The City of Johns Creek, Georgia, lies along the banks of the historic Chattahoochee River in the Piedmont (Latin "foot of mountains") plain of the Appalachian Mountains, in northeast Fulton County. Home to an estimated population of 76,728, according to the 2010 Census, close enough to Atlanta to take advantage of its vibrant culture and economic growth – yet far enough away (30 miles) to experience a quieter lifestyle – Johns Creek residents enjoy the best of both worlds in a mild, seasonal climate. At 1,050 feet above sea-level, Metro Atlanta has an average annual temperature of 61 degrees Fahrenheit. A sizable amount of the white collar, professional population that migrated to Metro Atlanta in the 80s and 90s for its low cost of living and high employment base settled in the Johns Creek community. Strong public schools were a big attraction for families. Recognizing the importance of education, Johns Creek parents poured sweat equity and donations back into the schools, making them the strongest in the state.