Located just 20 miles due west of downtown Atlanta and 20 miles northwest of the world’s busiest airport, Douglas County, Georgia offers companies and residents easy access to big-city amenities in a diverse, affordable and safe small-town environment.
Affordable real estate, lower taxes, proximity to Atlanta and the airport, robust infrastructure and Georgia’s business-friendly climate have drawn a mix of data centers, logistics operations, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution facilities to the county. Big names in business that now call Douglas County home include Google, Amazon, Medline Industries, American Red Cross and Silver Line, a division of Andersen Windows.
Still a best-kept secret, Douglas County offers homebuyers more “bang for the buck” with beautiful homes in diverse neighborhoods with more square footage, amenities and value than other Atlanta suburbs. Top-notch public and charter schools boast programs ranging from the highly academic International Baccalaureate program to a highly regarded STEM curriculum.
An oasis of trees, water and open space away from urban sprawl, Douglas County is home of the Sweetwater Creek State Park, Dog River Recreational Complex and numerous other parks that offer hiking, biking, fishing and other assets for nature lovers. The county also has a sparkling aquatics center and top-notch library for its residents, while Foxhall Resort is a draw for locals and visitors alike, offering a mix of sporting and recreational activities and luxury accommodations along the western bank of the Chattahoochee River.
More than just a bedroom community, Douglas County is steeped in history and alive with a variety of festivals and events. Local restaurants and cafes like Gumbeaux’s, Gabe’s Downtown and Cabin Fever Roasters mix with national chains. The county is also home to Arbor Place Mall, a regional shopping and entertainment center, and lots of local shops like Farmer’s Table, which offers locally-grown produce and Georgia-made products.
Experiencing rapid growth, Douglas County is on the cusp of something big. The strength of the community lies in its diversity. It’s a place for trailblazers and change agents, for people who want a fresh start or to get a leg up. It’s for movers and shakers, but also for people who know how to slow down and live life. It’s for people who want to get involved and make their home a better place. For budding entrepreneurs, big business and everything in between, Douglas County is a place of untapped opportunity.
The Douglas County Chamber serves as the community’s New Resident Welcome Center and can provide you with resources to assist in relocating to Douglasville as well as endless resources once you make Douglas County your home.
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Learn about Douglasville and Douglas County – check out our Community Guide
Familiarize yourself with Douglas County – view our Interactive Map of Douglas County
Relocation Packet – If you would like copies of the Map or Community Guide mailed to your location, there is an $8 charge for the packet. Contact the Chamber at 770.942.5022 to make arrangements.
Each June, the Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority publishes an important document about water quality called the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). The CCR is created to give the community valuable information about our drinking water system, contaminant testing, and a host of other water topics that may be of interest to you, your family, neighbors, co-workers, and friends. The digital version of the CCR can be found by clicking here. If you would like a paper copy mailed to your home or business, please call 770.949.7617 or email AskWSA@ddcwsa.com with your name and address. If you have any questions about the information contained in the CCR, please feel free to reach out to us via the phone number or email address listed above.
The City of Douglasville Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan provides a framework for understanding the parks and recreation needs of Douglasville’s residents, trends in parks and recreation facilities, programming and budget revenues and expenditures. The goal of this master plan is to assist the City of Douglasville Parks and Recreation Department in guiding its plans for future improvements to parks, recreation, greenspace and trails within the City of Douglasville over the next ten years. The City of Douglasville Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan provides a framework for understanding the parks and recreation needs of Douglasville’s residents, trends in parks and recreation facilities, programming and budget revenues and expenditures. The goal of this master plan is to assist the City of Douglasville Parks and Recreation Department in guiding its plans for future improvements to parks, recreation, greenspace and trails within the City of Douglasville over the next ten years.
The Douglas County Education Foundation (DCEF) fulfills its mission by raising money for Classroom Impact Grants, occasional restricted grants, scholarships, and honorariums. Their mission is to generate, monitor, and dispense funds; to provide financial support to programs for enrichment; and encourage, recognize, and reward excellence in the students and staff of the Douglas County School System.
The 2018 edition of the annual ‘facts & figures’ booklet for Douglas County has been published, and is available on the Commissioners’ pages of the Douglas County website.
The 14-page annual periodical by the Department of Communications & Community Relations is a ‘snapshot’ of County government and its departments. Many of the reports in the document include statistics for the past three years so that trends can be identified. The General Fund budget, millage rate, digest, and value of one mil are included for each year since 2005.
The ‘facts & figures’ booklet is downloadable from the Commissioners’ pages (provided in a .pdf format), and from the News Items on the web site home page. Limited printed copies are available from the Department of Communications & Community Relations in the Douglas County Courthouse.
Click the image to view the 2017 Douglas County School System Annual Report, many thanks to the School System for providing the information!