Atlanta Area Communities
Butts county was named after Captain Samuel Butts, an honored war veteran of the 19th century. The county has been labeled one of twelve Signature Communities in Georgia, an award bestowed on communities who demonstrate excellence in quality planning and development. You will not be disappointed in the natural resources available in Butts county. Indian Springs, High Falls State Park or Jackson Lake will each provide a full day of recreational activities. Located only 40 miles South of Atlanta and 35 miles North of Macon, you can easily navigate here using the I-75 corridor.
Butts County links:
Dekalb County links:
Henry County consists of the cities of Hampton, Locust Grove, McDonough, Stockbridge. Since 1969 when Interstate 75 was completed between downtown Atlanta and Henry county to the South, this county has experienced regular steady growth. Quaint towns and generous greenspace abound throughout this county. Recently, Henry county has gained recognition as one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. It's no wonder people has been moving into Henry County. Some of the areas best schools are found in Henry county, as well as a wide selection of housing options, and employment availability, all within an easy commute to downtown Atlanta or the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International airport.
Henry County weblinks:
City of McDonough
Each year, McDonough is the host to the Henry County Fair in the fall and the Geranium arts festival in May. The Henry County Historical Society is located inside The Brown House in McDonough. Originally the home of Andrew McBride in 1826, the home became a hotel in 1874. The Henry County courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1897 and is an excellent example of the Romanesque style.
The city had a population of 8,493 according to the 2000 census. Between 1990 and 2000 the city experienced a population increase of 190%, compared to the state growth during this period of 26.4%.
Consists of Atlanta (County Seat), Alpharetta, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Johnscreek, Milton, Mountain Park, Palmetto, Roswell, Sandy Springs & Union City.
The Mountain Park lifestyle is supported by cooperating responsibilities (paying taxes, etc.), uniqueness (Mountain Park is a wildlife refuge) or quirks (most Atlanta area maps do not accurately reflect city streets here!). The 2000 census shows a population of 506 within Mountain Park, where the median age is 42.2 (the 35-44 age group is the largest, with 126 people who reflect 24.9 % of the population). There are 248 houses in the city. The older part of the city is that along the South side of the lake, where streets are named after trees such as Cedar, Maple, Spruce, etc. The North side of the lake is home to streets named after birds like Robin, Thrush and Cardinal. The best resource for a map of the city can be found in the Mountain Park phone directory.
Landowners in Mountain Park are taxed by both the city of Mountain Park and Fulton County, but Fulton County has the administrative responsibility of collecting all taxes. Homeowners are eligible to file for the Fulton County Homestead Tax Exemption.