Quiet, tree lined neighborhoods give way to Atlanta skylines in Forest Park, Georgia. With gently weaving subdivisions and streets filled with brick one stories and space efficient bungalows, Forest Park is a budget minded shopper's dream. With its proximity to the big city and its overall winning location, those who purchase a home in Forest Park are sure to discover that the investment is a worthwhile one.
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Less than 10 miles south of Atlanta, Forest Park is a suburb with heart. With easy access to major interstates I-75 and I-285, as well as being a hop, skip, and a jump from the busiest airport in the world, Forest Park is all about convenience. The Clayton County Public Schools system services the district, providing children with education at four elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Private and charter schools in the area are also an option, and Forest Park residents are close to just about everything. The public transit system MARTA serves the area with a rail line and a bus system, if driving is ever inconvenient.
With a population of less than 20,000 within its nine square miles, Forest Park is just big enough to have strong identity as a suburb without being overwhelming. The city is known for its racial and ethnic diversity, numerous employment opportunities within the city limits and in Atlanta and the metropolitan area, and proximity to what is now being called the capital of the southeast. As a major hub of commerce and shopping, residents don't have to travel far to find what they're looking for. In the northern end of the city, the Fort Gillem Military Reservation also calls about 1,500 acres of Forest Park its home. If you want the best of the south while being almost in the major city but not quite, take a look at the attractively priced housing options in Forest Park.