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Douglasville has become an extension of the booming Atlanta film industry, and downtown Douglasville has been a filming site for large productions like The Hunger Games and Stranger Things. The city is home to the largest shopping mall in West Georgia, the Foxhall Resort, and several city parks, as well as the nearby Sweetwater Creek State Park, offering trails, camping, fishing, boating and more.
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Douglasville is slightly higher than the Georgia average but lower than the national average, and this city tends to be an affordable place to live given its amenities and proximity to downtown Atlanta.
I-20 and Route 78 run through Douglasville, providing access to I-285 and downtown Atlanta. The Xpress Bus Service operates bus routes to and from Atlanta Monday through Friday, and the city is expanding a fixed route bus service that will offer routes throughout the area and to the nearby Holmes MARTA station. Downtown Atlanta and the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport are both about 30 minutes away.
Douglasville is part of the Douglas County School System, which includes 20 elementary schools, eight middle schools, five high schools, and two specialized high schools. Douglas County schools hold some impressive achievements, including Beulah Elementary School, the first dual language immersion school in the state, and Brighten Academy, named the No. 1 Charter School in the state in 2014. There are a handful of nearby options for higher education, including West Georgia Technical College, Strayer University, Chattahoochee Technical College, and the many colleges and universities in the Atlanta area.