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Cumming, GA

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Cumming, Georgia

Cumming City Hall
Photo by Warren Royal (c) All rights reserved.

Cumming, GA, is the official government seat of Forsyth County and it is situated 40 miles north of Atlanta on U.S. Route 19 alongside Georgia’s beautiful Lake Lanier. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the incorporated City of Cumming’s population was 4,220 in the year 2000 and its total land area is 5.9 square miles. A much larger area of countryside is often referred to as Cumming by more than 100,000 people who live in unincorporated areas of Forsyth County. The city’s population doubles every workday as approximately 8,500 people travel to jobs in Cumming where business is thriving, the public school system is excellent, and a wide variety of recreational activities are available and affordable.

The tourism industry is a large source of business revenue in Cumming because Lake Lanier attracts more than 7.5 million vacationers every year. Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority is the official state government bureau that manages Lake Lanier’s resources, preserves the area’s natural history, and plans future development with the goal of enabling Lake Lanier to be one of Georgia’s premier resort vacation travel destinations. Cumming benefited from the development of Lake Lanier in many ways, the city contains a considerable amount of valuable prime lakefront property and homes are increasing in value rapidly. Between 2000 and 2007, property values in Cumming appreciated by an average of 60%, Forsyth County was ranked as the fastest growing county in Georgia, and Cumming was ranked as one of the top 10 fastest growing cities in America.

Cumming features new concepts in modern residential lifestyles

One popular residential development theme in Cumming is golf oriented communities where residents have preferred access to private golf courses, swimming pools, tennis courts, and many other recreational amenities. Another relatively new development theme involves commercial and residential spaces that are integrated into one self-contained community in which people live, work, play and socialize with each other. Cumming also contains an architecturally attractive blend of single family detached homes on relatively large properties that are fairly evenly distributed throughout the price range of $150,000 to a million dollars. With the excellent public school system provided by Forsyth County and the multitude of recreational sports activities that are available in Cumming and all around Lake Lanier, Cumming has become known as one of the most desirable places to live in northern Georgia.

Cumming’s official Veterans Memorial celebrates America’s history of freedom

In 1995, the City of Cumming established the Avenue of Flags to honor the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces of the United States to protect and preserve freedom in America. More than 75 flags line Memorial Avenue leading to the Veterans Memorial where a Southern ladder-backed chair is draped with an American soldier’s uniform.

The inscription on the Cumming Veterans Memorial reads, “Realizing anew, the full portion of sacrifice paid by the Sons and Daughters of Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia, in the defense of life and individual rights, we, the citizens in gratitude and honor, dedicate this monument to their memory; and in doing so, pledge to preserve and protect the freedoms for which they so bravely fought. This place will be held in reverence for all those who wish to pause and remember how we came to live in this Sweet land of Liberty. America, America, God Shed His Grace on thee!"

In many ways, this sentiment profoundly expresses the proud and grateful soul of Cumming that is firmly anchored in the traditionally warm Southern heart of Georgia.

Cumming City Hall Front
Photo by Warren Royal (c) All rights reserved.

 

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