Georgia Real Estate & Relocation Guide

Peachtree City, Georgia

Population: 35,000

Located in Fayette County

Peachtree City...What a great place to live! Peachtree City is an award-winning carefully planned city for those seeking a resort lifestyle. In 2009, Peachtree City celebrated its fiftieth year of following the master plan through development and redevelopment, to maintain its highly regarded village concept, interlinking path system, and natural wooded beauty of the City.

Although Peachtree City and its residents are facing some of the same economic challenges as the rest of the country, its careful land planning and development controls means they are seeing fewer foreclosures and lower unemployment rates than much of the Metro Atlanta area. Peachtree City's diversified economic base, with an industrial park of multi-national corporations, helps support the community's stability.

People are flocking to Peachtree City, for the excellent quality of life. As of 2010, Peachtree City's population is 35,000. Since 2000, population has grown 10.66 percent. The median home cost in Peachtree City is $249,910. The unemployment rate in Peachtree City is 7.20% considerably lower than the United States average.

One of Georgia's most affordable suburbs, Peachtree City offers a wide range of home styles and prices, in both new and resale market. The home values have remained stable. The majority of homes in Peachtree City are single-family on quarter-acre to full-acre home sites, although condominiums and apartments are also located in each of the City's five villages. Two new developments are underway to serve active seniors, a growing segment of Peachtree City's population.

Peachtree City is naturally popular with families. But singles and couples enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Peachtree City. Each of the five villages is built around a commercial hub for the convenience of residents, and Peachtree City offers a wide variety of shopping opportunities. Medical offices also locate in the village centers and office parks, and Peachtree City residents have convenient access to the nearby Fayette Piedmont Hospital, as well as the many outstanding medical centers in Atlanta.

The city has 90 miles of paved multi-use paths that connects neighborhoods to schools, parks, and commercial centers. The paths are popular with pedestrians and cyclists, but Peachtree City is best known for its 10,000 golf carts, and many residents use golf carts for transportation around town. The city is also an attraction for golfers with 63 holes of golf on three championship courses. We have a state-of-the-art tennis center, 5 public pools, and 50 athletic fields and courts. And our two lakes,each covering 240 acres, are perfect for sailing, canoeing, and fishing.

Peachtree City offers a variety of diverse dining experiences. Beef O' Brady offers a sports bar atmosphere with great hot sandwiches. For a unique experience, try Pascals Bistro for a pasta bar, fine wine, and excellent desserts. Partners Pizza Peachtree City is known locally and nationally for its excellent pizza. Partners was voted "Best Pizza in Fayette & Coweta County" and its Roadrunner pizza won second place in the Las Vegas "Pizza of the Year" contest. Meritage at Dogwood hosts a fantastic dining experience from beginning to end. Just to name a few.

Education in Peachtree City boasts excellent standards and recognition. For example McIntosh High School has been included in Newsweek Magazine's top 1300 high schools in 2007, 2008, and 2009, placing it in the top 5% of all high schools nationwide. Additionally in 2007 McIntosh High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education for having scored in the top 10% of all schools nationwide in student achievement. It also received Georgia's 2007 Platinum Award in the highest performance category for outstanding student achievement; one of seven high schools in the state to receive this honor.

There are plenty of sites to see and activities in Peachtree City. Located on the shores of Lake Peachtree and Lake Kedron, Peachtree City has a wooded, natural splendor that residents adore. The lakes provide entertainment from spring on through the fall, with picnicking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and other outdoor activities. For concerts and theatrical performances, Peachtree City has a 2,500-seat amphitheater. For active folks, Peachtree City offers a state-of-the-art tennis center, and an indoor swimming complex. Peachtree City also offers numerous excellent shopping districts.

The lovely city is located in Fayette County, which ranks near the top of the list of fastest growing counties in Georgia and the nation. It's a great place to call home. This community is a unique combination of low crime, careful planning, and balanced growth. Come to Peachtree City and see a place you will want to call home, and find out why residents "plan to stay" in Peachtree City.

For more information about Peachtree City, please contact the Peachtree City Visitors Center