Discovering the Diversity of Gwinnett County - Norcross, GA
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CITY OF NORCROSS, GA
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 in this community, I couldn't possibly cover it all in one blog. You can visit their site for additional information on this historic city. I hope this peaks your curiosity and propels you to venture out on your own journey to learn more.
Years ago, while running a non-profit after school tutoring and arts program in Norcross, I began to learn more about this unique community. Since, I have attended community meetings on Wednesday mornings at 45 South Cafe and attended meetings at the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber. I have learned a lot about this community through these meetings and have been able to meet many leaders within the community that come and share with us; from local government and businesses, ministries, schools, etc. This city works well together to foster a true sense of community and love for their neighbors. "Young Norcross" sends a weekly e-newsletter "for the young and forever young" that promotes events, businesses, and volunteer opportunities, that you can subscribe to. Although I don't live in Norcross, my son attends their newest high school, Paul Duke Stem High School. He will be gratuating from this schooI in 2024, yikes! I love spending time here and frequenting their amazing restaurants, especially Zapata's, festivals, and the library.
In next week's blog we will go to the county seat, Lawrenceville, GA. Thank you for coming on this journey with me through Gwinnett County!
"You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go."
"Oh, the Places You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss
REAL ESTATE NEWS:
Below is the market update and following that are current homes for sale in Norcross, GA.
Listing information last updated on September 28, 2023 at 9:15 AM EST.