Many people consider Dunwoody in Georgia as the ultimate place for premier shopping and fine dining near Atlanta. With the Perimeter Mall close by, this is a happening place for everyone in the city. But, Dunwoody didn’t even exist until December 2008. It was a community-led movement that forced officials to recognize it as a prominent city.

Even though this city was not recognized until a decade ago, people always considered themselves as residents of Dunwoody. It’s a city with a distinctive history, separating them from popular cities in DeKalb County.

Dunwoody has always been a prominent area of commerce even before its recognition. It was the Cherokee Indian tribe who first started living in this area, primarily because of its close location to the Chattahoochee River. Back then, Dunwoody was the busiest and the most significant trading center in Atlanta. By 1820, there were several Cherokee farms around the Chattahoochee River. Soon, white settlers started moving in. They created numerous homesteads and slowly the area’s population started expanding.


800 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE, Dunwoody, GA 30338

(678) 382-6973

Dunwoody Municipal Court has jurisdiction over violations of State law and local ordinances that occur within the city limits of Dunwoody.


4800 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338

(678) 382-6900

The Dunwoody Police Department has the best and the brightest officers providing the highest level of service to the community. Our officers are committed to keeping Dunwoody a safe community and the Dunwoody Police Department a great place to work by promoting the highest standard of integrity, rigorous training, and maintaining numerous advanced certifications.

The Dunwoody Police Department works hard to engage the community in partnerships that help to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for Dunwoody citizens. By practicing a community policing philosophy throughout our organization we get to know the community we serve and the community gets to know us.  Our department provides a variety of community outreach programs designed to build relationships in the community and provide participants with important information.


  • DeKalb County Fire Department – Station 12

5323 Roberts Dr., Dunwoody, GA 30338

(678) 406-7750

The DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department is a modern, all-hazards organization that responds to calls for fire suppression, emergency medical services, and other hazardous conditions impacting our community. The department is currently recognized by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) as being an ISO Class 2 fire department which places DeKalb County in the top three percent of recognized fire departments in the United States. The department provides countywide coverage from 26 strategically located fire stations across DeKalb County. We are proud to serve all of the unincorporated areas of DeKalb County as well as the cities of Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Clarkston, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake, Stone Mountain, Stonecrest and Tucker. The department also provides a wide arrangement of non-emergency services in the community through the Public Education Division, Fire Marshal’s Office and the Investigations Unit.


5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338

(770) 512-4640

The DeKalb County Public Library is the public library system of DeKalb County, Georgia in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The library system headquarters are at the Darro C. Willey Administrative Offices in Decatur.

Downtown Dunwoody, Georgia


  • Emory Ambulatory Surgery Center at Dunwoody

4555 N Shallowford Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338

(404) 251-1500

Emory Healthcare is home to centers, programs, and clinics with Emory-employed physicians in more than 70 medical specialties. Emory Clinic physicians are also faculty in Emory’s School of Medicine providing you the latest in research and advanced treatment options. Emory Ambulatory Surgery Center at Dunwoody is an Emory-employed member of the Emory Healthcare Network. Established in 2011, the Emory Healthcare Network joins together Emory-employed and private practice physicians in communities throughout metro Atlanta and the state, in collaboration with Emory Healthcare, into a single comprehensive care management system. By collaborating around a common set of quality measures and goals, the Emory Healthcare Network creates a level of accountability that ensures you, our patients and your families receive the standard of care you deserve.

Dunwoody Landmarks

Dunwoody is widely popular for its cultural and ethnic diversity. The city has approximately 48,000 people. Many young couples prefer to move to Dunwoody to start their family. That is why the city has a median age of 37 only. Although most people know Dunwoody for its extravagant dining and shopping centers, it has over 170 acres of green pastures and 7 major parks. Dunwoody, located only 10 miles from Atlanta has a small-town lifestyle. People still live ‘inside the Perimeter,’ per se, which is quite close to Atlanta.

Some of the most popular tourist spots in Dunwoody are as follows:

Dunwoody Village

If you love to learn about the history of Dunwoody, you shouldn’t miss this place. It has the Colonial Williamsburg architecture that takes you back in time. The community centers built in the 1970s around Dunwoody Village Shopping Center contributed to naming this city. It was this shopping center that introduced the unique architectural identity of Dunwoody to others in Atlanta. In fact, most constructions since have followed this style. The iconic Dunwoody Farmhouse is also located in the Dunwoody Village. Established in 1906, the people restored the farmhouse, which now hosts various community events.

Perimeter Center

The Perimeter Mall has a significant contribution behind the forming of the Perimeter Center. The mall became an intersection point between GA 400 and I-285, two major highways. The surrounding of this area covered the Sandy Springs and the Fulton county line. Perimeter Mall, established in 1971 increased the development of both residential and commercial properties in this area. Since people could use the Dunwoody Transit Station, it became a highly convenient place for everyone. Perimeter Center has become one of the significant job centers in Atlanta, with thousands of people working here.

The State Farm also started its headquarters in here quite recently. The real estate is growing in the Perimeter Center with people investing in shops, restaurants, condos, all to encourage a family lifestyle in this zone.


Developed in 1960, Georgetown is an ideal place to experience the ‘live, work, play’ lifestyle. It has both a commercial space with a retail district and residential subdivisions consisting of single families. Georgetown experienced significant overdevelopment immediately after 1960. This led to the incorporation of Dunwoody. It borders the city of Chamblee and is also very close to I-285.

The Branches

This is a highly popular tennis and swimming neighborhood. Located right between the Spalding Drive and Mount Vernon Road, The Branches shared a part of its neighborhood with Dunwoody and another part with Sandy Springs. The Branches Club is one of the luxurious clubs in the city that has two outdoor pavilions, a playground, tennis courts, a swimming pool, and a clubhouse.


The Colonial Williamsburg style architecture along with magnolias, dogwoods, and leafy green oaks make Wyntercreek one of the most beautiful places in Atlanta. It is a 10-minute walk to the shopping centers and restaurants. Those who don’t want to travel miles to shop should consider Wyntercreek as their permanent residential location. It has an active neighborhood that hosts various social gatherings and parties.


Another popular neighborhood extending to Dunwoody, Redfield is suitable for people of all ages. It has everything you can ask for – grocery stores, restaurants, banks; you name it. Plus, it also has a Swim & Tennis club in the neighborhood.

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