Peachtree City is a Great Place to Visit by Design

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Spring is soon to give way to summer and the events in Peachtree City are heating up with the temperatures. There is plenty to do in the next month or so around town, so get out your calendars and a pen, not a pencil, because there is no way you’ll be erasing these events.

Today we know Peachtree City as a great place to visit and perhaps the perfect place to live. It is a distinctive city. Peachtree City is where life flows at its own pace – often around 15 mph – thanks to its one-of-a-kind system of more than 100 miles of multi-use paths that weave through town, connecting residential areas to schools, parks, shopping, dining, and entertainment. We are fortunate here to enjoy a quality of life that is unparalleled in the metro Atlanta area, which is why it is such a desirable location to plan a weekend trip or to host conventions and weddings.

Unlike most towns, Peachtree City’s pedestrian and golf cart-friendly layout, its villages featuring the best shopping, dining, and culture in the area, and its leisurely pace are all by design – literally. Peachtree City is renowned as the most successful master planned community in the nation. The plan for the community was first hatched by Joel Cowan, Floy Farr, Earl Denny, and Golden Pickett. Working as Bessemer Securities in the early 1950s, the men purchased around 15,000 acres in unincorporated Fayette County with the idea of developing the area with a purpose – to be a new city divided into smaller hamlets, each with its own stores, schools, and recreational areas. Peachtree City was incorporated in 1959 and soon began growing quickly, with many people purchasing lots before any utilities, schools, shopping, or parks had been built.

A little more than 60 years later, Peachtree City is home to more than 34,000 people who enjoy the benefits of a city developed to provide residents and visitors the best experience possible. Visitors to Peachtree City are struck by the ease with which they can get around in town, thanks to the multi-use paths. Golf carts are the preferred mode of transportation here. That grew out of the desire of a few early residents of Peachtree City who wanted to drive their personal golf carts to the golf course completed shortly after the city was incorporated. Cowan, who was the city’s first mayor, saw to it that a path was available for them that connected to the course and kept the carts off the main roads. The idea quickly grew and before long, Peachtree City was famous as the place where most people get around via golf cart.

When you visit, there are several outlets from which you can rent a golf cart so you can easily get from one village to another to take advantage of our world-class shopping and dining. The paths also connect to our two stunning 250-acre lakes, four parks, five public pools, three golf courses, and numerous sports and recreation areas. For a different off-road experience, we have a premier BMX bicycle track neighboring The Fred, an outdoor amphitheater that hosts some of the biggest names in music.

Each of our five villages – Aberdeen, Braelinn, Glenloch, Kedron, and West Side – has its own personality and presents its own options for relaxing, shopping, dining, and entertainment. Thanks to careful planning by the city’s founders, mature trees and regulated buffer zones of open space create a picturesque and storybook feel that has attracted people here for decades. Their thoughtful designs presented a new way to think about what a town can be that still sets the standard for urban and suburban planning.

That is one reason we are a top destination for meetings of any kind. Whether it’s a convention, an annual staff retreat, or a team building getaway, Peachtree City is the perfect location for your next event, with more than 90,000 square feet of meeting space and easy access to both I-75 and I-85, as well as Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

When you stay at one of our top-rated hotels, rent a golf cart and experience a city without an equal, you will soon understand what sets Peachtree City apart from the rest of metro Atlanta and why it is so comfortably different from anything else you have experienced. We’re always here to help. Feel free to call or email us with questions at 678-216-0282 or