Acworth

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The city of Acworth, Georgia is located in Cobb County and is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. The city is nestled among the foothills of the North Georgia mountains and has the nickname “The Lake City.” The city is governed by a Board of Aldermen made up of five members and a Mayor. Old US 41 passes through the center of the city, new highway 41 crosses the southern section of the city and Interstate 75 passes just north of the city making transportation in the city and beyond a simple thing. Several notable people have made their home in Acworth including, but not limited to Megadeath drummer Shawn Drover, Confederate Medal of Honor recipient James Lile Lemon, professional athletes Jason Bohn, Warren Creavalle, Robby Ginepri and Bobby Reynolds.

Up until approximately 1831, when they were expelled, the area that would one day be Acworth was inhabited by indigenous people, mostly of the Cherokee Nation. After their expulsion, settlers moved in and a town began to grow. In 1840 the Western and Atlantic Railroad came through the budding town and a water station was established there. The town was first known as Northcutt Station, after the station master Alfred Northcutt and then later it was renamed Acworth. Development continued and in 1851 the telegraph came through, a private school was established in 1852 and the town was incorporated in 1860. Much of the town was burnt by General Sherman and his troops in 1864 and it took till the 1880s for the town to recover. The textile industry did much to shape the town from 1905 through the 1980s. In recent years Acworth has won a place in pop culture as it was used to film a number of scenes for the 2011 remake of Footloose.

According to the United States Census of 2000, Acworth Georgia is 8.8 square miles with a population of 13,422 giving the city a population density of 1,896.9 people per square mile. The city’s population continues to grow, a 2014 estimate puts the population at approximately 21,867. According to city-data.com, the estimated median household income in the city in 2012 was $52,763 and the estimated per capita income was $23,154. The site further reports that the estimated median house or condo value in 2012 was $150,390 and the mean price for all housing units attached or detached was $193,784. The city is served by four school districts Bartow County School District, Cherokee County School District, Cobb County School District and Paulding County School District. There are 19 public schools of varying grade levels within the boundaries of Acworth to serve the student population of the city.

Lake Acworth and Lake Altoona are two of the biggest local attractions, but there are also a dozen parks and the Cobblestone Golf Course. Homes for sale in Acworth range from starter homes up through sprawling estate like properties. However, the majority of homes are middle class and higher in design. There is a variety of other housing opportunities like apartments, duplexes and houses for rent as well as condominiums, penthouses and townhouses for sale or lease.


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Entertainment

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Parks and Recreation

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