Welcome to Milton
Savor the peaceful, equestrian life just minutes away from the big city
Surrounded by rolling hills and tall pines, Milton is one of Georgia's newest cities. With a population of just under 40,000, the town wasn't officially incorporated in 2006, but the area has long been known as a quiet, rural community with a love of nature. At the northern tip of Fulton County, just a half hour's drive from Atlanta, Milton offers top-rated schools and luxury country homes on spacious lots.
Milton is horse country. Hundreds of horses were brought to the area in the early 1800s to work the gold mines and on family farms. Today, Milton boasts numerous horse farms and equestrian trails, as well as golf courses, parks, restaurants, and shops. Annual festivals like the Crabapple Festival every October celebrate small-town living in the center of a contemporary suburb.
What to Love
- Peaceful, rural community
- Unique shops and restaurants
- Great golf courses
- Fun festivals
- An equestrian’s haven
Milton combines the convenience and amenities of the suburbs with the relaxed feel of a small Southern town. It's close enough to Atlanta to commute for work or to take advantage of big-city amenities, like major league sports, museums, and entertainment. Yet, Milton residents can always escape back to their quiet, rural lifestyle.
Local activities keep Milton residents busy. At the weekly Milton's Farmers Market, you can find local produce, boutique vendors, and tasty treats. Shopping areas are also gathering spots and frequently host seasonal events and parties. But the distinct of Milton remains charmingly rural. Horse farms and equestrian trails are abundant. Residents also enjoy golf, swimming, and trail walking in the many area parks.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Milton's downtown area is known as the Crabapple District and is growing rapidly with new retail, business, dining, and residential space for the developing town. Crabapple Market offers unique shops and dining, along with open spaces for gatherings and events. The town's history is preserved in Milton's Cuisine and Cocktails, an award-winning fine dining restaurant located in a 150-year-old farmhouse. Another historic building houses the Union Restaurant, serving pizza and homestyle dishes in a colorful, casual atmosphere.
The Scottsdale Farms features 65-acres of family fun, shopping, and dining. You can grab breakfast, lunch, or a snack at the café and browse through the 12,000-square-foot gift barn filled with shops selling fashions, jewelry, and more. Kids will enjoy viewing the resident goats and chickens on the farm. Also popular in Milton, is the Farm at Pamelot, a working horse farm with riding lessons, boarding, and venue space. It's also home to the Painted Horse Winery and Vineyards. You can tour the vineyards or attend a wine tasting.
Things to Do
The Milton area has several notable golf courses, each with its own special features. The Capital City Club, founded in 1883, is one of the region's oldest social organizations and offers a top-rated golf course. The golf course at Atlanta National Golf Club winds through the picturesque hills and farms of Milton. At the Manor Golf and Country Club, you can play on the only course in George designed by PGA champion Tom Watson. And, like the others, the White Columns Country Club offers dining and event space, as well as swimming, tennis, and fitness.
You can also enjoy nature and stay active at Milton's many parks and recreational areas. Walking trails at Providence Park take you through the woods and to a fishing pier on a lake. Bell Memorial Park features sports facilities and playgrounds and is home to the Mark Law Arboretum. The many trails at Birmingham Park are used by hikers and horseback riders.
Milton is served by Fulton County Schools, the fourth-largest public school district in the state. Children in Milton can attend one of four elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools: