Overview of Acworth
Located along Interstate 75, Acworth, Ga., has been given the nickname "Lake City" due to its close proximity to two area lakes. Thirty-three miles northwest of Atlanta, Acworth has a population of approximately 20,700, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The city's crime index of 129 compared to the United States' 319 makes Acworth apartments for rent a safe bet and a nice complement to the city's median household income that is higher than the state of Georgia.
Living in Acworth, GA
Acworth was officially incorporated in December 1860. The city gained notoriety during the Civil War when army general, William Sherman, stationed himself in Acworth for a number of days. The city was eventually torched in 1864 when many homes and buildings were burned during the Civil War. Because of Acworth's close proximity to Marietta and Atlanta, many residents are near top employers like Pardot, Capitol Media Solutions and VDart. The Art Institute of Atlanta and Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw provide residents with nearby education opportunities.
Acworth Attractions and Special Events
Thanks to the vast amount of Civil War history surrounding the Acworth area, residents and visitors can enjoy history lessons and Civil War reenactments at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park. The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, a Smithsonian affiliate located just five miles from Acworth, gives history buffs their perfect fill of the past. Thirteen miles south of Acworth are the Etowah Mounds, giving visitors insight into the Native American culture, the former Victorian mansion of Samuel Porter Jones, Rose Lawn Museum and the fossil dig site at the Weinman Mineral Museum. The city of Acworth also has thirteen parks in the city and is near Lake Allatoona and Lake Acworth where residents of Acworth rentals can enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, hiking or camping.
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