Welcome to Roswell
Stunning nature parks and historic architecture in a growing city
From its spectacular nature trails to its spooky ghost tours, there is so much to explore in the dreamy town of Roswell. Located just 22 miles north of Atlanta, Roswell has a rich history dating back to the 1830s, during Georgia’s early statehood. Today, Roswell’s downtown square is a time capsule of its rich heritage, retaining much of its original architecture.
With its ideal location along the Chattahoochee River, Roswell is one of the Atlanta metropolitan area’s most beautiful cities. Enjoy the many festivals and events throughout the year and explore everything this picture-perfect town has to offer.
What to Love
- Ideally located just 30 minutes north of downtown Atlanta
- One of Georgia’s best-preserved historical cities
- Beautiful architecture dating back to the 19th century
- Home to many nature parks, shops, and restaurants
For those who love the romanticism of old towns, tree-lined streets, and nature parks, there is no place as enchanting as Roswell. Set on over 604 acres, Roswell’s historic district is one of the area’s best-preserved historical cities. Roswell is home to many mansions and historic estates, including Bulloch Hall and Barrington Hall. While Roswell caters to history buffs, it has many modern amenities and services people love, including upscale shopping, dining, and luxury services.
Roswell is Georgia’s ninth-largest city and one of the fastest-growing. Roswell residents love the city’s vibrancy but without the hustle and bustle of Atlanta’s downtown core. For those considering moving to Roswell, there are plenty of historic estates and contemporary new-builds to choose from.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Of the many things to do in Roswell, one of the most exciting is exploring the city itself. Its specialty boutiques and restaurants offer abundant shopping and dining options in beautiful Roswell. In fact, Roswell is one of Georgia’s most foodie-friendly cities outside of Atlanta. Many of Roswell’s best restaurants are located along Canton Street, right in the heart of Roswell’s historic district.
For some of the area’s best Italian fare, check out Ipp’s Pastaria & Bar, located just two blocks from city hall. Ipp’s Pastaria & Bar is a chic, upscale eatery just steps from Roswell’s best sites. For those searching for upscale dining in Roswell’s historic district, other fabulous options include Canton St. Social, Salt Factory Pub, and Little Alley Steak.
One of the area’s most popular restaurants is Table & Main, a quaint yet elegant restaurant north of the historic district. Nestled in a historic cottage, Table & Main has been converted into an upscale southern restaurant featuring some of Georgia’s best regional cuisine. Another spectacular restaurant outside the historic district is The Mill Kitchen and Bar, an elegant yet eclectic eatery featuring an impressive farm-to-table menu.
Things to Do
Whether you enjoy exploring specialty boutiques and shops or checking out the local festivities, there is always a bright moment in Roswell. Check out some of the area’s many local events throughout the year. Alive After 5 is a festival that celebrates the best of Roswell, featuring live music, food trucks, local vendors, and free trolley rides. While some festivals are held annually, Alive After 5 is held every third Thursday of the month. In celebration of Black History Month, attend the Roswell Roots Festival, one of the area’s most significant cultural events. Roswell Roots Festival is an inclusive event featuring live music, local vendors, and fantastic food.
During the winter, residents can come together at the Flying Colors Butterfly Festival, which celebrates the mass migration of butterflies. Another popular event is the Possum Trot 10K. Once spring rolls around, the Roswell Beer Festival is one of the area’s most anticipated events. With a nine-year standing tradition, it has become an annual favorite. For those who prefer wine, the Roswell Wine Festival is held every October and offers a selection of incredible blends, from red to white to rose.
Similar to many of the surrounding communities in the area, Roswell is part of the Fulton County School System. Some of the area’s top educational opportunities include: