Roswell ranks high as a family-friendly community that checks all the boxes for good schools, employment opportunities, and quality-of-life factors such as recreational opportunities and green space. Public schools in Roswell are part of top-rated Fulton County Schools. Roswell has 3 high schools, 3 middle schools, 9 elementary schools, and 1 charter school for grades K–8. At the city level, a robust parks department maintains over 30 parks and facilities that offer everything from an aquatic center to a soccer complex. Top employers in Roswell include the Kimberly-Clark Corporation and North Fulton Regional Hospital. Many Roswell residents commute to jobs in Atlanta or work in the high-tech corridor on Route 400 between Roswell and Atlanta.
Roswell, GA, is a city of just over 94,000 people and is known as a great place to raise a family. With a sense of history and a thoroughly modern spirit, it is cosmopolitan, but "just a little bit country" in its approach to life. Situated about 20 miles north of Atlanta, it is the eighth largest city in the state, and is considered a part of the Atlanta metropolitan area.
Roswell was designated Georgia's first bicycle-friendly community, and it is home to a weekly 26-mile bike ride that complements national bike races and children's bike safety rodeos. Local Pedicabs are popular for getting around town. Locals love their bikes, but they also acknowledge the need for a private automobile, if only to escape to the Chattahoochee River for a day of fishing, kayaking or canoeing. Atlanta rail service does not directly serve Roswell.
Per capita income in Roswell is substantially higher than Georgia and Atlanta averages, and housing is also a bit pricey, although its various neighborhoods offer wide diversity in detached homes, apartments, condos and townhouses. Roswell residents tend to be well-educated and employed in white collar occupations, with a high percentage involved with computers or math.
Roswell King was lured to the area by the promise of fortunes in gold, but he soon became enchanted with the idea of building a mill powered by the river. His mill flourished, and many settlers from coastal Georgia built homes and businesses, schools, churches and modest housing for the mill workers. The rest, as they say, is history.