Welcome to Newnan
Slow living in an easygoing Atlanta suburb
Forty miles southwest of Atlanta is Newnan, a historic enclave with an up-and-coming future. Nestled along the southern edge of the Appalachian Mountains, Newnan has doubled in size since the turn of the 21st century and is quickly establishing itself as one of the hottest markets near Atlanta. Newnan has enjoyed a prosperous past, when it became the county seat of Coweta County in 1828, established itself as a central hub for lawyers, doctors, and merchants throughout the years, and maintains a rich sense of history today with an abundance of historic Victorian-style homesteads. Real estate in the area ranges from breathtaking historic constructions to newly built, traditional properties. Most homes enjoy large lot sizes, a plethora of mature trees, and at-home privacy.
What to Love
- Southern Appalachian countryside
- Shopping local on Market Day
- A slower pace of living
- Dazzling historic homes
- Window shopping down Jefferson Street
People & Lifestyle
For its dense population yet small-town appeal, Newnan has become known as the City of Homes. This community holds onto its historic charisma and feels like stepping into a preserved time capsule. With a plethora of Southern charm and a healthy dose of suburbia, Newnan is ideal for growing families and established professionals seeking a retreat from the break-neck pace of urban living. This neighborhood has ample green space for curious children and avid outdoors explorers, bountiful mature trees for optimal privacy, and a casual, close-knit atmosphere that feels like home.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
When it comes to all things dining in Newnan, charming and historic Downtown Square is the place to go. Goldens on the Square has been a local staple since opening in 1972, and their menu changes daily to reflect the freshest ingredients. For amazing BBQ, grab a seat at Meat N Greet and enjoy Southern delicacies like pimento cheese plates to share, specialty burgers made with chuck, brisket, and short rib meat, and angus beef hot dogs. In nearby Arbor Springs, enjoy an afternoon of golfing at Coweta Club before stopping into Coweta Grill & Bar for refreshments. Leaf & Bean is a hip Downtown Square coffeehouse that’s perfect for chatting over Americanos and setting up your laptop near the window to get some work done in the afternoon, while Let Them Eat Toffee is a gourmet candy shop that specializes in toffees and chocolates that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Things to Do
At the heart of Newnan is Downtown Square, where everything happens. This district is the most happening place in the city—whether you’re bar-hopping or scouring Jackson Street for vintage records, this area has a little bit of everything.
Each month from April to December, the town comes together on Main Street for Market Day, a local farmers’ market offering fresh-picked produce, artisanal goods, and art. During the winter, take a walk through town to soak up the dazzling holiday light displays draped over Newnan’s historic Victorian homes. Take the kids to ChildrenConnect, an interactive museum that will spark their imagination.
Newnan provides excellent academic opportunities for students. A few of the most prominent educational facilities in the area include: