Once a sleepy farming village, today’s Woodstock is a vibrant and diverse community boasting a world-class trail system, great shopping and dining options, and neighborhoods perfect for the suburban family all just 30 miles north of Atlanta. Woodstock’s City limits include more than 12 square miles and over 30,000 residents.
Woodstock officially became a city in 1897, but the first settlers arrived in the early1800s with hopes of finding gold. Mills were then constructed to serve the burgeoning cotton farms. The railroad depot was constructed in 1879and storefronts followed. The WoodstockVisitor’s Center is housed in an original storefront, Dean’s Store, whichopened in 1906.
Today,downtown Woodstock is home to 20+ restaurants offering a wide range of foods,from farm-to-table, fresh seafood, Italian & Mexican cuisine, cupcakes& pies, burgers & hotdogs, and even a food truck themedrestaurant. Stroll through charmingdowntown Woodstock and shop at over 30 local shops where options abound withstylish clothing boutiques, antiques, an independent bookstore, jewelry, art,and unique gift items. Or, visit theOutlet Shoppes at Atlanta and shop over 100 name brand stores.
Entertainmentis plentiful in Woodstock with Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater,located in the Park at City Center in downtown Woodstock, hosting the annualSummer Concert Series. Musicians such asMark Wills, the Charlie Daniels Band, Atlanta Rhythm Section, and more havetaken the stage at this new, state-of-the-art venue featuring multiple grassterraces and a large main lawn accommodating audiences of over 7,500. You can also catch some more live music atMadlife Stage & Studios; who welcomes nearly 300 music lovers forperformances nightly Wednesday-Sunday. Entertainment for all ages can be found at Elm Street Cultural ArtsVillage. With the best art andentertainment year-round, Elm Street Cultural Arts Village offers live plays,galleries and art exhibits, camps, workshops, concerts, and improv.
Woodstockhas become a destination for the outdoor enthusiast. Whether it is a picnic with the family atbeautiful Dupree Park, a walk with your dog at Woofstock Park, or hitting themountain bike trails at Olde Rope Mill Park, Woodstock is home to a number ofparks and trail systems. And, in 2018,construction will begin on another nearly 100 acre park located on the eastsideof the City.
The City of Woodstock MunicipalGovernment provides first class service to its citizens, visitors, guests, andstakeholders. Woodstock PoliceDepartment is a State Certified Law Enforcement Agency and is also received itsNational Accreditation through CALEA in 2017; while Woodstock Fire Departmentboasts an Insurance Services Office rating of 1; the best rating possible.
The City of Woodstock Parks andRecreation Department hosts festivals, holiday ceremonies, parades, and eventsyear-round while. Additionally, theWilliam G. Long Senior Center is host to a number of activities for seniorswithin our community.
There’s always something for anyone todo in Woodstock. After all, Woodstockrecently received the Georgia Municipal Association’s Live, Work, Play City Award in 2017.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:
- Received the Georgia Municipal Association’s Live, Work, Play City Award for 2017
- Ranked 3rd best City in Metro Atlanta to buy a house (Niche.com)
- Ranked in the top 20 Safest Cities in Georgia (alarm.org)
- Named “The Coolest Place in the South” (onlyinyourstate.com)
- Ranked in the top 10 “Best Places to Raise a Family” (wallethub.com)