Welcome to Cherokee County

Cherokee County - Where Metro meets the Mountains!  

In less than an hour, you can be at an Atlanta Braves game or at the symphony. Cherokee County Georgia is approximately 25 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Living in Cherokee County

As growth of the Atlanta Metro area spills over into this Northern county, Cherokee is determined to remain an enjoyable community for people to live. Professional developers are planning for quality growth while still protecting the areas natural resources, scenic views and comfortable residential living.

Our convenient location of being within 30-45 minutes of a laundry list of metro Atlanta activities isn’t the only reason to love Cherokee County.  There’s a lot to do here without ever leaving the county.  Woodstock and Towne Lake have a huge advantage with being so close to Lake Allatoona.  The county has top-rated schools, great amenities, an aquatics center with outdoor water park, a YMCA, numerous local arts and cultural activities, a growing number of public parks, extensive trail systems, two major healthcare providers, several higher education campuses and an ever-growing list of restaurants.  

The massive, new hospital just off the I-575 in Canton is nearly completed.  

Cherokee County Aquatic Center
Cherokee County Aquatics Center

Blankets Creek Trail
Blankets Creek Bike & Hiking Trails

Cherokee Outdoor YMCA

About Cherokee County

Cherokee County has been a sought after place to raise a family for over two decades. With easy access to interstates, one at each side of the county, it makes the drive into Atlanta easier for work,  sporting events, concerts, and other activities.  A half hour drive to the east, and you can visit additional restaurants, malls, another concert venue and much more in Alpharetta and Roswell.

In 2003 the population of Cherokee County was approximately 159,295. Since 1980, the population has more than tripled in size. Woodstock, GA, located in the southern section of the county and Canton, GA, a little further north, are the two largest cities in Cherokee County.

Schools in Cherokee County

The Cherokee County School system is a high-performing public school system, and is one of the most highly rated in the State of Georgia.   There are also 15 private schools located in Cherokee County.

One board of education serves the county's 41 public schools. Current enrollment is over 28,000. We're proud of our school system, which exceeds both national and state test score averages.

Things to do in Cherokee County

There is so much to do - from shopping to outdoor sports.  The downtown Woodstock/Main Street area has added new businesses, a trolley system to get around and is in the running to be recognized as one of America’s best main streets.  Woodstock ranks ninth in the state’s top 10 fastest growing cities.  Lake Allatoona is a favorite spot for Cherokee residents.  It covers more than 12,000 acres and has 270 miles of shoreline. The lake and much of the land that surrounds it are managed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.  Hobgood Park is another Towne Lake favorite.  

Hobgood Park is the largest recreational public park in Cherokee County and offers 4 lighted championship softball fields, concession, score stand, restrooms, lighted playground, 4 lighted tennis courts, 1/2 mile jogging – walking trails, 2 pavilions with grills, picnic area, fitness courts, and 6 youth baseball – softball fields.

Woodstock Downtown
Downtown Woodstock

Northside Hospital - Cherokee Amphitheater
Amphitheater in Downtown Woodstock

Greenprints Trail System
Rope Mill Park with extensive trail system

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