10 Reasons to Visit the Charming Golf Cart Communities of Peachtree City and Senoia, Georgia

The best Atlanta suburbs you’ve probably never heard of, but should! Featuring: Georgia, Peachtree City, GA, Senoia, GA, Southern Hollywood, The Walking Dead, Sweet Home Alabama, Fried Green Tomatoes, filming locations, golf cart community, Commemorative Air Force Airbase Georgia, Nic and Norman’s, The Highland Bakery & Kitchen, Atlanta Day Trip



We recently went on a fun weekend jaunt with our dear, longtime friends Glenda and Jerry to visit our mutual friends Lance and Lisa in their lovely hometown of Peachtree City, Georgia, just about 30 miles south of Atlanta. We were pleasantly surprised to discover so many reasons to visit this lovely area, but we’ve narrowed it down to our 10 favorites:

1.Traditional Southern Charm

Created in the 1950s, Peachtree City is a master-planned community of seemingly endless green space, shady tree-lined roadways, three recreational lakes, and neighborhoods filled with charming southern homes. The city consists of five distinct villages featuring locally owned boutiques and national chains along with many varied dining opportunities.

2. Golf Cart Paths Galore

What makes this area truly unique though, are the more than 100 miles of paved multi-use golf cart paths that connect you to shopping, dining, resort styled hotel/conference centers, golf and other recreation. Visitors can rent golf carts to travel the paths that wind through this lovely city.

3. Aviation History

Fans of the history of flying will love viewing aviation artifacts and airplanes, and maybe even taking a warbird ride in a vintage aircraft at the Commemorative Air Force Airbase Georgia. Get information at: https://airbasegeorgia.org/

4. Fantastic Food

Of course, any good travel story wouldn’t be complete unless we talked about FOOD! We were a bit surprised to find that one of the best breakfasts we’ve ever had was at the unassuming (it’s basically in a strip mall, but just wait till you see how nice it is) Peachtree City location of The Highland Bakery and Kitchen. Besides the incredibly warm and friendly way we were treated by our sweet server, the food was simply out of this world! Several of us had The Highland Breakfast which was a hearty combination of eggs, breakfast meat, grits, potatoes and choice of bread (I went for a buttery biscuit!) Then we washed down the savory portion of the meal with some incredible sweet goodness! Lance and Lisa raved about their order of Peanut Butter French Toast. Rob and I shared an order of the fluffy-licious Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Compote, but also tried some of their special warm caramelized brown sugar butter syrup. It was absolute caramel-y perfection!

5. Murals / Photo Ops

After breakfast we walked around the side of the building and found a couple of cute photo ops including an awesome “Greetings from Peachtree City” wall mural which we of course had to pose in front of.

6. A Top 10 Place to Live

There’s a reason why expedia.com named Peachtree City the number one city that must be seen in 2019! https://www.expedia.com/stories/cities-that-must-be-seen-this-year/ It's also no surprise that Peachtree City is continually named among the top 10 places to live in the U.S. by CNN/ Money Magazine.

7. “Southern Hollywood” Filming Location Hotspot

Visitors can also experience a bit of “Southern Hollywood” while visiting the areas of Peachtree City and neighboring Senoia (pronounced Seh-noy) which served as the backdrop in such films as “Sweet Home Alabama” starring Reese Witherspoon, “Joyful Noise” starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton, as well as “Fried Green Tomatoes” and the Marvel blockbuster “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. Perhaps the biggest film and television fan draw is the incredibly charming area of historic downtown Senoia, which served as the primary filming location for the television series The Walking Dead. TWD fans will love seeing all the homes and locations from iconic scenes that took place in the fictional communities of Alexandria and Woodbury.

8. You Can Actually Buy a House from The Walking Dead!

In fact, anyone wanting to own a piece of The Walking Dead history or perhaps looking to live in just about as quaint of a Southern town as you can imagine, would be interested to know that you can now purchase one of the filming locations for yourself! At the time of this post in July 2022, several of the beautiful homes in Senoia that were built specifically to be used in the show have recently been put up for sale.

9. MORE Food!

We instantly fell in love with the charming Main Street area of historic downtown Senoia, with all the quaint shops and restaurants along the beautifully landscaped and flower-lined streets. We enjoyed a fantastic dinner featuring southern chic fare at Nic and Norman’s, the local restaurant owned by The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus and special make-up effects supervisor/primary director Greg Nicotero. Everything we tried was hearty and delicious, including my Fried Chicken Pot Pie made with crispy fried chicken and house made vegetable roux poured over a southern biscuit. My friend Lisa got her usual favorite, the Salmon Flatbread topped with herb cheese, candied red onions, goat cheese, capers, arugula and a balsamic drizzle. Rob loved the Mexican Burger made with their proprietary blend of ground chuck, short rib and brisket covered with grilled jalapenos, melted queso, avocado, cilantro lime mayo and pico.

10. Great Day Trip from Atlanta

We were originally excited just to be going to visit with our friends in their hometown, but honestly, we left feeling surprised at just how much we loved the beautiful area of Peachtree City and the lovely southern charm of Senoia. (Pro tip: unless you want it to be obvious that you are a tourist, don’t pronounce it Seh-noy-uh. If you want to sound like a local, it’s just Seh-noy.) Next time you’re in the Atlanta area, (or even if you’re not) this area is definitely worth visiting! Plan ahead by visiting the tourism sites for Peachtree City: https://visitpeachtreecity.com/ And Senoia: https://www.visit-senoia.com/

Scroll down to see some pictures from our great weekend!