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Gwinnet County

Gwinnet County

gwinnettcounty.com (770) 822-8000
County Population: 808,167 County Seat: Lawrenceville
Median Household Income: $63,076 Median Home Price: $190,100
Square Miles: 430.38 Millage Rate: 11.78
Municipalities: Auburn, Berkeley Lake, Braselton, Buford, Dacula, Duluth, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Loganville, Peachtree Corners, Norcross, Rest Haven, Snellville, Sugar Hill, Suwanee
As a part of metro Atlanta, Gwinnett County provides suburban living close to the city. This area is one of the fastest growing regions in Georgia. The county offers quality shopping, fine dining, and many beautiful parks. Sports entertainment is frequent in Gwinnett County as the minor-league affiliate of the MLB Atlanta Braves play home games in the county. Gwinnett County is the future home of Atlanta Media Campus & Studios, a 5-millionsquare-foot complex that will feature six soundstages, classrooms, offices, and multifamily housing. Gwinnett County is ideal for those wanting to be surrounded by the conveniences of city life without being overwhelmed by
living in downtown Atlanta.

Auburncityofauburn-ga.org (770) 963-4002 • Pop. 7,000
Auburn is a relatively small community that strives to focus on the individual residents while it expands progressively. The city has a good school system, medical offices, a veterinary office, multiple active  service organizations, a public library system, a museum, and excellent police and fire departments. James Shackelford Memorial Park is a beautiful recreation area with the Appalachee River and Sandy Creek running alongside it. The park offers a camping area, walking trails, and several pavilions. The J.D. Withers building provides a nice space for small events.

Berkely Lakeberkeley-lake.com (770) 368-9484 • Pop. 1,707
Developed in the late 1940s, Berkeley Lake’s 700-acre lake properties were primarily used as summer retreats. As permanent residents moved in, area leaders sought to protect and control development, and the city was incorporated in 1956. Strict ordinances and zoning have kept the integrity and intent of the area intact.

Braseltonbraselton.net (706) 654-3915 • Pop. 7,900
The world-class Chateau Elan Winery and Resort is a major attraction in Braselton. Over half a million visitors flock to the winery each year and enjoy the Chateau Elan golf and residential community. Easy access to I-85 makes the area a great attraction for employment, and it also provides residents with many entertainment opportunities. Some of the corporate businesses in the region are PetCo, Tractor Supply, SafeLite, Whole Foods, Home Depot, Dayton Superior, and Haverty Furniture’s Southeast Distribution Center.

Bufordcityofbuford.com (770) 945-6761 • Pop. 1,3000
Originally a railway depot between Atlanta and Charlotte, the present-day city of Buford represents far more than just a rail stop. The Buford Dam not only powers the state, but also provides a great source of recreation with Lake Lanier Islands. The friendliness of this small town welcomes new residents and weekend visitors perusing the many shops, restaurants, and galleries along Main Street Buford. The Mall of Georgia in Buford is the largest enclosed shopping mall in Georgia and attracts visitors from all over the state and Southeast. Recreational opportunities are abundant in the area, and they include swimming, skiing, camping, boating, fishing, and hiking. More than 10 universities are within a 50-mile radius, and an independent city school system controls elementary, middle, and high schools.

Daculadaculaga.gov (770) 963-7451 • Pop. 4,600
Those wanting big-city access and small-town living are finding Dacula offers the perfect opportunity. Explosive growth along the Highway 316 corridors has led many new residents to the area. Convenience to the regional air services at Briscoe Field provides additional transportation options for the busy executive. This residential community has built many subdivisions in recent years to accommodate the growing number of residents in the area.

Duluth duluthga.net (770)-476-3434 Population 28,000
A culturally diverse and vibrant community, Duluth is a place where families and businesses can thrive. Now the third largest city in Gwinnett County, it offers everything to truly capture the spirit of good living. With sidewalks and bikeways that connect all areas of the city, celebrations such as the Barefoot in the Park Fine Arts Festival, Duluth Fall Festival, concerts, dining delights, and multiple entertainment and shopping venues, Duluth is a prosperous community with small-town sensibilities. Designated a Tree City USA, Duluth’s residents and leaders work constantly to develop and preserve the area’s green spaces and expand its many parks. With easy access to Atlanta, Duluth offers the best of big-city amenities and small-town ambiance. It was named a Top 10 City for Best American Values by NewsMax magazine.

Graysoncityofgrayson.org (770) 963-8017 • Pop. 2,700
A growing area of the county, the city of Grayson has numerous city parks and an annual Grayson Day festival. This city is living up to its slogan-”A Great Place to Live!” Tribble Mill Park provides Grayson residents with 700 acres of recreation, including two lakes, trails, biking, fishing, and horseback riding. The Grayson Arts and History Center preserves the history of the city, showcases local artists’ work, and holds many cultural events throughout the year.

Lawrenceville lawrencevillega.org (770) 963-2414 • Pop. 29,000
The city’s vision statement reads: Home to leading edge education, health care, and government, where history and strong neighborhoods meet. Lawrenceville’s estimated median household income in 2011 was $42,064. The city has a total area of 13.1 square miles. The second oldest city in the Atlanta area, Lawrenceville leads the area in innovation and growth. As the county seat, the city also has a vibrant and charming historic downtown that hosts numerous festivals and events throughout the year. Shopping, arts, and concerts are part of the everyday fabric of this community. The city’s original town square has remained the center of downtown. Several nearby springs make the downtown area a great attraction.

Lilburncityoflilburn.com (770) 921-2210 • Pop. 13,500
For Atlantans, Lilburn may best be recognized as the city “just over the Gwinnett County line.” To those who live here, Lilburn is a quaint and friendly “small-town” city with a multicultural flair. It is home to a 32,000-square foot Hindu temple built in 2007. The main route of transportation in the area is Highway 29, and the railroad also travels through the Old Town area of the city. A greenway was recently built in the heart of town and is always a popular spot for walking and biking. Lilburn is 25 miles from downtown Atlanta. Money Magazine ranked it No. 5 on the “Best Affordable Places to Live in America”.Their new Downtown Development Authority is creating a new identity for the City.

Norcrossnorcrossga.net (770) 448-2122 • Pop. 12,200
Gwinnett’s second oldest city, Norcross was incorporated in 1870. Preserving the city’s charm and downtown district are priorities for citizens wishing to share the architecture and atmosphere with generations to come. The 112- acre Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Convenience to metro Atlanta and award-winning schools has kept families coming to the area. The city prides itself in its strong community atmosphere and family values. Many early craftsman cottages have been restored and offer a warm sense of escape from the hustle of the city.families coming to the area. The city prides itself in its strong community atmosphere and family values. Many early craftsman cottages have been restored and they offer a warm sense of escape from the hustle of the city.

Peachtree Cornerscityofpeachtreecornersga.com
(678) 691-1200 • Pop. 35,000
The city was incorporated in 2012. In the late 1960s, businessman Paul Duke pitched the idea of creating Peachtree Corners, a planned community to be constructed in the area that was once known as Pinckneyville. Duke envisioned a place where people could live, work, and play in the same quality-controlled environment, thus diminishing the need for long commutes. In 1967, Duke initiated the planning of the office component of Peachtree Corners, Technology Park/Atlanta, a campus of low-rise buildings that would house low-pollution, high-technology industries to employ, among others, engineer graduates from Georgia Tech. The median household income is $59,000, and it is 17 square miles. The Chattahoochee River flows in close proximity to many beautiful neighborhoods and parks. Canoeing, hiking, swimming, and biking are everyday activities as temperatures are moderate most of the year. The Forum is at the heart of the city and a sought-out destination for dining and shopping.

Snellvillesnellville.org (770) 985-3500 • Pop. 19,000
Located along the Highway 78 corridor, the city of Snellville provides easy access to the outdoor activities at Stone Mountain Park going in one direction and Athens in the other for University of Georgia football. Snellville is known for southern hospitality. The city contains many restaurants,
shops, churches, cultural events, schools, and recreational opportunities. The entertainment needs of residents and visitors alike can be met in or around Snellville. The area has grown from a quaint farming community into a successful and attractive city.

Sugar Hillcityofsugarhill.com (770) 945-6716 • Pop. 20,000
Sugar Hill was a Georgia Militia District for some time before becoming chartered as an official city in 1939. Expanded city parks, sidewalks, and citizen action led to Sugar Hill’s designation as a Community of Pride. Consistently scoring well above state and national scores, area schools are a major draw for newcomers to the area.

Suwaneesuwanee.com (770) 945-8996 • Pop. 16,000
A highly educated and skilled workforce is the reason businesses and new residents are relocating to Suwanee. Easy access to major employment, shopping, and entertainment centers are other factors in the growth experienced in this city. Median household value is $266,100. The population has doubled since 2000. Suwanee has won many awards, including the title of one of the country’s best small communities and Voice of the People Awards for Excellence in three different categories (code enforcement, overall city services, and parks) from the International City/County Management Association and National Research Center (2013). Kiplinger.com rates the city as the #3 place in the U.S. to raise children, and Money Magazine rates the Suwanee as among the top 50 best places to live in the U.S. In 2013, Family Circle magazine rated the city as among the 10 best towns for families. The area has over 500 acres of beautiful parks, entertaining events, and high-quality developments. The Gwinnett County School System is the largest public school system in Georgia, and it serves the youth of the city with very fine schools.

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Suwanee

Suwaneesuwanee.com (770) 945-8996 • Pop. 16,000
A highly educated and skilled workforce is the reason businesses and new residents are relocating to Suwanee. Easy access to major employment, shopping, and entertainment centers are other factors in the growth experienced in this city. Median household value is $266,100. The population has doubled since 2000. Suwanee has won many awards, including the title of one of the country’s best small communities and Voice of the People Awards for Excellence in three different categories (code enforcement, overall city services, and parks) from the International City/County Management Association and National Research Center (2013). Kiplinger.com rates the city as the #3 place in the U.S. to raise children, and Money Magazine rates the Suwanee as among the top 50 best places to live in the U.S. In 2013, Family Circle magazine rated the city as among the 10 best towns for families. The area has over 500 acres of beautiful parks, entertaining events, and high-quality developments. The Gwinnett County School System is the largest public school system in Georgia, and it serves the youth of the city with very fine schools.

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Sugar Hill

Sugar Hillcityofsugarhill.com (770) 945-6716 • Pop. 20,000
Sugar Hill was a Georgia Militia District for some time before becoming chartered as an official city in 1939. Expanded city parks, sidewalks, and citizen action led to Sugar Hill’s designation as a Community of Pride. Consistently scoring well above state and national scores, area schools are a major draw for newcomers to the area.

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Snellville

Snellvillesnellville.org (770) 985-3500 • Pop. 19,000
Located along the Highway 78 corridor, the city of Snellville provides easy access to the outdoor activities at Stone Mountain Park going in one direction and Athens in the other for University of Georgia football. Snellville is known for southern hospitality. The city contains many restaurants,
shops, churches, cultural events, schools, and recreational opportunities. The entertainment needs of residents and visitors alike can be met in or around Snellville. The area has grown from a quaint farming community into a successful and attractive city.

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Peachtree Corners

Peachtree Cornerscityofpeachtreecornersga.com
(678) 691-1200 • Pop. 35,000
The city was incorporated in 2012. In the late 1960s, businessman Paul Duke pitched the idea of creating Peachtree Corners, a planned community to be constructed in the area that was once known as Pinckneyville. Duke envisioned a place where people could live, work, and play in the same quality-controlled environment, thus diminishing the need for long commutes. In 1967, Duke initiated the planning of the office component of Peachtree Corners, Technology Park/Atlanta, a campus of low-rise buildings that would house low-pollution, high-technology industries to employ, among others, engineer graduates from Georgia Tech. The median household income is $59,000, and it is 17 square miles. The Chattahoochee River flows in close proximity to many beautiful neighborhoods and parks. Canoeing, hiking, swimming, and biking are everyday activities as temperatures are moderate most of the year. The Forum is at the heart of the city and a sought-out destination for dining and shopping.

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