Named for the rocky outcropping that rises above it, Stone Mountain, Georgia is a small town in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. The people of Stone Mountain consider their hometown to be “A City of Vision,” as the view from the observation tower at the summit of the mountain offers hikers an unmatched vista of central Georgia. Though it’s had a rocky past, Stone Mountain has proven itself as a thoroughly modern city with a love of sports, nature, and community.
As a small town with a total area of just 1.6 square miles, it’s easy to get around Stone Mountain on foot or by bicycle. The downtown area is particularly pedestrian friendly, and most people who cruise this section of town do so on foot. For those who are hoping to travel around the greater Atlanta area, having a car is essential. There are public busses in the area, but service to Stone Mountain, since it’s such a small area, is extremely limited.