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Guide to Gwinnett Cities -  Norcross

Norcross, Georgia

Once known as “Atlanta’s Favorite Summer Resort,” Norcross was named for Jonathan Norcross, Atlanta’s fourth mayor. Today’s residents, some 16,000+, would have no trouble believing that Norcross has been a favorite destination for much of its 150-year existence.

Norcross, Gwinnett’s second oldest city, was the county’s first to be placed on the Register of Historic Places. With a rich variety of well-preserved historic homes and an authentic turn-of-the-century downtown district, Norcross leaders have sought to blend old and new with great vision. The area has even been the backdrop for several film projects.

The historic downtown area is full of shopping, dining and entertainment options for residents and visitors alike. The Norcross Downtown Development Authority is focused on fostering a strong and progressive business climate. Two new modern apartment communities, The Brunswick and Broadstone Junction, are now leasing near downtown Norcross. The city is also looking forward to the opening a new hotel and new library this year.

Thrasher Park and Lillian Webb Park are the site of scores of family events. Norcross has a thriving arts community and its own Lionheart Theatre community theater company. There’s even a Norcross Walking Group for residents with a pep in their step.

Norcross is well known for their bold sustainability initiatives and accomplishments in adopting and developing green living programs. The city is proud to be recognized as a Platinum Green Community – the highest rating possible -- by the Atlanta Regional Commission. Norcross is one of only three cities to achieve this rating and is dedicated to continuing this action for the betterment of their community and the environment.


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