Vinings is an unincorporated town in Cobb County, Georgia, United States, just across the Chattahoochee River from Atlanta. A part of the Vinings, Smyrna, Cumberland (VSC) area, it is located between the affluent West Paces Ferry section of Buckhead in northwest Atlanta, and suburban Smyrna in Cobb County, adjacent to the Cumberland Mall. The U.S. Postal Service assigns both “Atlanta” to the ZIP code (30339) that includes Vinings (area of Cobb County between Interstate 285 and the Chattahoochee River).
Early on, Vinings was known as Crossroads, and then Paces, after Hardy Pace, circa 1830. He operated Pace’s Ferry across the Chattahoochee River, in this area between Atlanta, Buckhead, and Smyrna. Paces Ferry Road is still the main east/west road through Vinings. The Western and Atlantic Railroad laid rail tracks from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Atlanta in the 1840s. Vinings became a construction station for the railroad, and was inadvertently named for William H. Vining, as he worked on the railroad construction of “Vining’s Bridge” laying tracks in the area. The railroad is still state-owned as it was from the beginning, and is now leased to CSX.
Vinings is unincorporated, and is therefore under the jurisdiction of Cobb’s county commission and other public services. After the success of Sandy Springs, there was discussion and at least one public meeting on whether the town should also incorporate as a “city” (the only type of municipality in Georgia). With residents evenly split, there was no consensus, and the idea was shelved mainly due to concerns about potential property tax increases.
The Home Depot is headquartered in Vinings.
Vinings residents attend schools in the Cobb County School District. Residents are zoned to Teasley Elementary School, Campbell Middle School, and Campbell High School.
Private schools on the outskirts of Vinings are The Lovett School and Whitefield Academy.
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PARKS AND ATTRACTIONS
With historic sites and attractions such as the Pace House and Silver Comet Trail alongside modern architectural structures such as the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, there is something for everyone in this progressive Southern town.
Not only does Vinings offer natural attractions and family friendly events, the town incorporates high fashion, elegant dining and top notch entertainment which offers visitors and locals a plethora of ways to explore and enjoy this unique town. Many of the town’s biggest events take place in the Historic Vinings area in such venues as Vinings Jubilee which is a beautiful outdoor shopping center located in the heart of the city.
Because of its proximity to the Chattahoochee River, Vinings possesses a natural beauty that is undeniable. As the site of several outdoor festivals, parades, concerts and farmers markets, Vinings is the ideal escape from the stress and strife of the big city.
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