Duluth, Georgia, located just north of the major metropolis of Atlanta, is a paradox, being a notably affluent city and yet also acclaimed as one of the best affordable suburbs in the state. The homes of Duluth, similarly, range widely in price, size, and style, offering something for every family and every price point. Characteristic of the area, many of Duluth’s homes sport modern American architecture, two, three, or four-stories, and some southern flair and detailing.
Though not officially divided into districts, Duluth is segmented by its wealth of residential neighborhoods in addition to its downtown are or city center. Some of the most affordable residential areas and gated communities in the city are Berkeley Junction, Hopkins Ridge, Lemon Tree, River Mill, the Village at Albion Farm, Woodlawn Manor, Simpsons Commons, Royal Ridge, Ingram Point, and Leaf Land Estates. Abbots Bridge, Eaton Manor, Myers Park, Towne Park Place, Village at Thorn Hill, Villas of John’s Creek, and the Village at Olde Towne Duluth, on the other hand, are some of the most upscale neighborhoods in the city. Middle of the road communities, which are neither too pricey nor too low-end, include Carriage Gate, Fox Run Farm, Governors Landing, Haven at Sugarloaf Ridge, and Harris Mill.
With such a well-to-do population, Duluth consequently has a strong economy and workforce. Most of the top employers are in the industries of education, healthcare, government, retail and commerce, tourism and leisure, business and finance, and technology and research. The major employing businesses in Duluth include Roper Industries, Tetra Tech, Rockwell Collins, Merial Animal Health, Primerica, Nordson, Given Imaging, General Dynamics, Advanced Armament Corporation, AGCO, Asbury Automotive Group, Barco, Broadcom, and Ciba Vision. The Gwinnett County Public Schools, the City of Duluth, and the Gwinnett Medical Center also employ many from the community. Additionally, Duluth attractions like the Gwinnett Civic and Cultural Center and the Gwinnett Place Mall have large local workforces.