The city of Clarkston is as diverse as it is convenient. Since the 1990s, it has been a destination for new immigrants and refugees, and the result is a welcoming, culturally rich, and affordable area. Residents and visitors enjoy the eclectic food scene that includes restaurants and farmer's markets as well as community events and the proximity to the best Atlanta and Athens have to offer.

Key Features

Remembering History: Clarkston began as a railroad town around 1845, and through the rail lines was connected to nearby towns as well as Athens, Augusta, and South Carolina. This made it a popular home for those commuting outside of Clarkston to work, a reputation that still stands today.

Welcome Home: In recent years, Clarkston has become home to a unique population, including residents from more than 50 countries. Sometimes referred to as the "most diverse square mile in America," this welcoming, bustling city is perfect for young families, retirees, and everyone in between.

Nest Picks

Kathmandu Kitchen & Grill

This humble restaurant focuses on South Asian cuisine, with an emphasis on the flavors of Nepal. Be sure to catch the all-you-can-eat lunch buffet to get a taste of everything their menu has to offer!

Merhaba Shawarma

From the chicken shawarma to the mango lassi, you can't go wrong with the menu at Merhaba Shawarma. This cozy restaurant is known for its friendly staff and affordability, and is a staple of the multicultural city of Clarkston.

Milam Park

Renovated in 2012, Milam Park features a playground, dog park, restrooms, a soccer field, tennis courts, a baseball field, and pavilions with grills. It also has a zero-entry pool with four lap lanes, a wading pool, and water features. With numerous amenities and abundant shade, this park is a popular place to cool off, have a get-together, or play with kids.

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