at the Lake and its annual 6-mile Holiday Light show is one of the world's largest.
Local points of interest include the National Park Service's Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center, Johns Creek Arts Center and the new 45-acre Encore Park in nearby Alpharetta with its 12,000 seat Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, summer home of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and venue for top musical acts.
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