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About 40 miles north of Atlanta in the well-known Forsyth County is Cumming — a small city rooted in history that’s anything but ordinary. Rich in modern conveniences, bustling entertainment, and mouth-watering restaurants, it’s a great place to live for people of all ages. From beautiful parks to historic sites, here you’ll find attractions that appeal to the masses. Read on to discover some of the best things to do in Cumming and learn why this area of Atlanta is unlike any other.

1. Big Creek Greenway

Ideal for runners, walkers, and cyclists alike, the Big Creek Greenway in Forsyth County is a concrete and boardwalk path that’s 12-feet wide, used for various outdoor activities all-year-round. The trail offers direct access to several neighborhoods in the area, including our Heirloom community located along the greenway.

2. The Collection at Forsyth

The Collection at Forsyth is a unique outdoor shopping destination in Cumming, featuring a variety of premier national retailers, a movie theater, specialty stores, and top-notch restaurants. From delicious baked goods to gourmet pizza and a hibachi grill experience, there’s something to satisfy everyone’s hunger.

3. Fowler Park

Calling all tennis players — Fowler Park is the park to visit if you’re looking to brush up on your skills. Its four tennis courts are open to the public, available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and are lighted for optimal playing conditions at night.

4. Vickery Village

Located just 15 minutes from Heirloom, Vickery Village is the perfect place to spend an entire day, whether you’re looking to enjoy concerts, weekly farmers markets, or participate in local community events. Its classic architecture surrounding a charming courtyard offers a variety of unique restaurants and boutiques, an award-winning craft brewery, health and beauty providers, a photography studio, and the Forsyth County Family YMCA.

5. Sawnee Mountain Preserve

Named after a local Cherokee Native American, Sawnee Mountain is the go-to destination to embrace nature with over 11 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas and an interactive visitor center. Rich in the history of North Georgia’s woodland culture and views of the Blue Ridge Mountain Range’s summit, this beautiful area is a must-see.

6. Cumming City Center

Situated between Canton Highway and Sawnee Drive, the Cumming City Center is the city’s central hub for dining, retail, and entertainment. The area offers exceptional retail and dining options, and will soon feature approximately 117,000 square feet of retail space, a new Cumming Police and Municipal Court building, an amphitheater, a putting course, an extensive boardwalk system, ample greenspace, and more.

Feeling like planting roots in Cumming and living close to these incredible conveniences? Check out the available homes in our Heirloom community just minutes from all the fun.

 

Images courtesy of: Pond & Company (Big Creek Greenway); Reddit (Sawnee Mountain Preserve); GolfPass (Polo Golf & Country Club); The Preston Partnership (The Collection at Forsyth); Explore Georgia (Vickery Village); Patch (Cumming City Center).

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