Home to 1,700 internationally headquartered facilities representing 43 countries, Georgia has a variety of industries such as textiles, mining, agriculture and technology. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International is the world’s busiest airport, and Georgia features one of the largest military presences in the country.
Georgia is known for many things: beautiful old houses, a rich history, Southern charm, and, of course, some of the most welcoming and unique cities in the country.
These are the top 17 small Georgia cities the Peach State has to offer.
Located in Paulding County, one of Georgia’s fastest growing areas (according to the city’s official website), the city of Dallas has a population of 11,544, according to the 2010 US Census report. Founded in 1854, Dallas was recently recognized as a “Certified City of Ethics” by the Georgia Municipal Association.
The growing city worked hard to put strong police measures in place, resulting in a very low crime rate. Trulia reports zero incidences of crime in Dallas, in the first quarter of 2014. Safewise has also recognized the city as one of the safest cities in the state.
The 2014 unemployment rate in Dallas is just 6.4 percent, significantly lower than the state’s average. Education is among its top industries, and the Paulding County School District educates about 19,000 students annually.
The city offers its residents several fun and family friendly events. The city maintains popular local parks, such as the Sara Babb Park and the Coleman Camp Park which feature several miles of walking trails along with picnic tables and outdoor grills.
Other features of area parks include swimming pools, biking trails, lighted tennis and volleyball courts as well as baseball or softball fields. The Silver Comet Trail is located, in part, in the Dallas area; it is an incredibly popular walking, 61.5 mile long paved trail used by local cyclists and runners.
In addition to these recreational parks, the city also maintains the Gazebo at Dallas Trailhead. The well-maintained gazebo offers picturesque landscaping, a nearby fountain and plenty of room; according to the city’s website, the Gazebo at Dallas Trailhead has become a popular locale for outdoor weddings.
Strong local recreation, including the maintenance of both the Silver Comet Trail and Sara Babb Park, make the city attractive for many families. Coming events are posted on the city’s official website.