A center of Southern hospitality, Dallas is the heart and soul of Paulding County. Visitors and locals alike regularly visit the historic downtown area set amongst the picturesque hills of Northwest Georgia, featuring vivid glimpses of the state’s history. Named for former Vice President George M. Dallas, the city is a part of metro Atlanta and serves as the county seat of Paulding County.
Dallas residents have easy access to major roadways GA-120 and US-278, connecting them to major roadways leading to downtown Atlanta and beyond.
Paulding County holds a reputation for being a fantastic place to raise families, as well as start a new business, so it is no surprise that Dallas offers its residents plenty of stable employment opportunities. Big-name companies such as Walmart, Publix Supermarkets, The Kroger Company and WellStar, as well as locally owned businesses such as Chattahoochee Technical College, Visiting Angels, Dallas Metal Products, Cadillac Products Packaging and the Paulding Chamber of Commerce, offer positions for residents of all ages and abilities.
According to Zillow, the average home price in Dallas is $321,389, a 33.4 percent increase in the last year, yet 15 percent lower than the national average. Experiencing incredible growth, Dallas showcases single-family and active adult living, as well as apartment and townhome opportunities.
Victoria Heights by Heatherland Homes is a community of 39 residences located in North Paulding. Plans feature up to six bedrooms across 2,759 to 3,984 square feet of living space, highlighting hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, gourmet kitchens and two-car garages.
Fischer Homes’ first active adult community in Dallas, Poplar Place, showcases 135 ranch-style patio homes. With a focus on flexible and easy living, community amenities include yard services, a future amenity center and a clubhouse with plenty of nearby shopping, dining and entertainment.
A serene residential destination, Cedar Mill by Century Communities features four single-family plans with move-in-ready opportunities. Amenities include a pool, clubhouse and a children’s playground with easy access to the nearby Silver Comet Trail, Dallas Theater and Civic Center and more.
Artisan Built Communities has opportunities throughout the award-winning Seven Hills master-planned community in Dallas. Double Branches Lane, Alderberry Court in Windsong Manor, Rosemont at NatureWalk and Stratford at NatureWalk feature opportunities for families, active adults and everyone in between.
Things to Do
A 61.5-mile-long trail that travels through Cobb, Paulding and Polk Counties to the Georgia-Alabama State line, the Silver Comet Trail is a paved path for bikers, joggers and walkers. The perfect way to experience the green beauty of Dallas without spending a dime, the Trail is open all year for endless opportunities to explore Georgia through its colorful seasons.
Sara Babb Park is the perfect place to spend a day in the sun with children, furry friends or solo in the natural beauty of Dallas. Facilities include outdoor pavilions, grills, a playground, trails, a swimming pool, concession stand and volleyball, tennis, baseball and softball courts.
Known as the city’s “secret waterfall,” High Shoals Falls is a local favorite! Located near an old graveyard, many visitors are put off by the location of this hidden gem, missing out on one of the area’s top natural attractions. Whether there to swim or hike, High Shoals Falls is the perfect place to cool down in the dog days of summer.
The Dallas Theater and Civic Center, formerly known as the Strand Theatre, has worn many hats over its colorful history. A former movie theater and office building, the building now serves as the city’s center for live performances. The theater also served as a set for the movie “Joyful Noise,” starring Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson and Queen Latifa.
A Georgia State Park, Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site covers 765 acres of southern history. The site of the infamous Battle of Pickett’s Mill, the site now serves as a local green space, showcasing four miles of hiking trails, a visitor center, picnic tables and a pioneer cabin. The park is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.
Shopping downtown Dallas is now a must-do, with a number of local boutiques, shops and attractions lining the quaint streets. Try your hand at axe throwing at The Downtown Axe, shop for home goods at Tin Bucket Mercantile, experience the colorful fun that is Kitsch & Color and pick out your next outfit at 213 on Main or your stylish child’s outfit at Three D Boutique!
Places to Eat
Are you looking for some good southern barbecue? Hickory Hut is the Dallas destination to satisfy that smoky craving. The menu includes smoked barbecue sandwiches, chili hamburgers, hot dogs and the house’s favorite hickory fries to satisfy southern diners.
Open for breakfast and lunch, Frannick’s Café is the place to stop by for phenomenal food. With a menu that features a wide variety of breakfast and lunch staples, the café places great importance on its customers and a feeling of community. Local favorite menu selections include The Gravy Train, Paulding County Pancake Platter, Corned Beef Hash Skillet, The Q-Bowl, Smo-Fry Wing Dinner, Thrifty-Three-Fer Plate and so much more!
Showcasing New York-style pizza, Sal's Pizza is an easy spot to grab Friday night dinner, with dine-in, pickup, delivery and catering options available. From calzones, hot pizza pies, wings and pasta specials, this is a regular rotation for Dallas residents.
Located in the heart of downtown Dallas, the Wild Boar Sandwich Company is the perfect spot to grab a delicious sandwich and warm bowl of soup for a quick bite to eat. Offering carry-out, curbside or delivery, the restaurant offers fresh deli selections made to order with delicious Boar’s Head meat. Sink your teeth into a delectable Wild Beef ‘n Swiss paired perfectly with a cold sweet tea or the Wild Green Goodness for something new!
Healthy living in Dallas is easier than ever with top-rated medical centers close by. Local medical options include WellStar Paulding Hospital, Piedmont Urgent Care by WellStreet, Carelink of Northwest Georgia, Oneway Home Care Services and WellStar Urgent Care.
For more information about this booming Southern town, visit www.DallasGA.gov.