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Greetings, Welcome to Dunwoody! We are a city which thrives on traditions, families, visitors, friends and festivities.As you can imagine, our civic pride can be contagious. Dunwoody is considered by many to be the crowning jewel of the Atlanta suburbs.We are proud to boast about our big-city amenities and small-town character. Whether you are a resident or a visitor, the city of Dunwoody presents a wide variety of offerings sure to please almost any need or craving. Home to one of the largest shopping destinations in the southeast, our city hosts a wide range of premier events, dining and recreation amenities. Additionally, we are home to businesses both large and small, from Fortune 500 companies to innovative entrepreneurs. Our city is alive with imagination and inventiveness. Dunwoody is also about exploration. From our thriving neighborhoods and community districts to tree-lined residential areas and our many wonderful parks, we hope you’ll use the Dunwoody Area Map as a guide as you experience all that our city has to offer. I’m certain you’ll find Dunwoody to be a great experience destination. Kind regards, Mike Davis Mayor of Dunwoody

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Welcome Letter....................................1 Chamber of Commerce.....................3 History.....................................................4 City of Dunwoody Parks ...................4 Arts & Entertainment .........................5 Quality Education & Schools...........5 Tourism, Shopping & Dining ...........6 Economic Development...................6 Healthcare .............................................7 Government..........................................8 Transportation......................................8 Index of Advertisers ...........................9

This is a Village Profile® Publication created and produced for the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce 1711 Mt. Vernon Rd. • Dunwoody, GA 30338 Phone: (678) 244-9700 • Fax: (404) 935-0951 Website: www.dunwoodycommerce.org Email: info@dunwoodycommerce.org Copyright© 2013 VillageProfile.com, inc.® 33 N. Geneva St., Elgin, IL 60120 • 800-600-0134 www.villageprofile.com® Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information in this publication. The Chamber and VillageProfile.com® assume no responsibility for misinformation. Please contact the Chamber with any additions or corrections. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission of the Chamber and VillageProfile.com® is prohibited. CEO/President Daniel M. Nugara Executive Vice President Joseph C. Nugara, Sr. Director of Business Operations Michael D. Nugara Vice President Gordy Swinehart Acquisition Manager David Harris Project Sales Manager Art Bailey Project Coordinator Jodie Stackowiak Director of Production Joseph C. Nugara, Jr. Production Manager Nick Olah Graphic Designer Melissa Hernandez Graphic Production Stacey R. Cordero Directories Coordinator Michael Sumrak Ad Design Coordinator Kerri Reaves

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The Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce, its members, and our Board of Directors are very pleased to provide this Dunwoody Area Map. Our community is a unique place to live and work.A tight knit residential community, great schools with involved parents and low taxes attract both new neighbors and businesses. Dunwoody is home to several Fortune 500 size companies and has one of the largest concentrations of Class A office space in the southeast United States.With the metro Atlanta in the top four highest ranked high-tech cities in the nation and Dunwoody being home to several of those Fortune 500 size companies, many professionals seeking a work-live-play lifestyle call us home. Our convenient location to major highways and mass transportation enables our businesses to attract staff, clients and visitors from the entire region. Dunwoody boasts one of the largest retails centers in Georgia, providing premier shops and dining, making it a favorite spot for those who work and live in the metro area. The Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce continues to be an advocate for business by providing programs for its members that result in better connectivity, sales, stability and success. The Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce hopes you find value in this publication and that you look to our member businesses when you are seeking a product, service or dining experience. Should you have any questions or comments regarding the Chamber, please contact our offices at 678-244-9700.We also encourage you to visit our website at www.dunwoodycommerce.org. Donald R. Boyken Chairman of the Board of Directors Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce

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In the past century, Dunwoody has transformed from a small-town farming community, to a leader in commercial development – we pride ourselves on progress yet still adhere to our core values and roots. From 1881 until 1921, the Roswell Railroad ran through town between Roswell and Chamblee twice a day. Dunwoody Depot was in the heart of Dunwoody and with the railroad came commerce, including general stores, a livery stable, feed and fertilizer store, and a pharmacy. With the creation of new subdivisions in the 1950s and 60s, and the completion of I-285 in 1970, Dunwoody became a very accessible area. These new additions soon led to further commercial developments, like Perimeter Mall in1971. Home to over 46,267 residents, we have long been considered a city, but actually incorporated in 2009. Dunwoody is fortunate to enjoy a location and economy that is an attractive destination for businesses and families. Donaldson-Bannister Farm.We have many historic homes including, Swancy Farmhouse, Dunwoody works hard to W.N.Ware House, Railroad Section Gang House preserve its history and is and Cassidy House. Check out the Dunwoody well-known for its Cheek- Chamber of Commerce’s website for more Spruill Farmhouse and information about our historic locations!

The city of Dunwoody manages six uniquely beautiful parks within our city boundaries.We strive to provide residents and visitors with the highest quality parks, recreational services and green space to enhance the quality of life of our community. City parks contain a combined 160 acres filled with fields, open spaces, wooded trails and playground amenities. Our parks are home to several major events each year and offer a variety of activities including skating, tennis and more. The city also is in the early stages of constructing a multi-use trailway network which will link neighborhoods, office buildings, businesses, restaurants, stores and public spaces. The Dunwoody Nature Center features green space and walking trails in a suburban setting and includes four distinct habitats

(forest, creek, wetlands, and meadow). The center offers a variety of gardens featuring native plants, outdoor play and learning spaces such as our tree house pavilion and vegetable garden.We offer camp, field trips, and special events - the annual Butterfly Festival and Summer Concerts Series. Brook Run is one of Dunwoody’s premier parks comprised of playgrounds, skate park, dog park, community garden, trails and multi-use fields. Brook Run also offers the pavilion for rent for any occasion to members of the community. Our parks represent our commitment to the positive development and well-being of the community. The city works in cooperation with organizations and volunteer community groups to help maintain parks, greenways,

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trails and recreational facilities in order to maximize all of our available resources. Thanks in part to our Parks and Open Space master planning process each of the city’s six park properties provide citizen-focused facilities and services. Together, we have created a vision and guiding plan for the city’s future investment in its current parks and potential acquisition of additional parkland and open space. Explore our parks.We’re confident you’ll want to return again and again.


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Stage Door Players was founded in 1974 as a Community Improvement Project of the Dunwoody Woman’s Club. The community theatre performed in various locations until 1988, when its current home was realized in

the North DeKalb Cultural Center. Stage Door Players has grown and evolved within a community that is a hub of industry, business, shopping, great restaurants, and is a thriving cultural and artistic center. Now entering its 40th Anniversary Season, Stage Door Players is now a fully professional theatre, producing a full season of popular, compelling and entertaining works.

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The Spruill Center for the Arts is a 38-year-old nonprofit whose mission is to foster understanding and appreciation of the visual and performing arts, by offering an extensive and diverse program of classes, a professional artist exhibition series, and outreach programs for seniors, youth and audiences with special needs. There is an 11,000-square-foot Education Center on Chamblee Dunwoody Road that provides classes for adults, teens and children, as well as a popular Summer Camp. The Spruill Gallery is located in the historic 1867-1905 Spruill Homeplace on Ashford Dunwoody Road. The Center is proud to serve the community of Dunwoody.

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The Marcus Jewish Community Center (MJCCA) provides an intimate setting at The Morris & Rae Frank Theatre for audiences to enjoy top-notch musical performances, author events, and theatrical productions.

The MJCCA also hosts a series of jazz performances by renowned jazz musicians, and an annual fifteen-day book festival featuring sought-after authors, speakers, and celebrities. From preschoolers to seniors, the MJCCA offers engaging programs, events, and services for every member of the community. Visit atlantajcc.org for more information.

In addition to a desirable central location, Dunwoody has an exceptional cluster of schools which are annually ranked among the best in the state. Dunwoody a thriving public school system that includes Vanderlyn,Austin, Chesnut Charter, Kingsley Charter and Dunwoody Elementary schools; Peachtree Charter Middle School; and Dunwoody High School. We strive to create an atmosphere where students have an excellent opportunity to grow, achieve and pursue their dreams.

Dunwoody High School A highlight of Dunwoody High School is the Academy of Finance, a unique two-year program in which juniors and seniors take courses in marketing, entrepreneurship, personal finance, corporate finance, international business, public speaking and AP macroeconomics. Students are offered an array of opportunities including speaking to business leaders about their field, competing in corporate competitions that are judged by executives, as well as learning interviewing skills, resume writing, business etiquette and networking. In addition to the Academy of Finance, Dunwoody High School also has three competitive robotics teams. VEX Robotics offers students an exciting platform for

learning about areas with career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. Beyond science and engineering principles, the VEX Robotics project encourages teamwork, leadership and problem solving among groups.

Georgia Perimeter College Georgia Perimeter College offers an accessible, affordable and high-quality education. Small classes offered at varying times of day are taught by faculty who truly love to teach, all at a cost of about $100 a week. Credits earned at GPC are transferable to any school within the University System of Georgia as well as many others.Working with Dunwoody High School to create a unique dual enrollment program, high school juniors and seniors can earn college credits while still in high school. Learn more at www.gpc.edu. Community Profile & Map 5


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Within 13.1 square miles sits a gem on Atlanta’s northeast side, featuring a savory dining scene, world class shopping and five fabulous hotels. Situated just north of Atlanta and partially located in the premier business district known as Perimeter Center, Dunwoody’s location, attractions and amenities combine to create the perfect destination.

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take home a locallymade treasure from the Spruill Gallery and Gift Shop.

Accommodations If your visit to Dunwoody calls for a hotel room, we’ve got you covered with one of our five beautiful hotels, all recently updated and remodeled. Representing some of the world’s most notable hotel brands, the five Dunwoody hotels can accommodate any style and budget.All are located in Perimeter Center, putting you within walking distance from the area’s top restaurants and shopping as well as MARTA transit.

Shopping | Dining When you come to Dunwoody, bring an empty suitcase for all of your fabulous finds. Shop ‘til you drop in the second-largest mall in the southeast at Perimeter Mall or venture to Dunwoody Village or Perimeter Place for local, unique boutiques. There is no shortage of restaurants in Dunwoody with its wide variety of local favorites and nationally-known chains.

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and patio mixes, and linen-draped fine dining. There is no shortage of places to visit and explore in Dunwoody and the local Metro Atlanta area. Explore the grounds at the Dunwoody Nature Center or

It’s always a great day in Dunwoody! The city of Dunwoody holds a decided competitive advantage which is inextricably linked to an economic geography at the crossroads of Metro Atlanta. Dunwoody has rapidly become a geographic nexus of employment, transportation, educated workforce and population density.At the center of it all is a balance of urban, suburban and city edge — a location that provides unequaled access to talent, technology, markets and lifestyle amenities. Dunwoody makes up half of the Perimeter business district, the region’s largest employment district and one of the largest Class A office markets in the southeast. Dunwoody’s strategic location is one of its biggest advantages with easy access to Georgia 400 and Interstate 285. Three nearby MARTA stations complement highway access making Dunwoody one of the most accessible business locations in Metro Atlanta. The city of Dunwoody is a recognized hot spot for new business investment. With a large population base, an educated workforce and easy access to sought-after executive housing, Dunwoody offers an unmatched combination of assets for business success. The city’s economic development team is responsible for leading efforts to retain, expand and attract businesses that support a broad array of employment opportunities. Contact us today to see why it’s always a great day in Dunwoody.

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Whether you’re here for the day or staying a few, we welcome you to Dunwoody and hope you’ll enjoy your stay. For more information on what to see and do, as well as a complete list of events in the area, visit www.CVBDunwoody.com.


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Northside Hospital is one of Metro Atlanta’s largest and most respected healthcare delivery systems.Atlanta consumers have voted Northside “Most Preferred Hospital for Overall Healthcare Services” (National Research Corporation’s Healthcare Market Guide) for 16 consecutive years. With state-of-the-art facilities across the community, Northside continues its commitment to balancing clinical excellence with high-quality, compassionate care, by offering a full range of medical services including maternity, cardiology/angioplasty, imaging, cancer care, spine care, urology, surgery, sleep disorders and emergency.

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Dunwoody is home to a number of well-respected healthcare locations whose goal is to meet our individual needs and further serve as a gateway to specialists and hospitals as needed. Our facilities aim to serve every member of the community from newborns to seniors, trustworthy and compassionate medical services can be found for the entire family. Within five miles of our city are four nationally recognized hospitals: Northside Hospital Multiple Locations 1000 Johnson Ferry Road • Atlanta, GA 30342 (404) 851-8000

Northside also has the best survival rates in the nation for bone marrow transplants and is the only Atlanta hospital chosen to be a Community Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.

Piedmont Heart Institute Multiple Locations 1140 Hammond Drive #300 • Atlanta, GA 30328 (404) 851-5400

Northside ranks in the top 10 percent of all robotic surgery programs in the country and hosted the state’s first Single-Site™ (single incision) robotic surgery.

St. Joseph’s Hospital 5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE • Atlanta,GA 30342 (678) 843-7001

Most recently, Northside achieved the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Receiving Center Quality Achievement Award, in recognition of quality heart attack care. The hospital offers a comprehensive array of options for diagnostic cardiac testing and treatment.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite 1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE • Atlanta, GA 30342-1605 (404) 785-5252

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The city of Dunwoody provides quality services to its citizens and proudly supports the largest economic engine in the southeast by planning in a careful and thoughtful manner. Our city has a rich history and maintains a strong desire to preserve a close, vibrant community atmosphere that values family life and the entrepreneurial spirit. Incorporated in 2009, the city of Dunwoody operates under a council-manager form of government. The Dunwoody City Council is comprised of a mayor and six council members elected by the people on a nonpartisan ballot to four-year terms. The Mayor and Council serve as the legislative and policy making

body of the municipal government. Together they enact city ordinances, appropriate funds to conduct city business and provide policy direction to the administrative staff. The City Manager works closely with the Mayor and Council to assist them in formulating policies and programs. Overseeing all city employees, the City Manager is

responsible for the efficient ongoing operation of all city services as set forth by the City Council. All city departments and city staff work together to provide superior services, support and programs which enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors.

The city of Dunwoody’s location places it at the epicenter of metro-Atlanta. With the Perimeter business district, Dunwoody Village, Williamsburg and Georgetown shopping areas and many nearby family centered neighborhoods, Dunwoody is the premier place to live, work and play. Dunwoody has 3 MARTA rail and bus stations. Dunwoody offers convenient public transit access to attractions in downtown Atlanta and many other key employment centers in Atlanta as well as to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Direct access is also available at multiple points to I-285 and GA 400 with good connections to I-85 and I-75. Key to Dunwoody’s success is its transportation planning. Dunwoody’s transportation plan has received awards for making its

streets work better for all drivers, pedestrians and cyclists, thereby benefiting both homeowners and businesses.

move better, but its citizens and guests will be safer and healthier with new walking and bicycling options to get to their destinations.

Dunwoody has also adopted the Complete Streets Policy to insure improvements meet all users’ needs. This means in future years Dunwoody’s traffic not only will

Dunwoody has accepted the challenge to improve its transportation so that tomorrow its streets work for all!

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Dunwoody GA Community Profile  

Welcome to Dunwoody! We are a city which thrives on traditions, families, visitors, friends and festivities. As you can imagine, our civic p...