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Gwinnett County, the second largest in Georgia by population, continues to also be among the fastest growing in the state.  The natural beauty, popular destinations, modern amenities, award-winning libraries parks and schools join other wonderful amenities to make this area of Northeast Metro Atlanta a great place to live, work, learn and play.  Wanna know more about Atlanta's Playground?  Below, please find a few of the most frequently asked questions about Gwinnett County, GA.






Where is Gwinnett County, Georgia?


Gwinnett County, Georgia is in Northeast Metro Atlanta and shares borders with Barrow, Dekalb, North Fulton, South Forsyth and Walton Counties.  The southwest border is just beyond Dekalb County along I-85 shortly past the Northeast Perimeter (AKA Spaghetti Junction), but is also accessed by four-lane Highways 20, 29, 124 and 78.  The county spans 437 square miles with the north central tip around 43 miles from the center of Atlanta and 50 miles to Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson International Airport.  Central Gwinnett County is roughly 31 miles from Central Atlanta and 39 miles to Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson International Airport while the southernmost point is around 32 miles away from both Central Atlanta and Hartsfield Jackson International Airport.


What cities are in Gwinnett County GA?


There are 15 incorporated municipalities with some presence inside Gwinnett County.  Part or all of the Cities of Berkeley Lake, Braselton, Buford, Dacula, Duluth, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Loganville, Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Rest Haven, Snellville, Sugar Hill and Suwanee GA are in Gwinnett County.  The Cities of Braselton, Buford, Suwanee and Loganville cross the Gwinnett County line into other adjacent counties.  Further, the Cities of Auburn, Bethlehem and Stone Mountain are often included in Gwinnett County because property addresses in nearby unincorporated Gwinnett County are assigned to post offices in those incorporated cities with borders entirely in adjacent counties. 

Cities in Gwinnett County feature beautiful parks, green spaces, pools, newer retail stores, the finest homes, eateries, state-of-the art public schools, well-maintained roads with convenient access to highways and some even offer city-hosted events, transit stops and their own accredited police forces.  Further, most of the land in Gwinnett County is unincorporated but diverse, well-developed and quite urbanized.  In fact, some of the county's more popular attractions, including the Mall of Georgia, Coolray Field and Infinite Energy Arena, are actually in unincorporated Gwinnett County.  All of that combines for some of the highest quality of life available in Metro Atlanta.


How many high schools are in Gwinnett County?


There are currently 27 accredited public high schools in Gwinnett County, including Buford City Schools and the multiple award-winning Gwinnett County Public Schools (home to the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, ranked sixth nationally), where classes are held on site.  At least 16 private high schools also serve Gwinnett County along with 13 virtual environments where curriculum is delivered online.  A significant number of students are also educated in state-approved home schools.  Because Gwinnett County continues to be among the fastest growing in Georgia, the number of schools will continue to grow along with the county population and these numbers will soon change.  Among the most exciting news for school year 2019, Paul Duke STEM High School began offering health science classes in the Norcross High School Cluster and Buford City Schools opened their new absolutely stunning high school campus.   


Where is Gwinnett Technical College?


Gwinnett Technical College has two locations.
Lawrenceville CampusAlpharetta-North Fulton Campus
5150 Sugarloaf Parkway2875 Old Milton Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043Alpharetta GA 30009

The Schools of Gwinnett Technical College are recognized by these US Department of Education-approved accrediting agencies
  • The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
  • The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radio logic Technology
  • The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

When is Gwinnett County Spring Break?


The recently released 2019 - 2020 Gwinnett County Public Schools Calendar shows Spring Break scheduled for March 30 - April 3, 2020.  Buford City Schools Calendar shows Spring Break scheduled for April 6 - 10.   Check with individual private schools for their Spring Break Schedule.


How much is Gwinnett County Transit?


Gwinnett County Transit offers commuter services along five routes Mondays through Fridays and seven local routes with para transit services for eligible passengers on Mondays through Saturdays.  The proper answer to this question will depend upon one's departure point and destination.  Find out more about Gwinnett County Transit Fairs.


What is the sales tax in Gwinnett County, Georgia?


The sales tax on food from retail stores is two-percent in Gwinnett County and six-percent on everything else, including dining, auto service, dry-cleaning and more.  One-percent of that number is a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax or SPLOST that pays for both county and city facilities, including green space, roads, our award-winning parks and libraries.


Where do I vote in Gwinnett County?


Find out your voting location, even register to vote at the My Voter Page with the Georgia Secretary of State.  Early voting is available at The Gwinnett County Voter Registrations and Elections Office in the Town Center Shopping Center at 455 Grayson Highway, Suite 200 in Lawrenceville, 30046.  But the My Voter Page will display the voting location should voting be done on election day. 


What's happening in Gwinnett this weekend?


Get the weekly planner of Weekend Things to Do in Gwinnett County at this site, The Gwinnett Home Pages.  Read the blog or follow us on Facebook to stay informed of events, lifestyle events and more.  The site captures events and other information from just about every Gwinnett County Calendar made public over the internet along with events published in the local newspaper.


Where is Gwinnett Braves Stadium?


The MLB's Gwinnett Stripers play at the newer Coolray Field, right down from The Mall of Georgia at 2500 Buford Dr, Lawrenceville, GA 30043.  There's plenty of parking, seating, private suites and things to enjoy, including local events, musical guests, fireworks and concessions right there on site.


Where do the Gwinnett Gladiators play?


The ECHL's Atlanta Gladiators and the NLL's Georgia Swarm both play at the 13,000-seat Infinite Energy Arena at 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097.


When is the Gwinnett County Fair?


The Gwinnett County Fair is scheduled for September 12 - 22nd at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds at 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045.  It always offers a great series of family events including fabulous concerts, food, livestock shows, pageants, carnival and fair rides.  There's plenty of space to move around and wait times are minimal, even during busy times.  Please come on out and enjoy.