Located in Fulton County (but originally a part of Cobb County), Roswell was established by Roswell King who had passed through the city in 1830 and decided to plant his roots. Only 22 miles north of the heart of downtown Atlanta, Roswell is home to a population of about 94,089 residents. On top of being ranked one of the safest cities in the United States by City Crime Rankings, Roswell residents love the area because of the city’s outstanding amenities.
As a part of the Fulton County School System, residents have nine public elementary school options and three middle school options. Centennial High School, Roswell High School and Crossroads Second Chance North Alternative School are also available for local students. In addition, there are more than ten different private schools offered to those living within the city’s limits. Jacob’s Ladder Neurodevelopmental School & Therapy Center, Queen of Angels Catholic School and Blessed Trinity Catholic High School are just a few to name from the 13 total private schools.
Roswell residents enjoy a number of annual festivals and parades happening around the city. Some of the festivities include the Keep Roswell Beautiful Duck Race, Riverside Sounds Concert Series, Roswell Magnolia Storytelling Festival, Roswell Youth Day Parade and Festival, Roswell Annual Fireworks Extravaganza July 4th and the Roswell Wine Festival.
The city is completely committed to improving the health and wellness of its community and offers numerous options for healthy living. One of the programs open to the public is the city’s Free Fitness in the Park. Free yoga, Zumba and pilates group fitness classes are open for all locals and visitors between the Historic Roswell Town Square, Bulloch Hall and Riverside Park. Other health and wellness programs promoted throughout the community consist of the new Zagster Bike Sharing Station, Walk With Ease Program, Family Music and Wellness Expo, Super Kids Summer Camps and many more! In addition, Roswell is home to more than 800 acres combined of greenspace and community facilities. The city’s 18 beautiful parks are maintained by the Roswell Recreation and Parks department devoted to promoting an active and happy community. With its close proximity to downtown Atlanta, bountiful community events and dedication to healthy lifestyles, Roswell remains a wonderful and safe place to live.
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