As beautiful as its name, Flowery Branch attracts new residents and visitors with its friendly, southern charm.
Flowery Branch was once known as Anaguluskee, meaning “flowers on the branch.” Established in 1874, Flowery Branch sprung up along a new railway system built to connect Charlotte to Atlanta. “Old Town” refers to picturesque historic downtown Flowery Branch. With many of the original buildings and train depot revitalized and repurposed, quaint old town charm follows Flowery Branch into a new era. Many family-friendly events occur throughout the year in downtown Flowery Branch, which fosters a feeling of a close-knit community. This community feel is one of the many reasons Desjoyaux Pools enjoys serving the pool and outdoor spaces needs of the residents of Flowery Branch.
Flowery Branch’s population continues its rapid growth as more and more people discover its many hidden gems. It currently has 9,391 residents with a median age of 39 years old and an average income of $75,599. Flowery Branch’s homeownership rate is an impressive 66.6%, with an average home price of $261,332.These numbers reflect the desirability and family-centric atmosphere of the city.
Not only does Flowery Branch have an impressive array of employers, but proximity to I-985 also provides residents with almost limitless employment opportunities in every imaginable industry. For those who desire to work for some of the biggest names in the world, downtown Atlanta is just 45 minutes away. Twenty-nine companies are included in the Fortune 1000 list within metro Atlanta, and 16 consistently rank in the Fortune 500. Examples include The Home Depot, UPS, The Coca-Cola Company, and Delta Air Lines, Inc. Desjoyaux Pools is one of many employers grateful for access to the diverse talent in Flowery Branch.
There are three public elementary schools in Flowery Branch: Spout Springs Elementary, Chestnut Mountain Elementary, and Martin Elementary. In addition, there are also two middle schools: Cherokee Bluff Middle and C.W. Davis Middle. Flowery Branch High School and the Falcons have long been a community favorite. However, recent growth has brought new passion to Flowery Branch with Cherokee Bluff High School and rooting for the Bears. Desjoyaux Pools knows we can’t go wrong with either the Falcons or the Bears and enjoy cheering for both.
Students in Flowery Branch boast some impressive statistics with a 94% graduation rate and an AP Exam Pass Rate of 99% in 19 AP courses offered. Students also well exceed most state standards in proficiency scores. Flowery Branch students have access to various training for career choices and can even complete many certificate programs before graduation.
For those interested in pursuing higher education, dual enrollment programs allow many students to enter college with as much as two years’ worth of college credits already completed. The Georgia HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship Programs help academically strong students better afford a college education. Parents are comforted that students don’t have to stray far from home to find some of the nation’s most highly respected college programs. University of Georgia and Emory University are just two of dozens of such schools within an hour’s drive of Flowery Branch. It’s no wonder families are flocking to Flowery Branch to enjoy its many benefits.
From the many nature trails along Lake Lanier to boating, swimming, skiing, and sunset cruises, Lake Lanier is a popular attraction for residents and visitors alike. If sand is more to your liking, several beaches are within a few hours of Flowery Branch. Once you become water-logged, the beauty of the North Georgia mountains await just 40 miles or so away. Right-back in Flowery Branch, there are multiple parks with a wide variety of recreational activities. Mulberry Creek Park and Cherokee Bluffs Park are just two of the many local favorites for hiking, running, biking, and overall family fun.
Georgia’s sports talent and fan support are unparalleled, and the people of Flowery Branch love showing their support for the nation’s best. Name your sport, and you can be in a stand rooting on your favorite Georgia team in record time from Flowery Branch. Besides the community support of the Flowery Branch Falcons and Bears, the NFL Falcons training camp is located in Flowery Branch. Its facility is open to the public to watch practice multiple times each year. If college football is more your style, the 2022 College Football National Champions, the Georgia Bulldogs, make their home 45 miles away in Athens, and the 2021 World Series winners, the Atlanta Braves, are in nearby Atlanta. In addition, Atlanta United and the Atlanta Motor Speedway provide many more fan opportunities.
While Flowery Branch has several major retailers, such as Home Depot, Kohls, Target, and T.J. Maxx, if you desire more diversity in your shopping, one of the largest shopping miles in America, the Mall of Georgia, is located nearby. The same goes for dining and entertainment. Antebellum, Fish Tales Lakeside Grille, and Crossroads Bar & Grille are some of Flowery Branch’s most popular restaurants. However, no matter how exotic your palate, a fine dining establishment is nearby to satisfy your cravings.
As for entertainment, if Lake Lanier, high school football, beautiful parks, and some of the most amazing golf courses aren’t enough, nearby Gas South District regularly features some of the biggest names in entertainment. Does your idea of fun include travel? Jump on I-985 from Flowery Branch, and you can be on your way to anywhere in the world via the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Natural beauty, hometown charm, and access to virtually anything you can imagine make Flowery Branch one of Desjoyaux Pool’s favorite places to provide gorgeous pools and outdoor spaces.
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