Stone Mountain originated as New Gibraltar in 1839 but the name was quickly changed to reflect the beautiful, rugged mountain overlooking the town. In 1847 during the Civil War, the city was destroyed but has since been rebuilt, even more beautiful than it was at its founding.
If work means you need to commute to Downtown Atlanta, the Ashford Dunwoody area off of I-285, or the City of Decatur, Stone Mountain is where youâ€™ll want to live. Including zip codes 30083 and 30087, Stone Mountain boasts being part of the wonderful DeKalb County and has roughly 6,000 residents.
Donâ€™t let the small town mislead you! Stone Mountain Village is a Main Street Town, as designated by the National Historic Trust and tourism abounds. As such, there is never a lack of local festivals like the BlueGrass Festival and opportunities to get in some physical activity at events like the Grasshopper 5K Run. During the summer, free movies are shown that are great for the whole family, while in the fall Oktoberfest rules the area.
Perhaps the best part of the city is Stone Mountain, where you can see what is said to be one of the worldâ€™s largest relief carvings and mass of exposed granite. If your family is active, youâ€™ll enjoy hiking, swimming, and walking in the unique Stone Mountain Park. For a bit of a rest, there is amazing shopping to be found on Highway 78 with great dining just around the corner.
Whether youâ€™re looking for a reasonably priced but spacious home with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, or you want to live small town life in a convenient location, Stone Mountain offers charm and grace in a modern background. Â
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