Cumming

Welcome to Cumming

Join this rapidly growing community on the banks of Lake Lanier
 
One of Atlanta's fastest-growing suburbs is Cumming, located near the west side of Lake Lanier in Forsyth County. The city, with just over 7,000 people, has a small-town atmosphere and an easy commute to Atlanta. Cumming has all the advantages of a lively suburb. New construction and new subdivisions are under development in Cumming that will provide new single-family homes and townhomes.
 
The town was founded in 1833 and named after local resident William Cumming, who fought as a colonel in the War of 1812. For a century, the town served as a commercial hub for the farmers. The Sinclair Station, preserved as a historical site, was the first gas station in the county to use electric pumps. Today, Cumming is a thriving community with an appreciation of simple pleasures and outdoor life.
 

What to Love

Local Lifestyle

Cumming's slogan is "Gateway to Leisure Living," and there are plenty of leisure activities to choose from. Parts of Cumming are on the banks of Lake Lanier, a 59-square-mile reservoir perfect for fishing, boating, hiking, and other outdoor activities. The Sawnee Mountain Preserve is another popular site for hiking and enjoying nature.
 
Cumming may seem a distance from Atlanta, but its access to Georgia 400 makes it a comfortable drive to the city or other nearby suburbs for work or entertainment. But you don't have to go far to enjoy arts, culture, and entertainment. The city's parks and recreation department sponsors many sports and activities throughout the year.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Among Cumming's most unique shops is the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market. The market operates the third weekend of each month and features more than 75,000 square feet of indoor space where you can shop for vintage furniture, clothing, as well as hand-crafted creations. For more contemporary shopping, there is the Collection at Forsyth, a bustling retail center with a variety of restaurants and a movie theater. At Vickery Village, there's an assortment of locally owned shops and businesses.
 
A favorite restaurant in Cumming is Branchwater Steaks and Seafood, serving chef-prepared meals in comfortable surroundings. Tam's Backstage Restaurant is another restaurant of note. Located in the former Cumming Public School building, it serves American cuisine with an Italian influence. Local craft beers are made at Cherry Street Brewing and served at the restaurant and taproom. For a quick meal, the residents love Your Pie Pizza.
 

Things to Do

The Cumming Fairgrounds is host to the annual fair and many other events. The Cumming Country Fair and Festival runs for 11 days in October and attracts more than 200,000 visitors from the region. The fair features rides, games, shows, exhibits, and musical entertainment. Another major event held at the fairgrounds every spring is The Taste, which showcases local restaurants.
 
Cumming city parks offer sports facilities, trails, and picnic areas. Fowler Park also has a skate park and dog park. At the Cumming Aquatic Center, you can take swimming or water aerobics classes or just swim for fun and exercise. Arts and culture are active pursuits in Cumming. The Cumming Arts Center holds art classes of all types and for all ages. Kids love learning acting and theater at the Forsyth County of Performing Arts.
 
The rolling terrain and scenic natural areas make golf and country clubs popular gathering centers for residents. Private clubs offer championship golf courses, swimming, tennis, dining, and social events. They include the Polo Golf and Country Club, Windermere Golf Club, and Laurel Springs Golf and Country Club. A popular public course is Hampton Golf Village.
 

Schools

Children in Cumming attend schools operated by Forsyth County Schools, which ranks as one of the highest quality districts in the state. The school district boasts the highest graduation rate in the county and the highest SAT and ACT scores in the Metro Atlanta area. High schools offer college preparatory classes, AP courses, award-winning athletics, and career pathways.

 
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