Roswell is a progressive city with a friendly, small-town feel. It is located approximately 22 miles north of downtown Atlanta and is comprised of many beautiful, affordable neighborhoods in which to raise a family. Roswell was chosen twice by Atlanta Magazine as the best place to live in the metro Atlanta area and was named one of the top 3 places to raise a family by Frommers. Roswell borders the Chattahoochee River, which means plenty of green space and tranquil, serene settings.

Local Attractions

Roswell is the home to Kimberly Clark and is convenient to the many tech companies located in Alpharetta.  It is also an easy commute to Buckhead, Perimeter and Midtown.

Residents revel in the many outdoor activities available in Roswell, including 13 parks and 900 acres of park land as well as many miles of Chattahoochee river front.  The Chattahoochee Nature Center offers trails for biking, running and hiking as well as rafting and kayaking on the river and educational classes.  Big Creek Trailways is another popular place for biking, running and walking enthusiasts.

Roswell offers myriad opportunities for its residents to meet and mingle, including the following popular events:  Roswell Arts Festival, the Flying Colors Butterfly Festival, Alive After 5, which features street music and dining on Canton Street, Taste of Roswell, Roswell River Food Truck Weekends and many more.

During the summer, kids love to gather at the city-run Spraygrounds.   The historic Roswell Square is rich with history and another beautiful place to spend a weekend afternoon.  Roswell is also known throughout the metro region for its popular local restaurants like Table and Main, Ceviche Taqueria, Swallow at the Hollow and Nine Street Kitchen.  For golf and other country club style amenities, check out Horse Shoe Bend or Brookfield.

Excellent shopping opportunities abound on charming Canton Street as well as at nearby Northpoint Mall and the ultimate outdoor shopping, dining and living experience–Avalon.

Real Estate

The average Roswell home sells for about $350,000, but new residents can find a place to live that suits almost any budget.  Many of Roswell’s neighborhoods feature amenities like playgrounds, swimming pools and tennis courts. Popular neighborhoods in the city include:

  • Woodfield, Windfaire
  • Stonegrove
  • Wexford
  • Edenwilde
  • Chickering
  • Litchfield Hundred
  • Atherton Park


Fulton County School System operates the schools servicing Roswell. There are 10 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 2 high schools in the city of Rowell. There are also 16 private schools, including Eaton Academy, The Atlanta Academy and Blessed Trinity Catholic High School.

The Lifestyle

  • A large town with a small town feel
  • Safe and affordable
  • Convenient to Perimeter, Buckhead and Alpharetta business districts
  • Thriving town center with shopping, restaurants and nightlife
  • Good local schools and low taxes
  • Active outdoor lifestyle with numerous local parks, riverfront activities and abundant walking, hiking and biking trails

Roswell Homes for Sale

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Market Snapshot

The average sales price for a home in Roswell $444,088
Roswell Home Prices compared to the rest of North Atlanta +0.8%
The year over year change in Roswell home prices +6.3%