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Guide to Gwinnett Cities -  Berkeley Lake

Berkeley Lake, Georgia

Named for its beautiful 88-acre lake, Berkeley Lake was first developed in the 1940s and was for many years primarily a summer retreat of fishing cottages with a slowly growing number of permanent homes. The city was incorporated in 1956.

A small, tenacious core of residents has always been devoted to the care and health of the lake and has kept the city’s namesake first and foremost in this Gwinnett city. City residents have acted consistently to protect the character and tranquility of the community and are guided by a comprehensive Master Plan for future land use and growth.

Livability is a major point of pride for Berkeley Lake, and rightfully so. They have been a Tree City USA® since 1999 and are an Urban Wildlife Sanctuary, too. Just last year, the city was named among the Top 10 Best Suburbs to Live in Georgia.

The Berkeley Lake Chapel, City Hall and surrounding grounds and green space are popular gathering places for the 2,000+ residents and the locale for events like the Sunday Kind of Groove Concert Series, the annual Independence Day Celebration, and others.


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