Built in 1825, the oldest surviving courthouse in the state of Georgia is located in the middle of Fayetteville. That isn’t the town’s only claim to fame, however. Think movies. It so happens that Pinewood Atlanta Studios is located here, the largest film and TV production facility in the United States, outside of Hollywood. The locals don’t find this surprising, because Fayetteville, Georgia, is friendly and forward-thinking, and businesses and families seeking to relocate are beginning to take notice.
Georgia is a picturesque state with a colorful past and Fayetteville scores on both points. There is a town square, a house built in 1855 by "Doc" Holiday’s uncle and the Margaret Mitchell Library, headquarters of the Fayette County Historical Society where many Civil War records are kept. Of course, if you aren’t necessarily a history buff and shopping is more prevalent in your DNA, you can spend many happy hours at the Fayetteville Pavilion just off Highway 85, home to Target, Walmart, Home Depot and dozens of other "name" stores, plus a movie theater. You can expand your reach and find more shopping opportunities in nearby localities, such as Jonesboro and Peachtree City. In addition to its strategic location, the area also offers an attractive setting for residential neighborhoods, and you should have no trouble choosing one that matches the items on your list of must-haves. If you like big, beautiful brick colonials, you’ll find them here, along with one-story ranchers often sought after by empty nesters and retirees, as well as condos favored by young professionals and couples just starting out.
Located along the Flint River, Fayetteville is a town of just 16,000 people and the median household income is $55,208. There are outstanding bargains in housing here, from a 2-bedroom, 1,225-square-foot condo for just under $100,000 to a brick colonial, five-bedroom, 3,600-square-foot, single-family home for $360,000. The average sales price of a home in Fayetteville is $205,000. Yes, there are houses that can only be described as mansions, but even these are reasonably priced. Diverse communities close to downtown, adjacent to parks and with easy access to many services, including excellent medical facilities, offer something for everyone. Atlanta, with its vibrant business environment, its cultural attractions, nightlife, great restaurants and top-notch college and pro sports teams, is only 22 miles away. Fact is, if you choose to live in Fayetteville, Georgia, and commute to metropolitan Atlanta, you’ve got the best of both worlds.