Unexpected charm, history, and luxury just north of Atlanta
Located on Atlanta’s northwestern edge, Woodstock is one of the nation’s fastest-growing suburban communities. Their community motto could not be more accurate. Woodstock truly is “a city unexpected,” for its surprisingly well-balanced southern charm, luxurious shopping and dining, small-town friendliness, and close proximity to bustling central Atlanta. Concerts, farmers’ markets, and stately homes situated among rolling green golf courses make Woodstock a vibrant and colorful place to recharge, grow, and live.
Woodstock was first incorporated as a town in 1897. The area continued to grow with the addition of the Louisville and Nashville railroads, which transported both goods and visitors through town. While rail service ended quite some time ago and other 21st-century conveniences and luxuries have taken their place, Woodstock locals still appreciate the history and past of their quaint, close-knit community. Residents enjoy creative eateries, modern boutiques, and a splash of historic ambiance not often found today.
A more calm, yet upbeat standard of living is enjoyed in Woodstock. Attractive homes on winding streets with space away from prying eyes are just minutes away from a lively downtown district, boasting 20+ wondrous restaurants and over 30 businesses owned by hardworking locals. Many of these businesses pay tribute to the truly southern history of the community, selling an array of antiques, books, Native American art, and more. Residents cherish local schools which do a great job of preparing Woodstock students for their futures and setting them up for long-term success. If the occasional day out of town is necessary, downtown Atlanta is a mere 25 miles away.
Woodstock is fraught with restaurants offering traditional southern dishes paired with more modern creations. Downtown is also lined with several boutiques, coffee shops, and other local businesses, many of which are locally owned and operated.
Fine evenings complete with white-glove service are spent at Prime 120, Woodstock‘s most exquisite steakhouse. In addition to superior cuts of steak, patrons gush over their classic sides and accompaniments like creamed spinach, lobster bisque, and crab cakes, among other offerings.
More casual offerings are found at Century House, known for putting modern spins on old favorites. Located in a historic yellow house older than the community of Woodstock itself, some of these favorite dishes include prime rib dip sandwiches, ahi tuna burgers, classic fish and chips, and more.
The big game can be caught on one of several flat-screen televisions at The Daily Draft, a self-proclaimed non-traditional sports bar aimed at bringing a more modern approach to game day. Another spot to savor the excitement and enjoy a hand-crafted brew in good company is Reformation Brewery within the heart of downtown. Some of their favorite in-house creations consist of the rosé ale, Cadence, a Belgian dubbel, and JOGR, a juicy lager.
Trendy shopping in a friendly setting can be found without even leaving Woodstock, thanks to the several locally owned boutiques downtown. Dress Up Woodstock drops new fashionable, yet affordable items to the public a few times a week online and at one of their 18 locations across the southeast, one of which is luckily located just downtown. Brooklynn’s, another top shopping destination, offers an array of casual, dressy, chic, and glam clothing, accessories, and more for all seasons.
Southern charm and great weather are celebrated year-round in Woodstock, particularly at one of the community’s several citywide events. Downtown’s summer concert series has been a community favorite for over two decades. Another event to soak in some local culture takes place at Taste of Woodstock, an annual tribute to local culinary talent. Each September, hungry patrons head downtown to sample and vote on the best dish of the day. Also taking place downtown, Sip + Shop is a similar event for attendees to wander through the streets of downtown Woodstock to sample, and shop from local businesses in anticipation of the holiday season.
On a more regular basis, the Woodstock Farm Fresh Market is open every Saturday, April through December to offer a selection of fresh produce, baked goods, and more to the people of Woodstock.
Woodstock is home to several fine educational institutions, including:
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