Why you'd want to live in Clayton County
Clayton County is a suburban community just minutes south of downtown Atlanta. We have a relaxed and neighborly feel like a small town, but with all the amenities of a major metropolitan area. An attractive lifestyle, business opportunities, a fine public educational system plus a university, and numerous excellent health care facilities make Clayton County a highly attractive place to live, work and play. If that isn't enough to have you convinced, Clayton County is home to many unique features detailed below. Most of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is located right in Clayton County. How convenient! Margaret Mitchell based most of the action in "Gone With The Wind" on historical records found in the old Clayton County Courthouse. The Road to Tara Museum boasts items from the famous movie and book along with artifacts from the Civil War. Clayton State University, located in Clayton County and founded in 1969, is a unit of the University System of Georgia, an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university that currently enrolls more than 6,500 students in degree credit programs that, in the words of the University's mission, provide "career-oriented education with a solid liberal arts foundation." The internationally renowned Spivey Hall is located on the campus of Clayton State University (CSU). This 400-seat recital hall, known for its perfect acoustics and exceptional programming, attracts some of the world's finest performers. Spivey Hall hosts a year-round schedule of classical, world and jazz instrumental and vocal performances, and is regarded as the best music performance facility in the Southeast. At 150 acres, the Atlanta State Farmer's Market is considered one of the largest of its kind in the world and located in Clayton County! It features a garden center, wholesale and retail activities, and is a major marketing hub and distribution point for fresh, locally grown produce in the Southeast and throughout the country.