Lawrenceville GA is more than just a city along Georgia Highways 20, 29, 120, 124 & 316 in Northeastern Metro Atlanta's Gwinnett County. The center city at the very heart of Gwinnett County also serves as a meeting place for the arts, education, entertainment, healtchare, affordable homes, history and all that is required for an exceptional quality of life. In-deed performing arts, entertainment and history converge in historic Downtown Lawrenceville, home to the Aurora Theatre and one of the cornerstones of the city's 100-plus year-old lovingly restored structures, some listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, the centerpeice of downtown Lawrenceville just a few blocks west, serves as home to the Gwinnett Historical Society, Veteran's Memorial Museum, a frequent popular movie scene and venue to many a social gathering. Then there's the Lawrenceville Female Seminary, formerly a school for girls and now home to the Gwinnett History Museum, just south a few blocks past the crepe myrtles, adjacent boutiques, shops and restaurants housed along the renovated buildings of the historic square. Established in 1821, there's an abundance of history on display here in the oldest city in Gwinnett County, the second oldest in Metro Atlanta.
Lawrenceville was among the first cities in Gwinnett County that offered the mixed-use development concept with Cornerstone on the Square, a beautiful townhome and coworking community within blocks of rooftop specialty dining, shopping and events at both the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse and the new Lawrenceville Lawn, a city park with meadow, volleyball courts, playground and more. These venues host a variety of events that include free concerts, movies, fairs, Broadway on the Square and Rock'n the Ville BBQ (c'mon, the title says it all). Rhodes Jordan Park is about a mile to the east of downtown, a state-of-the-art facility of the award-winning Gwinnett County Park System with pool, multi-purpose field, a gym, the Lawrenceville City Lake and more while Bartow Jenkins Park, about a mile southwest of downtown, offers a peaceful shaded walking trail with benches. Finally, Alexander Park along the city's southern border offers a fishing lake, disc golf, playground and other amenities Other city conveniences including Northside Hospital Gwinnett, the nearby foodstores, worship and transit options complete the landscape, making Lawrenceville a great place to live, work and play in Metro Atlanta.
The rich history of Gwinnett County in Lawrenceville along with the great amenities combine to serve as a sound foundation for this city on the move. The county headquarters, the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Building, the four-year institution of higher learning known as Georgia Gwinnett College, a location of the award-winning Gwinnett County Public Library System along with a variety of K-12 educational options all make their homes here with the number one ranked community college in Georgia, Gwinnett Technical College (#33 in the nation), just a short drive outside of the city. Utilities are all conveniently managed through central processing with the city and the accredited dedicated Lawrenceville Police Department joins Gwinnett County Police and Sheriff's Departments to keep citizens safe.
Families and individuals relocating into Metro Atlanta certainly can choose froma a broad list of choices. But few have what matters most like the historic, progressive town of Lawrenceville GA in the center of Gwinnett County.