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Discovering the Diversity of Gwinnett County-Peachtree Corners

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Gwinnett County
Peachtree Corners, GA

In the late 1960's Paul Duke, a graduate from Georgia Tech, envisioned a live, work, play community that was low-pollution and high-technology. From there, development continued and it was incorporated in July 2012. You can read more about it's history at Peachtree Corners website.

Today, Peachtree Corners is known for their Town Center with shopping, food, and a place to relax with the kids, and more. It hosts community events near their Veterans Monument, park, and splash pad. They also have access to multiuse trails for walking and biking to provide these amenities to the community.

In 2023, Peachtree Corners was voted #19 of the 50 best places to live for families. You can read more about that here.

If you love to shop and eat, this is the place to visit. The Forum hosts many well known stores as well as unique shopping experiences. They also host many family friendly events in the town center. I encourage you to check out all they have to offer.

The next city I plan to visit is Suwanee, GA. I've heard a lot of great things about this community. So far, I have not been disappointed on this journey. Every time I visit a new place to learn about it, I'm amazed at everything it has to offer and how each community desires to build a great place for their residents.


Discovering the Diversity of Gwinnett County - Duluth, GA

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The City of Duluth had its beginnings in 1821 when a settler, Evan Howell and his family, came from North Carolina to build a home at the base of the Chattahoochee River. This area came be known as Howell's Cross Roads. As the town grew, the railroad was built to be able to deliver goods such as cotton, expand commerce, and community. At one time the area had three cotton gins, warehouses, mule trading barns, and blacksmiths shops. The name was changed to Duluth after an incident happened in Duluth,  MN. You can read more about it on the Duluth Historical Society website. The city was officially chartered in 1876. 

Today, downtown Duluth is a vibrant area with shops, restuarants, City Hall, Gwinnett County Public Library, small businesses, and the Town Green. You can visit their site at Undeniably Downtown Duluth for information on all things downtown. Duluth is also home to the Gas South District where the Gas South Convention Center is. Here they host many shows, conferences, and even the Atlanta Gladiator and Georgia Swarm games.

I recently visited Downtown Duluth and was impressed by their walkability to shops, restaurants, and small businesses. It includes a beautiful town...

Gwinnett County - Celebrating Independence Day!

Independence Day Celebrations Around Gwinnett County

I don't know about you but I love this time of year. Many gatherings with friends and family, grilling out and attending some of the many celebrations occuring in Gwinnett County. If you love  food, music, and fireworks there are several opportunities this weekend to enjoy these opportunities. Below is a list of the communities I was able to find that have celebrations. The festivities go from June 30 - July 4, 2023.

Auburn, GA
Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks
Date/Time:     July 1 starting at 5 pm
Location:        Downtown Auburn

Braselton, GA
Celebrate Braselton Fourth of July Festival and Parade
Date/Time:    July 4 starting at 5 pm
Location:       Town green
They are also hosting an Outdoor Market and Parade. Visit for more information on these events.

Buford, GA
Margarittaville at Lanier Islands
Date/Time:    Starting July 1 - July 4
Location:       7650 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford
They have several musical guests performing. Visit

Discovering the Diversity of Gwinnett County - Lilburn, GA

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Gwinnett County
Lilburn, GA

This blog takes us 1/4 of the way through the cities of Gwinnett County. There are officially 16 municipalities in Gwinnett County. So without any further ado, let's venture to Lilburn, GA. The community in which my family lives.

Lilburn was established in 1910 but has a very interesting history. According to the City of Lilburn website. the town died during the Great Depression and no longer had any form of government. The city government wasn't re-established until 1955. In 1976, the city hall was built in what is known as Old Town Lilburn. In 2016, the new city hall was built closer to Lawrenceville Highway with a new public library. The city is in the process of realigning the vision of Old Town Lilburn.

Lilburn is home to the largest Mandir Temple outside of India. More than 34,000 individual pieces were hand carved in India and shipped to Lilburn. It is a breathtaking building on the edge of Lilburn. You can read more about it by following the" Mandir Temple" link above. In the summer, they host monthly Food Truck Tuesdays at Lilburn City Park, weekly Farmer's Market at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church and their annual Sparkle in the Park July 4th celebration...

Discovering the Diversity of Gwinnett County - Snellville, GA

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Snellville, GA was incorporated in 1923. It has a rich history of Native American culture along the waterways. According to the City of Snellville's website James Sawyer and Thomas Snell were integral to the development of this community. You can read more about it here on the city website. Currently they are in the development stages of creating their own work, live, play community at The Grove at Towne Center. During the summer they have monthly Food Truck Fridays and weekly Saturday Farmers markets. This year they are celebrating 100 years and will be having events to commemorate this occassion, check the city website for more information. This weekend Snellville Tourisim is hosting "Live on the Lawn" featuring an Elton John Tribute Band.  

Alexander Park has many walking trails, playground, dog park, frisbee golf and more. With 91 acres at the park there is much to do to enjoy the outdoors. Brookwood High School is the most known high school in Snellville. Their rival school is Parkview and for sporting events it is called the Battle of Five Forks, since both are located off Five Forks Trikcum Road only 6.5 miles from each other. One thing, I'm finding...

Discovering the Diversity of Gwinnett County - Lawrenceville, GA

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Lawrenceville, GA was incorporated on December 5, 1821, three years after the formation of Gwinnett County. It is the oldest city in Gwinnett  County and is the county seat. It has a rich history. The historic courthouse was built in 1824 and rebuilt in 1871 after a fire destroyed it. The location helped to develop a mixed use store and business district that still exists today on Crogan St. Downtown Lawrenceville a/k/a "DTL" has many events, from Paint 'n Sips, Beats on the Streets, Jazz on the lawn, to local theater. You can visit their site here for additional information. Aurora Theater is well known for the community theater, education, and Atlanta's only professional Spanish language theater, Teatro Aurora. In 2014, Lawrenceville Lawn opened to the public and now is the home to an amphitheater, volleyball courts, walking trail, children's playground, and the Southlawn live-work-play community. Gwinnett County Public schools host a range of specialized high schools ranging from STEM, Mathematics & Science, Healthcare, and Performing Arts. In 2021, the School of the Arts was opened in Central Gwinnett High School. Last but not least, Lawrenceville is home to the Gwinnett Stripers who play at Coolray Field. They are the Triple-A affiliate for...

Discovering the Diversity of Gwinnett County - Norcross, GA

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Norcross, GA was established on October 24, 1870, was the second city in Gwinnett County, and the first to be placed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Downtown Norcross boasts many diverse restaurants, breweries, shops, and more within walking distance between Thrasher and Lillian Webb Parks. Thrasher Park has an artistic landmark for the Eastern Continental Divide on which it sits, an amphitheater, pavilion, and a children's playground. Lillian Webb Park is known for its ornate fountain and stairway that overlooks green space and the new library. This park also has a splash pad, swinging benches, and a gazebo. Norcross also hosts many community events including, but not limited to, Movie Mondays, Jazz in the Alley, British Car Fayre, Red White and Boom Fourth of July Celebration, Norcross Art Splash Festival, Summer Concert Series, Deutsch Klassic German Car Show, and more. You can see all their events here. In 2021 they opened their new library at the bottom of the green space of Lillian Webb Park off Buford Highway. This library houses a large children's learning area, community meeting spaces, study rooms, recording and video rooms, and more. The design was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, a renowned architect from Wisconsin. There is such a rich history...

Discovering the Diversity of Gwinnett County

"Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away!"

I don't know about you, but I love exploring and going to new places. As a Realtor® this goes hand in hand with my profession. I also love sharing things with others, so I have decided to venture out on a journey across Gwinnett County to learn more about each city/community and what it has to offer and share it with you. I hope you learn more about this metro Atlanta County and who knows, maybe I'll venture out of the county to more places when I'm done here. The quote above is from "Oh, the Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss and is one of my favorite books so let's start this journey together and learn more about Gwinnett County!

Gwinnett County is northeast of the capital city of Atlanta, GA.  According to the 2020 census, the population is 957,062 and it is the 7th most diverse county in the United States of America ("U.S.A."). Having so much diversity means there is a lot to discover about each city, their events, their shops and more. Gwinnett County also has three sports teams; Georgia Swarm Lacrosse, Gwinnett Stripers Triple-A baseball, and the Atlanta Gladiators professional minor league hockey. It is home to one of the largest Hindu temples in the U.S.A. It is also home of the largest piece of exposed granite in the world and the ...

Redfin Accused of Redlining, Pending Sales Dip Locally & Nationally But That's the Wrong Measurement - News Roundup

Redfin basically says they don't make enough money selling low priced homes and they are entitled to run their business how they want as a fair housing group accuses them of redlining and files a complaint (can be found in the linked story below) in court in Seattle. It seems to me, a discount model, however idealistic, proves once again to be bad for the consumer. Questions surrounding this practice apparently show up in cities across the country where they won't offer to show houses in lower-priced areas. A quote from the Refin CEO expresses their position:

“The challenge is that we don’t know how to sell the lowest-priced homes while paying our agents and other staff a living wage, with health insurance and other benefits. This is why Redfin agents aren’t always in low-priced neighborhoods.” - Glenn Kelman, CEO, Redfin

In other real estate news; the media is trying to convince you of impending doom in the real estate market, and once again, they misinform (I'll tell you how below) and Zillow Offers cuts 80 jobs from another real estate model that's great for them and bad for the consumer.