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Explore Forsyth County

Forsyth County is among the fastest-growing counties in Georgia, with just over 250,000 residents. Offering an abundance of natural resources and entertainment options along with a top-tier education system, it's no wonder so many want to call Forsyth County their home and community.

Outdoor Adventures

  • Located at the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains
  • 28 beautiful County parks for every recreational and leisure activity
  • 55 miles of trails for all ages and skill levels, including the Big Creek Greenway and Sawnee Mountain Preserve trail systems
  • 5 County lake parks and 2 river adjacent parks featuring boat, beach, picnic and fishing access
  • Campgrounds with "glamping" options
  • 22 County playgrounds

Visit Forsyth County Parks & Rec and Discover FoCo for more programs, parks and outdoor fun!

Premium Shopping, Dining & Entertainment

  • Mixed-use gathering spots, including the Halcyon, Vickery Village, new Cumming City Center and more
  • Agritourism destinations for fresh produce picking, markets and scenic tours
  • Breweries, wineries and distilleries to sample and enjoy
  • 200+ miles of Lake Lanier shoreline with several marinas and watercraft rental options
  • 30 miles from the big-city attractions of Atlanta

Visit Discover FoCo for more local offerings.

Top-Tier School System

  • 5th largest school district out of 180 in Georgia
  • 3rd best school district in Georgia
  • 7 elementary schools rank in the top 10 in the state
  • 2 high schools rank in the top 5 in the state
  • Highest graduation rate (96%) and SAT/ACT scores in metro Atlanta
  • Highest Financial Efficiency rating in Georgia (5/5 stars)

Visit Forsyth County Schools online for more information.

Safest Neighborhoods in Metro-Atlanta

  • Lowest overall crime rate of metro-Atlanta counties
  • Sheriff's Office deputies and officers receive 60% more training than required by the state of Georgia
  • Fire Department response time averages 5 minutes, 9 seconds
  • 14 fire stations for effective coverage across the County
  • Sheriff's Office and 911 Center nationally accredited via the The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)

Read the latest annual reports from the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office and Forsyth County Fire Dept.

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