Ask a resident and they’ll tell you it’s the wonderful sense of community - almost like living in a small town and yet, you’re minutes to 2 major interstates and 3 MARTA stops, making travel into town for work or play a breeze. Why leave though? Dunwoody Village offers 2 grocery stores, Starbucks, Ace Hardware, and several popular restaurants including Mellow Mushroom, Village Burger, First Watch, and Nova Cucina.
Nearby is Perimeter Mall area where you’ll find fantastic shopping and dining options. Surrounding the mall you’ll find major employers like Mercedes-Benz, State Farm, and Cox Communications as well as several smaller businesses. South of the mall area, just inside the Perimeter, are three big hospitals including Northside, Emory St. Josephs, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
When it’s time to relax, you might head to the
Dunwoody Nature Center
which offers hiking, picnicking, a playground, and a variety of special events and children’s programming throughout the year. Another terrific option is 110-acre
Brook Run Park
home to a skate park, dog park, community garden, zip-line, children’s ropes course, and a 2-mile loop trail. If you’re itching to get out on the water, the
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
is easily accessed via Roberts Drive.
While many neighborhoods in the area have pools and tennis courts, if you’re looking for a country club with golf and other amenities, then
Dunwoody Country Club
might pique your interest. The club features a challenging golf course; 14 lighted tennis courts, 4 of them clay; a pool with diving well and splash pad; and a gorgeous club house, perfect for a wedding or other special event.
Niche gives Dunwoody an A+ rating and ranks it high for families. Schools, particularly elementary, are some of the most sought-after in the area.
- Median Age: 36.8
- Median Household Income: $87,252
- Mean Household Income: $117,364
- County: Dekalb
- Location: 15 miles north of Atlanta
- Major Thoroughfares: Mt. Vernon Hwy (E/W) Ashford Dunwoody Rd (N/S)
- Nearest Interstate: GA 400, I-285
Public High Schools
, 1,840 students, 18:1 student-teacher ratio, 59% AP participation
- North Springs
, 1,626 students, 17:1 student-teacher ratio, 58% AP participation
A Little History
Many people would be surprised to know that Dunwoody wasn’t officially incorporated until December 2008. But its roots go back to the 1830s. Like many Atlanta suburbs, Dunwoody grew up around the establishment of the railroad. It maintained its rural roots for years, until the push for suburban residential develop began in the 1960s. Dunwoody is named after Charles Dunwody, a confederate soldier during the Civil War. And yes, the town actually misspells his name!
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