Explore & Discover Roswell
What makes a city or town a “truly great place to live?” Not surprisingly it’s things like affordable housing, good schools, convenient location, and low crime rate. But even more importantly, it’s community, diversity, quality of life, parks and recreation, natural beauty, and the uniqueness of its history. Roswell is a hands-down winner on all counts!
The Huffington Post named Roswell as one of the most “surprisingly, genuinely cool” suburbs in the country.
In fact, Roswell has often made the list of the best places to live in America. In addition to affordable homes with established yards and big trees, Roswell’s central location (about 20 miles north of downtown Atlanta – close to the suburbs and not too far from the city), low crime rate, strong and close-knit community feel, and rich history make it a top choice among all age and socio-economic groups.
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You can find a comprehensive list of Roswell neighborhoods here.
If you’re going to Roswell, you have to spend some time on Canton Street, arguably the one of the coolest places in Roswell! Much like a boardwalk but with a classy, eclectic twist, the street is in the historic district and is known for its great restaurants, cafes, art galleries, special event venues, and unique boutique shops. For the active lifestyle, there’s plenty of nightlife, nearby hiking trails, and nature walks.
Do you love nature and the outdoors? Roswell invites you to hike the Vickery Creek trail network at Roswell Mill to two historic mills, a covered bridge, and a spillway waterfall in Atlanta’s Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. There’s just a lot to love about the Vickery Creek Trail at Roswell Mill: it’s scenic, shady, and makes a great in-town hike or moderate trail run.
One of the most appealing aspects of Roswell is its rich history. Residents and visitors alike enjoy touring the childhood home of President Theodore Roosevelt’s mother, Martha (Mittie) Bullock, an 1840 Greek Revival mansion featuring restored rooms with period furnishings.
Sometimes you just need an outing for the family, especially on those beautiful “Chamber of Commerce” fall days! Azalea Park offers fishing, picnic areas, canoe and kayak rentals, and trails that take you along the Chattahoochee River. Across the street you can see/visit the remains of the old Kelpen homestead. Some folks like to pack a lunch and eat it as they listen to the soothing sounds of the river.
This place is a “must see to be believed” kind of facility! Opened in Spring 2016, the Roswell Adult Aquatics Center (RAAC) is the latest enhancement to the city’s Adult Recreation Center, which opened in 2000 and gained a full-size fitness center in 2012.
Previously only available to those 50+ and special needs population, the RAAC is now available to those 25 and older to enjoy a variety of classes and open swim opportunities in this state-of-the-art facility.
The 12,000 square-foot facility provides an unparalleled experience with its five-lane warm water therapeutic swimming pool, zero-depth entry, therapeutic whirlpool, and shower facilities.
The special attractions listed above are just a sampling of all there is do and see in Historic Roswell! There is always something going on — whether it’s a street festival, parade, Taste of Roswell event, fun run, or a historic commissioning – and you don’t want to miss out on a single thing! Check out the Roswell Calendar of Events and make plans now to join the fun!