Acworth is known as the Lake City because it is situated along the southeastern shores of both Lake Acworth and Lake Allatoona. Part of the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, the city also boasts the Etowah River and the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains as attractions. Acworth's downtown is under consideration for inclusion on the national list of historic places, and the city's Main Street was once a Cherokee Indian trading route. In the 1920s, it became known as Dixie Highway.
The distance from Acworth to Atlanta is about 32 miles, and the average commute for Acworth residents is about 30 minutes. Just over 10 percent of residents participate in carpools, higher than the national average, and cars are definitely a way of life in the community. However, many of Acworth's neighborhoods are extremely walkable, with parks and trails throughout the city. Cauble Park is a favorite sports and leisure-time destination. Located on the north side of Lake Acworth, it is a great destination for fishing, boating, beach activities, and its boardwalk.
Designated in 2010 as an All-America City, Acworth is proud of the ways in which its citizens and community organizations interact. The city's parks department maintains a diversified calendar of events, including a popular Farmers' Market open from April through October, an April Art Fest, spring and summer sports leagues for both adults and children, and seasonal holiday celebrations. This family-oriented community offers a laid-back, outdoor-oriented lifestyle. Residents can choose from an abundant assortment of galleries, boutiques, antique shops, modern malls, and restaurants galore.