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Overview of Dunwoody

Head up Interstate 85 headed north from Atlanta and you'll run into the charming Southern city of Dunwoody. One of the fastest-growing cities in the state, this picturesque community in northern Georgia offers plenty of amenities that are attractive to many people living in Dunwoody apartments for rent. Although the city was simply a railroad extension for Atlanta in the early days, this hub has developed a distinct personality and quality all on its own as it has grown. According to the U.S. Census, the population of Dunwoody is more than 46,000, meaning that residents in Dunwoody apartments for rent can expect a small-town atmosphere.

Living in Dunwoody

Dunwoody is accessible by Atlanta's MARTA and sits on 13.1 beautiful square miles of Georgia countryside. Even though Dunwoody is a small community, there are plenty of opportunities in the arts, theater and cultural activities for people living in Dunwoody apartments for rent. Some of the most well-respected include the Spruill Center for the Arts and the city's very own historic farmhouse. Residents in Dunwoody apartments can enjoy several annual events, including Lemonade Days and the Dunwoody Art Festival in the spring, and the 4th of July Parade and Dunwoody Restaurant Week in the summer.

Dunwoody Apartments and Cost of Living

The city of Dunwoody has seen explosive growth in recent years. According to City-Data, the population has soared by 41 percent from 2000 to 2011, and its affordability has a lot to do with it. The overall index is below the national average, which is surprising since Dunwoody is growing so fast and part of such a large metropolitan area. The median household income is around $36,000 more than the average Georgia town, so many people living in apartments in Dunwoody enjoy a prosperous lifestyle. Residents here also enjoy excellent public schools, beautiful neighborhoods and a high quality of life.

Dunwoody Work and Study

There are several educational opportunities for students living in apartments for rent in Dunwoody. Some of the closest colleges and universities near Dunwoody include Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University, both of which are four-year schools. For two-year degrees, nearby Georgia Perimeter College is an excellent option. According to the city's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the principal employers for residents living in apartments in Dunwoody include Intercontinental Hotels Group, Walden Security and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta's leading news publication. All of these companies showcase the diversity of industry in the area, so you should be able to find work in your field here.

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