Cumming Community Information

A big draw for families in the Cumming area is quality education. Forsyth County Schools consistently post test scores well above the state average in all areas. In addition, Forsyth County offers several schools of excellence. Residents also have access to a myriad of colleges and universities in the area including Agnes Scott College, Beulah Heights Bible College, Clark Atlanta University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Morehouse College, Oglethorpe University and Spelman College.

Many new Forsyth County residents chose their new home and community in the county to take advantage of the low real property taxes. Forsyth County offers one of the lowest real property tax rates in Metropolitan Atlanta and is nearly one-half the real property tax rate of its neighboring counties of North Fulton and Gwinnett.

The Cumming/South Lake Lanier area is a sportsman's paradise, but is also rich in history, culture and the arts. As the county seat, Cumming plays host each year to the Cumming Country Fair and Festival. The unique Heritage Village on the Forsyth County fairgrounds in Cumming celebrates the area's rich history. It is home to an old-fashioned barbershop, blacksmith shop, doctor's office, printing shop, general store, syrup mill, saw mill, water-wheel corn mill and gristmill. Visitors can see how such life-altering inventions as the printing press and cider press changed lives. Every day during the fair, the Piece Makers Quilting Guild and the Cumming Sunset Quilters meet to practice their craft and sell their gorgeous handmade wares.

The Emerald Point Resort, located just a few miles away at Lake Lanier Islands, offers guests the experience of a lifetime with golf, tennis, boat rentals, horseback riding, fine dining and more. At the Emerald Pointe Golf Club, seasoned golfers and rookies alike can enjoy the award-winning, 18-hole, par 72 championship course. The magnificent layout stretches along lush rolling hills and inlets, and 13 holes are set along the water. Golf Digest has called Emerald Pointe "The Pebble Beach of the Southeast."

Residents and locals can also drink in more of nature's beauty at the many parks and campgrounds scattered throughout the area. Shady Grove Campground is right near beautiful Lake Sidney Lanier. And the Twin Lakes RV Park is tucked into the Emerald Woods, yet close enough to Atlanta to visit. The Windermere Golf Club, a public golf course, boasts 18 holes.

Although Cumming is small in size, it's large in history. In the 19th century, settlers migrated from the Carolinas and Virginia into Forsyth County. Schools, churches and post offices were built almost immediately around the county. The town's popularity grew due to its production of high-quality tobacco and wagons. Forestry thrived and Forsyth County was filled with sawmills, gristmills and distilleries.

The county's first wave of newcomers arrived when the north Georgia region became known for the poultry industry. The area became home to Wilson Foods, now the very popular and growing Tyson Foods Company. After Buford Dam was built in 1980 creating Lake Sydney Lanier, Forsyth County's population grew from 15,000 to 45,000 by 1990 and has doubled over the last decade.


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