Originating in 1956 as a summer retreat of fishing cabins and a few permanent homes, Berkeley Lake grew into a thriving but thoughtful community around its 88-acre namesake lake. The approximately 2,000 residents of Berkeley Lake have proven their commitment to wise and controlled growth by purchasing nearby undeveloped lands for green space and buffer–a demonstration of community stewardship that has paid dividends. Northeast of Norcross and west of Duluth with a northern border on the Chattahoochee River, its status as an Urban Wildlife Sanctuary and a Tree City USA make Berkeley Lake seem worlds away from its neighboring communities.
Beginning in 1872 as the namesake of railroad president A.S. Buford, whose railroad linked Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C., Buford today is experiencing exponential growth.Located between Suwanee and Flowery Branch along Highway 20 on the banks of the Chattahoochee River near Lake Sidney Lanier, Buford is expanding its business base and reputation. Known since 1873 for the famous Bona Allen Tannery and its handmade saddles, Buford maintains a keen balance between a thriving business community and a center for the arts. The main street shops, boutiques, and restaurants offer a charming local taste to visitors. This range of assets suits the town’s approximately 12,000 residents just fine.
Dacula , GA offers a bevy of can’t-miss things to do, from attending special events, to getting involved in the arts and learning about local history; to dining at independent restaurants and staying active at area parks. More than just another stop along the railroad tracks since its birth in 1891, Dacula’s name originates from letters found in “Atlanta” and “Decatur,” but its personality is different from both. Surrounded by open rolling land, the town is now the proud home to about 4,425 residents.
Duluth has sidewalks and bike-ways that connect many areas of the city, with greenspace and parks for recreation and relaxation. Festivals and events such as the Duluth Fall Festival are hallmarks of the Duluth Town Green, where concerts, dining, entertainment and shopping come together.
With a perfect blend of small businesses, entrepreneurial enterprise, major corporations and visionary developers, Duluth has the charm of its historic downtown, as well as a reputation as a strong residential and corporate home. Despite phenomenal growth, it has retained its small-town character, where personal camaraderie, spirited by annual holiday and festive events, is savored.The arts are thriving in Duluth, with a multitude of experiences in its Downtown District including the Red Clay Music Foundry, featuring Eddie Owen Presents. Duluth is also home to the Southeastern Railway Museum.
Proud of its small town heritage, charm and excellent schools, Grayson's slogan is "Welcome to Grayson, a Great Place to Live."The Grayson Arts & History Center is a hub for community, educational and cultural events. Grayson offers residents a way of life that combines Southern charm with modern convenience.For more information, visit cityofgrayson.org.
The City of Lawrenceville is the county seat and the oldest city in Gwinnett. Centrally located, Lawrenceville offers an array of dining, attractions, hotels and events for residents and visitors alike. Lawrenceville is home to Georgia Gwinnett College.Lawrenceville is one of Gwinnett’s hot spots for TV and filming. Many of the historic buildings of downtown Lawrenceville have been converted into restaurants Aurora Theatre adds to downtown Lawrenceville's charm and appeal by offering professional theater, comedy, Ghost Tours and children's programming.Enjoy the walking trails and sparkling lake at the newly renovated Rhodes Jordan Park. Lawrenceville is unique in its combination of Southern charm and modern flair.
One of the first Gwinnett County cities to develop, Lilburn is rooted in the railroad that still runs hourly through Old Town near the city's municipal building. Lilburn is home to some of Gwinnett's award-winning restaurants and has has unique shopping. If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind cultural experience, Lilburn is home to the largest Hindu Temple in the U.S. The Mandir is open to the public, and tour highlights include the viewing of the sacred deities and the Aarti ceremony, the waving of lit lamps before the Deity. Over the years, Lilburn has seen a lot of growth and development, and the future will continue to bring change to the area. A new city hall and library opened in 2016, and the city is home to Gwinnett's only craft distillery, Hope Springs.
Located on the Gwinnett / Walton County border, Loganville was originally the last stop of the Seaboard Airline Railroad from Atlanta to Lawrenceville.The city strives to maintain a small town atmosphere, while at the same time being a popular residential draw. Vines Park and Vines Mansion are popular, featuring verdant gardens, a lake, walking trails and the mansion.For more information, visit loganville-ga.gov.
A new series of beautiful parks offer dramatic water features, great playgrounds and open green spaces, all within easy walking distance of the charming downtown. Visitors to Norcross enjoy live music, diverse culinary offerings and galleries. Norcross was voted "Gwinnett's Best Arts & Culture Scene," and area artists display their work throughout downtown. An ongoing calendar of activities keeps this vintage town fresh and exciting to visit. There's trivia and karaoke nights at the local pub, an outdoor summer concert series and the annual art festival, Norcross Art Splash (October), which is one of the biggest in metro Atlanta. Other events include the "Bluesberry Festival" in July and the British Car Fayre in September.
Outdoor enthusiasts will find much to do at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Areas in Peachtree Corners, or the tranquil Jones Bridge Park, where fisherman, kayakers and tubers can be found throughout the year.Visitors can browse for gifts in boutiques at The Forum on Peachtree Parkway.Foodies will flock to the unique restaurants in Peachtree Corners. The city also hosts signature annual events such as the Peachtree Corners Festival, Run The Corners 5K, Christmas at the Corners and more. Peachtree Corners is easily one of the best shopping and dining destinations in metro Atlanta. Choose one of their outstanding hotels, shop 'til you drop, then enjoy a well-deserved meal at one of their many dining establishments!
Snellville is a quiet, affluent suburb known for small town friendliness and strong retail developments. Don't miss The Shoppes at Webb Gin, an upscale outdoor shopping district. The heart and soul of the city is T.W. Briscoe Park. Newly renovated, the park hosts the popular Snellville Days and is ideal for picnickers, young families and reunions.Snellville's downtown is the home of the Snellville Farmers Market, and has been recognized as a Tree City USA for their recycling efforts, award-winning parks and numerous active community groups.
It's said that the town was named after an incident where a large shipment of sugar spilled and the area became known as "the hill where the sugar spilled" or "the sugar hill." That's not the only interesting thing about this town—there's a lot to see and do here, too.Visitors and residents can get outdoors at Gary Pirkle Park and E.E. Robinson Park. You'll also find the Sugar Hill Golf Club, which opened in the spring of 1992, and has proven itself to be one of the most beautiful and artfully laid out courses in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains. Sugar Hill has a bright future ahead. The city recently broke ground on The E Center @ Sugar Hill. This mixed-use community will consist of various commercial and residential space, and we think it'll be sweet.
This friendly, award-winning community is known regionally for its distinctive parks, vibrant downtown, crowd-pleasing events, and its embrace of public art initiatives. Whatever you're craving Suwanee's nearly 100 restaurants will satisfy just about any appetite. Downtown Suwanee includes several unique restaurants and shops. For an urban, energetic vibe, check out Town Center, which is the heart of the Suwanee community and center of activity. Jog, stroll, or pedal along the four-mile Suwanee Creek Greenway, which meanders through woods, wetlands, and wildlife habitats. Vist our Parks, Sims Lake, Suwanee Creek, and Harvest Farm.
Braselton spans into four Georgia counties: Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson, and Barrow. Home to the world-class Château Élan Winery and Resort, which attracts more that 500,000 visitors per year, and with its excellent business location, Braselton is a premier live, work, play community for its more than 3,000 residents. Braselton’s success can be attributed to several key factors including excellent transportation access due to its location on the I-85 corridor, availability of municipal-owned water and sewer infrastructure, and an adherence to small town values. Braselton is also home of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, which was completed in December 2014.