Without question, Dunwoody is one of metro Atlanta’s most popular communities — and with good reason.
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Strategically placed at the top of Atlanta’s top end perimeter, Dunwoody is the true heart of where the city’s residents work, play and live. The vibrant perimeter business district boasts some of Atlanta’s top businesses and medical facilities, yet it sits along the border of most of Dunwoody’s residential areas — convenient and easy to get to, yet allowing for a distinct separation from work and home. The Perimeter area employs more than 100,000 people in 4,000 companies. If work takes you out of the perimeter area, Dunwoody is located at the heart of Atlanta’s interstate system, making it an easy commute to Downtown and Midtown Atlanta, north on Georgia 400, I-85 or I-75, or east toward Stone Mountain and west toward Vinings.
Have you seen the massive divided highway that runs through Dunwoody with the big box retailers lining the street like you’ll find in most communities? No? That’s because there is none. Dunwoody’s infrastructure provides a true small town feeling nestled quietly in one of America’s most vibrant cities. Homes come with lush trees, large lots and beautifully maintained common areas. Dunwoody is also home to Brook Run, one of the largest parks in metro Atlanta.
Dunwoody is chock-full of fabulous spots to shop and dine. The Perimeter Mall area offers all the big name retailers and restaurants, complemented by one-of-a-kind establishments, giving Dunwoody its unique flavor. From international fare to a great American burger — and from fine furniture to jewelry and fashion — you’ll find what you’re looking for in Dunwoody.
It’s a true sense of community that really makes Dunwoody feel like home. Annual festivals like Lemonade Days in April, the July 4th parade, Light Up Dunwoody to open the holiday season, Dunwoody at Dusk, Food Truck Thursdays and the Dunwoody Art Festival bring residents out in droves to be a part of the community. Hundreds of clubs and organizations, neighborhood swim and tennis associations, non-profit groups and opportunities for volunteering give residents a feeling of belonging.
Dunwoody’s first inhabitants were the Creek Indians that lived in the area in the early 1800s. The community was founded by Major Charles Dunwody (the second ‘o’ was added to his name following a post office error) following the Civil War. Part of DeKalb county, Dunwoody sought citihood and became a city in 2008. The rich history of Dunwoody has been chronicled in seveal books published by the Dunwoody Preservation Trust.