Historic Gwinnett County Courthouse, Lawrenceville, GA
About Gwinnett County, GA
Gwinnett County offers exceptional amenities that encourage and support personal growth along the way to success. Located just Northeast of Atlanta City Limits in the heart of Georgia’s Piedmont Region, the county proudly inspires with natural beauty, through reddish soil, exposed bedrock, waterways, protected green space and the award-winning Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation facilities.
Established in 1818, the county was named after Button Gwinnett, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Gwinnett County has come along way since then, now Georgia’s second most populous, with homes that appeal to a variety of lifestyles, nationally recognized educational systems, healthcare, parks, recreation and tier-one cities with the most charming downtowns found anywhere in the State of Georgia. Further, the county's close proximity to both Athens, home of the University of Georgia, and Atlanta Employment, Entertainment, Education and other hubs makes Gwinnett the ideal spot for those who prefer to live, work, learn and play on a grand scale. If you are considering a relocation into the Metro Atlanta, Georgia area, Gwinnett County is a fine choice and Vibrantly Connected because Success Lives Here. Welcome!
More about Gwinnett County, GA
Colleges and Universities: Breneau University, Georgia Gwinnett College, Gwinnett Tech, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM Georgia), Shorter University, University of Georgia Terry College of Business, University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education
Parks: Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation, City Parks (see Cities in Gwinnett County)
Public Schools: Buford City Schools, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Clusters
Public Libraries: Gwinnett County Public Library
Shopping Malls: Gwinnett Place Mall, Mall of Georgia, Sugarloaf Mills, The Forum at Peachtree, The Shoppes at Web Gin
Things to Do: Download the latest InGwinnett Magazine for County-Sponsored Events
Transit: Gwinnett County Transit and XPress offer bus service to the Centers for Disease Control, Emory University, Buckhead, Doraville MARTA Station, Downtown and Midtown Atlanta Destinations from Park & Rides in Buford, Dacula, Lawrenceville, Lilburn and Snellville. 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.