Suwanee is a favored suburb of North Atlanta, popular among families due to the excellent school system and proximity to Lake Lanier.
Suwanee is a suburb of North Atlanta, and a particularly popular one with new buyers looking to move their families to the area. Suwanee provides a variety of home styles, communities and price points. The space and assortment of architectural styles available are generally found to be worth the cost, particularly when the excellent local school system and outdoor entertainment is factored into the decision.
Golfers love the area for the numerous golf courses nearby to include public and private courses. The ability to bounce between and , and other golf communities means the game will always present new challenges to test even the most skilled players — and offers numerous networking opportunities.
Suwanee Town Center acts as a central point of the multiple special events hosted throughout the year, as well as a space where you’ll always find new people to eat, new restaurants to try, and shopping for anything you need. For even more options, both nearby Buford and downtown Atlanta are close enough to venture for plenty more stores.
Suwanee is distinctly suburban next to the urban area of Atlanta, offering a quieter pace simultaneously with easy access to events, shopping, and other amenities. There’s always enough going on to be interesting, but never so much that the town feels overcrowded or overwhelming. It’s been ranked as one of the best places to live, particularly for people who want to live close to the city without having to deal with the insane traffic or crowds on a daily basis.
Shopping is plentiful in Suwanee, from the small locally-owned shops that line the square in Town Center, like to the massive in nearby Buford, where you’ll find all of the most popular big chains, including , , and . For even more options, it’s an easy jaunt into downtown Atlanta, with its endless array of stores.
On the nights when you don’t want to cook, head to the for an extensive raw bar and a varied menu of dishes, including their “Free Willy” plate which adds a tropical note to blackened fish fillet. Another excellent dinner option is , offering perfectly grilled steaks. Finish an evening out with drinks at , tasting one of their unique craft beers.
There are plenty of things to do without leaving Suwanee, much less the Atlanta metro area. Save Saturday mornings for the , where you’ll find the freshest produce as well as artisan soaps, jarred sauces, and more goods made by local small businesses. Throughout the summer, downtown is home to , where you can try an assortment of dishes from popular local food trucks, including Cattywampus Grill or King of Pops. In April, attend the event — a nighttime event highlighting all of the cultures that have blended to build the community of Suwanee — and in September, the town center is home to , a two-day festival featuring local vendors, live entertainment of all sorts, and a top-notch parade.
is the central hub for happenings in the city. Between the amphitheater and the park, there’s always something going on, from events to just walking and enjoying some fresh air. If you’re seeking a true hike, head out to the , a three-mile path through beautiful, peaceful wetlands where not only can you squeeze in some exercise, but you’re also likely to catch sight of some of the local wildlife.
Suwanee is served by the Gwinnett County School district, one of the best school systems in Georgia.
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