Welcome to Johns Creek
The family-friendly master-planned community home to tech industries and abundant parks
Tucked among the gently sloping foothills of Northern Georgia, Johns Creek is a relatively young master-planned community and a suburb city of Atlanta. The southeastern border of Johns Creek is defined by the meandering Chattahoochee River, and the city lies just west of Suwanee, south of Lake Lanier. Its population of 83,000 makes it the 10th-largest city in Georgia, and yet its idyllic atmosphere, well-thought-out amenities, and 300 acres of park spaces keep Johns Creek feeling peaceful.
What’s now a bustling and active community began as a simple outpost in the 19th century. It wasn’t until the 1980s that a group of graduates from the Georgia Institute of Technology recognized the convenience of the location and developed Technology Park Johns Creek. The mixed-use development drew in Fortune 500 companies and tons of jobs, and with those came residents, homes, and commercial businesses.
Johns Creek wasn’t officially incorporated until 2006, but since then has managed to establish itself among top contenders for residential appeal in Georgia. Since the majority of houses were built in the 1990s and later, Johns Creek offers a wide variety of new-build single-family homes that can range from the mid-400 thousands all the way past $1 million. The architecture trends towards contemporary elegance, and with ample amenities, these homes are more than worth the price.
What to Love
- Just 30 miles from Atlanta
- Abundant greenspace and planned amenities
- Home to major tech corps with excellent employment opportunities
People & Lifestyle
The population of Johns Creek is predominantly composed of families and married couples, many of whom have young children. The city has consistently ranked highly on lists of the best and safest places to live in Georgia. Johns Creek also has a thriving international population, which makes up 25 percent of residents. It boasts incredible schools that frequently win awards, and with its plethora of recreational opportunities, it’s the place for outdoor enthusiasts and those who want a bit of nature without sacrificing the convenience of city living. Atlanta Athletic Club is known nationally and internationally for its facilities, including outstanding golf, fitness, tennis, aquatic, dining and social amenities. The great golfer, Bobby Jones, grew up playing golf at the Atlanta Athletic Club’s East Lake Country Club, built in 1906.
Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment
Craving a satisfying meal after a day spent browsing the mall or enjoying one of Johns Creek’s many events? Sugo
is a wonderful place to relax and unwind with family. This friendly restaurant serves up decadent Italian fare crafted from the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. Need some pre-park fuel before you go on a hiking adventure with the family? Hen Mother Cookhouse
is renowned in Johns Creek for its flavorful breakfasts. The menu includes sweet baked brioche french toast as well as healthy options like the energy bowl, which comes packed with quinoa, shredded kale, and fresh market vegetables.
If you’re in the mood to cook up your own masterpiece, Kathleen’s Catch
has the freshest seafood available — it’s imported daily and guaranteed to be delicious. You can pick up a dessert treat for your at-home meal by visiting The Sweet Spot Bakery
. Order custom cupcakes and cakes that suit any occasion and come in a bevy of flavors, both creative and classic.
Things to Do
One of the biggest appeals of Johns Creek is its ample amount of recreational space and parks, all of which have fun recreational amenities and opportunities for creating memories with the family. In fact, much of the activity in Johns Creek is focused on good old-fashioned fun and community togetherness. Movies at Newtown Park
, for example, is a free summer series of family-friendly outdoor movie screenings, often with live music and games for the kids beforehand.
Venture out to Newtown Park
for the chance to take advantage of its two miles of trails, athletic fields and basketball courts, amphitheater, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, tennis courts, and community gardens. Newtown Park also houses one of the top dog parks in the entire nation, the Newtown Dream Dog Park
. The ideal place for you and your furry best friend, this dog park has separate areas for larger and smaller canines, sprinklers for the pups to play on, obstacle courses, plenty of shade, and an entire acre of space for your pets to run around.
Need a little more space and natural wonder? The Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center
offers up its 46 acres of forests and wetlands for your delight. Their mission is to inspire and educate the public on all the intricacies of the natural world. The sprawling preserve has three miles of trails and plenty of opportunities to view wildlife.
Johns Creek is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Chattahoochee High School, 9-12, No. 1 public high school in Fulton County, No. 6 in Georgia
- Northview High School, 9-12, No. 2 best public high school in Georgia
The Regan Maki Team's Favorite Places to Dine & Shop in Johns Creek
- Pampas Steakhouse
- Peach Coffee Roasters