Roswell, GA has had a deep-rooted influence on the history of Georgia. But, it wasn’t always the bustling notorious city that it has grown into. With a population of over 92,000, Roswell now sits in the top ten list of the biggest cities in Georgia. Furthermore, Roswell is rapidly becoming a top destination for those seeking history, art, and a diverse culinary scene with a small Southern-town vibe.
There are a variety of reasons why Millennials love Roswell. For instance, Roswell was named a Platinum Certified Green Community by the Atlanta Regional Commission for its sustainability efforts, which can go a long way with this eco-conscious generation. Additionally, Frommer’s named it “One of the Top Three Cities in the Nation to Raise Your Family.” As Millennials are in their mid-20s through early 40s, many are seeking a place to expand their family. That might mean a yard for the dog, or a good school district for the kids. Finally, City Crime Rankings listed Roswell as the 18th Safest City in the U.S., making it a desired neighborhood across generations.
More Reasons Why Millennials Love Roswell
- Local breweries and festivals
- Proximity to Atlanta (with half the traffic)!
- The best of both worlds: small town and city life
- Scenic hiking and running trails along the Chattahoochee River
- Walkable downtown area with shops and restaurants
- Historic landmarks, charm, and architectural interest
- Well-regarded schools – Roswell High School has a 93.7% graduation rate
Read on to discover other reasons why Millennials love Roswell, GA!
1. Local breweries. Need we say more?
Now boasting a variety of breweries, Roswell’s beer scene is rapidly growing with three staples already drawing in the crowds. One local brewery, Gate City Brewing, created its name from the nearby capital’s history. Playing on Atlanta’s former moniker as ‘Gate City of the New South,’ Gate City Brewing seeks to “embody the very same independent spirit” that Atlanta thrived on after Sherman’s destructive March to the Sea.
Make a day out of your brewery-hopping and check out other nearby breweries. For instance, try Variant Brewing Company and 5/4 Meadery. Be sure to also visit From the Earth Brewing Company, which was named the 2nd Place Winner in USA Today’s “2023 Best Brewpub in the U.S.” awards!
2. The chance to get up and close with history – without a textbook!
Many Millennials pride themselves on being perpetual learners, whether because we enjoy it – or because we still feel the anxiety of wanting to ace a test in school! From podcasts to TikTok videos, we are constantly trying to better understand our surroundings, to make our daily lives more meaningful and interesting.
In Roswell, GA, there is plenty of history to explore. Learn about the area’s Civil War era history, the Roswell Mill and the stories that follow, and the trilogy of historic Southern homes that dot the city. Roswell’s history makes it an engaging place for history buffs and all those who want to learn about the land they’re living on.
Additionally, take a ghost tour with Roswell Ghost Tours to get eerily up-close and personal with the city’s gritty past. Ghost tours are on foot, last about 2.5 hours, and can be taken year-round. See sites like Bulloch Hall (home of President Theodore Roosevelt’s parents), Barrington Hall, Founders Cemetery, Vickery Creek, and more. Be sure to reserve tickets ahead of time! Tours depart from the bandstand in the Roswell town square.
3. For the love of art, nature, and community
With an active government and tourism board, Roswell offers countless activities, concerts, and get-togethers. The best part? Most of the activities hosted by the city are free, which is refreshing for a generation riddled with debt already. On days without events or festivals, Roswell’s bustling art scene and close proximity to nature provide ample options for indoor and outdoor play. If art is your thing, visit Raiford Gallery and explore the communal meeting spot for local artwork.
If you can handle the Georgia heat, Roswell has over 900 acres of parks for whatever activities you prefer – from exploration, to exercise, to eating (who doesn’t love a good picnic?!). With miles and miles of paved and unpaved trails, Roswell, GA offers endless opportunities to get active and outdoors – without the long drive to north Georgia.
For nature enthusiasts, animal lovers, and environmental activists, the Chattahoochee Nature Center offers a plethora of volunteer positions. Work with bald eagles, at the visitors center, or planting in the unity garden. Roswell’s Chattahoochee Nature Center brings a unique juxtaposition of city life and traffic to river and nature, making it the perfect place to experience the best of both worlds. If you’re interested in a night of acoustic music and good vibes, visit for Sunset Sips every second and fourth Thursday evening of the month, June through September.
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