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Metro Atlanta Counties

Atlanta is a large metropolitan area made up of five regions and 29 counties. Explore the map to discover highlights of each region to choose the Atlanta that’s right for you.

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Barrow

Barrow County, an hour northeast of Atlanta, attacts many commuters looking for plenty of room to spread out.

Braselton is home to the world famous Chateau Elan resort, winery and estate, Georgia’s largest winery.

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Bartow

Named one of the top 100 places to live in America, rapidly-growing Bartow County is dedicated to maintaining its small town atmosphere.

Bartow is home to amenities from museums to state parks to the Barnsley Gardens resort.

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Butts

Butts County is located at the heart of Georgia as the state’s geographic center of population.

Attraction Indian Springs is one of the nation’s oldest state parks, where the Treaty of Indian Springs was signed in 1821.

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Carroll

Carroll County is located in the west central section of Georgia on the Georgia-Alabama state line and is approximately 49 miles west of downtown Atlanta

Featuring a major state university and great neighborhoods, Carroll County also has a growing sustainable agriculture movement and community green spaces.

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Cherokee

In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Cherokee features proximity to Atlanta’s urban center, while offering rich natural settings.

Cities include Canton, Holly Springs, and Woodstock. Reinhardt University also is located here.

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Clayton

Clayton County is a community just minutes south of downtown Atlanta, abutting Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Many young families and professionals who commute to downtown jobs live here. Cities include College Park, Jonesboro, and Riverdale.

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Cobb

Cobb is the state’s third largest county and is just northwest of Atlanta via I-75.

Cities include Marietta, Kennesaw, and Smyrna – the soon-to-be new home of the Atlanta Braves.

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Coweta

Coweta County offers easy accessibility to all of the amenities of Atlanta with a storied history and unique charm.

Coweta owes its numerous television and cinematic appearances to its well-preserved historical buildings and squares.

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Dawson

Dawson, located in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, claims the title of Moonshine Capital of the World.

This county is famous in the auto racing circles for being home to many of the original NASCAR racers.

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DeKalb

Features the leafy Atlanta suburbs of Decatur and Tucker and the thriving international corridor along Buford Highway

Neighborhoods include Avondale Estates, Candler Park, and Druid Hills. DeKalb is also home to Stone Mountain and its surrounding park.

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Douglas

Just 25 miles west of Atlanta down the I-20 corridor. Cities include Douglasville, Lithia Springs, Villa Rica.

Sweetwater Creek State Park is a highlight. The 2,549-acre state park is located just 15 miles from downtown Atlanta.

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Fayette

Fayette County is a fast-growing county south of the urban center of Atlanta.

Attractions include Pinewood Atlanta Studios, the largest film and TV studio in the United States outside of California.

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Forsyth

As the home to more than 60 international companies, Forsyth County continues to serve as a hub for global commerce and international trade.

Community leaders strive to create a climate of growth and success in the county. By leveraging the support, talent and resources of community members, the local economy remains vital and the quality of life continues to improve.

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Fulton

Fulton is home to the city of Atlanta, major tourism attractions, Fortune 500 company headquarters, leafy neighborhoods, and high-end suburbs.

The southern climate produces plentiful hardwood and pine forests, making the area around Atlanta a beautiful place to live.

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Gwinnett

Gwinnett County is just 25 minutes northeast of Atlanta and easily accessible via all major interstates.

Home to the Southeast's largest mall with a Parks and Recreation Department that has been recognized as number 1 in the nation.

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Haralson

Located centrally to Atlanta, Birmingham and Chattanooga, Haralson County offers rural living in the middle of everything.

Enjoy a horseback ride through the country trails or purchase locally grown produce from a resident grower.

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Heard

Heard County, adjacent to Coweta and Carroll counties, is conveniently located on the Georgia-Alabama border between Atlanta and Birmingham.

The historic “Old Jail” now serves as the Heard County Historical Center and Museum.

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Henry

Henry’s location 30 minutes south of Downtown Atlanta on Interstate 75 makes it easy to enjoy area attractions while also offering plenty of entertainment at home.

Here you will find one-of-a-kind attractions that are heart-warming, heart-pounding, homegrown and oh-so affordable.

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Jasper

This certified “Entrepreneur Friendly” county is growing rapidly

Recreation options include golfing and visiting the rich fishing piers at Lloyd Shoals Recreational Park on Lake Jackson.

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Lamar

Called the “Buggy Capital of the South,” Lamar holds a yearly parade displaying original horse-drawn buggies built in the area.

Home to Gordon State College and Southern Crescent Technical College.

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Meriwether

Meriwether, an hour south of Atlanta, once charmed Franklin D. Roosevelt with its natural warm mineral springs.

Visit the Little White House, Roosevelt’s home-away-from-home, and the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation.

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Morgan

Named one of the Most Picturesque Villages in the World, Morgan’s county seat boasts a wealth of antebellum and Victorian buildings.

Vibrant downtown Madison contains over 165 antiques dealers, boutique shops and unique eateries.

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Newton

Known as the Hollywood of the South, Newton County has been featured on TV and movie screens for nearly 50 years.

The city of Covington promotes fitness, nature preservation and alternative transportation through its multi-use trails movement.

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Paulding

Paulding is the 2nd fastest growing county in Georgia and 7th in the United States.

An award-winning airport, state-of-the-art hospital, and skilled workforce are attracting more companies to Paulding every year.

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Pickens

Located in the scenic North Georgia Mountains, Pickens County is built on – and of – its signature marble.

Home to Chattahoochee Technical College, training young professionals in the business, technical and health fields.

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Pike

Pike County, a haven for an authentic Southern experience, is just one hour south of Atlanta.

Enjoy down-home country music at the Hollonville Opry House and the Williamson Music Barn.

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Rockdale

Rockdale County is a fast growing and dynamic suburban community located 24 miles east of Atlanta via Interstate 20.

Attractions include Panola Mountain State Conservation Park, located on a granite mountain in south Rockdale.

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Spalding

Spalding lies 40 miles south of downtown Atlanta and offers small-town charm with scenic parks, lakes and landmarks.

The prolific arts community includes the Griffin Ballet Theatre, Camelot Theatre Company, and the Main Street Players.

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Walton

Walton county’s rich heritage and eclectic town names have earned it an important place in Georgia’s history.

With over 300,000 square feet of shops and booths, Walton is Georgia’s premier spot for antique and vintage shopping.

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Northeast Region
Barrow

Barrow County, an hour northeast of Atlanta, attacts many commuters looking for plenty of room to spread out.

Braselton is home to the world famous Chateau Elan resort, winery and estate, Georgia’s largest winery.

Northwest Region
Bartow

Named one of the top 100 places to live in America, rapidly-growing Bartow County is dedicated to maintaining its small town atmosphere.

Bartow is home to amenities from museums to state parks to the Barnsley Gardens resort.

Southeast Region
Butts

Butts County is located at the heart of Georgia as the state’s geographic center of population.

Attraction Indian Springs is one of the nation’s oldest state parks, where the Treaty of Indian Springs was signed in 1821.

Southwest Region
Carroll

Carroll County is located in the west central section of Georgia on the Georgia-Alabama state line and is approximately 49 miles west of downtown Atlanta

Featuring a major state university and great neighborhoods, Carroll County also has a growing sustainable agriculture movement and community green spaces.

Northwest Region
Cherokee

In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Cherokee features proximity to Atlanta’s urban center, while offering rich natural settings.

Cities include Canton, Holly Springs, and Woodstock. Reinhardt University also is located here.

Southeast Region
Clayton

Clayton County is a community just minutes south of downtown Atlanta, abutting Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Many young families and professionals who commute to downtown jobs live here. Cities include College Park, Jonesboro, and Riverdale.

Northwest Region
Cobb

Cobb is the state’s third largest county and is just northwest of Atlanta via I-75.

Cities include Marietta, Kennesaw, and Smyrna – the soon-to-be new home of the Atlanta Braves.

Southwest Region
Coweta

Coweta County offers easy accessibility to all of the amenities of Atlanta with a storied history and unique charm.

Coweta owes its numerous television and cinematic appearances to its well-preserved historical buildings and squares.

Northeast Region
Dawson

Dawson, located in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, claims the title of Moonshine Capital of the World.

This county is famous in the auto racing circles for being home to many of the original NASCAR racers.

Northeast Region
DeKalb

Features the leafy Atlanta suburbs of Decatur and Tucker and the thriving international corridor along Buford Highway.

Neighborhoods include Avondale Estates, Candler Park, and Druid Hills. DeKalb is also home to Stone Mountain and its surrounding park.

Northwest Region
Douglas

Just 25 miles west of Atlanta down the I-20 corridor. Cities include Douglasville, Lithia Springs, Villa Rica.

Sweetwater Creek State Park is a highlight. The 2,549-acre state park is located just 15 miles from downtown Atlanta.

Southwest Region
Fayette

Fayette County is a fast-growing county south of the urban center of Atlanta.

Attractions include Pinewood Atlanta Studios, the largest film and TV studio in the United States outside of California.

Northeast Region
Forsyth

As the home to more than 60 international companies, Forsyth County continues to serve as a hub for global commerce and international trade.

Community leaders strive to create a climate of growth and success in the county. By leveraging the support, talent and resources of community members, the local economy remains vital and the quality of life continues to improve.

Central Region
Fulton

Fulton is home to the city of Atlanta, major tourism attractions, Fortune 500 company headquarters, leafy neighborhoods, and high-end suburbs.

The southern climate produces plentiful hardwood and pine forests, making the area around Atlanta a beautiful place to live.

Northeast Region
Gwinnett

Gwinnett County is just 25 minutes northeast of Atlanta and easily accessible via all major interstates.

Home to the Southeast's largest mall with a Parks and Recreation Department that has been recognized as number 1 in the nation.

Northwest Region
Haralson

Located centrally to Atlanta, Birmingham and Chattanooga, Haralson County offers rural living in the middle of everything.

Enjoy a horseback ride through the country trails or purchase locally grown produce from a resident grower.

Southwest Region
Heard

Heard County, adjacent to Coweta and Carroll counties, is conveniently located on the Georgia-Alabama border between Atlanta and Birmingham.

The historic “Old Jail” now serves as the Heard County Historical Center and Museum.

Southeast Region
Henry

Henry’s location 30 minutes south of Downtown Atlanta on Interstate 75 makes it easy to enjoy area attractions while also offering plenty of entertainment at home.

Here you will find one-of-a-kind attractions that are heart-warming, heart-pounding, homegrown and oh-so affordable.

Southeast Region
Jasper

This certified “Entrepreneur Friendly” county is growing rapidly.

Recreation options include golfing and visiting the rich fishing piers at Lloyd Shoals Recreational Park on Lake Jackson.

Southeast Region
Lamar

Called the “Buggy Capital of the South,” Lamar holds a yearly parade displaying original horse-drawn buggies built in the area.

Home to Gordon State College and Southern Crescent Technical College.

Southwest Region
Meriwether

Meriwether, an hour south of Atlanta, once charmed Franklin D. Roosevelt with its natural warm mineral springs.

Visit the Little White House, Roosevelt’s home-away-from-home, and the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation.

Southeast Region
Morgan

Named one of the Most Picturesque Villages in the World, Morgan’s county seat boasts a wealth of antebellum and Victorian buildings.

Vibrant downtown Madison contains over 165 antiques dealers, boutique shops and unique eateries.

Southeast Region
Newton

Known as the Hollywood of the South, Newton County has been featured on TV and movie screens for nearly 50 years.

The city of Covington promotes fitness, nature preservation and alternative transportation through its multi-use trails movement.

Northwest Region
Paulding

Paulding is the 2nd fastest growing county in Georgia and 7th in the United States.

An award-winning airport, state-of-the-art hospital, and skilled workforce are attracting more companies to Paulding every year.

Northwest Region
Pickens

Located in the scenic North Georgia Mountains, Pickens County is built on – and of – its signature marble.

Home to Chattahoochee Technical College, training young professionals in the business, technical and health fields.

Southeast Region
Pike

Pike County, a haven for an authentic Southern experience, is just one hour south of Atlanta.

Enjoy down-home country music at the Hollonville Opry House and the Williamson Music Barn.

Southeast Region
Rockdale

Rockdale County is a fast-growing and dynamic suburban community located 24 miles east of Atlanta via Interstate 20.

Attractions include Panola Mountain State Conservation Park, located on a granite mountain in south Rockdale.

Southeast Region
Spalding

Spalding lies 40 miles south of downtown Atlanta and offers small-town charm with scenic parks, lakes and landmarks.

The prolific arts community includes the Griffin Ballet Theatre, Camelot Theatre Company, and the Main Street Players.

Northeast Region
Walton

Walton county’s rich heritage and eclectic town names have earned it an important place in Georgia’s history.

With over 300,000 square feet of shops and booths, Walton is Georgia’s premier spot for antique and vintage shopping.