The fastest-growing suburb of Atlanta with the best schools in the state
Located just 25 minutes northeast of Atlanta, Johns Creek is new compared to many cities in Georgia. The area was first the site of a high-tech multi-use office park in the 1980s, and the city has since grown around the office park. USA Today named Johns Creek the #3 best place to live on their 50 Best Places to Live List. The city features premium shopping centers and high-class eateries, there are parks and recreational areas throughout, and community events are plentiful. Johns Creek is truly a great place to live.
What to Love
- The best schools in the state
- Thriving economic center
- Just minutes from the Atlanta metro area
- Fantastic shops, restaurants, and amenities
- Plenty of green space, parks, and recreational areas
The city's motto is "Visitors be the exception," and the Southern charm and hospitality here will ensure you do not feel like a visitor for long. Residents' casual, welcoming manner will make you feel at home here. The one-time high-tech office park has grown to include more than 300 residential neighborhoods and a bustling business district with plenty of fashionable shops and stores.
Visit your favorite shopping centers, grab a quick bite at your favorite brunch or lunch spot, then hit the trails or the pool, or if you are a golfer, you can hit the links on a private golf course. Later enjoy a fabulous meal in your community's private clubhouse or have an extravagant night out at the classiest place in town.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
There are numerous shopping centers with a huge variety of top-of-the-line shops, stores, and restaurants. Johns Creek has everything from big-name department store brands to unique boutique shops. Located in Old Alabama Square, the new Duck Donuts serves warm, delicious donuts made to order. At the nearby Haynes Bridge Village Shopping Center, you can grab a bite at the Reveille Cafe, a daytime diner serving breakfast and brunch, or at the Brooklyn Bagel, Bakery, and Deli, where you can dine outside on the patio.
For an elegant date night dinner, try Pampas Steakhouse for Argentinian cuisine in an exquisite dining room.
Things to Do
Finding something to do in Johns Creek is not hard. Country Club of the South is just one of the city's private golf courses and country clubs. Jones Bridge Park Trail offers great hiking trails with river views, river access for fishing and swimming, and sand volleyball. Autrey Mill Nature Preserve is a protected woodland area where you will find a historic village. Bring the kids and the dogs to Newton Park, where you will find Newton Dream Dog Park, featuring sprinklers and an obstacle course, playgrounds, a community clubhouse, a pool, and pickleball courts. There are also a number of community tennis and swimming clubs.
The schools in Johns Creek are part of the Fulton County School District and include some of the best schools in Georgia.
- Northview High School, Grades 9-12 — Newsweek has ranked Northview High School the #1 school compared to other Georgia high schools.
- Johns Creek High School, Grades 9-12 — Johns Creek ranks #8 compared to other Georgia high schools.