Johns Creek is a city located in the northern part of Fulton County, Georgia. It is popular for its numerous outdoor spaces, including a historic nature preserve, recreation area, and creek. Besides this, residents enjoy the local arts and culture available in Johns Creek as well as the city's proximity to the entertainment of Atlanta.
Climate & Geography
Johns Creek has a humid subtropical climate. The average summer temperature is in the 80s and the average winter temperature is in the 40s. Precipitation is high throughout the year, resulting in 54 inches of rain.
The Chattahoochee River borders Johns Creek to the south. The Chattahoochee National Forest is north of the city, and much of the terrain consists of gently rolling hills.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Johns Creek has an abundance of outdoor recreation for residents to enjoy. The Autry Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center has 46 acres of wooded trails, creeks, and animal exhibits. Big Creek and Jones Bridge Park have hiking and fishing opportunities while Abbots Bridge Recreation Area is popular for boating and swimming. There are also several golf courses in and around the city.
Residents of Johns Creek also enjoy plenty of arts and entertainment. The Johns Creek Arts Center, North Atlanta Dance Theatre, and Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra are popular for a night out. There is also a local amphitheater for outdoor concerts. The city has several breweries and local eateries as well.
For more high-end shopping and gourmet dining, residents can easily travel to Atlanta, which is 40 minutes away.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The cost of living in Johns Creek is above the state and national averages. This is due to high housing and transportation costs.
Georgia is a tax-friendly state for retirees. Social Security benefits are not taxed, and all other forms of retirement income are eligible for large exclusions. Property taxes are below average, and retirees over 65 may qualify for a double homestead exemption. Johns Creek has a 7 percent sales tax.
The Atlanta metro area ranks in the top 60 communities on Gallup's Well-Being Index.
Johns Creek is home to Emory Johns Creek Hospital. In addition to this local medical center, there are four hospitals that are rated high performing by U.S. News within 15 miles of the city. These include Northside Hospital-Forsyth, Emory St. Joseph's Hospital, Gwinnett Medical Center, and Northside Hospital-Atlanta.