Atlanta's Westside is home to the quaint southern towns of Douglasville, Villa Rica and Carrollton, where you will find charming town squares, historic sites, beautiful parks, fine dining and intimate cultural venues and museums. Come discover the easygoing pace and charms of Atlanta's Westside when you visit Brandywine Lake just off I-20 at exit 26.
Brandywine Lake, in the city of Villa Rica, is just 35 miles from downtown Atlanta. Villa Rica is home to Georgia's first gold strike and is the birthplace of Coca-Cola legend Asa Candler and gospel music founder Thomas A. Dorsey. Historic downtown Villa Rica's authentic architecture is showcased at Wick's Tavern, the oldest commercial structure in West Georgia.
Just east of Mirror Lake is the city of Douglasville where visitors will find a wide range of retail services from large mall retailers to small boutiques and restaurants. Sweetwater Creek State Park, Georgia's second most visited state park, offers camping, hiking and miles of trails to explore.
To the west of Brandywine Lake is the southern city of Carrollton where the town square, Adamson Square, is host to many of the city's annual events, street festivals and live performances. You will find lots of outdoor fun at John Tanner State Park and McIntosh Reserve County Park.
For more information on the Westside, visit these websites:
Outside of the major sports venues in Atlanta, the Westside offers a wide range of recreational sports opportunities for kids and adults alike. Whether your children's interests are baseball, football or soccer or you're looking to start a new hobby like hiking, camping, fishing or running, you will find plenty to do close to home. Douglas and Carroll counties are home to some of Georgia's most beautiful parks - so come explore the opportunity to see more of the great outdoors.
See what fun you can find close to home at Brandywine Lake by visiting some of these recreational links for places to play in Villa Rica, Douglasville and Carrollton:
Arbor Place Mall, located less than 10 minutes from Brandywine Lake, provides more than 120 retail stores, including Dillard’s, Belk, and Macy’s, that will delight the most demanding shoppers. Residents will also enjoy browsing the numerous boutiques, specialty stores and antique stores in Villa Rica, Douglasville and Carrollton.
The Villa Rica and Douglasville area offers numerous places of worship. Visit the following links for more information:
Mirror Lake children attend the following Douglas County Schools:
Learn more about Douglas County schools.
Villa Rica Private Schools
- Blackstock Montessori School
- Happy Valley Baptist Academy
- Plantation Christian Academy
Learn more about area private schools.