A residential suburb of Atlanta located in Cobb County, Powder Springs offers its residents all the best of small town Georgian living, while still having easy access to the big city. The homes of Powder Springs make it evident that residents have room to spread out, and are characterized by tree-lined sidewalks, classic but modern architecture, and spacious, three and four-bedroom floor plans. In Powder Springs, there is a variety of different home styles available to match any budget.
As is typical of most of the smaller towns in the Atlanta metropolitan area, Powder Springs is full of planned communities, well-manicured subdivisions, and many newly developed residential enclaves. A total of ten constituent neighborhoods are located within the seven square miles of Powder Springs. The subdivisions are interspersed with scenic and well-kept public parks and recreational areas, including the popular Silver Comet Trail, Powder Springs Park, and the Powder Springs Trail System. Still, many of those who live in subdivisions enjoy private access to their own community centers and recreational clubhouses. A few of these distinctively upscale neighborhoods within Powder Springs are City Center, Macland, Brownsville, and Holland Road. Other conveniently located and popular residential areas include Corner Road and Old Lost Mountain Road.
Government, education, retail and commerce, professional and business services, and healthcare make up the foundation of the Powder Springs local economy. However, many of the residents choose to commute to Atlanta or one of its other larger suburbs for their employment. Within the city, some of the major employers are the Cobb County School District and the City of Powder Springs. Industry and commerce thrive in the office parks and historical commercial district of the downtown. Sales, office, and administrative support jobs are the most popular in the area, followed by management, business, and finance positions. Construction and extraction jobs are also prevalent in Powder Springs.