Cities are the heart and soul of the community.
Gwinnett's cities are finding innovative ways to create vibrant and attractive city centers, while serving their citizens with excellence. What began as pioneer settlements, railroad towns and summer resorts have evolved into diverse communities that are shaping a modern and prosperous county, blending the past with the present.
AuburnR.H. Burel Park
Founded in 1892, Auburn has grown from a rural railroad village to a community of more than 7,000 residents.The city got its name from the area's red clay that was used to dye cloth auburn-red. Located near four major highways, Auburn boasts an impressive new library, five parks within city limits and a downtown overlay district.
For more information, visit www.cityofauburn-ga.org.
The charming city of Berkeley Lake began as a summer retreat of fishing cabins and a handful of permanent homes. As more people discovered the magic of its 88-acre lake, the settlement grew and flourished.
Berkeley Lake is a community that honors and preserves its natural gifts, and in 1996, the city purchased 63 acres of undeveloped land to act as a buffer and green space. Their reputation as a carefully planned, environmentally progressive and eclectic city has been further cemented by their recognition as a Tree City USA and an Urban Wildlife Sanctuary.
For more information, visit berkeley-lake.com.
The Town of Braselton spans four counties (Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson and Barrow) and is one of Northeast Atlanta's hottest residential and business communities.
Incorporated in 1916, Braselton is the home of Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, Road Atlanta Raceway and Mayfield Dairy. While maintaining small town values and atmosphere, Braselton's prime location along I-85 makes it a dynamic economic entity.
For more information, visit downtownbraselton.com.
DaculaLittle Mulberry Park
A small town big in history, Dacula's name is a mix of Decatur and Atlanta. It's strategically located between cosmopolitan Atlanta and academic Athens, home of the University of Georgia.
Dacula is one of metro Atlanta's fastest growing and popular residential communities. It is also the home of the beautiful Little Mulberry Park.
For more information, visit daculaga.gov.
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.
LilburnRenderings of Lilburn's new downtown development.
Community pride runs high in Lilburn, where numerous signposts dot the city honoring the championships from numerous local high schools.
Lilburn is an old railroad town, and the first pioneer families started many churches that are still active today. Lilburn is on the cusp of revitalization and redevelopment, and downtown Lilburn has a growing collection of shops, cafes and local businesses. Local antiquers are likely to be found at Antiques in Old Town, formerly Lilburn's general store.
Lilburn has plans to extend the Camp Creek Greenway Trail, and revitalize U.S. 29 through the Lilburn Community Improvement District.
Lilburn hosts numerous annual events including live music at Music on Main, Lilburn International Festival, Lilburn Daze and holiday events.
For more information, visit www.cityoflilburn.com/.
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 tiny town (0.4 miles, 150 residents) that was founded in 1938 to eliminate a rowdy roadhouse that fell within its city limits. The town is on the Gwinnett / Hall County border.
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.
Sugar HillThe Bowl @ Sugar Hill
One of Gwinnett's fastest growing cities, Sugar Hill offers easy proximity to Lake Lanier. Known as the "Recreation City," Sugar Hill has more than 150 acres of parks and greenspace, including the state-of-the-art Gary Pirkle Park. The Park features 35 acres of passive recreation, and the largest synthetic turf fields (365,000 sf) in the nation, plus a covered playground, natural turf fields and a community garden.
A new city hall and future downtown development with turn-of-the-century architecture will ensure that Sugar Hill continues to be one of Gwinnett's most highly regarded residential communities.
For more information, visit www.cityofsugarhill.com.