Guide to Gwinnett Cities -  Auburn

Auburn, Georgia

Haven’t you always wondered why a small town in Georgia was named Auburn? It has nothing to do with that Alabama village on the plains, rather our Auburn was named for something distinctly Georgian – the famous red clay that was once used to dye cloth auburn-red.

Founded in 1892, Auburn now counts over 7,000 residents and has retained its small-town atmosphere while focused on increasing businesses and boosting quality of life factors for residents. The city’s planned green spaces along with a mix of single-family homes, townhomes and apartments make Auburn an attractive place for folks looking for a place to call home.

Auburn is known for a family-friendly atmosphere reflected in events like its annual Auburn Ever After, Auburn Fest, weekly farmer’s markets and movies in Whistlestop Park – a unique shopping district. The city has five beautiful parks and a family sports complex. On the economic front, Auburn is a certified Main Street Community, has an active Downtown Development Authority and welcomes new businesses with incentives through its Opportunity Zone.

Oh... and one more thing that’s uniquely Auburn? The town is shared by Gwinnett and Barrow counties. Told you they were friendly.

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