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Johns Creek, Georgia: A City of Sanctuary

Johns Creek, Georgia is a city of sanctuary. Johns Creek residents are one of the most diverse and welcoming communities in the United States. Johns Creek achieved “cityhood” status on November 4th, 2012 with over 70% of Johns Creek’s population voting for incorporation as a city. Johns Creek shares its name with John’s creek that runs through it and empties into the Chattahoochee River nearby. Information can be found here.

The creek is located in the North Georgia Mountains and borders Forsyth County to its east, Cobb County to its west, and Roswell to the south. Johns Creek has a population of over 73,000 people with different nationalities residing within its boundaries. See here for information about East Cobb, Georgia: A Close-Knit Community.

Johns Creek is the seventh-largest city in Georgia. Johns Creek’s boundaries include North Fulton Airport, Johns Creek Park and Nature Preserve, two golf courses (Riverside Golf Club and The Heritage Course at Chattahoochee Bluffs), Johns Lake, and various small lakes that surround it on three sides.

Johns Creek is known as the City of Sanctuary because it offers safety to those who are in need and protection from fear or danger. Johns Creek was founded on November 26, 1994, with its first mayor being Joe Dean Taylor, who had been elected twice by his peers for four years straight until he retired when he reached 65 years old.

The city originally started out on 100 acres before growing into today’s size at 380+ acres. The planned growth features an additional 150 acres that have not yet gone under development and will be made available after 2030 according to their Comprehensive Plan 2035-2050.