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Top 21 Small Cities In Georgia


A casual reference to the state of Georgia will often conjure images of sprawling metropolitan areas like Atlanta and Augusta. But while the state’s capital and its second largest city are really busy and bustling areas enjoyed by millions, the state of Georgia is large and features several smaller – and perhaps lesser known areas – with a great deal of southern hospitality and charm.

While the state features attractive larger municipalities, the state is chock-full of smaller, family-friendly communities that are both picturesque and safe. Here you’ll learn about 21 of the top small cities all across the state of Georgia.

1. Dallas

Located in Paulding County, one of Georgia’s fastest growing areas (according to the city’s official website), the city of Dallas has a population of 11,544, according to the 2010 US Census report. Founded in 1854, Dallas was recently recognized as a “Certified City of Ethics” by the Georgia Municipal Association.

The 2014 unemployment rate in Dallas is just 6.4 percent, significantly lower than the state’s average. Education is among its top industries, and the Paulding County School District educates about 19,000 students annually.

The city offers its residents several fun and family friendly events. The city maintains popular local parks, such as the Sara Babb Park and the Coleman Camp Park which feature several miles of walking trails along with picnic tables and outdoor grills. Other features of area parks include swimming pools, biking trails, lighted tennis and volleyball courts as well as baseball or softball fields. The Silver Comet Trail is located, in part, in the Dallas area; it is an incredibly popular walking, 61.5 mile long paved trail used by local cyclists and runners.

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  • Lelflane

    AUBURN, GA Picture AGAIN is NOT from AUBURN, GEORGIA just as GREENSBORO GA Picture was Incorrect also.

  • LeftLane

    I must finish my comments by adding SAVANNAH?? One of the LARGEST CITIES IN GEORGIA is in the article as “Small Cities In Georgia” — I LOVE SAVANNAH, IT is NOT “SMALL” –TOP 5 LARGEST in GEORGIA (ARTICLE LOSING ALL CREDABILITY AT THIS POINT).

    • marshmil

      I lived in Savannah for 20 years. It’s the setting for the story, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” Wonderful story and movie. However, beginning around 1980 illegal drug traffic and associated crime moved in. It is also a very expensive place to live because of the taxation. So because of the current crime rate, high cost and dangers lurking around at night I DO NOT recommend living in Savannah, Georgia. Go there at a very high risk.

  • 1GG

    Where is Peachtree City?

    • marshmil

      South of Atlanta.

      • 1GG

        I meant on the list, not where in the state.

  • Todd Lau

    My only main comment for now is, picture selection.
    Most of the photos that were selected to represent each city were extremely bad choices,
    that did not represent their cities well. Such as porta potties, construction in progress, freeway accidents, closed businesses, etc. Come on, really? I think a child would of picked better pictures.
    The editor of this article that selected the photos needs a serious reprimand, and some training.
    Being a photographer myself, I would of done a MUCH better job. I am 110% confident on that statement.
    Other than that, Those are some awfully nice cities, in my travels around Georgia, I have visited most
    of those cities, and found them nice places to visit at the least.
    That is all…..

  • marshmil

    Somebody really messed up with the Auburn location. The notation says Athens is 30 miles West. Well guess what, Atlanta is 78 miles West of Athens so how can Atlanta be 40 miles Northeast of Auburn if it is about 110miles West? Duh! And by the way, Atlanta IS Northeast of Auburn, Alabama.

    • gunny1

      Common Core Geo.

      • marshmil

        Perfect conclusion gunny1. Common Core is the dumbing down of the United States of America by liberal, Socialist bureaucrats grabbing for power–not the Nation’s best interests. All their supporters care about is the trinkets tossed down to them monthly to keep them quiet.

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