Peachtree City, Georgia

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

2363 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"
59 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
16 Votes - "Friendliest"
14 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
4 Votes - "Most Fun"
3 Votes - "Best For Food"

Description

Chartered in March 1959, Peachtree City is a residential area containing 90 miles of golf cart trails. As the golf cart capital of the world, the community boasts a record-setting golf cart parade each year on the 4th of July in addition to parades for most major national holidays. The people here are friendly and welcoming, hosting honorary celebrations for fallen soldiers arriving at the local airport.

There isn’t a local base, but citizens are proud of the fact that most have served or have family serving in the military. Locals have preserved World War II memorabilia at the Commemorative Dixie Wing Museum including planes the Dixie Wing still flies. Captain and Clark appreciated that the citizens “support their veterans, raise their children to be active and aware members of society, and all share a deep-rooted love for this country.”

Shopping and dining opportunities are plentiful in Peachtree City. Residents and visitors can enjoy treasure hunting at one of five village shopping malls. Restaurants feature eclectic and top-notch flavors from around the world. For adventure-seekers, Peachtree City offers multi-use paths, which many use for biking. Lake Peachtree is ideal for picnicking, boating, and fishing.

In addition to their renowned parades, the city hosts the annual Great Georgia Air Show, Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival, Touch-A-Truck, and the Spring Garden Show. Locals love The Fred amphitheater, Canongate Golf Course, Flat Creek and Line Creek nature areas, and Tinsley Mill. The city is also a short distance to the Atlanta-Hartsfield Airport.

Peachtree City is amazing! It is like living in a resort! Love it!
Reviewed by Jen5
on August 29, 2013
Please do not come to Peachtree City. I don't want to share it anymore. This is the best place under the sun. I am very glad it is not Florida. You don't have to stand your ground here. So please don't come to Peachtree City, that includes the crazy Florida folks.
Reviewed by Jim 813
on August 29, 2013
I have lived here in Peachtree City for more than 30 years. I am a runner and have more than 90 miles of cart paths to run on. I've been geocaching for over a year and I can tell you that there is no better place to be. More that 300 caches in the city and surrounding area and more popping up each day. We retired here and never intend to leave!!!!
Reviewed by croyrun
on August 28, 2013
I started geocaching in 2010 with my 12 year old daughter, using a handheld GeoMate Jr. device and over the next year found a handful of caches. In 2012, my daughter's 6th grade math teacher created a "Geocaching" Club at her school and would meet once every couple of weeks to discuss the game and then would meet at a park somewhere one Saturday a month, to search for caches. It wasn't until then that I took the game serious and actually read the rules of the game and signed up for a membership at Geocaching.com. Once we knew how the game was played and learned all the geo-lingo, we were off and running, literally. After a while it wasn't enough to just find and log a cache, we learned we could get notified by email of any NEW hides in our area and the race was on to see if we could get to GZ (ground zero) and make the find before anyone else, FTF (first to find) honors. Little did we know, that in the PTC area, there were other "Crazy" cachers, that also got NEW hide notifications and were also racing to be "FTF". My daughter and I have had so much fun on the Geo trail, meeting so many wonderful people, exchanging cache stories and exchanging phone numbers for those times we could use a little hint for a difficult hide. The best part about it, is that there are over 300 caches in the PTC area alone, with more popping up all the time, so we don't have to go very far from home to cache. Wait, I take that back, the truly best part is the quality time that I get to spend with my daughter. Many hours have been spent searching for caches but were really spent bonding as a great Mother/Daughter Geo Team! Hope to see you on the PTC Geo Trail! CentCMom and Megsmo12.
Reviewed by mommymommy
on August 28, 2013
I started geocaching about a year ago in New York City. Caches in the city are few and far between, but always interesting and exciting. Last March, I decided to move back to the south and found myself in my childhood town of Peachtree City, Ga. Peachtree City has always been pretty, its residents at the ready with a smile and a wave, and its miles and miles of cart paths meandering through the woods an endless source of adventure and perfectly peaceful reflection on long, scenic walks. When I left New York, I had, after ten months, just over thirty caches under my belt. Since I've been back here, I have accumulated over two hundred and sixty, almost all of which were acquired within the city limits and walking distance of my golf cart. What's great about geocaching in Peachtree City is, thanks to the varied lush and wooded topography, the potential for almost any kind of cache you could possibly imagine. From the standard ammo boxes, bison tubes, and camouflaged lock n locks to unlock-able birdhouses, crazy stone statuettes of animals hiding under boulders, and cute little plastic bugs perched in the foliage, you'll find it in Peachtree City. Don't get me wrong, PTC has its share of LPCs, but even a place this nice can't be perfect. What's even better than the sheer volume and variety of caches in and around Peachtree City are the cachers themselves. Warm, effusive, helpful, and always up for the challenge of an FTF regardless of the hour. If you find yourself in this part of Georgia and want to get a few more smileys on your geocache.com profile, do yourself a favor and stop for a day or two in Peachtree City. You'll thank me for it. Keep on cachin...!
Reviewed by samness
on August 28, 2013
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