Cumming

Welcome to Cumming

Cumming is the perfect home for families or individuals with an active lifestyle who want a small-town lifestyle on the outskirts of the city.

When you’re moving to the Atlanta Metro area, consider the quickly-growing town of Cumming located in Forsyth County. With a diverse population and a variety of housing to choose from depending on your style, the small-town feel makes it easy to settle into the community, and the location is perfect for a variety of activities, from watersports to hiking to shopping. 

Home to the 9th largest school district in Georgia, Cumming offers some amazing educational options including the Cornerstone Schools, which use innovative technology and techniques to accommodate the different learning needs of every student. 

Cumming is also popular among golfers and others with active lifestyles, as several golf courses are located in the area and nearby, endless numbers of hiking trails can be found. A number of the neighborhoods in Cumming even offer tennis courts, spacious swimming pools, and more sports options. Boaters often choose one of the stunning homes built overlooking Lake Lanier, where they can hit the water at their will.

What to Love

  • Lake Lanier
  • Lower housing costs and property taxes
  • Excellent schools

Local Lifestyle

Cumming provides a small-town feel with a sense of community, as well as easy access to all of the amenities of the big city — nearby Atlanta. It’s a growing area, popular with families due to the lower property tax rate, superior schools, and significant diversity. Most of life in Cumming happens on the shores of Lake Lanier, from events to social activities with friends, but there are plenty of other attractions available as well.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

There are two main shopping centers in Cumming, although numerous smaller boutiques can be found scattered throughout town. The Collections at Forsyth offer retailers such as Jos A. Bank and White House Black Market, as well as numerous dining options, and a movie theater. In contrast, North Georgia Premium Outlets, located within a short drive of Cumming, lets shoppers purchase from the best brands, like Brooks Brothers and Armani, at a discount. 

There are plenty of excellent food options in Cumming, from Dutch Monkey Doughnuts with their handmade decadent doughnuts to ‘Cue, offering some of the best barbecue in the area. Provino’s is the perfect spot for a romantic date night, with its cozy Italian bistro vibe and delicious old-style Italian recipes, like mussels marinara.

Things to Do

There are plenty of activities to do in Cumming. Lake Lanier is nearby with plenty of activities to partake in, including boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and plenty of hiking trails, as well as special events throughout the year. Hikers will especially love the nearby Sawnee Mountain Preserve, which contains 963 acres of hiking trails where you can catch views of the local wildlife while getting into some exercise. While there, don't miss the Indian Seats, a natural rock formation where you can find abandoned gold mines and amazing views. Other popular hiking spots include the Big Creek Greenway and Fowler Park Trailhead, both offering amazing views as you walk. The truly adventurous can even start their journey on the Appalachian Trail, running from the Southern Terminus just north of Cumming and continuing for nearly 2200 miles to Maine.

Cumming Fairgrounds is home to a number of special events, including the annual July 4th Celebration, the IRPA Rodeo, and of course, the County Fair. Held for nearly two weeks every October, the fair provides rides, games, and live entertainment for all ages, as well as more fair food than you could possibly hope to eat.

Schools

Cummings is served by the Forsyth County School System, the 6th largest in Georgia, and is a leader in instructional technology.
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