Douglasville lies due west of Atlanta and has a population of 31,000. It is one of the fastest-growing communities in Georgia. The city is historic and has a lovely downtown area reflecting its Victorian history in both architecture and a plaza. There are a number of shopping areas in Douglasville, such as at Arbor Place Mall and at several shops on Fairburn Road. Major employers in Douglasville include Wal-Mart, Kroger, and the American Red Cross.