Dunwoody is an easy commute to Atlanta, has a growing business culture, and is a lively spot to grab a drink after work.
Located just north of Atlanta in Dekalb County, Dunwoody is a bustling business center with a strong emphasis on community. Longtime residents and newcomers alike swear by Dunwoody’s exceptional public school system and variety of entertainment options, including everything from live music to seasonal festivals. The city continues to grow with a variety of new public works projects underway and an evolving corporate job market.
State Farm Insurance Company is developing a 2.2 million-square-foot, mixed-use complex in Dunwoody on the Perimeter Center Parkway. The property will serve as a major operations center and is one of the largest real estate projects built in metro Atlanta since the Great Recession. Also, The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is headquartered in the city. Many growing tech companies such as ABB Enterprise Software and Noble Systems call Dunwoody home, as well.
But the city is more than just a thriving business center; it’s also a great spot to enjoy a night out after putting in your time at the office. Many prominent entertainment and cultural options have emerged in the city, including The Spruill Center for the Arts and The Stage Door Players. Located in the Perimeter Center area, the Spruill Center is a large community arts space that holds art classes and serves as a gallery for local and national work. The Stage Door Players is Dunwoody’s premiere theater and offers a full season of professional performances.
There are also many new and exciting dining options in Dunwoody. Enjoy a glass of red or white at d’Vine Wine Bar, with its classy live music on the weekends, or salsa dance at Eclipse di Luna. Also, the second largest mall in the Southeast, Perimeter Mall, offers great shopping and nightlife options. The city bursts with possibilities and has become a favorite home base for young professionals.
In the past decade, new apartments have sprung up in Perimeter Center. With their walkability and easy access to MARTA, these new complexes have become some of the area’s most popular places for young couples and families to call home. The Brook Run Park is located on the other side of the Perimeter Center and is one of the highest-rated dog parks in the Southeast. A new walking/biking trail system is in development to connect the Perimeter Center throughout Dunwoody for convenient green transportation. The park also features a children’s playground, skate park, and community garden. The Dunwoody Community Garden allows residents to cultivate fresh produce for healthy lifestyles and donates more than 20 percent of the yield to charity.
With its many business opportunities, beautiful outdoor spaces, and one-of-a-kind cultural experiences, Dunwoody is a wonderful place to call home. Enjoy an easy commute to Atlanta and a relaxing night in the city of Dunwoody.
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