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Peachtree City, Georgia

Peachtree City, Georgia
Centennial clubhouse in Peachtree City
Nickname(s): The Bubble, PTC

Location in Georgia
Peachtree City, Georgia
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Georgia
County Fayette
 • Mayor Vanessa Fleisch
 • Total 23.9 sq mi (61.9 km2)
 • Land 23.3 sq mi (60.3 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
Elevation 899 ft (274 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 34,364
 • Density 1,321.3/sq mi (510.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 30269
Area code(s) 678, 770
FIPS code 13-59724[1]
GNIS feature ID 0320310[2]

Peachtree City is a city in and the largest city of Coweta County that is commonly referred to as "The West Village," or "Wilksmoor Village." Peachtree City is located in South Metro Atlanta.


  • The city 1
  • Economy 2
    • Film and television 2.1
  • History 3
    • Timeline 3.1
  • Government 4
  • Geography 5
    • Airports 5.1
  • Demography 6
  • Education 7
    • Primary and secondary schools 7.1
    • Colleges and universities 7.2
  • Culture 8
  • Notes 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

The city

The geographic center of Peachtree City is Peachtree Parkway.

Peachtree City has a system of golf cart paths which spider across the town and provide a secondary means of access to almost any destination within city limits. These multi-use paths stretch for more than ninety miles throughout the city. Many places of business have specially designated golf cart parking spaces. The Peachtree City Police Department has several golf carts used to patrol along these paths.[4]

More than 9,000 households own a golf cart, and use them as an extra vehicle for local transportation. Children aged twelve or over may operate a cart on Peachtree City cart paths with a parent, grandparent or guardian in the front seat. Unaccompanied fifteen-year-olds with valid Georgia Learner's Permits are allowed to operate golf carts alone. Students at McIntosh High School are encouraged to drive family golf carts to school because of limited car parking. The golf cart paths are used also by bikers, joggers, and pedestrians as a safer alternative to the side of the road. In February 2003, Golf Digest magazine discussed the traffic congestion caused by use of golf carts in the city.[5]

Peachtree City has a regional airport, city of license for WRDG (96.7 FM), an alternative rock radio station.

Peachtree City was designated a "Foreign Trade Zone" by the U.S. Customs Service, now: U.S. Customs and Border Protection. In the U.S., a Foreign Trade Zone is a site in or near a U.S. Customs port of entry (in this case Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport), designated free of customs entry procedures.

In July 2005, CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Peachtree City eighth on its list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States.[6] In July 2007 in the same award, the city was ranked 64th.[7] In July 2009, Peachtree City was ranked eighth on the list.[8] In August 2011, Peachtree City ranked 91st on the list.[9]

Peachtree City was ranked number one for "Best Places to Raise Kids" in the state of Georgia, according to Bloomberg Business Week (December 2012).[10]


Cooper Lighting, a division of Cooper Industries, along with Gardner-Denver, a sister company,

Hoshizaki, one of the world's largest manufacturers of icemakers, has its American headquarters in Peachtree City.[11]

Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America (PASA) has its main operations based in Peachtree City and is the largest employer in the city. It is a major supplier of automotive audio, video and navigation systems for Honda (including its Acura luxury division), Nissan, General Motors, Toyota and Subaru.

Other large employers in Peachtree City's industrial park include:[12]

  • Sany, a Chinese multinational heavy machinery manufacturer[13]
  • TDK Corporation, a media storage device manufacturer[14]
  • Avery Dennison, a paper product company that manufactures decals and other adhesives
  • NCR Corporation, formerly National Cash Register, a company that manufactures ATM (ABM) machines, computers and software

Film and television

Lifetime's Coweta County.[15] With Raleigh Studios in nearby Senoia, Peachtree City is often the backdrop for episodes of other series such as The Walking Dead.[16] Scenes from the film Joyful Noise were shot here as well.[17]



Lake Peachtree
  • In 1957, Flat Creek was dammed to create Lake Peachtree[18]
  • In 1965, The Peachtree City volunteer fire department was created. The one-car Peachtree City police department was created as well. Peachtree City elementary school opened
  • In 1968, Falcon Field airport was founded by Joel Cowan as Peachtree City-Falcon Field
  • In 1972, Peachtree City was granted its own ZIP code (30269)
  • In 1974, The Peachtree City Public Library opened. The Georgia state legislature passed legislation permitting golf carts to be operated on city streets
  • In 1975, Peachtree City was named "one of America's best suburbs" by Ladies Home Journal magazine
  • In 1976, Peachtree City got its own telephone exchange (487). Residents then had to dial "8" to reach Atlanta, which remained the case until digital equipment was installed in 1988
  • In 1976, Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater (then known as the Peachtree City Amphitheater) was built as a Bicentennial project and opened to the public with the production "The MacIntosh Trail" which told the story of Creek Chief William McIntosh and the Trail of Tears. (It was intended as a tourist attraction similar to the Cherokee NC production of "Unto These Hills".) When further funding was not forthcoming the project went into foreclosure. The City of Peachtree City purchased the amphitheater at the courthouse steps in 1977.
  • In 1979, The first traffic light within city limits was installed at the intersection of Georgia State Route 74
  • In 1981, McIntosh High School opened
  • In 1983, Peachtree City held a free music festival to celebrate the opening of several new shops and stores, including the Galaxy Games arcade. Several local bands played at the free event, including "Alliance."
  • In 1992, Peachtree City altered the length of the mayoral and council members´ terms of office from two to four years. Term limits were enacted to restrict both mayor and council members to a maximum of two four-year terms
  • In 1994, The first Summer Concert Series premiered at Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater on June 17, 1994 to a sold-out audience. The first concert featured Three Dog Night.
  • In 1994, The National Weather Service central office relocated from Atlanta airport
  • In 1996, the Olympic Flame passed through on its way to Atlanta
  • In 2001, the city was designated a "Tree City USA" by the Arbor Day Foundation[19]
  • In 2002, Peachtree City (specifically Starr's Mill) was a filming location for the movie Sweet Home Alabama
  • In 2005, the city was Ranked No. 8 Best Place to Live by Money (magazine)[6]
  • In 2007, the city was Ranked No. 64 Best Place to Live by Money (magazine)[7]
  • In 2009, the city was Ranked No. 8 Best Place to Live by Money (magazine)[8]
  • In 2011, the city was Ranked No. 91 Best Place to Live by Money (magazine)[9]
  • In 2011, the city was Ranked in the top 25 cities to relocate to by Relocate America
The official flag of Peachtree City, Georgia outside of City Hall.


As of January 2014, the mayor of Peachtree City is Vanessa Fleisch. Council members include Kim Learnard, Eric Imker, Terry Ernst, and Mike King.

Vanessa Fleisch is the first female mayor in the city's history.


The city has a total area of 23.9 square miles (62 km2), of which 23.3 square miles (60 km2) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) (2.64%) is water.[3] The city is located in the southern Luthersville.

Peachtree City has three lakes. Lake Kedron to the north which is simply a reservoir that supplies Lake Peachtree to the south via Flat Creek. Lake Kedron is actually owned by the Fayette County Authority, despite being completely inside Peachtree City's city limits. This is done to keep Lake Peachtree full whenever there is a lack of rain and still allow for recreational use of the lake during droughts. Lake Kedron is not afforded any recreational use except for fishing. Lastly, Lake McIntosh, the newest lake, close to Planterra, has now reached full pool.[20]

Line Creek represents the border between West Peachtree City and Coweta County.

Shakerag Hill is the tallest point in the city and it sits at the intersection of GA Hwy 54 and Robinson Road, another primary street of the city.

Peachtree City has several golf courses:

  • Flat Creek has 27 holes
  • Braelinn has 18 holes
  • Planterra has 18 holes

All three are owned by Canongate, a golfing association that owns 18 golf courses in "greater" Atlanta and one in South Carolina covering over 405 holes.

Climate data for Peachtree City, Georgia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 80
Average high °F (°C) 55
Average low °F (°C) 30
Record low °F (°C) −8
Average precipitation inches (mm) 4.58
Source: [21]


  • Falcon Field is a general aviation airport that provides chartered air service. Since 1987, it has grown from having about 60 aircraft based at the airport to about 165. The runway is 5,220 feet and holds up to 60,000 pounds of aircraft. It mainly serves Peachtree City's business residents, but also serves as a place of entertainment for people interested. There is a viewing area provided for the public to watch aircraft take-off and land. The airport hosts many events throughout the year, including the Great Georgia Air Show.
  • Interstate 85.


As of the 2000 census,[3] there were 31,580 people, 10,876 households, and 8,874 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,321.3 inhabitants per square mile (510.2/km2). There were 11,313 housing units at an average density of 486.1 per square mile (187.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.66% White, 4.11% African American, 0.16% Native American, 3.70% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.92% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.75% of the population.

There were 10,876 households out of which 47.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.4% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the city, the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $84,339, and the median income for a family was $96,880.[1]


Primary and secondary schools

Peachtree City is served by the Fayette County School System.

Elementary schools that serve the city include:

  • Peeples Elementary School (Unincorporated Fayette County)
  • Braelinn Elementary School (Peachtree City)
  • Huddleston Elementary School (Peachtree City)
  • Kedron Elementary School (Peachtree City)
  • Oak Grove Elementary School (Peachtree City)
  • Peachtree City Elementary School (Peachtree City)
  • Crabapple Lane Elementary School (Peachtree City)

Middle schools that serve the city include:

  • J.C. Booth Middle School (Peachtree City) - Serves central and northern Peachtree City
  • Unincorporated Fayette County) - Serves southern Peachtree City

High schools that serve the city include:

  • McIntosh High School (Peachtree City) - Serves central and northern Peachtree City
  • Unincorporated Fayette County) - Serves southern Peachtree City
  • Whitewater High School (Serves some of southeastern Peachtree City)

Private and Non-Traditional Schools include:

  • Our Lady of Victory Catholic School (Grades K-8) - Elementary & Middle school located in Tyrone, GA.
  • Ourl Lady of Mercy Catholic High School - located in Fayetteville, GA.
  • The Campus (Grades 1-12)
  • Trinity Christian School (Sharpsburg, GA) (Grades 1-12) - Grades 1-8 is at the Main Campus. High school is at the old Crossroads Church
  • Landmark Christian School (Grades 1-5) - This is an Elementary Campus. Landmark has a main campus located in Fairburn, GA serving grades K4-12.
  • St. Paul Lutheran School (Grades pre-K-8) - Elementary and middle school, located inside Peachtree City at the intersection of Georgia Highway 74 and Ardenlee Drive.

Colleges and universities

Universities that serve the city include:

  • Clayton State University - Facility at the north end of Peachtree Pkwy in Peachtree City. Offers dual-credit enrollment program for high school students. Fayette has an instructional site with undergraduate degrees in business, psychology, integrative studies, administrative management, and technology management; and an MBA program with a concentration in logistics and supply chain management.
  • Point University (Former Atlanta Christian College) - This campus offers both the Access program for adult learners and the dual-credit enrollment program for high school students.


The Phi Mu Sorority is headquartered in Peachtree City.[24]


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  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ a b c "Fact Sheet - Peachtree City city (sic), Georgia". United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved April 9, 2009 
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  5. ^ Kapriske, Ron “Golf Cart Gridlock”. Golf Digest. February 2003.
  6. ^ a b "Best Places To Live - 8. Peachtree City, Ga.".  
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  10. ^ "Best Places to Raise Kids". Bloomberg Businessweek. 
  11. ^ "Hoshizaki America Inc." Retrieved October 22, 2011.
  12. ^ Peachtree City website
  13. ^ "China's Sany: From Hunan Home to Peachtree City". Global Atlanta. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  14. ^ "TDK Companies in the Americas". TDK official website. Retrieved May 2, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Drop Dead Diva". Peachtree City. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  16. ^ Boylan, Michael (1 June 2011). "PTC on zombie alert". The Citizen. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  17. ^ The Citizen"'Joyful Noise' filming comes to Peachtree City", March 15, 2011, Michael Boylan,
  18. ^ "Lake Peachtree". EventSeeker. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  19. ^ Munford, John (March 7, 2001). "PTC ready to celebrate Tree City USA honor".  
  20. ^
  21. ^ "Monthly Averages for Peachtree City, GA (30269)". Retrieved March 19, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  24. ^ Home. Phi Mu. Retrieved July 1, 2010. "National Headquarters 400 Westpark Drive Peachtree City, GA 30269."


  • "Welcome to Peachtree City-Falcon Field!" Peachtree City Official Website, October 11, 2008
  • "Peachtree City Falcon Field - Peachtree City, GA" Waymark, October 11, 2008
  • Aventure Aviation "Aventure Aviation Named Exporter of the Year" Hardin, April 10, 2009

External links

  • Peachtree City Official Website
  • Peachtree City Fire Department
  • National Weather Service Forecast Office, Peachtree City, Georgia
  • Fayette County Development Authority
  • West Village Annexation Announcement
  • Peachtree City Citizen Forum
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