About Us

Scoop OTP is the insider guide to living Outside The Perimeter of Atlanta, the northern arc of 285 focusing on Acworth to Alpharetta and Marietta to Cumming.

We cover the gamut in everything OTP from the latest construction dirt to the hottest happenings! Everyone wants to know what’s coming to town, where to go, and what to do. We do the aggregating for you so Scoop OTP is your #1 resource for life OTP.

We hope you enjoy learning about the growth OTP,  reviews, recommendations, tips, humor, and all events OTP. We love living OTP North of Atlanta and sharing the scoop with more than half a million readers.

Do you know who is Scoop Approved in Acworth, Alpharetta, Canton, Cumming, Kennesaw, Marietta, Roswell, Woodstock, and other OTP cities?

Contact us at info@scoopotp.com with your Scoop!


Our Disclaimer: Our experiences at the places we Scooped were great. We can only hope you also have good service, great food, clean bathrooms, and an entertaining time. May the owner of the store greet you, may the salad dressing be on the side, may the shoes you love fit, and most of all, may the Scoop be good enough to share with your friends and family! From one friend to another… we have limited time, limited energy, limited discretionary income, but we always have time for Scoop-worthy places and products. If we are compensated, we note that in the article. 9 out of 10 times we assume the cost.

Legal Disclaimer: All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. ScoopOTP.com makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis. Please notify us of any errors or link changes.

Uber Disclaimer: If the code ScoopOTP is used for first-time users, Scoop OTP is compensated a small percentage of that transaction. Scoop OTP is recommending the use of Uber around Atlanta for a fee. 


Meet your Scoopers and co-creators of Scoop OTP!


Michelle Weitzel Knapp – The Blonde
(Co-creator on left) Michelle@scoopotp.com

Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, Michelle and her husband Chris moved to Georgia 16 years ago. They chose OTP as it worked best for their three children and lifestyle. Moving 700 miles away from family left her to be very resourceful in looking for activities for the family. More(+)

A self-proclaimed Pinterest worshiper, Michelle loves to look for new ideas for decorating, fashion, beauty – you name it. Her passion for the community and networking were cultivated during her time as a local service league President, and later as an outreach coordinator for a local women’s shelter, and currently as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children.

Her “What do I want to be when I grow up?” moment came at a certain monumental birthday, hence Scoop OTP came to life. It was either that, or run a marathon, which everybody already seemed to be doing!

Never wanting to be a follower, Michelle focused on what she already did best: being creative and exploring OTP! When she isn’t running between dance, lacrosse, and other various school events, you might catch her at the gym working off brownies, rushing through the aisles of Target, on in line at Starbucks.

Enjoy the recommendations!

Suzanne Rogoff Taylor – The Brunette
(Co-creator on right)  Suzanne@scoopotp.com

Raised in South Florida, she graduated from the University of Florida with honors in Public Relations and earned a Master’s Degree from University of Central Florida in Public Administration. She was very surprised when her husband’s entrepreneurial spirit landed them in Canton, GA away from family and friends. More(+)

Leaving the corporate world behind to raise two children, she became a leader in a direct sales company, President of a local service league, maintained a creative blog for a successful woman’s company, and wrote Suzanne Speaks, a column about women in business for a local magazine for three years.

After a little convincing, she became her husband’s company’s part-time marketing director. Of course, she still wanted to run to the gym (okay, drive there), attend PTA meetings, and attempt to keep up with the wash.

And after turning 40 and trying to figure out what she wanted to be when she grew up, she  and her friend Michelle discussed launching a website about their strengths and the stuff they knew: living in suburbia, writing, and networking.

Suzanne is happily married 19 years to a super supportive  and loving husband. They have two active teenage children who have her running from one end of OTP to the other for various sporting events. Suzanne is excited to share Scoop OTP as she is Livin’ OTP North and Lovin’ It!

Alyssa Kerr
(Editor, or “The One Who Cleans Up Everyone’s Messes”)

Newly graduated with a Writing degree from Savannah College of Art and Design, Alyssa is ready to take on the real world. Or, ready as she’ll ever be at the ripe age of 22. Just as long as it doesn’t involve too much distraction from her favorite activities like sleeping in, taking long walks, drinking beer (or whiskey, she’s only slightly picky), playing soccer now and then, lying on the hammock under the stars, and watching The Walking Dead. More(+)

Alyssa works full-time at Beer Connoisseur Magazine in Atlanta, but is otherwise stuck in the suburbs OTP for now. She likes to Scoop out places with good beer (killing two job birds with one stone!), fun outdoor activities, and whatever else there is for twenty-somethings to do OTP.

She enjoys writing, and especially likes editing. But she’s still waiting for that “What do I want to be moment?” to hit. Any day now…


Special thanks to our trusted Scoopers who give us their feedback on OTP places.  We write about actual experiences by ourselves or trusted friends.




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