Forsyth County, located about 30 miles from Atlanta, offers residents a charming rural environment without compromising on the opportunities available in nearby Atlanta.
As one of the fastest growing counties in the country, Forsyth County provides upscale living, excellent schools, strong economy and a spectacular natural landscape all just minutes from fine dining and great shopping.
From the banks of the Chattahoochee River and Lake Lanier to the foot of the North Georgia Mountains, Forsyth County features an abundance of recreational activities including boating, fishing and other water sports. The county's many parks also provide plenty of hiking, athletic fields, and other special programs and camps.
Forsyth County has attracted many new industries and residents; it currently has a population of more than 140,000 people. Cumming, the county seat, was named for Colonel William Cumming of Augusta and residents take pride in preserving the region's historic sites. Pool's Mill Covered Bridge is one of the few remaining covered bridges in the country, and Settles Home is one of the county's oldest residences.
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