Once a sleepy farming village, today’s Woodstock is a vibrant and diverse community boasting a world-class trail system, great shopping and dining options, and neighborhoods perfect for the suburban family all just 30 miles north of Atlanta. Woodstock’s City limits include more than 12 square miles and over 30,000 residents.
Woodstock officially became a city in 1897, but the first settlers arrived in the early 1800s with hopes of finding gold. Mills were then constructed to serve the burgeoning cotton farms. The railroad depot was constructed in 1879and storefronts followed. The WoodstockVisitor’s Center is housed in an original storefront, Dean’s Store, which opened in 1906.
Today, downtown Woodstock is home to 20+ restaurants offering a wide range of foods, from farm-to-table, fresh seafood, Italian & Mexican cuisine, cupcakes& pies, burgers & hotdogs, and even a food truck themed restaurant. Stroll through charming downtown Woodstock and shop at over 30 local shops where options abound with stylish clothing boutiques, antiques, an independent bookstore, jewelry, art, and unique gift items. Or, visit the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta and shop over 100 name brand stores.