It's been said that big things come in small packages. Despite being Georgia's second smallest county, Rockdale has experienced substantial growth in recent years. Twenty-five miles from Downtown Atlanta, Rockdale offers commercial diversity for business and a variety of opportunities for families.
Rockdale's myriad of recreational spaces are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike, but also serve as a history lesson. The county hosted the 1996 Olympic biking and pentathlon events and is home to Georgia International Horse Park, the site of the games' equestrian competitions.
Conyers serves as the county's only city and functions as its center of commercial and civic life. Olde Towne, Conyers' downtown area, is the site of several popular festivals and community events, in addition to shopping, dining, entertainment and the Lewis Vaughn Botanical Garden.
Over the years, Rockdale County has attracted several major employers, including Pratt Industries, Acuity Lighting Group, Hill-Phoenix and Bio-Lab. The presence of these industries provides the basis for the area's prominence as a medical and manufacturing center, and new businesses can take comfort in the welcoming, progressive approach the county takes toward its growth.
Rockdale County Public Schools also perform well when stacked up against state and national averages. Alternately, a variety of independent schools widen the options available in the K-12 level.
Conyers, which will celebrate its 160th anniversary this year, has now grown to more than 15,000 residents. It is a combination of small town and big city, rural scenes and urban shopping, and the population now reflects many nationalities, races and religions. Most of all, the community reflects an amazing legacy of progress, involvement and society where everyone has contributed and everyone feels a sense of belonging.