Clarkston, dubbed “the most diverse square mile in America” by TIME Magazine, stands out today for its mix of residents and adaptability to change. This "Small Town with a Big Heart" has a modest downtown area, a pleasant city park, and a mix of older cottages, suburban development and a dazzling range of culture for a town of its size.
Noted for its diversity, half of the City of Clarkston's population is from outside of the United States. That’s because in the 1990s refugee asylum programs identified Clarkston as a good fit for displaced persons of different backgrounds. Today, Clarkston is home to the Clarkston Tennis USTA 10 and under facility, Perimeter College of Georgia State University, and Milam Park, an ADA walking trail, swimming pool, tennis courts, a dog park, nature preserve and Twin Lakes. Clarkston has residents from an estimated 45 countries - Burma/Myanmar, Bhutan, Somalia, Iraq, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Iraq, Congo Afghanistan, Burundi, and many more.