The city of Roswell, Georgia is a wealthy residential area and boasts many green areas which add to the high standard of living and attraction of the city. Chief among them is The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area which forms a part of the city. Those moving to Roswell will also discover nearby hospitals and major towns such as Alpharetta, Dunwoody, Mountain Park, Sandy Springs, Doraville, Northeast Cobb, Norcross and Berkeley Lake.
According to statistics released in January 2011, Roswell's cost of living index was 95.9 points, below the national average for the United States of 100 points. Unemployment was rated as 7.9 percent in December 2010.
Roswell is ideally located on State Route 400 (also known as Georgia Highway 400) and the city has managed to attract a variety of businesses is the past few years. The majority of employees are the high tech and light industry sectors. Small businesses and Roswell's business and financial district add to the city's coffers.
The region in which Roswell is now located was originally inhabited by the Cherokee Native Americans, who called the area the Enchanted Land. European settlers arrived when gold was discovered in 1828 and forced the removal of the Cherokee.
A cotton mill was erected in the 1830s together with housing and infrastructure for the growing community. Plantations followed, worked mainly by the slaves brought to the area by the increasing numbers of settlers.
Roswell was chartered as a town in 1854. Originally a part of Cobb County, Roswell was annexed to Fulton County in 1932 and incorporated as a town in 1854.
The 127-acre Chattahoochee Nature Center is a major attraction in Roswell with its beautiful nature trails which wind through woods and wetlands.