Here We Grow Again – Living in Paulding County

Here we grow again. Living in Paulding County, I remember just a few years ago when the four-way intersection at Dallas Acworth Highway and Cedarcrest Road was a four-way stop. And everyone knew it! In a very short period of time, and when things were tough, Paulding County continued to grow, sometimes slowly, but it still grew. And as Georgia continues to grow, developers look at our neighborhoods from Paulding County to Bartow County and see the economic opportunities – with access to the airport and downtown, as well as residential growth. So it is not surprising that AVATRON announced today that it plans to open up shop in Bartow County with a large-scale, mixed use amusement complex, just north of us in Emerson. Avatron Smart Park hopes to open by 2019.

LakePoint Sports Complex has already claimed its space in Bartow County and continues to grow and evolve into the country’s largest sports recreation facility. Just drive up Cobb Parkway to Highway 293 and watch as the landscape continues to transform with the development of baseball fields, hotels, fast food restaurants and more. The economic impact on the local community, upon completion, is projected to produce up to 26,000 jobs, making the new development one of the largest employers in the Northwest Georgia Region.

And let’s not ignore the impact on real estate:

So many things happening in our neighborhoods, isn’t this a great place to live? And if you don’t live here – you might want to! Check out current homes for sale and let me know how I can help!

Choosing To Do Business In Acworth

Have you noticed the construction going on around town? Developers, retailers and restaurant chains are choosing to do business in Acworth as they open new locations here. These businesses will offer residents several benefits including jobs, shopping and dining options, as well as revenue for the community.

Business in Acworth … coming soon

Cabelas
Scheduled to open this summer/early fall, Cabelas will offer residents quick access to hunting, fishing and outdoor gear. According to their press release, the store will include a large mountain replica, a Gun Library, Bargain Cave, Boat Shop, Indoor Archery Range, Deli and Fudge Shop

Cabela’s
Cherokee Village Route 92
Acworth GA 30101

Huey Luey's
Opened since 2011 in Hiram, Huey Luey’s will bring a new Mexican dining experience to our side of town when they open their Acworth location later this year. Along with their famous $5 margaritas and made to order guacamole, their menu offers traditional Mexican items including enchiladas, burritos and fajitas, and several unique entree offerings. HueyLueys 
3338 Cobb Parkway
Acworth GA 30101
Mellow Mushroom
An eclectic assortment of salads, soups, pizzas and more, Mellow Mushroom will be a welcome addition to our dining options. In addition to their traditional menu, Mellow Mushroom also offers gluten free, vegan and other items that address allergy and dietary needs. Mellow Mushroom 
6121 Cedarcrest Rd. NW
Acworth GA 30101
And if you drive north a few miles (less than 10), you will see that Lakepoint Sports Complex has already opened some of their facilites as they continue to develop the land in Emerson that is scheduled for completion in 2016 offering several sports, retail, entertainment and hotel options. They continue to update their website and share event information, so check it out here.

Lake Point – Premier Sports Vacation Destination Under Construction

As you turn left off of Cedarcrest onto Cobb Parkway North for about 5-7 miles, you will quickly arrive at the intersection of Highway 293. If you look immediately to your right, you will see the construction activity that will shortly begin to take shape as Lake Point Sporting Community, the largest and most comprehensive sports vacation destination in the world. The unique complex will comprise more than 1,200 acres featuring state-of-the-art sports venues for 27 of America’s favorite sports, and 5 million square feet of mixed-use development. On July 23rd, the Emerson City Council approved the Lake Point south campus plans which will soon expand area construction.

After three years of planning, Lake Point started the construction process in April of this year. The economic impact, upon completion, is expected to bring more than 4 million visitors a year and create more than 26,000 jobs. The South campus will be the first phase to be completed, with its first venue Terminus Wake Park scheduled to open later this year, followed by baseball and soccer/lacrosse venues in 2014 along with some of the retail venues including Bass Pro Shops in late 2014, early 2015.

Comprised of seven “districts”, the complex will offer 5 million square feet of mixed-use commercial development, including extensive retail, hotel, office, entertainment and medical components. A brief breakdown of the information from their website includes*:

  • District 1 – Medical Village offering medical treatment facilities, medical conference center, retail, quick serve restaurants
  • District 2 – Celebrating Baseball, this District will house Boom Town, Pennant Point and Diamond Walk, 8 Major League-sized baseball fields, including a 1728-seat stadium (with additional berm seating), 12 softball/youth baseball fields and a Miracle League field. The anchor tenant for Lake Point baseball is Perfect Game USA, baseball’s largest and most comprehensive scouting service.  A water park is also planned for the Northeast area of District 2, adjacent to I-75.
  • District 3 – Lacrosse & Soccer will be the highlight of District 3 which will include 14 multi-use fields, including a 2700-seat stadium, as well as a major strip of on-site hotels.
  • District 4 – Terminus Water Park will highlight District 4 at its entrance, but continuing through the District, visitors will be offered track & field, 10 basketball-size/20 volleyball-size courts for basketball, volleyball, wrestling, gymnastics, cheerleading, dance, and elite sports performance training.  At the south end of District 4 there will be 8 more Major League-sized baseball fields and 3 multi-sport lacrosse/soccer fields for Perfect Game USA and others.
  • District 5 – Adventure Ridge, as this District will be known, will be home to Bass Pro Shop as well as a massive ropes course and adventure zip line and 300 acres of green space with running, mountain biking and equestrian trails.
  • District 6 – Golf Academy and a 9 hole, Par 3 Golf Course will be joined with cabins and golf villas available to rent.
  • District 7 – Lake Point Landing incorporates the lake lifestyle known in the area and will feature a resort-style hotel and marina where guests can rent kayaks, pontoon boats and jet skis.

* UPDATE – Districts were the original plan and as LakePoint Sports has developed, the plans have been updated for this destination resort as can be seen on their website.

Original information was found at lakepointsports.com/the-venue/district7