About North Atlanta
North Atlanta Communities
The North Atlanta region has seen monumental growth and major changes over the past several decades and has subsequently evolved into its own unique destination. Once just rolling pasture land and pine forests dotted with sleepy train-stop villages, North Atlanta is now a separate affluent and thriving metropolis. The area is filled with some of the finest public and private schools, professional office parks, up-scale shopping centers as well as top Hollywood entertainment and professional sports venues.
As a result of North Atlanta’s affluent growth, it contains some of finest luxury Golf Course, Country Club and Lake front communities found anywhere in the country. All of these neighborhoods reside within a unique blend of distinct North Atlanta communities, including many that have undergone major revitalizations to their historic downtown districts.
Regardless of your personal tastes and budget or access to work or play, there’s a North Atlanta community and neighborhood that’s waiting for you to call home.
The city of Alpharetta is one of the most desired areas on Atlanta’s North side and is situated in the north end of Fulton County. A vibrant community that still retains its small town charm, Alpharetta offers a large choice of outstanding Luxury Communities including many Golf and Country Club neighborhoods. Several major corporations are located inside its borders adding to its desirability among executives and commuters alike.
Braselton has quickly established its reputation as one of the premier live, work and play communities of Atlanta’s north side. The best way to describe Braselton is small town charm at its finest, packaged with a host of world class entertainment and luxury living choices. Braselton is home to the renowned Chateau Elan Winery and Spa Resort and one of Atlanta’s most popular residential gated Golf communities of the same name.
The artist colony town of Buford is located at the northern edge of Gwinnett County along the shores of metro Atlanta’s 38,000 acre playground, Lake Lanier. Well known for its private city school system, beautiful neighborhoods and quality of life, Buford was chosen by CNNMoney.com and Fortune magazine as one of the top 5 places to live in the U.S. and launch a small business.
It’s easy to see why the city of Cumming has adopted the motto “The Gateway to Leisure Living.” Cumming is located approximately 40 miles north of Atlanta in the center of Forsyth County, along the western shores of Lake Lanier. It has become one of North Atlanta’s most sought after bedroom communities due to its easy access to GA Highway 400.
Dacula has grown from its humble beginnings as a frontier military outpost to a thriving suburban community filled with the best that North Atlanta has to offer. Strategically located half way between the excitement of both Atlanta and Athens, Dacula’s popularity can be attributed to its location adjacent to major transportation corridors, an excellent school system, beautiful parks and access to major shopping.
Dawsonville is situated in a beautiful scenic valley bordering the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located approximately 10 miles northwest of Lake Lanier and 50 miles north of metro Atlanta, this charming and growing community is still known for a more relaxed lifestyle free from traffic jams and the hustle of urban life. Luxury buyers are drawn to Dawsonville’s idyllic location for a number of reasons including lower property taxes, an excellent school system, easy access to Atlanta, as well as the plethora of outdoor activities close by.
Duluth is another growing North Atlanta suburb reinventing itself with a sharp eye on maintaining its small-town charm and historic past. Located along the western border of Gwinnett County, Duluth’s motto is “Capture the Spirit of Good Living” and by virtue of its popularity, it seems to be working.
Over the past decade, Duluth has become the central business and entertainment hub of Gwinnett County. The Arena at Gwinnett Center and the adjacent performing Arts and Convention Center are state-of-the-art facilities that host
Flowery Branch is located in the southern tip of Hall County along the Eastern shores of Lake Lanier. Its idyllic location has made it a popular choice among luxury buyers looking to enjoy the easy access, advantages and privileges of lake living.
Like many of the historic communities of the North Atlanta area, Flowery Branch has worked hard to manage its growth wisely. The town is now home to the Atlanta Falcons
The City of Gainesville is located in the center of Hall County, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the eastern shore line of Lake Lanier. Although still considered part of the metro-Atlanta area, Gainesville has a unique charm all to itself.
The city is considered the gateway to the North Georgia Mountains. It offers a wealth of amenities including the historic downtown area that features
The town of Hoschton straddles both Gwinnett and Jackson Counties, approximately 35 miles north of the Atlanta Perimeter. The area was recently included as part of the list of 10 fastest growing areas of the country.
Hoschton offers all the advantages of small community living with the convenience of abundant entertainment, dining, shopping and recreational options. The area is well known for its public parks and school system and
The growing town of Jefferson is located in Jackson County, just over the border from Gwinnett and approximately 30 miles outside the Atlanta perimeter. This picturesque community is set among gently rolling hills and still contains a fair amount of rural farm land. The openness of space helps to reinforce the small town atmosphere and the popularity of the areas public school system is extremely attractive to luxury buyers looking for an ideal place to lay down roots and raise their families.
The city of Johns Creek lies along the banks of the famous Chattahoochee River in northeast Fulton County. The city is one of the most sought after bedroom communities due to its ideal centralized geographic location 30 miles outside of Atlanta. It’s within easy commuting distance from both, Atlanta and Buckhead as well as the numerous office parks located inside its borders.
Lawrenceville is the county seat of Gwinnett and the 2nd oldest city in the Atlanta-metro area. Like the rest of the historic “town-square” centric cities of north Atlanta, Lawrenceville has gone through a recent metamorphose that has brought a vibrant life back to the revitalized downtown area. You’ll find quaint sidewalk cafes, upscale dining and the local Aurora Theater as well as state-of-the-art medical, educational and governmental facilities close by.
Milton is located in the northern tip of Fulton County, only 20 minutes from the thriving Atlanta and Buckhead business districts. This picturesque community is North Atlanta’s newest city. Incorporated in 2006, its residents voted to establish the city as a way of preserving the small town rural lifestyle the area is well known for. With over 81% of its land zoned for residential use or public enjoyment, Milton is well on its way of to accomplishing that goal.
The historic town of Suwanee has become one of the main residential and business epicenters of North Atlanta and Gwinnett County over the past decade. After remaining a quaint example of southern old town charm, the city launched itself into the 21st century with the recent development of its award winning Town Center, the crowning jewel and benchmark for small towns all throughout the country.