- 10th largest city in Georgia
- 25% international (India, China, and South Korea largest international populations)
- Nationally-ranked schools
- Premier municipal services
- Golf, tennis, and swim communities
- Approximately 45 minutes to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport; ranked busiest airport in the world; daily direct flights to most major cities in the world
- #1 Safest City in Georgia; SafeWise.com (2017)
- #1 Safest City in Georgia; National Council for Home Safety and Security (2017)
- #2 Best Place to Live in Georgia; Niche.com (2017)
- #2 Best Suburb to Live in Georgia; Niche.com (2017)
- #4 Best City to Live In America; 24/7 Wall St (2017)
- #5 Most Successful City in Georgia; Zippia.com (2017)
- #9 Most Culturally Diverse Small City in U.S., 42nd overall; WalletHub (2017)
- #1 Safest City in Georgia; ValuePenguin.com (2016)
- #2 Safest City in Georgia; SafeWise.com (2016)
- #4 Best City to live in the U.S.; 24/7 Wall St (2016)
- Best City in Georgia to Raise a Family; WalletHub (2016)
- #4 Best Suburb to Live in Georgia; Niche.com (2016)
- #3 Best Place for First Time Homebuyers in U.S.; Nerdwallet (2016)
- U.S. News and World Report’s Top High Schools in the U.S.; all three high schools within Johns Creek rank in top 300 nationally. Within the state of Georgia, Northview High School ranks #8, Johns Creek High School ranks #11, and Chattahoochee High School ranks #12 (2017)
- Niche.com's Best Public High Schools in Georgia; Northview High School ranks #2, Johns Creek High Schools ranks #6, and Chattahoochee High School ranks #11 (2017)
- Newsweek magazine's Top High Schools in America; within Georgia, Northview High School ranks #1 and Chattahoochee High School ranks #3 (2016)
- Home to several Fortune 100 companies
- #3 Hardest Working City in Georgia; Zippia.com (2016)
- Ideally suited for entrepreneurs, and industries spanning Medical Technology, Information Technology, Software, and Professional Services
- High-quality community
- Highly acclaimed medical facilities
- High median income
- Upper-tier education system
- Community of highly educated populace as employment pipeline
- Technology Park
- Technology-centric business hub in park-like setting
- Revitalization effort currently underway to create park amenity with increased walkability and greater value to businesses
- High broadband capacity/redundancy capability
- Among the lowest office rental rates in North Fulton County
- Georgia is ranked as the #1 state in the U.S. in which to do business for the past four consecutive years
- Georgia is #3 in the U.S. for the movie and TV industry (Only California and New York rank higher)
- Over 300 acres of parks and recreation with more on the way
City voted to approve a Parks Bond referendum in the amount of up to $40 million in November to raise funds for the build out of five new parks, and refurbishment of four existing parks; plan is to accelerate the complete buildout and refurbishment of the city’s entire park network in approximately five years
- #3 Best Dog Park in the U.S.; USA Today (2016)
- Johns Creek Arts Center
- Annual arts and cultural events that draw thousands
- Professional orchestra; The Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra (JCSO)
- JCSO musicians are among the finest instrumentalists in the U.S. Most members have training from the leading institutions of higher learning in the U.S., and many have received additional training in Berlin, London, Rome, Salzburg, Vienna and other leading European music centers.
- Home of outstanding golf clubs such as the Atlanta Athletic Club and many others
- 13 Miles of Chattahoochee Riverfront for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing
- Three national recreation areas
Be the Exception
“Be the Exception” is a sincere invitation to those who work hard and have a great drive for personal and/or professional goals. Goals may be for the best schools or the top talent for your business. The invitation also is a call to motivate and pursue one’s best in the City of Johns Creek.
You don’t get ahead by following the crowd, or settling into the comfort of the status quo. Successful people set one personal goal after another and work hard to accomplish them. They change rules, look for better ways, rewrite history and usher in progress.
Perhaps that’s why leaders and achievers are attracted to Johns Creek. We aren’t satisfied with the status quo either. We are the exception to the everyday way of getting things done and our achievements, from the top performing schools to the some of the most memorable performances in golf and tennis, came from this vision of growth that’s decades old.
Because Johns Creek is an environment that celebrates achievement, people and businesses here are primed to succeed. It starts young, with trying harder in school and it never ends, as business plans find momentum, companies grow, cultural arts flourish, and athletes push themselves to compete at the highest level. Successful companies from international technology leaders to innovative startups are attracted to the community’s pioneering approach.
Johns Creek is also a community focused on celebrating the human spirit in every capacity. The atmosphere is warm, friendly and accepting, a community of neighbors and friends. People help and support one another. Community groups are strengthened by a diversity of cultures and perspectives. But for all the rich ethnic and cultural diversity, there’s still one common, community philosophy, embraced by everyone from school children to business leaders: success isn’t an accident. It takes work.
Of course, much of the credit for Johns Creek comes down to its exceptional residents. Over the years, our citizens have done more than just raise families; they’ve raised standards as well. It’s easy to see why Johns Creek boasts the top schools, businesses and residential communities. From the beautifully maintained surroundings to the quality of services offered, the community itself has become a role model for success.
In fact, Johns Creek has so much to offer in the way of amenities including a highly acclaimed medical center that neighboring metro Atlanta is merely a nicety, as opposed to a necessity. And, with protected outdoor recreational areas, interesting shopping, dining and entertainment options, getting here may be easy. Leaving is a little harder.
Some people aren’t satisfied with standard fare. They want more and are willing to work for it. Johns Creek is the exception to the everyday.
The city of Johns Creek began as a small picturesque outpost nestled along the Chattahoochee River and the gentle foothills of North Georgia. By the early 1900’s the area of Johns Creek, along with Ocee, Newtown, Shakerag, and Warsaw, grew into the social and educational hub of northeast Fulton County.
In 1981, 1,700 acres were purchased and developed into Technology Park/Johns Creek, a thriving economic driver that today has attracted numerous Fortune 100 firms and professionals from all over the globe.
By the year 2000, a movement began within the community to seek cityhood and by 2005, following the incorporation of Sandy Springs; the wave of support was unstoppable. In mid-2006 voters approved the incorporation of Johns Creek, and on December 1, 2006 the city of Johns Creek officially began operations.
Today, Johns Creek enjoys a robust thriving quality of life with premier municipal services and abundant outdoor activities, including over 300 acres of parks and recreation with more on the way. The schools within the city regularly receive national recognition for academic excellence, and the city itself is routinely recognized as one of the safest in the U.S.