Acworth is a suburb of Atlanta, located about 35 miles northwest of the city and 18 miles outside the perimeter. Acworth, which has a population of about 20,000, is also known as "The Lake City" because of Lake Acworth and Lake Allatoona. The Cherokee Nation inhabited the area of Acworth in the early 19th century. It was incorporated in 1840 and named for Acworth, New Hampshire, and was largely burned down by General Sherman on his March to the Sea. The Dixie Highway -- the road that preceded I-75 and was the first interstate to reach the South - now serves as Acworth's main street and has been designated as a "Georgia Main Street."
Acworth's Cobblestone Golf Course has been ranked the best public golf course n Georgia by Golf Digest, and the town hosts numerous events around its lakes, including the Love the Lake Festival and a stop on the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour. Acworth also hosts many more activities and attractions spread throughout the year, including the Halloween Carnival, the Veterans Ceremony, the Booth Western Art Museum, the Etowah Indidan Mounds, the Rose Lawn Museum and the Classic Car Cruises. Acworth is also close to Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park and the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History.
If you're looking for houses for rent in Acworth, one of the most popular areas is around Lake Acworth. Two of the neighborhoods located mere minutes from the lake are Starr Lake, which is just south of the water, and Pickett's Plantation, which is just west. Lake Acworth Village, a gated townhome community, is another great option for Acworth rental homes. Lake Allatoona offers another location for ideal homes for rent in Acworth. Allatoona Springs is located just north of the lake, Lake Pointe is south of it and numerous other neighborhoods have Acworth rental houses available on other points along its shore.