A variety of information contributes to the Mountain Park lifestyle, whether it's responsibilities (paying taxes, etc.), uniqueness (being a wildlife refuge) or quirks (maps not accurately reflecting city streets!).
Demographics According to the 2000 Census, Mountain Park has a population of 506, of which 50.4 percent are female and 49.6 percent are male. The median age is 42.2 -- the 35-44 age group is the largest, with a total of 126 people reflecting 24.9 of the population. There are 248 houses in the city.
Wildlife Refuge Mountain Park is an officially designated wildlife refuge which protects all wildlife including birds, animals and reptiles. A variety of species -- some rare, including Great Blue Herons, Red Tailed Hawks, Eastern Bluebirds and Pileated Woodpeckers -- live here part or all of the year. Recently two white swans have been spotted on Lake Cherful.
City Layout Most of the streets on the south side of the lakes (the older part of the city) are named after trees such as Cedar, Maple, Spruce, etc. Most streets on the north side are named after birds, like Robin, Thrush and Cardinal. The City also includes a foothold into Cherokee County, represented by Cardinal Cove and Blue Heron Drive. Please note that most published "metro Atlanta" maps (including Internet maps) contain inaccurate drawings of Mountain Park, with references to several non-existent streets. A map of the city can be found in the Mountain Park phone directory.
Garbage and Trash Pick-up Garbage and recyclable items are picked up on Tuesday A.M. All garbage must be bagged before placing in cans. Recycling of newspapers, aluminum cans, tin cans, plastic drink bottles and milk cartons is required of all city residents. Garbage cans and recycling bins can be obtained from City Hall. The city of Mountain Park does not offer yard waste pick-up. Residents are encouraged to recycle all yard debris by mulching and composting. A dumpster for large household items is available monthly. Large household items should be placed ONLY in the available dumpster.
Water and Sanitation Bills Mountain park water and sanitation bills are due at the City Hall on the 1st of each month. Late fines are strictly enforced.
City Rentals The Civic Building and the city pool (during summer months) are available for rent to residents. A refundable deposit and rental fee are required. Contact the city clerk at 770-993-4231 for more information.
Property Taxes Both the City of Mountain Park and Fulton County tax landowners of Mountain Park. Fulton County has the administrative responsibility of collecting all taxes. Homeowners, once billed, may mail their taxes. Homeowners can file for the Fulton County Homestead Tax Exemption at the North Fulton County Government Annex located in Alpharetta at 11913 Wills Road (see map) during the hours of 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Voter Registration Voter registration is available during regular operation hours at Fulton County libraries or the North Fulton County Government Annex at 11913 Wills Road (see map) from 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Auto Tags & Driver's Licenses Georgia driver's licenses can be obtained at the Sandy Springs Customer Service Center located at 8610 Roswell Road, Suite 710. Tuesday through Saturday during the hours of 7:30 AM to 5 PM.
Post Offices The nearest post office is located in the Hallmark store in the Sandy Plains Village shopping center on Highway 92. The main 30075 post office is located on Alpharetta Highway, just north of the Holcombe Bridge Road intersection, in the Brannon Square shopping center.
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