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Dunwoody has long been a popular area for families looking to escape the big city.

Premier dining and shopping district of the Atlanta metro area
The city of Dunwoody is located just 10 miles north of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Dunwoody has long been a popular area for families looking to escape the big city. It is close enough to the city that the daily commute is manageable, and families have been moving to the area thanks partly to the variety of parks, recreation, and entertainment venues available. Another reason is because of the area's fantastic schools. 

What to Love 

  • Just 10 miles north of the Atlanta metropolitan area

  • Great schools and activities

  • Suburban communities with urban amenities

  • Stores and boutique shops of every type

  • An array of restaurants to fit any flavor profile

Local Lifestyle

Dunwoody is one of the nicest places to live in the entire Atlanta metropolitan area. Quiet and walkable neighborhood streets are located just minutes from the lively shopping and dining district. The Southern charm and hospitality in Dunwoody give the suburb a warm and welcoming vibe so that even if you aren't from here, you will feel right at home. The communities here are tight-knit, and neighbors are quick to lend a hand or a cup of sugar when needed. 
Since Dunwoody has been a popular suburban area for some time, many single-family homes were built with traditional architectural styles, giving the properties a charming and welcoming vibe. In addition to single-family homes, these communities consist of apartment and condominium developments as well as elaborate estate-style homes.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping 

Dining in Dunwoody is a delight, and there are so many options that you could eat out for weeks without having to eat at the same place twice. Restaurants, shops, and stores are grouped together mostly in shopping centers. Shopping centers can be easily accessed from any community you live in because they are distributed across the town.
Dunwoody Village is a large shopping mall with many retail stores and services available. Here you’ll find Dunwoody Tavern, a large Irish pub with a warm and cozy atmosphere and a casual setting. Other area shopping centers include Park Place and Town Center at Cobb. Dunwoody's major shopping mall is the Perimeter Mall, where you are sure to find nearly anything you want or need. If you are in the mood for a classy and elegant dinner, try Capital Grille while you are at the mall. 

Things to Do

Dunwoody Nature Center offers lots of activities, programs, and walking trails for nature observers. At Brook Run Park, you will find the Treetop Quest, a treetop maze with more than 60 obstacles. There is also a playground, a skate park, a pavilion, and an amphitheater. The Lemonade Days Festival is held annually at Brook Run Park. Admission to the festival is free, but you will need to purchase tickets for the rides. There are numerous small playgrounds and pocket parks across the city as well.


Students who live in Dunwoody are served by the DeKalb County School District. In Dunwoody, there are six public elementary schools, no public middle schools, and one public high school.
  • Austin Elementary School, Grades K-5 — the highest-ranking elementary school across Dunwoody. The school ranked #281 out of more than 1,200 when compared to similar public schools.
  • Dunwoody High School, Grade 9-12 — students ranked as the #19 best high schools in the state. It ranked #23 out of 406 college prep high schools in the state.
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