Why you'd want to live in Gwinnett County
Continually listed as one of Atlanta’s fastest growing counties, Gwinnett County is prized for its access to bustling city life, booming communities and gorgeously maintained natural spaces. Centrally located, the county is responsible for nearly 18 percent of metro Atlanta’s population, and the numbers keep going up. The dynamic, non-stop action of Gwinnett County offers everything from professional sports and entertainment to a quiet walk in the woods at the Environmental and Heritage Center to preserved historic buildings including a grist mill, post office, and farm.The AAA minor league Gwinnett Braves baseball team finds a welcome home here, drawing a myriad of visitors to the area, as does the ever-popular Lake Lanier, local parks, including the 12-acre Freeman’s Mill Park, three regional malls, delicious local restaurants, sprawling Southern neighborhoods, hockey and the Infinite Energy Center event venue. Stone Mountain Park sprawls throughout 3,200 acres of Mother Nature, enticing visitors with scenic train rides, camping, hiking, fireworks, and the world’s largest laser light show. Take in the 60-mile view atop the 1,700-foot summit, or get up-close to this granite giant on the Summit Skyride. New for 2017, Stone Mountain Park introduces REI Outdoors, offering stand-up paddleboard, kayak, and canoe rentals. Start your engines and behold the Southeastern Railway Museum, where antique-car aficionados and history buffs can meander through a collection of classic automobiles, locomotives, Pullman cars, buses, and vintage taxicabs. Ride the Grand Scale Park Train or take a stroll through the history of transportation—there’s plenty to get your wheels turning. If the attractions and location are enough to convince you that Gwinnett is the place to be, the county’s education system is recognized both nationally and regionally for its stellar schools!