Woodstock is located in the southernmost part of Cherokee County, approximately 30 miles north of Atlanta and 12 miles south of Canton, the county seat.
Today Woodstock is the fastest growing city in Cherokee County. With the growth of Woodstock at 70% over the past 10 years, the city has doubled in size. Interstate 575 and Hwy. 92 run directly through the heart of Woodstock so there are unlimited possibilities for those who live and work in Cherokee County.
If Woodstock were a county, we'd be the 76 largest county in Georgia and larger than 84 of the 159 counties in the state. Of the 536 municipalities or towns that the U.S. Census tracks, Woodstock jumped from the 61st largest in Georgia in 2000 to the 31st largest in Georgia.
It is interesting to note that even though Woodstock seems like a small hometown, we're one of the largest cities in Georgia and bigger than 52.8% of the counties int he state and 94.2 percent of the municipalities
Brick paved sidewalks provide residents and visitors with a pedestrian friendly environment, where buildings dating back to 1879 are the trademark of this historical commercial district, the heart of Woodstock. The Downtown District includes antique shops, tearooms and special events facilities. Specialty shops, including hair salon, gift shop, coffeehouse and furniture store complement the area. Services available include chiropractic care, spas, car repairs and more. A walk through Downtown Woodstock brings back the beauty of days gone by with the convenience of today and the allure of the future. A visit to the Woodstock Visitors Center at Dean's Store will give credence to the slogan there: Where yesterday lives and tomorrow waits. Opened in an existing building in 1906, the store has remained in the Dean Family since that time. Since 1981, little merchandise has been sold, but easy chairs and surroundings from other centuries invite visitors to come in for information and directions.
Most of Woodstock's growth can be accredited to Towne Lake a 3,600 acre Master Planned Community with shopping, great schools, churches, restaurants and Lake Allatoona access. It's one of Atlanta's premier communities with homes ranging from the mid $100Ks to more than $1 million. There are approximately 5,600 homes in 18 unique neighborhoods with great amenities, pools, tennis courts, and playgrounds. Towne Lake also has many apartment, townhome and condominium complexes, which brings the total community to approximately 7,500 households.
Much of Towne Lake borders Lake Allatoona, one of the most frequently visited recreational lakes in the state of Georgia. Allatoona Lake features boating, fishing and water skiing, just a wealth of recreational and scenic amenities. Boat rentals are available for your enjoyment.
Lake Allatoona offers 12,000 acres of blue water to enjoy year round. There are 13 public beaches. Some are located within campgrounds, for extended stays. Swimming, boating, sailing, fishing, make Lake Allatoona one of the most visited US Army Corps of Engineer lakes in the world.
The Cherokee Outdoor YMCA is located on about 75 acres of the lake and offers a number of youth activities and day camps. Year long sports include spring/fall soccer, summer baseball, and winter basketball or cheerleading. Equine programs are also offered.
Towne Lake is located within an easy commute to Atlanta's major corporate centers. It offers easy access to I575 and I75, which places it in the heart of Atlanta's continuing northern growth corridor. Towne Lake has created a whole ?new Towne? of shopping centers, daily services, medical facilities, movie theater, restaurants, and entertainment centers in southwest Cherokee.
Interstate 575 runs north through the county, providing very easy access to the Atlanta business and employment markets and to wonderful shopping opportunities around Town Center Mall and the neighboring shopping district. It's only 16 miles to the outer Perimeter I285, home to many big and small name companies that employ thousands.
The area surrounding Towne Lake also boasts many new and more mature home communities as well. One of the newest is BridgeMill, Covering more than 1,700 forested acres along Lake Allatoona and bordering six magnificent miles of scenic shoreline; BridgeMill offers a magnificent natural setting. Beautiful new homes enjoy lake, forest and golf course views and families enjoy a storybook lifestyle. BridgeMill will grow into a town of 2,700 families when completed and will present an environment for the future.
If your idea of an outside activity is playing golf, Cherokee County, has six championship golf courses. Most are located right inside their respective subdivisions. Two of which are signature golf courses, Eagle Watch, which is renowned for its Arnold Palmer design, and Towne Lake Hills Golf Club- designed by Arthur Hills.
Eagle Watch Golf Club
Towne Lake Hills Golf Club
The Golf Club at Bradshaw Farms
Woodmont Golf Club
The Golf Club at Bridgemill
Callahan's Golf Center