Named after James Lawrence, the commander of the Frigate Chesapeake in the War of 1812, Lawrenceville, Georgia prides itself on preserving its history while focusing on the future. The 13 mile wide suburb offers new residents single family homes and townhomes in both historic and new constructions areas. Downtown Lawrenceville provides residents an opportunity to learn more about its rich southern history, including two college campuses.
History flows through the veins of this southern city, but Lawrenceville knows its residents need and want some thought for the future. Commuter buses and a county transit system make driving an option for most residents. From the edge of town to the lush historic court house building close to natural springs, it only takes minutes to drive anywhere. From Aberdon Forest to Woodland Lane Estates, Lawrenceville has a plethora of neighborhoods providing low to moderately priced single family homes and condos to new residents. Lush greenery and old oak and pine trees continue to stand strong throughout many of the neighborhoods, maintaining a more historic look in the city. Located about 30 miles north of downtown Atlanta in Gwinnet County, it is possible to commute to and from Atlanta for work.
With approximately 30,000 residents, Lawrenceville hasn’t shied away from development. In 2005, Lawrenceville saw a revitalization to its historic downtown. It now booms with places to eat, shop, and get in a play or music festival at Aurora Theatre. Heading out to the Coolray Field, many residents enjoy minor league baseball during the summer months. Ghost tours and swing dancing can be found among the unique entertainment in the area. Young couples and families make up the majority of the population of Lawrenceville, making school ratings very important. The city offers top rated elementary and middle schools, including private and charter schools for those who wish for something a little different. Lawrenceville is also home to the historic Georgia Gwinnet College in the heart of downtown. Along with Gwinnet Technical College nearby, Lawrenceville is great for those who want their children to stay close to home for college. Cisco Systems and Gwinnet Medical Center are large employers in the area, but employment can also be found in various levels of education, sales, managerial, and hospitality positions. Whether or not you work in the city, Lawrenceville gives you small-town living for small-town prices, without skimping on your fun. It is a great place to raise a family for generations to come.