Television shows and movies often depict the town square as having a gazebo and lots of lawn space, but not all town squares are the same.

WINNER: What is the best town square? | Best of Atlanta

Television shows and movies often depict the town square as having a gazebo and lots of lawn space, but not all town squares are the same. 

This week’s Best of Atlanta poll asked you to pick which Atlanta-area town square you think is best. 

The voting was close for the top spot. But first we need to give an honorable mention to Canton’s Cannon Park. Technical problems prevented its addition to the poll, but it received enough write-in nominations to deserve a mention.

Tied for fourth place were Duluth Town Green in Gwinnett and Roswell Town Square in North Fulton. 

Town Green hosts festivals, concerts, movies and other entertainment. In Roswell, you can enjoy food trucks, concert series, art festivals and more.

Our third place winner was Decatur Square, home to a farmers market, numerous festivals, restaurants and shopping.

Finishing in second place this year was last year’s write-in nominee and runaway winner: Covington Square. Covington’s Square Park, which is surrounded by historical buildings, host concerts and community events throughout the year.

This year’s winner is home to art festivals, a farmers market, restaurants, shopping and history. 

The iconic fountain in Marietta Square. (Photo by Marietta Visitors Bureau)
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Marietta Square finished third last year but came back strong in 2019 to capture 47% of the votes. At the center of the square is Glover Park, where you can have a picnic or catch a concert. And the square is “brimming with history,” its website states. The Great Locomotive Chase of the Civil War started here, militia trained in the park, and the area was used as a military hospital.

All of these areas are fantastic places to visit no matter what time of year, so be sure to explore not only your town’s square but those in surrounding cities.

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And if you’re still deciding what to give family and friends as gifts this year, consider a membership or gift card from one of our Best of Atlanta winners.

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Check out all the Best of Atlanta winners so far at ajc.com.

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