Category: Peachtree Corners
Peachtree Corners • cityofpeachtreecornersga.com
(678) 691-1200 • Pop. 35,000
The city was incorporated in 2012. In the late 1960s, businessman Paul Duke pitched the idea of creating Peachtree Corners, a planned community to be constructed in the area that was once known as Pinckneyville. Duke envisioned a place where people could live, work, and play in the same quality-controlled environment, thus diminishing the need for long commutes. In 1967, Duke initiated the planning of the office component of Peachtree Corners, Technology Park/Atlanta, a campus of low-rise buildings that would house low-pollution, high-technology industries to employ, among others, engineer graduates from Georgia Tech. The median household income is $59,000, and it is 17 square miles. The Chattahoochee River flows in close proximity to many beautiful neighborhoods and parks. Canoeing, hiking, swimming, and biking are everyday activities as temperatures are moderate most of the year. The Forum is at the heart of the city and a sought-out destination for dining and shopping.