The Searches below are for Homes for Sale in Southeast Cherokee County only.
On the map below, that inludes the area East of I-575, and South of GA-20 (basically from Canton to Free Home).
The Cities or Towns include homes in Woodstock, Canton, and Alpharetta (the most eastern portion of the County, below GA-20.
Woodstock is a city in Cherokee County, a county that was formerly home to the Cherokee Indians and the Creek Indians.
It's safe to say that Woodstock was not a significant county (from a Real Estate perspective) until the 1990s.
Prior to the 1990s, the county was rural, with two 2-lane corridors running East to West, GA-20 and GA-92 and two 2-lane corridors running North to South, GA-5 and GA 140, which intersect in Canton.
In 1980, Interstate-575 was built connecting Marietta (in Cobb County) with GA-92 in Cherokee County. It was built in anticipation of future traffic, certainly not to alleviate it. This was significant because it effectively opened up Cherokee to "future settlement"! (By the year 2000, the traffic on I-575 had already reached a level they expected it to be in 2020!) Cherokee was booming, and until the slowdown in 2007, it continued to expand.
The main reason for Cherokee's growth was because the Atlanta Metro Area was expanding Northward.
Cobb County, directly South of Cherokee had been experiencing absurd growth since the early 1970s, and by the 1990 had become virtually saturated, with little space available for large, amenity-laden neighborhoods. The potential to grow outward, past East Cobb, into Cherokee was there. The Interstate facilitated the growth. Open land was abundant. And from the southern part of Cherokee, the growth began - eventually expanding northward in the county
In keeping with the tone that was set by Cobb County, 3 major golf communities were built - Bradshaw Farm was built in 1995 eventually creating 621 homes on 600 acres, Bridgemill opened in 1998, and then, in1999, the Woodmont Country Club community was opened, now housing over 900 homes.
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The beautiful feature of Cherokee County is that developers did an outstanding job of building good sized communities, loaded with amenities (pool and tennis courts and playgrounds) with many homes on nearly an acre - and priced significantly lower than equivalent homes in East Cobb.
Because of the expansion of I-575 on the West Side, and the creation of GA-400 on the East Side, for those who need to commute to Atlanta or fly out of Atlanta Hartsfield International airport, an extra 10 minutes was more than worth it for the added value of living in Cherokee.
In 2007, when the economy "went into a recession", building came to a virtual halt.
With the Real Estate recovery in 2013, building resumed - with a vengeance. With the ability to work out of the home because of the Internet, many people work from home. With major shoping areas, including a beautifully rejuvenated downtown Woodstock area and a recently built Outlet Mall, Cherokee continues to grow - still with incredible acreage for new subdivisions.
And, if that doesn't sell you on Cherokee, the Property Taxes are lower than either Cobb County or Fulton County. Great place to live!