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Strategically located in southwest Cobb County, Austell is approximately eighteen miles from Atlanta and just minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. State-of-the art hospitals and medical care are readily available. Regional Shopping as well as cultural, recreation, and leisure activities are within easy driving distance. Excellent learning opportunities are available for students K-12 in nationally recognized Cobb County Schools. Universities, colleges and technical schools in the immediate area are available for advanced education.

Instrumental in the founding of the city, the railroad continues to be important to the life of Austell. Since the rail line diverges in Austell, one line proceeding north and one going west, this was an ideal location for Norfolk Southern to expand their facilities. Austell was selected for the site of the 260 acre John W. Whitaker Intermodal Terminal, the largest of its kind east of the Mississippi.

Austell has a friendly, small town atmosphere which invites residential, commercial, and industrial growth. Businesses enjoy the benefits of low property taxes, low occupational tax structure and 100% Freeport exemptions. The city also benefits from easy access to I-20, I-285, and Thornton Road, a main thoroughfare that links the area to Northwest Georgia.


Quality of life in Austell includes a strong infrastructure focusing on public safety, clean water and extensive recreation facilities. Residents enjoy passive parks as well as basketball and tennis courts, playgrounds and a premier disc golf course. These amenities together with the lowest residential taxes in the metro area and a stable municipal government make Austell a wonderful place to live, work and play. Austell is a great place to call home.

Darrell Weaver


Darrell Weaver
Phone: 770-944-4312