Stone Mountain is about 10 miles north of Metro Atlanta. It is home to some of Georgia’s most impressive real estate, both natural and commercial. You’d be hard pressed to miss the mountain itself; it’s a massive dome of granite, commanding a view that can, on a clear day, stretch from Kennesaw Mountain all the way to Atlanta. But Stone Mountain isn’t the only local landmark. This geographical phenomenon gives its name to a park, a town, Read more
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Stone Mountain itself rises more than 1,600 feet above sea level and towers 600 feet above the local landscape. It is reported to be the largest granite outcropping in the world. One face of the mountain displays a carving of the heroes of the Civil War: Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Stonewall Jackson. During the summer months, Stone Mountain hosts a lazar show that uses the mountain as a backdrop for a musical show celebrating the history of the area. Families bring blankets and picnic baskets and enjoy the lively show, which is topped off with a fireworks display.
Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain Park is Georgia’s top tourist draw, and no wonder. In this one place, you can experience live entertainment and shows, shopping and dining, golf and hiking, and see items of historical and natural interest. In addition to the park itself, there is a rotating cast of festivals to further lure visitors. As an example, take the Yellow Daisy Festival. It is one of the top three craft shows in the nation, and it hosts more than 400 crafters from 38 states. There is also world-class golf and a paddle-wheel ferry boat to complement the beauty of the mountain and park.
Stone Mountain Real Estate and Neighborhoods
The City of Stone Mountain was founded in 1839 as New Gibraltar. The name was quickly changed to Stone Mountain in recognition of the dominant feature of the area; in 1847 the city was destroyed as a casualty of the Civil War. Today, Stone Mountain is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. It’s located in DeKalb County and is the current home to about 6,000 inhabitants.
Stone Mountain Village is the major tourism hub of the city. It’s been designated as a Main Street Town by the National Historic Trust, and it plays host to a variety of local festivities, from the BlueGrass Festival to the Grasshopper 5k Run. Oktoberfest is celebrated in the fall, and there are free family movies shown in the summer.
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