Forest Park is located in the northern part of Clayton County, just nine miles south of the state capital, Atlanta. The city enjoys easy access with Interstate 75 and Interstate 285 conveniently close by and the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is only five miles west of the city.
One of the largest cities in Clayton County, Forest Park has its origins as a "wood and water stop" for the nation's burgeoning railroad system in the early- to mid-1800s. The city was originally called Stump Town due to the large number of stumps left behind from trees being cut for fuel for the trains passing to and from Atlanta. Over time, Forest Park started seeing an increase in families, farmers and railroad employees laying down roots and calling the city home. After Stump Town was chartered in 1908, it became known as Forest Station/Astor and then later, Forest Park. Through the 1950s and 1960s, the city had a remarkable period of growth and development as it became one of the region's more significant centers of commerce.
Today, people are drawn to Forest Park for a wide range of reasons, including its convenient proximity to downtown Atlanta, its family-friendly neighborhoods and the region's beautiful weather. It's also currently the home to the 146-acre State Farmers Market, Clayton State University and Fort Gillem, all three of which are some of the more popular attractions in the area.
Forest Park is very attractive to those looking to live in a neighborhood that offers affordable living options and easy transportation to and from Atlanta. With its tree-lined streets and abundant park system, Forest Park is a classic American suburb and a great place to raise a family. Whether you're looking to have a custom home built on a recently purchased lot or you want to move right into a new home in Forest Park, GA, the city's real estate market is healthy and varied enough to be able to satisfy all your expectations.
For those wishing to take full advantage of all that Forest Park, GA has to offer year round, Southland Custom Homes specializes in building new homes in the Clayton County area. Southland Custom Homes is one of the most highly-respected Georgia on-your-land builders, which means they can build the home of your dreams in the location of your choice!
With over 100 floorplan options to choose from and an array of top-of-the-line interior appointments, Southland Custom Homes is among the premier home builders in GA. In addition to providing a huge selection of plan options, Southland Custom Homes will even work with new homebuyers to alter a specific floorplan so that it is exactly what the buyer wants. If you are looking for a custom home builder in GA, Southland Custom Homes is sure to meet and exceed your expectations.
Southland Custom Homes, one of the premier Georgia on-your-land builders, has model showrooms located in Macon (3956 Bloomfield Village Drive, Macon, GA 31206), Dawsonville (98 Bethel Drive, Dawsonville, GA 3053), and Marietta (265 N. Cobb PKWY, Marietta, GA 30062). Stop by or call us today at 1-866-56-BUILD* to see all that Southland has to offer!
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