Betty Mauldin Park, Norcross, GA
About Norcross, GA
Norcross, GA is where trendy urban lifestyles meet classical elegance around the top-end perimeter. The 100-plus-year-old, beautifully renovated buildings here in Gwinnett County's second oldest city accompany restored Victorian cottages and Queen Anne-Styled homes to serve as venues for an eclectic array of restaurants, shops, and performing arts. It is a "Charming Anecdote to Modern Suburbia," a Place to Imagine.
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In Norcross, Georgia where memories are made, residents enjoy some of the finest in dining, shopping, entertainment, and more along the city's beautiful 6.5 square miles of bustling corridors, landscaped parks, and stroller-friendly sidewalks. The vibrant, picturesque, 112-acre downtown historic district all began in 1869 when entrepreneur J.J. Thrasher bought 250 acres and named them after Jonathan Norcross, his friend and the fourth mayor of Atlanta. The Norcross Senior Center is where loved ones enjoy activities that enhance their independence, and social and other services designed to maintain their life quality while Movie Mondays are held every couple of weeks or so at the Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center.
Norcross recently recertified as an ARC Green Community, one of only six certified Platinum in the Metro Atlanta area, as recognition for the city's commitment to sustainable living. The second oldest city in Gwinnett County and home to over 16,000 also holds the distinction as the first to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places, due largely to the old town's historic charm of the well-preserved downtown buildings, some dating over 100 years old, that now serve as venues to popular local eateries, shops, and other local businesses.
Norcross has achieved Platinum Status, the highest possible (and one of only three cities in the region), in the Green Communities Program from the Atlanta Regional Commission for efforts at making areas environmentally friendly, the extensive efforts made at material recycling, land use, and preservation. In addition to the designation as Tree City USA in 2004 by the Arbor Day Foundation for the ongoing commitment made to the protection of local trees, Norcross is also recognized for affordable housing, healthy living, sustainability, and more.
More about Norcross, GA
Parks: Best Friend Park, Betty Mauldin Park, Cemetery Field, Discovery Garden Park, Graves Park, Heritage Park, Holcomb Bridge Park, Johnson-Dean Park, Jones Bridge Park, Lillian Webb Park, Lucky Shoals Park, Pinnacle Park, Rossie Brundage Park, Simpsonwood Park, Summerour Park, Thrasher Park, Veterans Park
Continuing Education: Brenau University Satellite Campus
Norcross Events Calendar
Public High Schools: Duluth, Meadowcreek, Norcross
Transit: The Ride Gwinnett Transit Stop Brook Hollow Parkway at North Norcross-Tucker Road connects with the Doraville MARTA Station Monday through Saturday where bus routes are available to Buckhead, the Centers for Disease Control, Dekalb-Peachtree Airport and Tucker. In addition, the MARTA Gold Line Train Route starts at the Doraville Station and terminates at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport with stops at popular Metro Atlanta business, entertainment and other hubs.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Norcross, GA
Where is Norcross, GA?
Norcross, GA is in West Central Gwinnett County around 13 miles Northeast of Cheshire Bridge Road, in Northeast Atlanta, GA when traveling I 85.
How far is Norcross from Atlanta?
The Norcross, GA City Hall is around 13 miles Northeast of Cheshire Bridge Road, in Northeast Atlanta, GA when traveling I 85.
How far is Norcross GA from the airport?
The Norcross, GA City Hall is 31 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and 16 miles from the Gwinnett County Airport.
Is Norcross GA a good place to live?
While the definition of a "good place to live" varies by individual, the wide variety and choices of amenities in the Norcross, GA area more than satisfy the physiological, safety, esteem, self-actualizing, love, and belonging needs of the diverse population that makes its home here. See the Duluth, Meadowcreek, and Norcross High School Clusters for area amenities and more.
What is there to do in Norcross GA?
In addition to the Metro Atlanta Events only a short drive away in Dekalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett Counties, Norcross, GA offers unique dining, shopping and several annual, bi-weekly, and weekly events that include the Summer Concert Series, Jazz in the Alley, Bluesberry Beer and Music Festival, the Art Splash Festival, ethnic celebrations, a variety of themed car shows, productions by the Lionheart Theatre Company, and free Movie Mondays at the Cultural Arts & Community Center.