Austell is a city in Cobb and Douglas Counties, Georgia, and is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. The city, officially incorporated in 1885, was named after General Alfred Austell as a way to celebrate his efforts in bringing the railways to the south.
Austell has a population of approximately 7,276 residents and spans over a 5.96 square mile radius. In its early days, the economy of Austell was primarily linked to the rail depot, which transferred people and goods. This allowed residents to quickly commute to nearby areas to seek better employment opportunities.
One of the most-visited attractions in Austell is the Six Flags Over Georgia Amusement Park. It is a 290-acre park that opened in 1967, the second in the 3 Six Flags Chain after Texas. The theme of this amusement park comes from the Warner Bros.Entertainment library. It includes many famous characters created by the company, such as the DC Comics characters.
The city also has an impressive number of museums, such as the Cobb County Youth Museum and the Marietta Museum of History. Like most cities in the area, Austell invests many efforts into the historic preservation of the area.
Though Austell has a small-town appeal, it encourages economic growth through low property taxes, low occupational tax structure, and Freeport exemptions. Quality of life in the area was improved by the infrastructure optimizations and extra recreation facilities designed by the Parks and Recreations department.
Sources: City of Austell, ExploreGeorgia.org