Peachtree City, Georgia

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Peachtree City, Georgia
City Hall Fountain
City Hall Fountain
"Plan to Stay"
Location in Fayette County and the state of Georgia
Location in Fayette County and the state of Georgia
Peachtree City, Georgia is located in the United States
Peachtree City, Georgia
Peachtree City, Georgia
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 33°24′02″N 84°34′50″W / 33.40056°N 84.58056°W / 33.40056; -84.58056Coordinates: 33°24′02″N 84°34′50″W / 33.40056°N 84.58056°W / 33.40056; -84.58056
CountryUnited States
Founded byJoel Cowan
 • MayorKim Learnard
 • Total26.04 sq mi (67.44 km2)
 • Land25.13 sq mi (65.10 km2)
 • Water0.91 sq mi (2.34 km2)
899 ft (274 m)
 • Total38,244
 • Density1,521.60/sq mi (587.50/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)678, 770, 404
FIPS code13-59724[2]
GNIS feature ID0320310[3]

Peachtree City is the largest city in Fayette County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, it had a population of 34,364.[4] Peachtree City is located in South Metro Atlanta.

Peachtree City is noted for its extensive use of golf carts. Over 10,000 households in the city own golf carts, and most areas of the city can be reached via more than 90 miles (140 km) of golf cart paths.


Peachtree City is located in western Fayette County in the southern Atlanta metro area. It is bordered to the west by Coweta County and to the north by the Town of Tyrone. It is crossed by Georgia State Route 74 and Georgia State Route 54. SR 54 leads east 10 miles (16 km) to Fayetteville, the county seat, and southwest 17 miles (27 km) to Luthersville. Newnan is 12 miles (19 km) to the west via SR 54 and SR 34. SR 74, the Joel Cowan Parkway, runs through the west side of Peachtree City, leading north 6 miles (10 km) to Tyrone and 11 miles (18 km) to Interstate 85 near Fairburn. Downtown Atlanta is 31 miles (50 km) to the north via SR 74 and I-85.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Peachtree City has a total area of 25.4 square miles (65.9 km2), of which 24.6 square miles (63.6 km2) is land and 0.93 square miles (2.4 km2), or 3.57%, is water.[2] The city is in the watershed of Line Creek, which forms the western city boundary and county line, and is a south-flowing tributary of the Flint River.

Peachtree City has three lakes. Lake Kedron to the north is a reservoir that supplies Lake Peachtree to the south via Flat Creek. Lake Kedron is owned by the Fayette County Authority, and is managed so as to keep Lake Peachtree full whenever there is a lack of rain and still allow for recreational use of the lake during droughts. Lake Kedron is not afforded any recreational use except for fishing. Lake McIntosh, the newest lake, close to Planterra, has now reached full pool.[5]

Shakerag Hill, with an elevation of 980 feet (300 m), is the highest point in the city and sits on the eastern border at the intersection of GA Hwy 54 and Robinson Road.



  • In 1957, Flat Creek was dammed to create Lake Peachtree.[6]
  • In 1959, Joel Cowan established the city's network of golf cart paths.[7]
  • In 1965, the Peachtree City volunteer fire department was created. The one-car Peachtree City police department was created.
  • In 1968, Falcon Field airport was founded by Joel Cowan as Peachtree City-Falcon Field. Peachtree City Elementary School opened.
  • In 1972, Peachtree City was granted its own ZIP code (30269).
  • In 1974, the Peachtree City Public Library opened. The Georgia state legislature passed legislation permitting golf carts to be operated on city streets.
  • In 1975, Peachtree City was named "one of America's best suburbs" by Ladies' Home Journal magazine.
  • In 1976, Peachtree City got its own telephone exchange (487). Residents then had to dial "8" to reach Atlanta, which remained the case until digital equipment was installed in 1988.
  • In 1976, Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater (then known as the Peachtree City Amphitheater) was built as a Bicentennial project and opened to the public with the production "The MacIntosh Trail", which told the story of Creek Chief William McIntosh and the Trail of Tears. (It was intended as a tourist attraction similar to the Cherokee, North Carolina, production of Unto These Hills.) When further funding was not forthcoming the project went into foreclosure. Peachtree City purchased the amphitheater at the courthouse steps in 1977.
  • In 1979, the first traffic light within city limits was installed at the intersection of Georgia State Route 54 and Georgia State Route 74.
  • In 1979, Gallopade International, Inc. was founded with corporate headquarters, publishing and warehousing facility in Peachtree City
  • In 1981, McIntosh High School opened.
  • In 1983, Peachtree City held a free music festival to celebrate the opening of several new shops and stores, including the Galaxy Games arcade. Several local bands played at the free event, including "Alliance".
  • In 1984, Hoshizaki America, Inc. builds corporate headquarters, warehousing and manufacturing facility in Peachtree City
  • In 1992, Peachtree City altered the length of the mayoral and council members' terms of office from two to four years. Term limits were enacted to restrict both mayor and council members to a maximum of two four-year terms.
  • In 1994, the first Summer Concert Series premiered at Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater on June 17, 1994, to a sold-out audience. The first concert featured Three Dog Night.
  • In 1994, the National Weather Service central office relocated from Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
  • In 1994, Fuller Life Chiropractic Center opened its initial office.
  • In 1996, the Olympic flame passed through on its way to Atlanta.
  • In 2001, the city was designated a "Tree City USA" by the Arbor Day Foundation.[8]
  • In 2002, Peachtree City (specifically Starr's Mill) was a filming location for the movie Sweet Home Alabama.
  • In 2007, the city announced a plan to formally annex an unincorporated area between Georgia State Route 74 and the border with Coweta County that is commonly referred to as "The West Village", or "Wilksmoor Village".
  • In 2013, the 650-acre (2.6 km2) Lake McIntosh opened for public use.[9]
The official flag of Peachtree City flies outside City Hall.


  • Cooper Lighting Solutions - formerly Eaton Corp – Lighting Division or Cooper Industries is headquartered in Peachtree City, and was acquired by Signify on March 2, 2020.[10]
  • Hoshizaki America, Inc. has its corporate headquarters and a warehousing and manufacturing facility in Peachtree City and employs over 700 people throughout the United States. It is a major supplier of Ice Machines /icemakers, Refrigerated Display Cases, Dispensers, Prep Tables, Commercial Refrigerators and Freezer for foodservice, hotels, restaurants, hospitals & nursing homes, schools and convenience stores.[11]
  • Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America (PASA) has its main operations based in Peachtree City and is the largest employer in the city. It is a major supplier of automotive audio, video and navigation systems for Honda (including its Acura luxury division), Ford (Sync 3), Nissan, General Motors, Toyota and Subaru.[citation needed]
  • The National Weather Service has an office in the city, serving most of Georgia's northern two-thirds. It is the only NWS office in the state of Georgia.[12]
  • Gallopade International, Inc. has its corporate headquarters, printing and warehousing facility in Peachtree City. The company publishes more than 15,000 educational products for children and adults, including the Carole Marsh series and complete school curriculums.[13]

Other large employers in Peachtree City's industrial park include:[14]

  • Sany, a Chinese multinational heavy machinery manufacturer[15]
  • Osmose Utilities Services, Inc., a leading service provider safeguarding North American utility infrastructure[16]
  • TDK Corporation, a media storage device manufacturer[17]
  • Avery Dennison, a paper product company that manufactures decals and other adhesives
  • NCR Corporation, formerly National Cash Register, a company that manufactures ATMs (ABM, computers and software)

In addition to working within the city, many Peachtree Citians commute to Atlanta. Airlines, such as Delta, United, and Southwest, are major employers.


Peachtree City has several golf and country clubs.



On January 8, 2016, the Premier Development League awarded a soccer franchise to Peachtree City. The Peachtree City MOBA football club's inaugural season was the 2016 season. The team is owned by Volker Harms, the owner of the state-of-the-art MOBA Soccer Academy in Peachtree City, and managed by former professional footballer Omar Jarun. The club plays out of MOBA Soccer Stadium at MOBA Soccer Academy.[18]


As of 2022, the mayor of Peachtree City is Kim Learnard. Council members include Phil Prebor, Mike King, Clint Holland, and Frank Destadio.


Climate data for Peachtree City, Georgia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 80
Average high °F (°C) 55
Average low °F (°C) 30
Record low °F (°C) −8
Average precipitation inches (mm) 4.58
Source: [19]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[20]

2020 census[edit]

Peachtree City racial composition[21]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 26,725 69.88%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 3,186 8.33%
Native American 40 0.1%
Asian 3,397 8.88%
Pacific Islander 17 0.04%
Other/mixed 1,878 4.91%
Hispanic or Latino 3,001 7.85%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 38,244 people, 13,416 households, and 9,808 families residing in the city.

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 census,[22] there were 31,580 people, 10,876 households, and 8,874 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,321.3 inhabitants per square mile (510.2/km2). There were 11,313 housing units at an average density of 486.1 per square mile (187.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.66% White, 4.11% African American, 0.16% Native American, 3.70% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.92% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 3.75% of the population.

There were 10,876 households, out of which 47.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.4% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 31.6% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $84,339, and the median income for a family was $96,880.[23]


Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Peachtree City is served by the Fayette County School System.

Elementary schools that serve the city include:

  • Peeples Elementary School (Unincorporated Fayette County)
  • Braelinn Elementary School (Peachtree City)
  • Huddleston Elementary School (Peachtree City)
  • Kedron Elementary School (Peachtree City)
  • Oak Grove Elementary School (Peachtree City)
  • Peachtree City Elementary School (Peachtree City)
  • Crabapple Lane Elementary School (Peachtree City)

Middle schools that serve the city include:

High schools that serve the city include:

Private and non-traditional schools include:

  • Our Lady of Victory Catholic School (Grades K-8) – elementary and middle school located in Tyrone
  • Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School – located in Fayetteville
  • The Campus (Grades 1–12)
  • Trinity Christian School (grades 1–12) – grades 1–8 are at the main campus; high school is at the old Crossroads Church
  • Landmark Christian School (Grades 1–5) – this is an elementary campus; main campus is located in Fairburn, serving grades K4-12
  • St. Paul Lutheran School (grades pre-K-8) – elementary and middle school, located inside Peachtree City at the intersection of Georgia Highway 74 and Ardenlee Drive

Colleges and universities[edit]

Universities that serve the city include:

  • Clayton State University – This facility is at the north end of Peachtree Pkwy in Peachtree City. It offers dual-credit enrollment program for high school students. Fayette has an instructional site with undergraduate degrees in business, psychology, integrative studies, administrative management, and technology management, and an MBA program with a concentration in logistics and supply chain management.
  • Point University (formerly Atlanta Christian College) – This campus offers the Access program for adult learners and the dual-credit enrollment program for high school students.

The Phi Mu sorority is headquartered in Peachtree City.[24]

Film and television[edit]

Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva was filmed in Peachtree City and surrounding areas of Fayette and Coweta County.[25] With Raleigh Studios in nearby Senoia, Peachtree City has often been the backdrop for episodes of other series, such as The Walking Dead.[26] Scenes from the film Joyful Noise were shot there as well.[27]


Golf carts[edit]

Peachtree City has a system of golf cart paths which spider across the town and provide a secondary means of access to almost any destination within city limits. These multi-use paths stretch for more than 90 miles (140 km) throughout the city. Many places of business have specially designated golf cart parking spaces. The Peachtree City Police Department has several golf carts used to patrol along these paths.[28]

Over 10,000 households own a golf cart, and use them as an extra vehicle for local transportation.[29] Children aged twelve to fifteen may operate a cart on Peachtree City cart paths with a parent, grandparent or other guardian in the front seat. Those who are fifteen or older, with either a valid Georgia learner's permit or a full driver's license, are allowed to operate golf carts alone. Students at McIntosh High School are encouraged to drive family golf carts to school because of limited car parking. In 2015, Starr's Mill High School opened a golf-cart specific lot. The golf cart paths are also used by cyclists, joggers, and pedestrians as a safer alternative to the side of the road. In February 2003, Golf Digest magazine discussed the traffic congestion caused by the use of golf carts in the city.[30]


Atlanta Regional Airport, also known as Falcon Field, is a general aviation airport that provides chartered air service. Since 1987, it has grown from having about 60 aircraft based at the airport to about 165. The runway is 5,220 feet (1,590 m) long and holds up to 60,000 pounds (27,000 kg) of aircraft. It mainly serves Peachtree City's business residents, but also serves as a place of entertainment for people interested. There is a viewing area provided for the public to watch aircraft take-off and land. The airport hosts many events throughout the year, including the Great Georgia Air Show. The airport is the location of a National Weather Service radar station, Southeast River Forecast Center,[31] and Weather Forecast Office,[32] which serves 96 counties in northern and central Georgia.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport provides commercial service and is located 25 miles (40 km) northeast of Peachtree City via Georgia State Route 74 and Interstate 85.

Peachtree City was designated a foreign-trade zone by the U.S. Customs Service. In the U.S., a foreign-trade zone is a site in or near a U.S. Customs port of entry (in this case Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport), designated free of customs entry procedures.

Notable people[edit]


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