Roswell, Georgia, an affluent suburb just 20 minutes north of Atlanta, is where history, nature and modern amenities meet. Roswell's 640-acre Historic District brims with Southern Trilogy home tours, ghost walks, festivals, restaurants, theatre, arts and fantastic shopping. From quilt shows to a Possum Trot, festivals and events can be attended throughout the year The Chattahoochee River, woodland trails, marsh boardwalks and bicycling add to the fun. Canton Street is a favorite, with its period storefronts, art galleries, restaurants and sidewalk cafes, has been designated as a Great Places in Georgia – Great Street. The city also has a professional theatre, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and biking — Roswell is a nationally designated Bicycle Friendly Community.
Named for Roswell King, who built the largest cotton mill in north Georgia – Roswell Mill. Slaves built the mills, infrastructure, houses, mill worker apartments, and supporting buildings for the new town. He was joined by Barrington King, one of his sons, who succeeded his father in the manufacturing company. Barrington Hall, Smith Plantation and Bulloch Hall (the childhood home of President Theodore Roosevelt's mother, Mittie Bulloch) have been preserved and restored as part of the Southern Trilogy home tours.
Today, Roswell has a population of more than 88,000 and is the 8th largest city in Georgia. The population of Roswell has steadily increased over the past 15 years. This growth could be attributed to the fact that Frommer’s named Roswell as one of the Top 3 Cities in the Nation to Raise a Family. Roswell is also ranked the 18th safest city in the nation according to City Crime. The median household income is $73,469 while the median income for a family: $103,698 and 59 percent of residents have their bachelor’s degree. Some of the top employers in the city are Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a worldwide producer of personal care products. GM’s IT Innovation Center, North Fulton Regional Hospital, City of Roswell and UPS are also large employers in the area.
The city is part of the award-winning Fulton County Schools, the fourth largest school system in Georgia. Fulton has more than 14,000 full-and part-time employees, including more than 7,500 teachers and other certified personnel, who work in 105 schools and administrative and support buildings. It serves about 96,700 students in 59 elementary schools, 19 middle schools, 18 high schools (includes two open campus high schools) and ten charter organizations.
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