Johns Creek is a city in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 76,728. The city is a northeastern suburb of Atlanta. In the early 19th century, the Johns Creek area was dotted with trading posts along the Chattahoochee River in what was then Cherokee Indian territory.
The Cherokee nation was a confederacy of villages led by a chief. They were agrarian and lived in log homes. After Europeans settled in the area, the Cherokee developed an alphabet, and a legislature and judiciary patterned after the American model. Some trading posts gradually became crossroads communities where pioneer families - Rogers, McGinnis, Findley, Buice, Cowart, Medlock and others - gathered to visit and sell their crops.
Culture and Leisure
Johns Creek has metro Atlanta’s only part-time, fully professional symphony orchestra, the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra  Under the leadership of Music Director, J. Wayne Baughman, the orchestra performs several times each year. The Johns Creek Arts Center offers classes and camps for aspiring artists in multiple media throughout the year.
There also are several festivals year-round, such as Founders Week in December in which the community celebrates the City’s incorporation with activities and a parade. The “Fall Family Festival” in September is a community get-together at Newtown Park. Arts on the Creek is a juried art show, and also has musical and stage performers.
"The Taste of Johns Creek" is an annual food festival in the fall that features more than 40 local restaurants with proceeds supporting public school extracurricular activities.There are six golf facilities (five private, one public) in Johns Creek, including the renowned Atlanta Athletic Club, home of the 2011 PGA Championship and the 2014 U.S. Amateur.
Other golf facilities include: Country Club of the South, Rivermont Golf and Country Club, River Pines Golf, St. Ives, and The Standard Club.The Atlanta Athletic Club was the site of the inaugural Atlanta Tennis Championships in 2010. Johns Creek is home to thousands of members of the Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association (ALTA), one of the largest and oldest organized recreation leagues in the country.
Johns Creek, which is bordered by 13.5 miles (21.7 km) of the Chattahoochee River, has multiple nearby spots where paddlers can put in or take out their boats. It has shoals and low-level rapids. It also offers prime trout fishing. Autrey Mill Nature Preserve And Heritage Center offers a replica of a Creek Indian hut, an 1800s historic village, and wildlife in 46 acres (190,000 sq m) of woodlands. Biking the four-mile (6 km) Greenway along Ga. 141 also is a popular pastime. The city has plans to develop and connect other pathways to the Greenway, which will tie in with other cities, adding several miles of trails.
The public schools in Johns Creek are part of the Fulton County School System but are not funded by the city. Johns Creek’s public schools consistently place among the top in the nation. Chattahoochee High School, River Trail Middle School, and Dolvin Elementary are National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence. Northview High School has three times won the Governor’s Cup for the state’s highest SAT scores.