Woodstock is a city in Cherokee County, Georgia, United States. The population was 23,896 at the 2010 census. Originally a stop on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, Woodstock is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. In 2007 it was the tenth fastest-growing suburb in the United States.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Woodstock has a total area of 11.3 square miles, of which 11.2 square miles is land and 0.12 square miles, or 0.92%, is water.
Woodstock is located in southern Cherokee County; Interstate 575 passes through the western side of the city, with access from exits 7, 8, and 9. Downtown Atlanta is 30 miles (48 km) to the south, and Canton, the Cherokee County seat, is 11 miles (18 km) north.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Woodstock has a total area of 11.3 square miles (29.2 km2), of which 11.2 square miles (28.9 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 0.92%, is water.
Once a sleepy farming village, today’s Woodstock is a vibrant and diverse community boasting a world-class trail system, great shopping and dining options, and neighborhoods perfect for the suburban family all just 30 miles north of Atlanta. Woodstock’s City limits include more than 12 square miles and over 30,000 residents.
Woodstock officially became a city in 1897, but the first settlers arrived in the early 1800s with hopes of finding gold. Mills were then constructed to serve the burgeoning cotton farms. The railroad depot was constructed in 1879and storefronts followed. The Woodstock Visitor’s Center is housed in an original storefront, Dean’s Store, which opened in 1906.
The Woodstock Depot was built in 1912 by the Louisville & Nashville Railroad as the town grew. The line transported cotton, rope, and other agricultural products, as well as passengers. Passenger service ended in 1949.
Historic homes built a century ago line Main Street. Some are home to descendants of the original owners, while others have been renovated for thriving businesses.
Today downtown Woodstock is home to 20+ restaurants offering a wide range of foods from farm-to-table, fresh seafood, Italian & Mexican cuisine, cupcakes & pies, burgers & hotdogs, and even a food truck themed restaurant. Stroll through charming downtown Woodstock and shop at over 30 local shops where options abound with stylish clothing boutiques, antiques, an independent bookstore, jewelry, art and unique gift items. Or, visit the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta and shop over 100 name brand stores.
PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
Woodstock is served by the Cherokee County School System.
Chattahoochee Technical College northern campus is located in Woodstock.
To find out further information regarding all public and private schools, ratings and reviews we recommend www.schooldigger.com.
PARKS AND ATTRACTIONS
Entertainment is plentiful in Woodstock with Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater located in the Park at City Center in downtown Woodstock, hosting the annual Summer Concert Series, a state-of-the-art venue featuring multiple grass terraces and a large main lawn accommodating audiences of over 7,500. With the best art and entertainment year-round, Elm Street Cultural Arts Village offers live plays, galleries and art exhibits, camps, workshops, concerts, and improv.
Woodstock has become a destination for the outdoor enthusiast. Whether it is a picnic with the family at beautiful Dupree Park, a walk with your dog at Woofstock Park, or hitting the mountain bike trails at Olde Rope Mill Park, Woodstock is home to a number of parks and trail systems. And, in 2018, construction will begin on another nearly 100 acre park located on the eastside of the City.
The City of Woodstock Parks and Recreation Department hosts festivals, holiday ceremonies, parades, and events year-round while. Additionally, the William G. Long Senior Center is host to a number of activities for seniors within our community.
Woodstock recently received the Georgia Municipal Association’s Live, Work, Play City Award in 2017.
If you are interested in purchasing, selling, investing, or just getting more information about Woodstock real estate, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to serving you with all of your real estate needs.
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