Austell Georgia real estate is something I know fairly well. I often see real estate agents marketing their offerings online, but not much else. It is a small town with big national chain stores. It has a movie theater, major hospital, home to Six Flags Over Georgia and has an old downtown that just as many others around the country has seen better days. But it has a charming, relaxed feel, without all of the high taxes and congestion that can be found in Atlanta, just a mere 20 minutes away to the east.
With just 6,581 people as full time residents, Austell has its share of crime as any suburb, the school district has some gems in the area, although most people may have a different point of view about them. I find that some may actually take issue with the racial make-up of some of the schools as well as its somewhat transient and elderly populations. Some may find Austell to be a bit too blue collar with working and lower class folks. And others may find comfort in living around every day people. It suffered greatly during the last major flood event in 2009 when Sweetwater Creek overran its banks stunting some of the growth it was achieving right after the economic downturn of 2007 through 2008. The city faced millions of dollars in damage but managed not to go bankrupt during the reconstruction period after the flood.
The streets are fairly quiet and the architecture of homes vary from old shot gun houses, to mid-century bungalows to very affordable new construction homes with two stories, large masters and walk in closets. The homes range from the low 20’s to the high 200’s. There is typically a lot of house to be had for the pricing of the current offerings.
The City of Austell has several personalities, it is a combination of a small downtown, village like neighborhoods, bustling city with its major business and roadways, it’s a country town with a railroad, home to regional commercial and industrial complexes as well as recreational ad leisure activities it’s a small town with a big town attitude. Austell also does have its share of a small nightlife with a few dance and pool halls, major restaurant and bar chains.
When considering a move to Austell Georgia, it’s good to know what the area is like both good and bad. Although there are a few things that could be better, it’s not half bad. You can raise a family here, have access to award winning hospital care, decent schools, attend small craft schools and community events, have a place for kids to go at the local aquatic center, movie theater, and amusement park. For the parents, you can shop at your local Target, Marshall’s, TJMaxx and dine at Chili’s, O’Charley’s Red Lobster among just some of the local major chains as well as take a stroll to the local parks. Not far from Austell are your major cities such as Atlanta and Marietta with their own amenities and benefits that you can enjoy with a short drive.
Six Flags Over Georgia
Silver Comet Trail
Sweetwater Creek State Park
South Cob Aquatic Center
Austell Shopping District
Higher Education in or near Austell
Chattahoochee Technical College
Mercer University – Lithia Springs
It is my hope that this brief article is helpful in deciding if Austell Georgia is right for you. Should you need assistance in learning more, visit the website www.SouthCobbHomesForSale.com for information.