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Johns Creek first appeared on early Georgia maps as a 19th-century trading post situated along the flowing waters of the Chattahoochee River. After a gold rush swept north Georgia, the bustling crop-trading crossroads quickly grew into a full-fledged community populated by the prominent Rogers, McGinnis, Findley and Medlock families – names very visible to locals on street signs and historic bridges. A land known for its expansive farms and rural mill communities, it remained largely undeveloped until Atlanta became a boomtown in the early 1980’s.
In 1981, an entrepreneurial group of Georgia Tech graduates purchased 1700 acres of rural farmland to create Technology Park / Johns Creek and it quickly became the home of 200 companies, including many Fortune 500 firms spread over six million square feet of office, retail and industrial space. This influx of high-tech industry attracted a mass of white-collar professionals to John’s Creek looking to enjoy the mild climate, low cost of living, and abundant career opportunities.
Located only thirty miles north of Downtown Atlanta, this city of 83,000 is the 10th largest city in Georgia (as of 2010). Johns Creek residents enjoy canoe trips on the waters of the tree-lined Chattahoochee River and hiking among the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Nature Center.
With a median family income of $150,592, Johns Creek (the wealthiest city in Georgia) boasts a multitude of active parent organizations and top-scoring, award-winning schools. Johns Creek students excel in academics, arts and athletics, as well as pioneering special needs programs, business programs, environmental awareness classes and advanced math distance-learning labs that draw on the expertise of Georgia Tech professors and students.
If Johns Creek in North Fulton sounds like the perfect place for you, call Mark Lackey with Atlanta Housing Source today at 404-886-8789. He can assist you with properties in Johns Creek or other homes in Gwinnett, Cobb, Forsyth, and North Fulton.