Living in Johns Creek
The first reference to Johns Creek as a place occurred in the late 80’s by the founders of Technology Park Atlanta. They purchased land along McGinnis Ferry Road and Medlock Bridge Road to develop a secondary Technology Park campus… Technology Park Johns Creek. It grew over the years to become the home of 200 companies – many of them Fortune 500 firms – with nearly 11,000 people spread over 6 million square feet of office, retail, and industrial space.
By 2000, a grassroots movement to incorporate the Johns Creek area into a city was slowly developing. It was only one of three main communities north of the Chattahoochee in Metro Atlanta that was not incorporated by that time. In 2005, a legislative campaign was begun to incorporate the Johns Creek community, and ultimately approved in 2006. The City of Johns Creek became official on December 1, 2006 and today is the 10th largest city in Georgia with more than 80,000 residents that strives to be an exceptional residential community with a lively town center, and a vibrant business community.
Parks & Recreation
On The Map
Johns Creek covers 32 square miles, and is located in Fulton County. It is a northeastern suburb of Atlanta located 27 miles from downtown Atlanta. Roswell is to the west and Alpharetta is to the northwest of Johns Creek.
There is an actual Johns Creek! It is an actual 8 mile long creek that is a tributary of the Chattahoochee River!
Bonnie's Bottom Line
The award winning schools which serve the residents of Johns Creek are one of the main reasons people choose here to raise their families and educate their children. The high schools consistently rank within the highest test scores in the state. Golf and tennis are beyond hobbies and considered lifestyles in Johns Creek with seven 18-hole championship golf courses and two 9-hole courses within a 5 mile radius of each other. It also boasts more Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association (ALTA) members than any other metro Atlanta community!