Information about Roswell, GA
Roswell, GA, is an affluent suburb of Atlanta that is characterized by antebellum mansions, architecturally attractive modern homes, and a charming 876-acre historic district filled with popular restaurants, antique stores and unique shopping boutiques. According to the U.S. Census in 2000, Roswell’s population was 79,334 and its total land area is 38.6 square miles. According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in Roswell was $73,568 and the median income for a family was $94,666. In 2008, Roswell’s population was estimated at 101,851.
Roswell is ranked among the safest cities to live in the United States according to City Crime Rankings, and it was chosen twice by Atlanta Magazine as the best place to live in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. Roswell was also presented with the City of Excellence Award by the Georgia Municipal Association. Roswell’s beautiful natural scenery, its excellent public school system, a thriving job market and Roswell’s upscale shopping centers all combine to create a high standard of living that has caused property values to steadily increase.
There are about 5,000 businesses in Roswell and 1/3 of them are home based. Many of Roswell’s residents work at businesses that are located within 10 miles of their homes. People are able to enjoy Roswell’s suburban country lifestyle and also commute to Atlanta’s downtown business center in less than 25 minutes whenever necessary. Office, retail and industrial space is available in Roswell and there are many opportunities for economic development.
Additional resources for information about Roswell
Roswell’s Economic Development Division of the Community Development Department is responsible for recruiting new businesses to Roswell. For information about business opportunities, the availability of commercial, industrial or warehouse space, or for assistance with new business site selection, contact the Economic Development Division at 38 Hill Street, Suite G-30, Roswell, (770) 641-3780. The Historic Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau at 617 Atlanta Street, (770) 640-3253, provides helpful information to tourists about Roswell’s local attractions and events.