Fayette County is located in northwestern Georgia just south of Atlanta - a city recently voted one of the five "most fun" cities in the country in a poll commissioned by Cranium, Inc. This area is often referred to as Metro Atlanta?s Southern Crescent. Hills with broad ridges, sloping uplands and valleys add to the beauty of the region. The greatest catalyst for growth in the area was the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which is 20 minutes from Fayetteville and made Atlanta into a viable international hub. People flocked to Fayette County because of its accessibility, low land costs and low taxes. Government and city planners worked hard to ensure the town?s beauty. Fayetteville?s traditional agricultural roots have been carefully blended with urban convenience and amenities.
Fayetteville offers excellent educational opportunities for both public and private education. Some of the nation?s top universities are within a 30-mile radius of Fayetteville, including Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Spelman, Clark-Atlanta, and Morehouse colleges. Recreational activities abound in Fayetteville. The town is home to Rivers Edge Golf Club as well as a public course. Outdoor enthusiasts also enjoy fishing, camping and hiking in Fayette County?s state parks.
Fayetteville is also home to an excellent shopping center called the Pavilion. A wide variety of restaurants can be found throughout the town, including Moe?s Southwest Grill and Ted?s Montana Grill, which is known for its bison burgers. Also located in Fayetteville is Bugaboo Creek, a restaurant featuring a talking moose.
Fayetteville?s diversity is reflected in its religious community. Houses of worship serving people of all religions can be found in the town. During the holiday season each year, New Hope Baptist Church ? one of 100 ?mega-churches? in the United States ? hosts the ?Living Christmas Tree? event. This event attracts more than 12,000 people annually.