Peachtree City (zip code 30269) is a city in Fayette County, Georgia, United States. One of the newest planned cities in Georgia, Peachtree City was chartered on March 9 1959. Founded in 1979 as Peachtree City Development Corp., Pathway Communities has been the principal planner of Peachtree City. The city was developed into four separate villages (Aberdeen, Braelinn, Glenloch and Kedron), each with its own shopping areas, recreational facilities, and elementary schools. Since initial development, the city's amenities have expanded to include four swimming pools, a soccer complex, an ALTA-approved tennis center, baseball, softball, and football fields, a 2,000-seat amphitheater, a BMX track, a senior center, a teen center, numerous parks and playgrounds, and the Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center.The population was 31,580 at the 2000 census. Census Estimates of 2005 indicate a population of 34,524. In 2007 the city announced a plan to formally annex an unincorporated area between Georgia State Route 74 and the border with Coweta County line that is commonly referred to as "The West Village".
Peachtree City has a system of golf cart paths which spider across the town and provide a secondary means of access to almost any destination within city limits. Many places of business have specially designated golf cart parking spaces and the Peachtree City Police Department has several golf carts that patrol along the paths. Many households own a golf cart (9000+ and more than any city in the world), which is used as an extra vehicle for local transportation. Children as young as twelve may operate a cart on Peachtree City cart paths with a parent, grandparent or guardian in the front seat. Unaccompanied fifteen-year-olds with valid Georgia Learner's Permits are allowed to operate golf carts alone. Students at local McIntosh High School are even encouraged to drive their golf carts to school due to limited parking. The golf cart paths are also used by bikers, joggers, and pedestrians as a safer alternative to the side of the road.
Peachtree City is home to a small airport, Falcon Field, which hosts a medium-sized airshow every year. The airport is also the location of a National Weather Service radar station and Weather Forecast Office, which serves 96 counties in North and Central Georgia. Peachtree City is also the city of license for WWLG (96.7 FM), a Classic Country radio station that covers the south Atlanta metro area.
Peachtree City has been designated a Foreign Trade Zone by the US Customs Service. A Foreign Trade Zone is a site in or near a U.S. Customs port of entry (in this case Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport), designated free of Customs entry procedures.
In February 2003, Golf Digest magazine discussed the traffic congestion caused by Peachtree City's 9000+ golf carts in an article entitled "Golf Cart Gridlock". In July 2005, CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Peachtree City eighth on its list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States.
World Airways is headquartered in Peachtree City.
Phi Mu Sorority is headquartered in Peachtree City.
Hoshizaki, one of the worlds largest Ice maker companies, has its American headquarters in Peachtree City.
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America (PASA) has its main operations based in Peachtree City and is the largest employer in the city. It is a major supplier of automotive audio, video and navigation systems for Honda (including its Acura luxury division), Nissan, General Motors, Toyota and Subaru.
Other large employers in Peachtree City's industrial park include:
Peachtree City is one of the most conservative cities in the country and has voted Republican in every election over the past three decades.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.9 square miles (61.9 km²), of which, 23.3 square miles (60.3 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it (2.64%) is water.
Peachtree City has two lakes. The first of which is Lake Kedron to the North which is simply a reservoir that supplies Lake Peachtree to the south via Flat Creek. Lake Kedron is actually owned by the Fayette County Authority despite being completely inside Peachtree City City limits. This is done to keep Lake Peachtree full whenever there is a lack of rain and still allow for recreational use of the lake during droughts. Lake Kedron is not afforded any recreational use except for fishing.
Line Creek represents the border between West Peachtree City and Coweta County. Future plans call for Line Creek to be dammed up to form a third lake called Lake McIntosh.
Shakerag Hill is the tallest point in the City and it sits at the intersection of GA Hwy 54 and Robinson Road, another street artery of the city.
Peachtree City has several golf courses:
All three golf courses are owned by Canongate, a golfing association that owns 18 golf courses in Metro Atlanta and 1 in South Carolina covering over 405 holes.
There were 10,876 households out of which 47.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.4% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.25.
In the city the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.
Peachtree city is one of the richest towns in Georgia. The median income for a household in the city was $76,458, and the median income for a family was $84,398. Males had a median income of $62,313 versus $33,635 for females. The per capita income for the city was $31,667. About 1.7% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.
Elementary schools that serve the city include:
Middle schools that serve the city include:
High schools that serve the city include:
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