Money magazine and CNN consistently rank Peachtree City as one of the “Best Places to Live.” Low unemployment rates, high student test scores, and the low crime rate play a role in that and make it an ideal place to raise a family. Peachtree City may only be 30 minutes south of Atlanta, but there is so much to do here you may forget all about the big city. There are hundreds of shops and restaurants, numerous parks, and ample recreational activities. Even though many top companies set up offices and provide multiple employment opportunities here, the city still offers a very laid-back way of life.
History of Peachtree City
Unlike most Metro Atlanta cities, Peachtree City does not have roots that date back to before the Civil War. As a matter of fact, no one even thought of it until the 1950s. Several real estate developers got together and created a plan for a vision they had. They bought 12,000 acres south of Atlanta and received a charter on March 9, 1959. The city would eventually be made up of five individual villages with schools, parks, and shops in each one, and feature miles of paved golf cart-friendly paths to help slow down the pace of life.
- Population: 34,900
- Peachtree City is made up of five individual sections or villages: Aberdeen, Braelinn, Glenloch, Kedron, and Wilksmoor.
- Many movies and TV shows have filmed in Peachtree City, including Drop Dead Diva, Sweet Home Alabama, The Walking Dead, and Joyful Noise.
- Several top private schools are located in and around Peachtree City, including Landmark Christian Schools, Trinity Christian School, The Campus, Our Lady of Mercy, Our Lady of Victory, and St. Lutheran School
- Peachtree City is also home to campuses for Point University and Clayton State University.
- Several world-famous companies have offices or headquarters in Peachtree City, including Cooper Lighting, the National Weather Service, the FAA, Panasonic, Avery Dennison, TDK, NCR, and Hoshizaki.
Peachtree City is somewhat affluent, and the average median household income is around $87,000. Residents also tend to be older here with a median age of 42. Nearly half of all households in Peachtree City have kids under the age of 18.
Local Attractions & Information
Peachtree City is home to over 100 restaurants, so there is no need to go elsewhere to find good food. Each of its five villages has its own shopping areas, and the city even has its own outdoor mall. There are golf courses, parks, and a live music venue. There are over 90 miles of paved mix-use paths. You can even tour the Hollywood film sets in the area.
- Airports – Peachtree City is approximately 23 miles south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The busiest airport in the world, it handles 2,500 flights every day. Falcon Field is located in Peachtree City and is home to the Great Georgia Air Show.
- Interstate 85 – Peachtree City is just a few minutes from Interstate 85 which is a quick gateway to Atlanta. The interstate runs between Virginia and Alabama.
- The Avenue Peachtree City – The Avenue Peachtree City is the top shopping destination in the city. It is home to many mall stores like Books-A-Million, Loft, Gap, Ann Taylor, American Eagle, Banana Republic, Claire’s, Bath & Body Works, Yankee Candle, and White House Black Market. Restaurants there include Moe’s Southwest Grill, Which Wich, and Atlanta Bread Company. Other stores, like Best Buy, Home Depot, and Walmart, are also in the area but not part of the shopping center.
- Braelinn Village Shopping Center – For every day shopping, head to Braelinn Village. Stores there include Kroger, Kmart, UPS Store, and Kaufman Tire. Restaurants include Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Johnny’s New York Style Pizza, TCBY, and El Ranchero 7.
- Peachtree East Shopping Center – Peachtree East centers on a Publix grocery store and has a Dunkin’ Donuts, Subway, Italian Oven, Wellspring, Starbucks, Happy China, Batteries Plus, and a Stein Mart across the street.
- Mimi’s Good Food – If you are looking for homemade food from scratch like your mama used to make, you will love Mimi’s Good Food. From breakfast to dinner, you can get an entrée, salad, side item, and dessert for a really great value, and it is all served with a smile.
- Due South – When two local chefs decided they wanted to bring Atlanta’s exciting food scene to Peachtree City, Due South was the result. You’ll find that it was the best decision they ever made, too. Enjoy authentic Southern food combined with the excellent service the South is known for.
- Georgia Shrimp Company – When Peachtree City wants seafood, it heads to Georgia Shrimp Company. From lobster to, of course, shrimp, there is not a bad dish on the menu. Don’t forget to check out the extensive beer and wine list at the house bar, and if you are in the mood for a fun and relaxing evening, stick around for live music.
- Partners II Pizza – Skip the chains and order your next pizza from the family-owned Partners II Pizza. Serving the area since 1977, the restaurant has been named the best pizza in Fayette County and has a reputation for thinking outside the box with its unique toppings and specialties.
- Pascal’s Bistro – At Pascal’s Bistro, the chef serves up a fusion of American and French food and serves it in a charming yet fine dining atmosphere. Specialties include swordfish, roasted duck, and fillet mignon.
Real Estate Information
In Peachtree City, you will find something to fit every taste. In the Aberdeen area, you might find older, more established homes on wooded lots that have undergone recent renovation. Glenloch has larger estate-style homes, and Braelinn provides residents with homes with golf course views. Kedron is also home to many of the city’s larger estates that overlook the lake and beautiful scenery in the area. As the newest village in Peachtree City, Wilksmoor features plenty of new construction.
Average Price of Homes
Peachtree City offers residents a variety of home choices for each budget, as well. The average sold price is around $315,000, and most homes fall within a range of $150,000 to $1,000,000, though you can find some homes that exceed those numbers.
Entertainment, Nightlife & Things To Do
- Flat Creek Country Club – The challenging 27-hole course and state-of-the-art practice facilities at Flat Creek Country Club are some of the most popular in the Atlanta area. There is a double-sided driving range with mat and grass options, targets and premium range balls, and a short-game practice area, as well as an inviting clubhouse.
- Local Parks – Peachtree City is home to several parks, and each one offers something for the entire family. For example, Blue Smoke Park has tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, while Beaver Dam Park has a playground and is the perfect spot to have a picnic. Clover Reach Park has a pool, and Village Green Park has its own 9-hole disc golf course.
- The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater – For live music, you don’t have to drive into Atlanta when you have the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in your own backyard. Enjoy a show under the stars. Blake Shelton, Styx, Kenny G, Cheap Trick, The Doobie Brothers, and The B-52s are some of the acts who performed here in the past.
- Farmers’ Markets – Every Wednesday and Saturday, the Peachtree City Farmers’ Market takes place in the Aberdeen Village Shopping Center. The Macduff Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday. Whichever one you choose to visit, you’ll find locally grown produce, homemade baked goods, grass-fed meat, local honey, artisan products, and so much more. It’s a great way to spend a day with the family and support the local economy.
- Southern Hollywood Film Tour – Everyone knows Atlanta is the “Hollywood of the South,” but few people know that Peachtree City is actually a popular filming destination in its own right. Now, the Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau offers daily group tours to film sets around the city.
- Planterra Ridge
- Maple Shade
- Wilshire Estates
- Chadsworth at Ashton Reserve
- Wilshire Estates
- Lake Peachtree
- Jefferson Woods
- C. Booth Middle School
- Rising Starr Middle School