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Top 3 Reasons to Live in Powder Springs, GA

  • Founded as Springfield in 1838, Powder Springs has a rich history that was mostly formulated by minerals. The city was originally settled by those who had come to find gold in the area. Although no gold rush occurred in Powder Springs, the enthusiastic settlers managed to keep the town going. In 1859, minerals in the water turned the sand around the city's springs black, like gun powder. Hence, the name was changed to Powder Springs.

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  • Rapidly growing housing market! Powder Springs took a huge hit when the housing market crashed a few years back, but the area has since turned a corner and outpaced American growth in this sector. In fact, the average home value in the area has grown over 15 percent in the last year alone. By comparison, America's average housing value rose just under five percent in the same amount of time. If you're looking for a rent to own home in the area, search near Wild Horse Creek Park. For a home with a traditional mortgage, properties along C.H. James Parkway are worth a second look.
  • Plenty to do without leaving town! Yes, Powder Springs is only about 25 miles away from Atlanta, but you don't have to go into the downtown area to enjoy some fun, local activities. The Seven Springs Museum offers a glimpse into the past for those who are interested. For individuals who like a little extreme sports in their lives, the Cobb County BMX park is also nearby. Those who want to immerse themselves in nature can head down the Silver Comet Trail or Southern Quilt Trail for a bit of hiking, and the Old Towne Square is a great place to catch a concert or go shopping.
  • Below average property taxes! The housing cost in Powder Springs is over 10 percent lower than America's average, and property taxes are low here, too. In fact, the taxes in Powder Springs are over 25 percent lower than the national average. With a home ownership rate of nearly 80 percent in the area, you'll be saving money in a town that people enjoy calling home. Residents can use these savings to get a nice meal at La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant or catch a new flick at Marietta Cinemas.