About John’s Creek
One of the richest cities in Georgia is also the address of more than 76,000 people and an ever-growing site for culture and leisure. Johns Creek belongs to Fulton County, and carries the rich history of the Cherokee Nation in the 19th century. The city started its widespread development in the 1980s before eventually becoming a city in 2006. Since then, Johns Creek has undergone several improvements, with more projects on the way.
Johns Creek has a strong business hub by becoming the location of several top employers in the county – State Farm, Alcon, Macy’s, Kroger, Emory Healthcare, and more. Its ever-growing economy earned the city a nod from Money Magazine for being one of the highest-earning cities in the U.S.
Aside from its economy, Johns Creek is also known for its spectacular leisure areas. Golf is big in Johns Creek, and proof of this is the six golf facilities found in the city. The most notable golf site is the Atlanta Athletic Club, which hosted the 2011 PGA Championships and the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championships. The three golf courses inside the club were designed by renowned golf architects Robert Trent Jones Sr., Joe Lee, and Rees Jones. The club also hosts tennis tournaments, recreational water sports, and other standard leisure activities.
Cultural treasures give additional value to Johns Creek, as more locals and visitors discover and appreciate what the city has in store.
- Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center offers a mix of nature and history. The best features of the center include walking trails through the beautiful scenery, the Heritage Village that showcases rural history, and the Visitor Center to view animal exhibits and shows.
- Johns Creek Arts Center opens its doors to people who want to hone their artistic skills by enrolling in art classes.
- Annual festivals pepper the Johns Creek calendar. Highlights include Fall Family Festival, Founders Week, The Taste of Johns Creek, Arts Festival, and Farmers Market.
If you think Johns Creek is already resting on its laurels, you should know that the city is driven by development. Aside from its multi-year plans through the Capital Improvement Program, Johns Creek is also eyeing a grander future with its Comprehensive Plan 2030. In other words, locals and tourists have much more to look forward to.