A natural refuge 30 miles to the north of Atlanta, the Cherokee County city of Woodstock has become a popular home for those seeking a taste of the outdoors in the same land that has captivated settlers since its days at the center of the Cherokee nation.
People looking for apartments for rent in Woodstock will love being able to access natural attractions like nearby Lake Allatoona while still enjoying a range of amenities from stock car racing to shopping at local boutiques.
A historic mill town, Woodstock's development was driven by its abundant access to the water power of nearby rivers and streams such as Little River and Noonday Creek, as well as notable rail access. Today, the natural surroundings and convenient transportation are fueling more rapid growth than ever as people all over the region flock to the calm, historic city. Home to around 24,000 people, Woodstock is now a popular place for Atlanta commuters and longtime residents alike.
Woodstock apartments offer access to a great downtown area and a wide range of attractions, while also providing residents with the ability to enjoy many nearby urban conveniences and the town's own thriving arts scene.
Woodstock students can head to the local campus of Chattahoochee Technical College to take classes or venture just a few minutes down the road to Kennesaw State University, the third-largest university in Georgia, with more than 24,100 students from across Georgia and around the world. Nearby Atlanta is also home to a number of major colleges and universities, so it's possible to live in Woodstock and study just about anything.
With recent growth largely fueled by Atlanta commuters, much of Woodstock's economic activity is in real estate and property development, with retail sales making up the bulk of local employment. Other top employers include ACE Saba, a health and wellness company, as well as Atlanta Merchant Accounts.
Rapid development in recent years has made the Woodstock rental market more competitive, but, while only one in five residents rent, it's still possible to find a good place at an attractive price.
U.S. Census Bureau data showed the median gross rent from 2006 to 2010 was $1,016. Additional research found one bedroom apartments renting for between $625 and $1,035 per month.
The natural resources and attractions in the Woodstock area help make it a great place to live. Just minutes away Allatoona Lake is a regional destination for boating, swimming and fishing, while the celebrated wilderness of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest are only an hour's drive. A great local parks system provides even more recreational opportunities, and a half-dozen golf courses in Cherokee County alone ensure that there is always a fresh challenge for golfers.
The Dixie Speedway, a historic clay racing track, hosts regular stock car races as well as special events that range from motocross races to demolition derbies. For a less fast-paced experience, Woodstock residents can head downtown to browse boutiques, grab a bite to eat or check out an improv show at the Elm Street Cultural Arts Village, which also features concerts, plays and art classes.
Although it's not quite as famous as the Woodstock most concert-goers think of, the city has a number of great music festivals and regular cultural events. Monthly block parties, a summer concert series, weekly farmers' markets and Freedom Fest, the annual 4th of July celebration and road race, keep residents busy. For those craving more to do, the renowned shopping, dining and entertainment of Atlanta is only half an hour to the south.
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