Boasting easy access to Interstates 285 and 75, the City of Forest Park, Georgia is only five miles east of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and nine miles south of Atlanta. This extremely advantageous location in the southern part of the metropolitan region translates to great opportunities for shopping, dining, entertainment, and recreation for Forest Park residents. Forest Park encompasses Fort Gillem Military Reservation which is comprised of almost 1,500 acres in the northern part of the city. For prospective homebuyers searching in northern Clayton County, the city has a lot to offer.
Forest Park has a long rich history and was originally just one square mile in size when chartered in 1908 as Forest Station/Astor. Since then the city has grown to nine point three square miles and is home to around 21,500 residents. The city is a great option for anyone wanting an easy commute to Atlanta, but not wanting to live amidst the big city’s hustle and bustle. Local points of interest include the 146-acre State Farmers Market, Clayton State University, which is just outside of the city, and a long list of splendid parks including Alder Drive Park, Bill Lee Park, Perkins Park, the 7.5-acre Scott Boulevard Park adjacent to Hendrix Drive Elementary School, the 18-acre Starr Park adjacent to the Recreation building, and Theater Drive Park.
In addition to having an amazing location, a rich history, and many wonderful amenities, Forest Park also has great housing options. Forest Park real estate includes a handful of condos/townhomes and multi-family homes, however, most homes for sale in Forest Park are single-family homes of varying architectural styles and square footage. Despite being a relatively small town, Forest Park properties, which include vacant lots and land for building, come in a broad price range that will accommodate most budgets. If you would like to live near Atlanta but prefer the ambiance of a laid-back small-town, this city is worth a closer look. To learn more about available real estate in Forest Park, Georgia, please do not hesitate to contact us today for assistance.