While Paulding County Economic Development is mainly focused on the benefits of working in Paulding County, we know that work is best when it’s balanced with the live and play sides of life.
Paulding has evolved greatly from its history as a farming, milling, and tanning community. Today’s residents appreciate its excellent schools, plentiful dining and retail, and outstanding recreation. Our county is a sure bet for those who want a new start with room to grow. We are a warm community with endless potential, and a mere 45 minutes away from the thriving metropolis of Atlanta.
But hands down, the absolute best part of living here is the people. Just ask the locals!
Dallas, located in the heart of Paulding County, prides itself on its charming downtown and friendly community. It was incorporated in 1854 and serves as the Paulding’s county seat. Visitors to Dallas can see can some of the best-preserved Civil War trenches in the country and Atlanta’s #1 master-planned community, Seven Hills of Dallas.
Hiram was established in 1891 and has become a major commercial corridor for Paulding County. The convenient amenities give Hiram top marks in quality of life; it blends a historic downtown with national retailers and exceptional parks with modern entertainment facilities.
Arts, Culture and History
- Battle of Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site
- Dallas Theater and Civic Center
- Georgia Classic Rides
- Hiram Rosenwald School & Museum
- Paulding Meadows Arts and Crafts Festival
- Paulding Fine Arts Association
- Paulding County Schoolhouse Museum
- Paulding County Courthouse, on the National Register of Historic Places
- Raccoon Creek Music Festival
Health and Wellness
Paulding is the 9th healthiest county in the state. And it’s no wonder why—our county has a huge network of parks and trails that inspire residents to stay active, as well as access to world-class health care right in your neighborhood.
WellStar Paulding Hospital
WellStar’s replacement hospital is a comprehensive health care center. It has 112 private rooms, seven state-of-the-art surgical suites, 40 emergency and pediatric rooms, imaging, radiation therapy and labs for sleep, stress, and cardiac catheterization.
WellStar Paulding Hospital has recently been awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest level of recognition for performance excellence and is the first healthcare organization in the state of Georgia to receive this award.
Tanner Health System
The Tanner Medical Center is a 53-bed acute care hospital in nearby Villa Rica. In 2018, it opened a new emergency department and new surgical services center. Tanner Health has specialty centers throughout the area for behavioral health, women and maternal health, heart and vascular health, primary care and prevention, and much more.