One of the last unincorporated areas in this part of the county, Vista Grove is an incredible community, with a rich shared history and a diverse and engaged citizenry. We have young families, raising children and building new lives, and citizens whose roots and love for the area go back generations. We have creative and entrepreneurial businesses. We enjoy a beautiful and biodiverse greenspace running through our many linked neighborhoods. We also have great community schools, including Lakeside as a flagship high school, and a strong sense of shared identity.

The Vista Grove Initiative, a group of civic-minded Vista Grove citizens, seek to foster positive dialogue in our community about how incorporating our area as a city can:

--Strengthen relationships and the natural identity we share in the Vista Grove area through our common history, geography, and aspirations.

--Create opportunities in Vista Grove for citizens to enhance quality of life for themselves and their families through civic participation, economic development, recreational opportunities, and educational achievement.

--Ensure self-determination, and a clear voice, for our citizens in the important discussions at a regional, state, and inter-governmental level that impact our community.


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    Sign the online petition

    As members of the Vista Grove community in North DeKalb County, we value our collective quality of life. We live, work, play, and send our children to school in this community, and, whatever our ultimate conclusion about incorporation, we want to preserve our best options and afford ourselves the most choice about our civic future. With the changes that continue to occur around us, including various actual and proposed annexations, we believe we must act now to preserve those options, including possible cityhood.

    616 signatures

    Our Petition

    To preserve for us the best possible set of choices about our community's civic future, we request that you co-sponsor and support HB1001 in the Georgia General Assembly authorizing the possible incorporation of our Vista Grove community.

    You can also help us collect names with a copy of the petition you can print out and take with you.

    Will you sign?

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    Take Action

    Join the conversation, and help us make our Vista Grove community stronger! If you are interested in exploring how we can control our future and create positive change in our community, bookmark vistagrove.org.

    Most critically, please go to our Petition page and support giving our community a choice. Whatever our ultimate conclusion is, we all need to know how cityhood done the RIGHT way would work, and what the benefits and risks are. Not all of us will have the same opinion, but we all have our community's best future at heart. We want to give ourselves a meaningful CHOICE: status quo, possible annexation of some or all of our area, or possible creation of our own city. Please sign this Petition to let our legislators know we at least want the OPTION to consider all alternatives.

    The introduction of a cityhood bill simply means the start of a two-year process, not that we have decided once and for all. On the other hand, if we miss the chance now, that choice may pass us by. The Vista Grove Initiative (VGI) was founded with the idea that  positive dialogue, self-determination for our community, and an active role in our future are values we all share.

    So SIGN the Petition. Go to Spread The Word and send a link to the VGI website to others. Then, talk to your friends, neighbors, and elected representatives to let them know you value our Vista Grove community and are interested in having a true choice, in understanding whether incorporation is or is not the best way to strengthen us economically and improve the quality of life for our families now and for generations to come.

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  • Upcoming events

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 10 rsvps

    04/26/18 Community Information Meeting

    We are hosting an informational session about Vista Grove Initiative, including discussion of the feasibility and process of creating a new City of Vista Grove in our area.

    This will be a one-hour, informational session with focus group Q&A time at the end for those wanting more information, to meet neighbors, and to share input.

    Where:  Embry Hills Swim & Tennis Club 3131 Alton Rd. Atlanta 30341

    When:  Thursday, April 26th at 7 pm.

    Please RSVP below so we will have enough chairs set up!

    At this information session, we will discuss some of these areas:

    • Feasibility of a new City of Vista Grove and the process of City formation
    • Services a city could provide
    • Transportation matters such as traffic issues and possible shuttles
    • Infrastructure concerns such as additional sidewalks
    • Creating more walkable routes and bike paths
    • Adding more green space
    • Public safety

    Vista Grove includes the Lakeside High School footprint and connected community, a working map is available here:  http://www.vistagrove.org/new_maps

    Feel free to forward this information to anyone you know who may be interested in hearing about the possibility of cityhood for our Vista Grove community. We look forward to continuing to foster positive dialogue about community projects and gathering additional input on the community improvements we would most like to see.

    Please email info@vistagrove.org with any questions.

    We hope to see you at this or another neighborhood meeting soon!


    Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM · $7.50 USD
    Briarcliff Woods Beach Club 1830 Morris Landers Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30345

    BBQ Fundraiser



    Join us for a delicious BBQ feast! Smoked pulled pork or brisket with sides, beverages, and camaraderie! Talk with your neighbors about how a potential city of Vista Grove can get our community ready for the future, and what plans we would like to see implemented for our area in the coming years.

    Food will be served from 11-1, but we will stick around to chat until 2 or 3. We hope to see you then!!


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