About Dunwoody

Like many Atlanta communities, Dunwoody was established in the early 1830s by its namesake, Charles Dunwody, a Civil War veteran. By 1881, the Roswell Railroad had laid down tracks straight through Dunwoody, running from Chamblee Dunwoody Road to the Chattahoochee River.

The railroad quickly elevated Dunwoody into one of the busiest and most popular areas of Atlanta, and the community thrived even after Roswell Railroad closed.

Numerous churches, schools, and other businesses opened during this run that are still around today, including the Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church, Dunwoody Elementary School, and several cemeteries.


The population of Dunwoody is nearing 50,000, with around 19,000 households and 11,000 families within city limits. 69.8% of the population is White, 12.9% African American, 11.1% Asian, and 10.3% Hispanic or Latino. 29.9% of households contain children under 18, while 47.8% are married couples. 41.2% are non-families. 23.4% of the population is under the age of 18, while 12.3% is over 65. 62.3% of the population in Dunwoody are aged 22-64. Median income is around $76,000 per household, while median income for families is around $106,000. Per capita income in Dunwoody is around $45,484.



  • Butterfly Festival – Late summer in Dunwoody brings the Butterfly Festival, a family-friendly event where visitors are allowed into two large tents to view free-roaming butterflies of all types. A birds of prey show, reptile showcase, and other animal encounters are featured, as well as educational booths, arts and crafts, and live music.
  • Dunwoody 4th of July Parade and Festival – Every July 4th, more than 32,000 spectators line Mount Vernon Highway and Dunwoody Village Parkway to watch the marching bands, floats, local celebrities, and clubs that make up the beloved Dunwoody 4th of July Parade and Festival. The parade ends in Dunwoody Village, where live music, food, and vendors set up shop for the festival.
  • Dunwoody Art Festival – Mother’s Day weekend is the sign for many that spring has arrived, and with it the Dunwoody Arts Festival. The main streets in Dunwoody are closed off, and more than 60,000 people visit to purchase handmade art, crafts, housewares, and more. Coupled with live music, a kid’s area, and plenty of local food vendors, the Dunwoody Art Festival is the best way to celebrate Mother’s Day.
  • Dunwoody Restaurant Week – Every summer, Dunwoody Restaurant Week draws crowds from all around the city and state. Participating visitors are able to sample the best from an extensive list of Dunwoody restaurants. Travel from restaurant to restaurant, enjoy the ambience, and find your new favorite restaurant!
  • Lemonade Days – Every spring, Dunwoody celebrates Lemonade Days, a festival that began in 1999. After the infamous Dunwoody tornado of 1998, several residents were looking for a way to raise money to replant the tree canopy that was destroyed the previous year. The name Lemonade Days came from the old adage of making lemonade out of life’s lemons, and what started as a small community get-together quickly morphed into the large, multi-day festival that is one of Dunwoody’s biggest and most-loved annual events.

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