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.
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 and Road Atlanta Raceway. 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.
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.