About Gwinnett County, GAGwinnett County is as much a part of the Northeast Georgia mountain area as it is Metro Atlanta, so opportunities abound here. Gwinnett County, one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation, is a mixture of some of the best elements of American life. In the late 60's Atlanta's development moved north toward Gwinnett's southern border, the county has become a mecca for educated, ambitious people - particularly families - who are attracted by clean industries, good schools, the proximity of North Georgia's outdoor pleasures, and the proximity of Atlanta. Atlanta is just close enough to Gwinnett's suburbs to offer its entertainment, sports, and economic benefits, while far enough away for Gwinnett's residents to enjoy quieter suburban living in safe, prosperous neighborhoods and gentle country towns on the county's eastern edge.
The sprawling, 436 square mile county of Gwinnett is made up of 13 municipalities, each proudly independent, yet closely intertwined in Gwinnett's rich heritage. The housing supply varies, but a wide range of styles and prices are available. Although a majority of Gwinnett's residents are not located within incorporated municipalities, most are clustered around these major cities in the county: Buford, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross and Snellville.
There are over 200 high-tech companies based in Gwinnett County, many of which came from foreign countries. Industrial growth continues to flow into the county. Drawing more high-tech industry to the county will be the focus of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce's future economic development programs, say chamber officials. Present and planned programs of quality should continue to make Gwinnett a magnet for business and industry.