In many ways, residents of Dunwoody enjoy the best of everything! Located just 10 miles north of Atlanta, this community of about 47,000 affords easy access to most of the shopping, dining and attractions of one of the greatest metro areas in the Southeast. At the same time, as a hub for commerce in its own right, Dunwoody has enough local amenities that residents don’t have to venture into Atlanta unless they choose. Add plenty of green space and natural beauty to the equation, and you have a near-perfect combination for quality southern-style living.


Even though the area known as Dunwoody wasn’t even incorporated as a city until 2008, it seems this region was always destined to be a commercial center, dating back to pre-colonial days when the Cherokee used this land along the Chattahoochee River banks as a hub for trading among the tribes. As European settlers established farms and plantations in the area, cotton became king, and Dunwoody continued to grow up around the cotton mills and rail lines as a crossroads for trade. Even after the Roswell Railroad went defunct in the early 1920s, this area continued to develop a strong commercial standing over the years. Today, Dunwoody remains a hub for commerce in the north Atlanta area, with over 4,000 businesses headquartered here. Even so, residents still enjoy a small-town suburban vibe in Dunwoody, with plenty of green space and rural areas to enjoy.


Dunwoody is a popular destination for parents with school-aged children, largely due to the DeKalb County School System which tests above the Georgia state average. The town is served by five elementary schools, as well as Peachtree Charter Middle School and Dunwoody High School.

Spruill Center for the Arts
Spruill Center for the Arts


The southwest corner of Dunwoody (namely, the Perimeter Center, near I-285 ) serves as the main commercial center of the area. Also located here is Perimeter Mall, the 2nd largest shopping destination in the Southeast, home to hundreds of shopping and dining options. Fans of the great outdoors have plenty to enjoy here, including numerous area parks and the Dunwoody Nature Center, while the Spruill Center for the Arts and the Stage Door Players offer plenty of exhibits and productions to scratch the art-and-culture itch.


A highly popular and fairly affluent area, Dunwoody has a median home value of approximately $430,000, with home values rising fairly consistently year to year. Homes in Dunwoody are fairly evenly split between a wide variety of single family residences and an array of apartment/condo communities. Even so, there are plenty of price points available in this community, ranging between the mid-$100s for a comfortable condo and $1 million-plus for a larger, luxury home. To learn more about property availability in Dunwoody or to schedule a showing, contact us today.

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