These numbers are from 2010. It usually takes a little while to compile them for each year. Here are some of the highlights:
#1 most affluent community in the State of Georgia (US Census)
#6 fastest growing county in America (CNN Money)
#7 fastest growing town (Cumming, Georgia) in America (Forbes Magazine)
#100 best community for young people in America (America’s Promise / Alliance for Youth)
Our unemployment rate has continually been lower than both the Atlanta, Georgia and US rates. The number of companies taking a look at the Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia area both in the U.S. and abroad has been very steady and succesful, with a lot of credit going to the Cumming / Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce.
If you are thinking about moving into the area, you may be shocked by a few things compared to your current home. First, the people are very friendly. We have traffic like any other growing area, but folks will let you change lanes, etc. Second, the majority of commercial / retail / homes are somewhat new, in that they were constructed since 1999. Third, the opportunities for local businesses are strong. There are some great options for all kinds of office / industrial / manufacturing / warehouse space all over the county. Fourth, you will find that folks south of Cumming think we live “way out there”, when in reality, with no traffic, I can get to downtown Atlanta for sporting and theater events in 30 minutes. Fifth, if you have kids, this is an absolutely phenomenal place to live. The activities options for all ages are significant, with a nice mix of public and private options. The parks are well-run and clean.
I have a good friend who told me a couple of years ago that we live in “Disney” land. After thinking about it, he’s mostly correct. The worries about crime, pollution, traffic, economic conditions, etc. that I’ve had while living in other places have melted away as I’ve become a true Forsythian.
In final, projections say that Forsyth County is adding approximately 1,000 new jobs each year. That’s a sign of a healthy and smart-growing community.