Roswell Real Estate
Rich history and innovative spirit along the Chattahoochee.
Nestled along the Chattahoochee River just north of Atlanta, Roswell boasts a unique blend of rich history, natural beauty, and innovation. The community dates back to the early days of Georgia's statehood when Roswell King established the Roswell Manufacturing Company and built a mill to harness the power of the local rivers for textile production.
Remnants of Roswell’s 19th-century roots remain intact today, including a machine shop, mill, dam, and raceway. Glimpse into the community’s past while strolling along the covered bridge leading across Vickery Creek to discover markers indicating what was once there. A trio of house museums sits on a 640-acre historic district showcasing the city’s past.
What to Love
- Acres of parkland and miles of scenic hike and bike trails
- An eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, shopping, and community events
- Charming housing options, from older homes to new developments
Despite its proximity to Atlanta’s city center, Milton is surrounded by nature and gives off serene country vibes mixed with old Southern charm. Roswell frequently attracts local and visiting history buffs, nature lovers, art enthusiasts, and food lovers.
Homes here run the gamut, from charming older homes filled with character to new developments located on a mix of both neighborhoods and estate lots.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Roswell exudes small-town charm and is filled with plenty of eclectic shopping and dining options, including boutique clothing stores, antiques, gourmet cuisine, and locally-owned restaurants and neighborhood watering holes. Downtown Roswell plays host to a myriad of fairs and festivals throughout the year, while the city’s Canton Street
boasts a wide array of independent restaurants and major chains that draw in foodies from all over.
Top restaurants and eateries beloved by locals include the Mill Kitchen and Bar
, a quintessential Southern neighborhood restaurant with a seasonal food and craft beer menu. Little Alley Steak
is an upscale steakhouse set in a former antique shop. It boasts a top-notch charcuterie program, a full decanting service with an impressive wine list, a vast bourbon collection, and original cuts of meat from renowned Chicago butcher Meats by Linz
. Sushi lovers flock to Zest
for its creative menu and lively bar, while meat connoisseurs opt for the charcuterie boards, gourmet foods, and wines from Roswell Provisions
Things to Do
Roswell offers activities for all ages to enjoy, from active families to young professionals and empty-nesters.
Situated along the Chattahoochee River and home to over 900 acres of parkland, Roswell is the perfect playground for the outdoor enthusiast. It boasts several scenic hike and bike trails, walking paths, and marsh boardwalks. The river provides excellent opportunities for fishing, rafting, and tubing. Connect with nature at the Chattahoochee Nature Center
, which offers everything from hiking to canoeing. Visitors can glimpse birds of prey in the aviaries of the nature center’s Wildlife Walk along the Chattahoochee River.
There are many opportunities to connect with neighbors and friends at one of the year-round festivals and activities hosted by Milton. Local and visiting wine enthusiasts wait all year long for the annual Roswell Wine Festival
, which supports the business community and benefits local charities. Stroll along Canton Street while sampling wines from local restaurants and businesses and enjoying live music from notable local bands.
Alive in Roswell
is a family-friendly festival held each month from July through October. The festival features music, food trucks, hundreds of interactive vendors, kids' games, and entertainment, as well as participation from the many boutiques, small businesses, and restaurants surrounding the venues. Enjoy an array of community performances including live music, adult storytelling series, and art displays at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center
Roswell is served by the Fulton County Public School System and is close to the wide array of colleges and universities in the metro Atlanta area. Top schools include:
- Roswell High School, 9-12
- Sweet Apple Elementary School, PK-5
- Sandy Springs
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