Stockbridge is a historic community that predates the Civil War. The city was founded in 1821 with the organization of the Stockbridge Concord Methodist Church. Stockbridge is conveniently located just 20 miles south of Atlanta and 12 miles from the Atlanta Hatsfield-Jackson International Airport. Stockbridge has a community feel and a rich history, including the original East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad line. The downtown business district was revitalized in 2007 with a brand new City Hall and surrounding green space near the Stockbridge Florist Shop.
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Museums and public libraries! There are several world class museums in the Stockbridge area, including the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, which boasts amazing exhibits and a state of the art IMAX theater; the Michael C. Carlos Museum, which specializes in ancient art; and the Cyclorama & Civil War Museum. Stockbridge is served by the Henry County Library system.
Beautiful green space! Stockbridge has beautiful parks, pavilions and trails including Clark Community Park and Gardner Park. The green space in the area includes activities spaces, picnic pavilions, a three mile bike trail and several walking trails that are perfect for events, family time, or just getting away into nature.
Reeves creek trail! The Reeves Creek Trail was recently extended from Memorial Park all the way to Flippen Road, and it provides a welcome respite in a natural setting. It's perfect for a morning jog or afternoon bike ride and has excellent opportunities for wildlife spotting and bird watching, as well as an abundance of native plant life.
Close to Atlanta and other major locations! Stockbridge is just 20 minutes away from Atlanta, which makes it an excellent choice for professionals with families who prefer a short commute. It's also very close to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and major interstate highway I-675.
High home ownership and occupancy rates! Stockbridge has high home ownership and occupancy rates, which makes it a desirable area for rental or rent to own properties, as well as for families interested in buying property. Over 68 percent of homes are family-occupied, and Stockbridge has a vacancy rate of just under eight percent.
Competitive real estate taxes! Henry County boasts competitive property tax rates that are below the national average, which is unusual for a community in proximity to a major urban area such as Atlanta. Property taxes are less than 2.9%, which is lower than the national average for similar communities. Median real estate values are about $127,000, making the community a great area to find an affordable rent to own property.
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