One of the most attractive aspects of the City of Auburn is the community spirit that is felt by residents and businesses alike.
There’s a reason so why so many of us choose to live, work and play here. We think you’ll see that when you walk our scenic streets…visit local retail and restaurant establishments… take in city parks… and attend cultural and community events. Plainly put, it doesn’t take long to realize Auburn is a special place.
Creating a progressive community has guided Auburn from its earliest days.
Founders Wesley Park and John Badlam Howe established the city along Cedar Creek at the intersection of two major trails—creating the beginnings of an infrastructure that promotes growth and advancement. While dirt trails and the Pony Express have been exchanged for major highways and fiber optics, that same mission guides us today.
In any city, the downtown area is often seen as the front door of the community.
Auburn’s downtown has long played an important role in the social and economic vitality of the city. Recent revitalization efforts have only increased Downtown Auburn’s visibility and positioned it for a sustainable and economically viable future.
Our community continues to be a rich and vibrant place, in large part, because of the various community groups and organizations bonded by social, cultural or environmental interests and concerns.
In 2021, Site Selection Magazine named Auburn one of the region’s top micropolitan areas based on its economic strength, location and propensity for development.
Companies locating in Auburn and DeKalb County chose the area for its talented workforce, manufacturing ecosystem and business-friendly environment.