The city of Stone Mountain, named for the landmark mountain made of granite, lies just 20 miles east of Atlanta and serves as the home of one of the most popular state parks in Georgia. The city is best known for the the 825-foot, largest exposed granite dome in North America. Come see what homes for rent in this unique area have to offer.
When the city was first established in 1839, it was known as New Gibraltar, but after attractions and visitor accesses were built, the city became Stone Mountain in 1847. In 1923, construction began on the signature feature of the mountain -- the engraving of Confederate military leaders Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis. The carving was finally completed in 1972.
Today, Stone Mountain Park encompasses 3,200 acres, as well as the thousands of annual visitors, providing endless entertainment. Some park attractions include Ski Hike, The Family Adventure Course, Journey to the Center of the Earth 4D experience, the Summit Sky Ride, a scenic railroad, campground, lake, Quarry Exhibit and 15 miles of trails, including one to the top of the mountain. Perhaps the most famous summertime event is the nightly Lasershow Spectacular, which has been seen by more than 20 million people. Stone Mountain's Lasershow is the longest-running show in the world and features 40 minutes of lights and lasers precisely choreographed to music. Additionally, the park hosts a number of popular festivals throughout the year, including the Pumpkin Festival, Tour of Southern Ghosts, Highland Games, which celebrates Scottish heritage and culture, and the Great Miller Lite Chili Cook-Off, which draws about 15,000 people.
If you're looking for great recreation, houses for rent in Stone Mountain are ideal for any new or growing family. Some popular neighborhoods for Stone Mountain rental homes south of the city are Carriage Point and Sherrington. North of the city, you may want to look for homes for rent in Stone Mountain in Mountain Brooke. One of the most attractive neighborhoods for Stone Mountain house for rent is Southland Country Club, a swim, tennis and golf community located mere miles south of downtown.