Roswell Goes from Good to Great
On May 7th, USA Today came out with the top ten best places to raise your family. Roswell, GA placed 3rd. The information came from a new book out authored by Bert Sperling and Peter Sander, Best Places to Raise Your Family: The Top 100 Affordable Communities in the U.S. (Frommer's, $24.99). The "Best of the Best" towns won their berths by coming out on top in the book's major categories: demographics, standard of living, education, lifestyle, health and safety. But "a place is much more than just statistics," Sperling says. "You can have good feelings about a place, as we did." Also, Mimosa Elementary on Warsaw will be a stop on a cross-state bus trip (Sept 26th) taken by a select group of educators and leaders in business and government as well as in the community. Mimosa is one of 15 schools chosen out of 119 schools considered by the Georgia Partnership for Excellence to be on the organizations’ Bus Trip Across Georgia. To be selected as a tour stop, a school must demonstrate a record of academic excellence, educational innovation and sustained performance.
About Roswell, GA
Population: Approximately 82,000
Size: 38 Square Miles
Size: 38 Square MilesHistoric District Consists of 876.1 acres, with 122 acres on the National Register of Historic Places
Region: Roswell falls under the State of Georgia's Atlanta Metro Travel Region. The Atlanta Metro Travel Region encompasses the State's capital city. However, any city in the state can be accessed from the Atlanta area within approximately a 5 hour drive. Interstates 75, 85 and 20 intersect in the city of Atlanta with I-285 circling downtown.
The Way to Roswell
Conveniently located only 20 minutes north of Atlanta. Along the GA 400 corridor, making it accessible to the North Georgia Mountains. Atlanta Hartsfield Intl. Airport is only 30 miles south of Roswell. MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) provides bus service to Roswell. ClimateThe weather in Roswell is fairly typical for a Georgia town located in the foothills of the Georgia Mountains and along the northern banks of the Chattahoochee River.
Average Temperature: High-70.8 F; Low-52.3 F
Average Rainfall: 48.95 inches
Rating: The only City in Georgia with AAA bond rating.
There are many things to see and do in Roswell at all times. The Historic Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau can arrange special tours, mini-events, entertainment, luncheons, dinners, step-on guides, receptions, and goody bags for groups. Whatever your needs, the CVB is anxious to assist.
Total Park Acreage 409.75
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