Railroad towns, nature trails and trickling creeks fill the West Atlanta area cities of Austell, Dallas, Douglasville, Hiram, Mableton and Powder Springs. The West Atlanta area fills parts of the award winning Cobb County and Paulding County school districts, offering excellent opportunities for some of Georgias finest education. Close enough to the busy city of Atlanta, but far enough to experience rural railroad towns, this area continues to grow!
Nestled in southwest Cobb County, Austell is a small southern city located 18 miles west of the city of Atlanta. The city is 5.7 square miles, with a relatively flat topography and the Sweetwater Creek flowing through. Famous as a natural health resort, the city boasts a serene, picturesque setting of parks and oak trees making it an ideal place for not only visitors but also residents.
Dallas is located in the Atlanta metro area in the heart of Paulding County. It serves as the county seat of Paulding County, and is located approximately 30 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta. Dallas was incorporated on February 8, 1854. The City was named under George M. Dallas of Pennsylvania, who served as Vice President under President James K. Polk.The City of Dallas has retained the charm of simpler times, with a vibrant downtown friendly community, strong on southern hospitality. Our visitors love to make this their starting point to ride the Silver Comet Trail, a rails-to-trail paved path taking cyclists all the way to the Alabama state line in one direction, and to Atlanta in the other.
Located at a natural rise in the topography, Douglasville was originally known as Skint Chestnut. The name derived from a large tree used by Native Americans as a landmark, which was stripped of its bark so as to be more conspicuous. The Town of Douglasville was established by the Georgia General Assembly on February 25, 1875. The boundaries were as follows: The center shall be a point directly opposite the court house in said town, on the Georgia Western Railroad, thence running along the center of said road each way three-fourths of a mile, and extending one half mile each way from the center of said road, the form of said territory to be an oblong square.
Established in 1891 as a sleepy, rural railroad town, the City of Hiram has progressed into the major commercial corridor for Paulding County, one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. Just a short drive northwest of Atlanta, Hiram blends the best of the past, present, and future. Hiram's downtown business district offers a more relaxed, nostalgic dining and shopping experience while only a moment away from an impressive and growing variety of modern conveniences, including shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Located on the south side of Cobb County, Georgia, the Mableton community includes over 30,000 residents and 20 square miles. Mableton was named after Robert Mable, who purchased 300 acres of land in the area on September 11, 1843. In 1881, the Southern Railway opened a train station in Mableton and one year later, a post office opened. The City of Mableton was incorporated on August 19, 1912, and four short years later the city was disincorporated. Mableton continues to gain popularity due to its proximity to Interstate 285, Vinings, Buckhead, and Downtown Atlanta. Mableton also enjoys a lower tax rate than neighboring Fulton County and Atlanta. In addition, affordable housing and plenty of space make Mableton an attractive location for those looking for real estate close to the city of Atlanta but within the acclaimed Cobb County school district.
Powder Springs is a city in Cobb County, Georgia, United States. The population was 13,940 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population for 2019 of 15,758. In 2015, the city elected its first black mayor, Al Thurman. He was the first African American to be elected as a mayor in Cobb County but was one of several elected in small towns in Georgia in 2015. The 12,000-capacity Walter H. Cantrell Stadium is located in Powder Springs. It is used mostly for football and soccer matches.