John’s Creek, GA Air Conditioning Repair & Service
In the Limelight
Listed as one of Time Magazine’s top 50 Best Places to Live 2014, Johns Creek may be one of the youngest cities in Georgia, but it has origins dating back to the early 1800s. Today, this Atlanta suburb is a vibrant and thriving community with a top-rated public school system. Golf and tennis enthusiasts may be familiar with the nationally known sporting events that its area athletic facilities host throughout the year.
History of Johns Creek
Nestled along the Chattahoochee River, the area that is now known as Johns Creek was designated as a sacred place where members of rival Cherokee and Creek tribes could safely meet during peace talks. During the beginning of the 19th century, trading posts popped along the riverbanks where new settlers would gather to sell and trade their crops.
As gold was discovered during the 1820s in the nearby foothills, the Johns Creek area was taken over by the United States government in 1830 as gold fever soon hit the area. This set the stage for the forced flight of the native Cherokees to western areas, including Oklahoma. Johns Creek became part of Milton County until its dissolution during the Depression when the area was absorbed by Fulton County.
The area remained underdeveloped and sparsely populated until the 1980s, when the founders of Technology Park/Atlanta purchased 1,700 acres of this rural area with the vision of creating a high-tech research center. In homage to the history of the area, this new business park/planned community was named Technology Park/Johns Creek and became home to 200 companies, with some being members of the Fortune 500.
The area experienced explosive population growth toward the end of the 20th century. It was not until the summer of 2006 when Johns Creek became an incorporated community after being signed for by Governor Sonny Perdue and approved by its residents. The city’s first government was voted into office in November 2006.
The 2013 U.S. Census population estimate for Johns Creek as increased to 82,788 from the official 2010 Census count of 76,727 residents. The average cost to purchase a home in this area is$324,800. For households within Johns Creek, the median income is $109,224, which is slightly more than double the state’s average income. More than half the residents possess at least a Bachelor’s college degree or higher. Many enjoy a commute of 30 minutes or less to jobs within the white-collar sector.
Johns Creek is home to the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra, which is the only fully professional symphony orchestra in the Metro Atlanta area. Aspiring artists can take park in camps and classes held throughout the year by the Johns Creek Art Center.
Festivals are held throughout the year, but the most notable are Founders Week in December, The Taste of Johns Creek fall food festival, juried arts show Arts on the Creek, and the Fall Family Festival held in September.
Things to Do Around Johns Creek
Golfers can choose from six golf facilities with one public course and five private courses in the area. Johns Creek is also home to the Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association. With easy access to the Chattahoochee River canoeing, boating, and trout fishing are popular pastimes.
The Autry Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center offers programs throughout the year, in addition to nature trails to explore. This 46-acre preserve is home to over 80 native tree and plant species and over 100 native wildlife species.
Living Comfortably in Johns Creek
As you would expect, the climate in the Johns Creek area is generally warm throughout the year. However, the summers can get very hot. With over 50 years of experience, E. Smith Heating & Air Conditioning has been servicing Johns Creek customers with exceptional customer satisfaction for HVAC repairs, installations, or maintenance.