Dunwoody, Georgia: Perfect for Young Families

Dunwoody is a growing community just north of the perimeter in North Atlanta. It’s close proximity to I-285 and 400, make it a perfect location for young families who may have a commuter. In addition to its location, Dunwoody offers many preschools, great elementary schools, new parks and community events. Whether you are thinking of starting a family or looking to move to a family-friendly community, take time to discover Dunwoody.

Commute

There are a lot of companies based in the perimeter area either in Dunwoody or Sandy Springs. Employers like IHG, State Farm, APEX Systems, Convergent Outsourcing, UPS, Newell Rubbermaid, First Data and Centene. To maintain sanity and quality of life, experts suggest trying to live close to work whenever possible. Atlanta’s traffic is ranked as some of the worst in the world. Living in Dunwoody means a few miles to I-285 or 400, two MARTA stations, or a few side-streets.

Preschool and Elementary Schools

Dunwoody has A LOT of preschools. Dunwoody Baptist Preschool, Montessori School of Dunwoody, Kingswood UMC Preschool, Dunwoody United Methodist Preschool, the Weinstein School, Dunwoody Christian Academy, North Atlanta Preschool, Dunwoody Prep, Kindercare, and Primrose to name a few. If you are looking for a community that takes early education seriously, look no further than Dunwoody. The Dunwoody cluster of DeKalb County Schools has 6 public elementary schools: Austin Elementary, Vanderlyn Elementary, Kingsley Elementary, Dunwoody Elementary, Chesnut Elementary and Hightower Elementary. An experienced Realtor can offer insight as to the niche accolades that make each school special and the right fit for you.

Windhollow Park source: Atlanta Parent Magazine

Dunwoody Parks and Recreation

It’s truly amazing the amount of acreage (180 to be specific) that Dunwoody has devoted to outdoor recreation. Brook Run Park is the largest park in not only Dunwoody, but the region at 110 acres and is ranked among the best in Atlanta. It includes a large children’s playground, 2-mile loop multi-use trail, skate park, dog park, community garden, event pavillions, baseball fields and general purpose rec fields coming soon. Dunwoody Park is attached to the Dunwoody Nature Center and “includes a significant nature preserve with hiking trails, Wildcat Creek, a playground in the woods, and nature classrooms.” Plus six other new or updated parks including The Dunwoody Trailway. This multi-use trail which connects across three distinctive parks in the City of Dunwoody: Brook Run Park, Pernoshal Park and Georgetown Park. Equipped with bicycle repair stations, the trail then leads to more outdoor adventures within Georgetown Park, a perfect place for a game of bocce, a relaxing stop at a pavilion or a newly built children’s playground furnished with comfortable shade awnings. In April 2019, the new pedestrian bridge over the north fork of Nancy Creek was completed. The 145-foot bridge connects Dunwoody’s Georgetown Community with Perimeter Center. Future plans for the trail incorporate connections to other parks in the city.” The Nature Center and Donaldson-Bannister Farms also host fantastic summer camps and school break camps for school aged children.

Dunwoody 4th of July source: Atlanta Parent Magazine

Celebrations

The Dunwoody Fourth of July Parade is hosted by the Dunwoody Homeowners Association and the Dunwoody Reporter. 2,500 participants walk or ride in the 2-mile stretch that brings in close to 32,000 spectators. It is the largest Independance Day parade in Georgia. It includes floats, bands, cheerleaders, animals, veterans, antique cars, etc. and it ends with the Boy Scout’s BBQ lunch. The Dunwoody Homeowners Association also hosts the annual Light Up Dunwoody Festivities. Santa sits outside of the Cheek-Spruill Farmhouse and the evening ends with the lighting of the Christmas Tree and Menorah. Bands, dancers, performers, balloon artists and cookie decorating makes it a favorite family tradition. Dunwoody has numerous trunk-n-treat events put on by churches and at Brook Run Food Truck Thursday the week of Halloween. The Dunwoody Police Department hosts numerous community engaging events that foster a sense of community. Everything from Coffee with A Cop, Pizza with the Police, car seat safety checks, cpr classes and national night out.

When You’re Ready to Move

If Dunwoody sounds like the place for you, call Karen Cannon Realtors. We are one of Atlanta’s top producing Realtor teams and have strong ties to the community. One of our experienced agents can listen to your priorities and assess the perfect area and home for your unique real estate situation. We find out about homes for sale before anyone else, and make sure that our clients see them first. The homes we list sell faster and for a higher percentage of the listing price than those listed with other local agents. We have the skill to get the job done, and the heart to make sure it’s done right.