Roswell, GA, is a city of just over 90,000 and is known as a great place to raise a family. With a sense of history and a thoroughly modern spirit, it is cosmopolitan, but "just a little bit country" in its approach to life. Situated about 20 miles north of Atlanta, it is the eighth largest city in the state, and is considered a part of the Atlanta metropolitan area.
Roswell was designated Georgia's first bicycle-friendly community, and it is home to a weekly 26-mile bike ride that complements national bike races and children's bike safety rodeos. Local Pedicabs are popular for getting around town. Locals love their bikes, but they also acknowledge the need for a private automobile, if only to escape to the Chattahoochee River for a day of fishing, kayaking or canoeing. Atlanta rail service does not directly serve Roswell.
Per capita income in Roswell is substantially higher than Georgia and Atlanta averages, and housing is also a bit pricey, although its various neighborhoods offer wide diversity in detached homes, apartments, condos and townhouses. Roswell residents tend to be well-educated and employed in white collar occupations, with a high percentage involved with computers or math.