Why Cherokee County?


The Schools

Cherokee County School District (CCSD) has the second highest graduation rate and SAT scores in Metro Atlanta (out of 10 counties) for 2014.

Cherokee County School District has been ranked as one of the top 10 school districts in the country for effective use of technology in the classroom (this ranking has been achieved 9 out of the last 10 years).

Creekview High School (which Echelon is assigned to) was honored by the Washington Post in their “America’s Most Challenging High Schools 2014” list. Two other CCSD high schools also made the list.

Four CCSD high schools were honored by U.S. News & World Report as part of their “2014 Best High Schools” list. A fifth had the academic metrics to be honored but was held out for not having enough low-income students.


The Tax Savings

The sales tax rate in Cherokee County is 6%. Compare that with neighboring Fulton and Forsyth Counties that are both at 7%.

Property tax millage rates in Cherokee County are among Metro Atlanta’s lowest. Recently Fulton County approved a 17% property tax rate hike to Metro Atlanta’s already highest rate. Our neighbors in the City of Milton will have to pay that but just across the county line, we are still in good shape.


The Balance

Experience all the benefits of being close to Metro Atlanta’s hot spots without the headaches and extra costs of neighboring counties. Cherokee County has the space for you to stretch out and relax. People are noticeably friendlier here. Sunday drives include sweeping views of scenic pastures, farms, quaint churches, and the North Georgia mountains in the distance. Lower stress awaits you in Cherokee County.