Located just a few miles due west of downtown Atlanta near Six Flags Theme Park and less than 20 minutes from the world’s busiest airport, is Douglas County, Georgia. This community offers visitors easy access to big city amenities in a diverse, affordable and safe small town environment. An oasis of trees, water and open space away from urban sprawl, Douglas County is the home of Sweetwater Creek State Park, The Pine Mountain Gold Museum, a Butterfly Trail and numerous parks. With outdoor offerings of hiking, biking, fishing and other assets for nature lovers, Douglas County provides both passive and active recreation opportunities. The county also has a sparkling aquatics center at Boundary Waters Park while Foxhall Resort is a draw for trailblazers, offering a mix of sporting and recreational activities and luxury accommodations along the western bank of the Chattahoochee River. More than just an Atlanta suburb, Douglas County is steeped in history and alive with a variety of festivals and events. The Douglas County Museum of History and Art exhibits a mixture of local history and pop culture in an architecturally significant old courthouse building from the sixties and is the hub for the annual Hydrangea Festival in June. The old courthouse building is also a stop on the self-guided Douglas County Film Trail which showcases many of the filming sites used in some of today’s popular TV and movie productions. Douglas County’s location outside the perimeter, or “OTP,” of Atlanta makes for many affordable accommodation choices and includes Hilton and Marriott brands along with villas and a planned Westin at the Foxhall Resort. So, while passing through or traveling to Metro-Atlanta, take some time to “Explore Outside the Lines” and give Douglas County a second look.