Located in DeKalb County, Dunwoody is a northern suburb of Atlanta and named after Major Charles Dunwody. Situated a little over 20 miles north of downtown Atlanta, the city has a population of about 48,733 residents. Dunwoody Village, Perimeter Center, Georgetown, Williamsburg, Winters Chapel and Tilly Mill are the six wonderful districts and neighborhoods in the Atlanta suburb. As the historic heart of the town, Dunwoody Village is home to the Dunwoody Village Shopping Center and the well-recognized Dunwoody Farmhouse. Since 1971, the Perimeter Mall located in Perimeter Center has been one of Atlanta’s biggest job centers and has aided in the development and growth of office, residential and commercial developments in the area. For those looking for a more easily accessible district, the Georgetown neighborhood offers its residents one of the most walkable areas of the city. Situated in Williamsburg are a number of shopping centers including the Orchard Park Shopping Center, Mt. Vernon Shopping Center and the Williamsburg at Dunwoody Shopping Center.
Some of Dunwoody’s family friendly parks can be found in the Winters Chapel district where there are walking trails, tennis courts, a picnic pavilion and a children’s play area. Last but not least is the Tilly Mill area where the iconic Brook Run park is located allowing residents to enjoy its dog park, community garden, nature trails and a Veterans Memorial. Another fun stop in Tilly Mill is the Treetop Quest obstacle and zip lining course which is available for all ages! Dunwoody is served by the DeKalb County School System which includes and operates Austin Elementary School, Chesnut Charter Elementary School, Kingsley Elementary School, Vanderlyn Elementary School and Dunwoody Elementary School. Peachtree Charter Middle School and Dunwoody High School in addition are operated by DCSS. There are also three colleges and universities located in the area; Georgia State University—Dunwoody Campus, American InterContinental University and Troy University—Atlanta site. Dunwoody welcomes its residents and visitors to partake in their annual events and entertainment as well. A couple of the festivities include the Butterfly Festival which also offers a reptile showcase and a Birds of Prey show, the Apple Cider Days and Lemonade Days which are both annual festivals, and the numerous shows at Stage Door Players. In addition to the list of exciting community activities are the Caffeine & Octane car show, the Dunwoody Art Festival and the 4th of July Parade. With its mild to hot climate, Dunwoody is a historic city that promotes growth and fun for the entire community.
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