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About Austell

From a world class amusement park to a historic mill and village that is on the National Register of Historic Places, Austell has something for everyone to enjoy.

Austell was first known as Salt Springs due to the cool lithia water springs in the area. As one of the most well known health resorts in the South, Austell was the premiere destination for visitors looking for waters that were thought to have medicinal purposes.

Today, Austell is well known as the home to one of the most popular amusement parks in the South — Six Flags over Georgia. In addition, the community also offers numerous outdoor recreational opportunities including ten outdoor public parks and a tree-lined 18 Hole, 6,480-yard, par 71 semi-private golf course.

Located just 18 miles from Downtown Atlanta, Austell provides a friendly, small town atmosphere with convenient access to major thoroughfares such as Interstate 20 and 285.  Residents and visitors will enjoy the numerous recreation facilities maintained by the Parks and Recreation department as well as the close proximity to numerous restaurants, shopping destinations, and city amenities.  Austell is also part of the Cobb County School System, one of the highest ranked school systems in the area.