Roswell

Evidenced by the many memorial plaques positioned throughout the city.

Welcome to Roswell

Quaint and active bedroom community bordering the Chattahoochee River is known for its historic downtown bustling with activity and festivities. Discover Roswell real estate!
 
Roswell is a bedroom community comprised of two distinct areas. The city is known for its highly-rated schools, national retailers, restaurants, and subdivisions. Then Roswell's historic downtown area encompasses a quaint, ten-block area boasting over a dozen independently-owned restaurants, art galleries, shops, spas, antiques, and functions as a hub of activity that unites the city with festivals and events. 
 
Roswell founder Roswell King built a textile mill by the Chattahoochee River, which played a critical role in the town's development. Today, the ruins function as a scenic backdrop for special events. Roswell is proud of its historical legacy, evidenced by the many memorial plaques positioned throughout the city commemorating places and events. 
 
Throughout the years, Roswell has received national and local attention for its excellent schools and parks, including being named a top city to raise a family and listed on CNN's best places to live. Discover more about the Roswell real estate market with Julie Altenbach
 

What to Love

  • Chattahoochee Nature Center has over 127 acres of nature trails winding through woodlands and wetlands
  • Local and national attention for its great schools
  • Many festivals and events held year-round, including the popular “Alive After Five”

Local Lifestyle

Buyers have a variety of options to choose from when moving to the Roswell real estate market, including active and social neighborhoods with swimming and tennis amenities, golf club communities with a county club atmosphere, and quieter homes off-the-grid for those seeking more acreage and privacy. Horse farms are typical in this town, and there are many charming newer neighborhoods with vintage-style homes. 
 
The affluent, tree-lined suburban streets are a significant draw, as is the desirable real estate close to the Chattahoochee River. Roswell has a nice blend of urban and suburban living with easy access to Atlanta while still supporting the traditional suburban lifestyle for those seeking seclusion away from the city's hustle and bustle.
 

Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment

In the heart of Roswell is the historic district Canton Street, a charming stretch lined with sidewalk cafes, restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques. This vibrant area comes alive from April through October for "Alive After Five,” a monthly event uniting families from all over Atlanta in a street party venue with live music, children’s events, food tastings, and more.
 
One of the most popular spots on Canton Street is the top local interior design company Linen & Flax, a lifestyle brand designed to create stunning, livable environments, home goods, and apparel.
 
The cozy neighborhood Italian restaurant Osteria Mattone serves regional Italian cuisine specializing in Roman fare in the casual spirit of an osteria––an Italian wine bar and relaxed place for food and wine. The top-notch charcuterie Little Alley Steak resides in a sophisticated and airy space inspired by the 1920s era and is ideal for special occasion dinners.
 

Things to Do

Roswell has eight public parks covering an expanse of 900 acres. The Roswell Recreation and Parks department oversees park management and sponsors 25 athletic programs ranging from soccer, basketball, baseball, football, and swimming for all age groups. Roswell's Recreation and Parks is an award-winning organization recognized as one of the country's top civic recreation programs. The department also hosts many of Roswell's most popular family-friendly events like the Roswell Arts Festival, Memorial Day Celebration, Roots Festival, Youth Parade, and more. 
 
Residing on the southern border of Roswell is the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, an expansive scenic area encompassing over 47 miles of green spaces and parkland. This picturesque place is perfect for long strolls and bird-watching, but adventurers enjoy rafting, boating, and kayaking along the river.
 

Schools

Roswell's public schools are operated by the Fulton County School System, one of the largest districts in the state that encompasses seven elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. For houses in Rosewell, there are numerous highly-rated private schools in the area, such as Blessed Trinity Catholic High, The Cottage School, and The Howard School.

Overview for Roswell, GA

112,082 people live in Roswell, where the median age is 42.3 and the average individual income is $53,588.81. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

112,082

Total Population

42.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$53,588.81

Average individual Income

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Demographics and Employment Data for Roswell, GA

Roswell has 41,899 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Roswell do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 112,082 people call Roswell home. The population density is 2,198.85 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

112,082

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42.3

Median Age

49.47 / 50.53%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
41,899

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$53,588.81

Average individual Income

Marital Status

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
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30 to 59 Minutes
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Schools in Roswell, GA

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The following schools are within or nearby Roswell. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
International Charter School of Atlanta
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Mimosa Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
River Eves Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Hembree Springs Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Vickery Mill Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PRIVATE
4th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Roswell United Methodist Preschool & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Fellowship Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Jackson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Centennial High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Sweet Apple Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Northwood Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Holcomb Bridge Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Hillside Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Fulton Academy of Science and Technology
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Cross Of Life Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Elkins Pointe Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Mountain Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Roswell North Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Crabapple Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Independence High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Roswell High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
St Francis Day School
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
Blessed Trinity Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
High Meadows School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Queen Of Angels Catholic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Village Montessori School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available

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