Welcome to Roswell
A big town with small-town charm.
Roswell is an exceptional place to live — in fact, it’s in the top 10th percentile for the entire United States on AreaVibes. This community is highly rated for safety, amenities, and education, making it an excellent place to raise a family.
Founded in 1839 by Russell King as a location for his river-powered mill, the town retains its historic charm and many historically significant buildings in its quaint but bustling downtown area.
Considered to be part of the Atlanta metro area, this town combines a suburban lifestyle, rural escapes, and access to urban amenities. Roswell really has it all.
What to Love
- Great place to raise a family
- Easy access to suburban, urban and rural amenities
- Very safe with highly rated schools
- Plenty of green spaces, bike, and pet-friendly
The residents of Roswell are mostly highly educated and work in the nearby tech corridor between Roswell and Atlanta. Although the location offers short commute times, when it comes time to play, the folks of Roswell don’t have to go far to find great places to eat, shop, and find something to do.
Living here is never boring — the community is engaged and offers lots of events where you can get out and mingle with friends and neighbors. It is a very bike and pet-friendly location, with tons of outdoor spaces and 18 parks that comprise over 800 acres of green space within its borders.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
If you want to get a taste of the food scene, start with Canton Street, found in the heart of the historic district in downtown Roswell. The area is bustling with sidewalk cafes, restaurants, and boutiques and hosts Alive in Roswell, an event called the best street party in Atlanta, on the third Thursday of every month from April to October.
One local favorite is the 1920 Tavern, a stylish throwback to the days of the speakeasy. This elevated take on a local pub features contemporary, global-influenced cuisine inspired by the highest quality local ingredients.
Located in a beautifully restored century-old homestead, Table & Main serves simple, seasonal, and Southern cuisine and the option of porch seating. This is truly the definition of Southern comfort.
Things to Do
Located in the countryside nearby are two historic homes that provide a window into the past.
Bulloch Hall was built in the Greek Revival style in 1839 by Major James Stephens Bulloch, one of Roswell's first settlers. It was here on December 22, 1853, that President Theodore Roosevelt's parents, Mittie Bulloch and Theodore Roosevelt Sr., were married.
Barrington Hall was built by the town’s founder Russell King and maintained by his descendants for 160 years. The house is filled with artifacts and has the only antebellum public garden in the greater Atlanta area.
Community events in Roswell offer something for everyone and occur all year long. Some local favorites include the Roswell Roots Festival in January, one of the largest events celebrating African American history and culture in the state, the Roswell Beer Festival in March, and the Roswell Wine Festival in October.
As befits a town known for being family-friendly, the town has some get-togethers kids will absolutely adore. Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ has more than 100 flavors of ice cream to taste, and the Youth Day Parade has celebrated the city's youth since 1950.
Roswell boasts many highly rated public schools as part of the well-regarded Fulton School District and has more than 35 private educational institutions.