There’s a hidden treasure of a community you may not be aware of with quick access to I-285. It borders Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Roswell, and Johns Creek and has great access to major business centers.
The City of Peachtree Corners offers a unique blend of urban amenities and pastoral beauty and allows for a continuity of living from first homes, to sizable family households, to comfortable empty nests. Virtually every kind of housing can be found here, from stately gated communities and fully appointed swim and tennis neighborhoods with large, beautifully landscaped houses to mid-sized family homes, starter homes, townhomes, and condominiums. Styles range from traditional, to European, to mid-century and California modern and present a wide variety of exterior elevations and interior designs.
Peachtree Corners offers excellent educational options and many entertainment amenities. Read more about the City below and get to know its lovely neighborhoods in the sections that follow it.
The small Pinckneyville farming community, established circa 1820, was situated along a Native American trail leading from the northern part of Georgia to Atlanta. In 1967 progressive businessman Paul Duke organized investors to form his concept of a planned, live-work-play community. Its primary objective was providing a high-tech business and living community for gifted Georgia Tech engineers to stop the brain drain of that time. He called it Peachtree Corners.
The work component of Duke’s development came first and consisted of low-rise office buildings constructed in a “campus” setting carved out of forestland and clustered around small lakes. Buildings were shielded from view by the luxurious tree canopy. The earliest Peachtree Corners neighborhoods, apartment complexes, and condominiums were built amid large existing trees and small lakes, and along the Chattahoochee River too. Early pieces of the play component included its first movie theater complex–now NCG Cinemas–a large bowling alley, small, scattered strip malls with shops and restaurants, and many swim and tennis clubs in and around Peachtree Corners neighborhoods.
Today the planning and development continues in order to meet the needs of Peachtree Corners’ ever growing and evolving residents. While maintaining its original campus look, the City has added townhomes, shopping and dining complexes, parks and green spaces. Now designated as a “Smart City,” it continues to build upon its technology base by housing a business incubator, and Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners. The City is ranked by Niche as one of the 10 best Atlanta suburbs for young professionals.
The City’s tag line is “Innovative and Remarkable” but “convenience” is one of its top missions. Sidewalks already link much of Peachtree Corners, making it extremely walkable. The rollout of a multi-year plan will continue sidewalk installation until the city is linked. Residents are excited about the construction of its Multiuse Trail system. It will wind through beautiful natural assets, such as the Crooked Creek Stream and around part of Echo Lakes; connect with some parts of the Tech Park office areas and to the Town Center and Forum Entertainment complexes.
Peachtree Corners residents enjoy access to award-winning Gwinnett County Public Schools with thriving International Baccalaureate programs available at the middle and high school levels. A large array of Advanced Placement (AP) courses is available to students too. Peachtree Corners students may opt to attend The Paul Duke STEM High School, which focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or the Japanese-English Language Public Charter School. The prestigious Wesleyan School, serving grades K-12, and Cornerstone Christian Academy are also located in the heart of Peachtree Corners.
Shopping, Dining and Entertainment
Upscale shopping is available at The Forum on Peachtree Parkway where residents pop into its boutiques and specialty shops. Peachtree Corners Town Center is located just across the street and a pedestrian bridge will connect the two complexes in 2019. Their many restaurants range from fine dining to family friendly. For those who prefer to cook at home, both Trader Joes and Sprouts Farmers Market are located in these complexes. Residents find loads of entertainment options at The Town Center’s CinéBistro and Town Green–the site of fun, free events such as movies, concerts, yoga, and family game night.
Find even more fun all around Peachtree Corners, including the 6-theater NCG Cinema, 2 Publix Supermarkets, Ingles Market and ALDI grocery store. Several small shopping malls are scattered throughout the city containing shopping, dining, salon, and recreational options.
A drive through its lovely neighborhoods or a visit to its many parks shows visitors why Peachtree Corners maintains its Tree City designation. Beautiful and serene Simpsonwood Park and neighboring Jones Bridge Park sit on the Chattahoochee River. They are well-developed gems, with several pavilions, grills, walking trails, soccer fields and a large playground. People floating down the river in kayaks, canoes, and inner tubes are familiar sights at these locales. Pinckneyville Park includes large and active Soccer and Baseball complexes to complement its pond, walking and biking trails, skating bowl, fenced dog park, pavilions, grills, and more. Children love the Town Green’s interactive fountain, slide, and play area.
Several full-service and specialty fitness centers are located in the city. Robert Fowler YMCA, Life Time Fitness and LA Fitness bustle with activity and other specialty fitness centers are frequented by devotees too. There are lots of annual activities for residents, such as the Peachtree Corners Festival, Glow in the Corners Parade, and Light Up The Corners Glow Run.
With its diverse residential housing mix, business base, entertainment options, and gorgeous parks with outdoor recreational activities, Peachtree Corners has much to offer residents in all stages of life–from early childhood, to young adulthood, through family rearing years, and empty nesting.
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