Travel 30 miles north of Atlanta into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and you’ll find the quiet, rural city of Cumming. Located near Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River, Cumming has a rich history that began with the Creek and Cherokee tribes.
Original settlers to Cumming enjoyed a peaceful coexistence with the Cherokee, but the discovery of gold in 1828 led to the Treaty of New Echota in 1835. The ensuing Trail of Tears forced relocation of the Cherokee to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma).
Today, the city of Cumming enjoys beautiful surroundings only a short commute from busy metro Atlanta. Residents enjoy the City of Cumming Fairgrounds, where entertainment is held year-round, and fine arts at the historic Cumming Playhouse. In addition, Lake Lanier is a popular spot for boating and Sawnee Mountain offers spectacular city views. Apartment renting in Cumming will provide newcomers with a wide array of options for both work and recreation.