Peachtree City, Golf Cart Capital of the World

Golf cart parking at McIntosh High School.
Golf cart parking at McIntosh High School. | Source

Electric Transportation

A community where there as many golf carts as cars on the roads, Peachtree City is 30 miles southwest of Atlanta and Number Nine on Money Magazine's list of Best Places to Live in America.

One of the reasons for this is the city's commitment to alternative energy. Another reason is that the number of jobs available increased 61% from 2008 - 2009 alone. Listed job openings increased further to over 77,000 by the end of 2015..

Peachtree City is one of the youngest planned cities in Georgia, founded in 1959 and located at the intersection of Georgia State Routes 54 and 74. It was originally developed into four independent villages, with different shopping centers, rec centers, parks, and schools.

Peachtree City golf cart bridge.
Peachtree City golf cart bridge. | Source

Street Legal Fifteen-Year-Olds

Fifteen-year-olds in Peachtree City with legal automobile learner’s permits can operate golf carts alone and drive them to school.

The open space and recreation system of Peachtree City is well known, because it offers several high-quality golf courses and a unique system of golf cart paths that enable people to get to any point in the city. In fact, an electric golf cart is the extra set of wheels for the majority of households in town.

The local police department operates a golf cart fleet as well. Not only that, but kids ages 12 and older can drive them legally with a parent up front to supervise. Fifteen-year-olds with legal auto driving learner’s permit can operate them alone and many drive them to school.

Peachtree City has also been named one of the Best Places to Retire in America and the numerous golf courses locally have been part of the draw for retirees. The nearly 100 miles of golf cart paths make transportation easy for senior citizens as well.

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Golf Cart Capital of the World

A markerPeachtree City -
Peachtree City, GA, USA
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A Typical Daily Commute

Local Golf and Country Clubs

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A markerCapital City Course, Atlanta GA -
Capital City Country Club Lake Dam, Atlanta, GA 30319, USA
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B markerDunwoody Golf Club -
1600 Dunwoody Club Dr, Atlanta, GA 30350, USA
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C markerRiverpines -
River Pines Golf Course, 4775 Old Alabama Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022, USA
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D markerPeachtree Club -
4600 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319, USA
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E markerPlanterra Ridge -
500 Clubhouse Dr, Peachtree City, GA 30269, USA
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F markerFlat Creek Club -
100 Flat Creek Rd, Peachtree City, GA 30269, USA
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Typical golf cart in Peachtree
Typical golf cart in Peachtree | Source

Increasing Jobs on the Market

This metro area southwest of Atlanta consistently offers over 50,000 job listings.

Best High Demand Jobs

  1. IT Project Managers
  2. Emory Medical Center and University jobs
  3. Retail Salespeople; Sales Reps, and Merchandisers
  4. Business Analysts
  5. Assistant Professors - Health-related courses at Emory University
  6. Accountants
  7. Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants
  8. Research Specialists and Supervisors
  9. Assistant Store Managers
  10. Physicians - Emory University and other facilities
  11. Applications Developers/Analysts
  12. Assistant Professors - IT and mathematics

Top Job Listers

  1. Emory University
  2. Emory Healthcare
  3. Taco Bell, McDonald's, and Pizza Hut/YUM! Brands - Food service/casual dining
  4. Kennestone Hospital
  5. CVS Health and Pharmacy
  6. Advance Auto Parts
  7. Comcast Cable Southern Division
  8. DeKalb Medical Center
  9. Newton Medical Center
  10. Grady Health System

This Is Emory

Emory University - Best Places to Work

This school is located 35 miles northeast of Peachtree City in the Atlanta suburb called Druid Hills.

The Scientist magazine has named Emory the 5th Best Place to Work in Aacademia in the USA, among 15 top academic employers in the country. Medical College of Georgia in Atlanta ranks 14th, giving Georgia and the Greater Atlanta Metro Area double recognition:

  1. Princeton University, NJ
  2. University of California, San Francisco, CA
  3. Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY
  4. University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK
  5. Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  6. J. David Gladstone Institutes, San Francisco, CA
  7. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
  8. Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA
  9. The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, OK
  10. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, NY
  11. Trudeau Institute, Saranac Lake, NY
  12. University of Pittsburgh, PA
  13. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
  14. Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
  15. Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NYC

Best Retail Careers

What Is Merchandising?

Merchandisers

Within the city of Peachtree City, the major company advertising for workers is National In-Store at http://www.us.cpm-int.com/ .

This organization hires contract merchandisers to work at a variety of retail companies. Another company advertising for merchandisers in the area is Hershey Company.

Employment Trends to 2024

Employment Projections to 2024

The jobs expected to provide the most openings are listed bellow. Entries in bold print indicate jobs already in high demand and posted frequently on Internet job search and trending sites.

  1. Customer Service Representatives
  2. Waitstaff: Waiters and Waitresses
  3. Retail Salespersons
  4. Combined Food Prep/Service
  5. Cashiers
  6. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  7. Manual Laborers and Freight Handlers
  8. Office Clerks
  9. General/Operations Managers
  10. Janitors and Cleaners, except Housekeepers
  11. Management Analysts
  12. Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
  13. Mainstream Elementary School Teachers
  14. Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing
  15. Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

Fastest Growing Jobs by Percentage Increase

  1. Dental Lab Technicians
  2. Telecommunications Equipment Installers/Repairers
  3. Marriage/Family Therapists
  4. Biomedical Engineers
  5. Elevator Installers and Repairers
  6. Cardiovascular Techs
  7. Respiratory Therapists
  8. Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
  9. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
  10. Surgical Technologists
  11. Radiation Therapists
  12. Postsecondary Teachers (college level)
  13. Industrial Engineers
  14. Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary - College Level IT
  15. Personal/Home Care/Home Health Aides

Higher Education and Training

Higher Education Near Peachtree City

Self Enrichment

Kroger School of Cooking: -- Self improvement classes in culinary arts.

  • 12460 Crabapple Road; Alpharetta, GA 30004
  • 1101 N Peachtree Pkwy, Peachtree City, GA‎ - (770) 486-7208‎

A range of individual classes, culinary camps, parent/child classes, and ither training is offered within the Crabapple Road Kroger in Alphretta, just north of Atlanta and in Peachtree City Qualified chefs came from the premier restaurants in the Greater Atlanta Area. International Cuisines are popular, as are Birthday Parties and classes for up to 36 people.

Colleges and Universities

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lorlie6 7 years ago from Bishop, Ca

If it weren't for the humidity, I'd still be living in the South, Patty. I took my bachelor's degree at Birmingham-Southern College, quite close to Atlanta, and I miss the Southern way of life.


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

It sounds nice in a lot of ways, lorie6! Thanks for reading and commenting.


theglobalspirit 7 years ago

I am from the South and Atlanta rocks. I've noticed that many people in CA claim that they love Atlanta. However, I've heard that city has become just as expensive as Los Angeles, CA.

Peach Tree City sounds like a wonderful alternative.

I've also heard great things about Charlotte N.C. economy.

Thanks,

Stacey and Bobby


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dusanotes 7 years ago from Windermere, FL

Thanks, Patty. That was a great Hub about Peachtree, GA. Here's one you should do. It's called The Villages, FL which is located about an hours drive north of Orlando. I live in Orlando, and I'm sorry to say I've never visited The Villages but I have a friend and his parents live there and love it. "Free" year-round golf, retirement folks mainly, and a lovely atmosphere. Maybe you should research this one and do a blog. With kindness, Don White dusanotes


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

Don - Thanks for the suggestion! I'm always on the lookout for good cities to review!


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rmcleve 4 years ago from Woodbridge, VA

This hub is an EXCELLENT example of what a hub should be, even if I would never, ever, ever want to move to Peachtree City! I've spent enough time there and don't recommend it to anyone.


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

Sorry for your unhappiness with the city. Same is usual in my city - some people absolutely hate it, others love it.

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