What it’s like to live in Norcross Georgia

With a population around 16,600 residents, Norcross has a sell-town feel with the perks of big-city life. The Gwinnett county town lays about 20 miles northeast of Atlanta. Originally considered a resort spot because of its higher elevations and cooler temperatures. As of today, historic downtown is the soul of the city and has preserved much of its historic feel and character. Through the family friendly town you’ll find shops, restaurants, and a plethora of green spaces and parks to enjoy, learn more about Norcross.

Norcross is a suburb located just outside Atlanta’s Interstate 285 perimeter. It offers very affordable housing making it a great choice even for commuters. Easily access Atlanta’s downtown connecting I-285 and Buford highway. The beauty of this small town can be seen it’s Victorian homes and Antebellum mansions scattered through the historic district.

Norcross is a strong business hub and home to many fortune 500 companies. Norcross’s Downtown Development Authority has attracted many entrepreneurs and business owners by making the city a vibrant commercial area, while maintaining its historic integrity. They offers and a grant program provides matching funds for property owners making approved improvements to the exterior of downtown’s buildings and provide small business loans to merchants who qualify.

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Norcross city government has launched an effort to build relationships with the city’s Hispanic and Latino community, which grew to 40 percent of the population after city council approved the annexation of a 2-square-mile section into the city. The Norcross Health Center is part of the County Health Departments Network in Gwinnett that works to provide health services to area residents.

The community also has many great public and private schools to choose from. Norcross High School was the first high school in the county to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program to its juniors and seniors. Also home to Greater Atlanta Christian School and alternative school GIVE center west. Brenau University, a private, liberal arts university has a campus here. Each year the city hosts the annual Slotin Folk Festival, considered to be the largest folk art festival in the world, and there is an active arts community, including the Lionheart Theatre Company and The Kudzu Art Zone, located downtown, which offers workshops, classes, studios and exhibits for the visual arts, about Norcross

The city continues to grow at rapid rates and has even attracted filming of major television shows such as Resurrection which was filmed all around Norcross including the town square.

Directions from Norcross to AA Granite Fabricator Direct

from North Metro Academy of Performing Arts, 182 Hunter St NW, Norcross, GA 30071
to AA Granite Fabricator Direct, 4235 Steve Reynolds Blvd, Norcross, GA 30093

13 min (6.7 miles)
via Jimmy Carter Blvd and I-85 N
Fastest route, lighter traffic than usual
North Metro Academy of Performing Arts
182 Hunter St NW, Norcross, GA 30071

Take W Peachtree St to GA-140 E/Jimmy Carter Blvd
3 min (0.5 mi)

Head northwest
66 ft

Turn left toward Hunter St NW
207 ft

Turn right toward Hunter St NW
0.2 mi

Turn left onto Hunter St NW
157 ft

Turn right at the 1st cross street onto W Peachtree St
0.2 mi

Continue on Jimmy Carter Blvd. Take I-85 N to GA-378 E/Beaver Ruin Rd. Take exit 102 from I-85 N
10 min (5.2 mi)

Turn left onto GA-140 E/Jimmy Carter Blvd
Continue to follow Jimmy Carter Blvd
2.0 mi

Use the left 2 lanes to turn left to merge onto I-85 N
3.0 mi

Use the right lane to take exit 102 for GA-378/Beaver Ruin Rd
0.2 mi

Continue on GA-378 E/Beaver Ruin Rd. Drive to Steve Reynolds Blvd
2 min (1.0 mi)

Turn right onto GA-378 E/Beaver Ruin Rd
0.8 mi

Turn right onto Steve Reynolds Blvd
Destination will be on the right
0.2 mi
AA Granite Fabricator Direct
4235 Steve Reynolds Blvd, Norcross, GA 30093