Cumming is the only incorporated municipality in Forsyth County. The town was incorporated 1834 and was named in honor of Col. William Cumming, a distinguished officer in the War of 1812. Located off of Georgia 400, the city is just 30 miles north of downtown Atlanta. Residents enjoy the convenience of being accessible to ballgames,...
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Cumming is the only incorporated municipality in Forsyth County. The town was incorporated 1834 and was named in honor of Col. William Cumming, a distinguished officer in the War of 1812. Located off of Georgia 400, the city is just 30 miles north of downtown Atlanta. Residents enjoy the convenience of being accessible to ballgames, plays and events in the city and yet still remain close to the rural feel of nearby Georgia mountains and lakes. The proximity of Cumming to Lake Lanier and the mountains of North Georgia make Cumming and Forsyth County a great place to live and work.
Cumming's location and convenience to Georgia 400 gives residents endless choices for shopping and dining. Northpoint Mall and the Mall of Georgia are both nearby, both with hundreds of stores and surrounded by fantastic restaurants and entertainment options. The North Georgia Premium Outlets are also just a short drive away and for residents who are looking for upscale boutiques, Atlanta's Buckhead area is a reasonable southbound commute.
The residents of Cumming share a strong sense of community and shared traditional and family values. The area hosts a variety of events each year. Fairgrounds bring a new level of entertainment to the city of Cumming each year and the annual Fourth of July parade is the largest display of steam engine tractors in the world.
Students residing in Cumming will attend Forsyth County Schools. The school system serves over 28,000 students and is the largest employer in the county with over 3,500 full-time employees and 1,000 substitutes. The system is comprised of 27 schools - sixteen elementary, six middle, three high schools, as well as one alternative school for middle and high school students, and a charter non-traditional high school. In response to tremendous growth in the area, the system has plans to open four additional schools.
Cumming is a charming, quiet community that offers comfortable living and spacious homesites with vibrant views of Georgia mountains and lakes. Surrounded by National Parks and the Chattahoochee River it's a peaceful place to call home. Homes in Cummings have ample square footage for growing, active families and most have amenities such as clubhouses, pools, tennis courts and more. Whether you're interested in a country estate to spend your days horseback riding and playing golf, or a simple traditional home to come home to at the end of a long day, Cumming has homes every family will love. Homes in Cumming start in the low $100s.