Gwinnett County, a suburb of Atlanta, is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation- 9th fastest according to 2009 census figures. And with good reason- this period of rapid growth has enabled Gwinnett to become a true live-work-play community, with big-city shopping, thousands of employers and more than 300,000 jobs. There are many shopping venues throughout the county including Gwinnett Place Mall and the Mall of Georgia- one of the largest in the nation. It is a diverse county with the largest Latino and Asian populations in the state of Georgia.
The county is named for Button Gwinnett, one of three of Georgia's signers of the Declaration of Independence. Many Gwinnett men fought in the Civil War, however, Union General William Sherman did not travel as far east of Atlanta as Gwinnett on his March to the Sea, thereby leaving it relatively unscathed. In 1871, the Southern Railroad built tracks through the county, and towns such as Buford, Duluth, Norcross and Suwanee emerged along the tracks, becoming commercial centers of the county. Agriculture, dairy and poultry farming, along with the railroad, began building Gwinnett into a prosperous community. The creation of Lake Lanier in 1957 along with the completion of Interstate 85 contributed to the tourism industry as a significant economic factor.
Gwinnett boasts excellent facilities for recreation with the Chattahoochee River and Lake Lanier nearby, professional sports- home to the Gwinnett Braves, AAA farm club of the Atlanta Braves, and the Gwinnett Gladiators, the minor league hockey team of the Atlanta Thrashers. The county hosts numerous concerts, conventions and cultural events. The county's communities provide the best of residential living: safe neighborhoods, sidewalks, bike paths, and a host of amenities. Housing here is affordable, ranging from condos, starter homes, and large custom homes. In short, Gwinnett features housing choices for every lifestyle.
Gwinnett County schools have a noteworthy reputation consistently ranking among the best in the nation. This is often mentioned as the number one reason why families move to Gwinnett. The county's two public school systems have some of the finest teachers in the country, an active PTA, and a supportive community. The county also offers many fine college choices: Georgia Gwinnett College, Gwinnett Tech, and others.
Gwinnett County remains one of the most dynamic regions in the South to live and work.
For those wishing to take full advantage of all that Gwinnett County and Lawrenceville has to offer year round, Southland Custom Homes is a GA Builder that specializes in custom home building for the Gwinnett County area. Southland Custom Homes is an on-your-lot custom home builder, meaning that they build the home of your dreams in the location of your choice!
With over a 100 floorplan options to choose from and an array of top-of-the-line interior appointments, Southland Custom Homes is among the premier GA Builders. In addition to providing a huge selection of plan options, Southland Custom Homes will even work with new homebuyers to alter a specific floorplan so that it is exactly what the buyer wants. If you are looking for a custom builder in Gwinnett County, Southland Custom Homes is sure to meet and exceed your expectations.
Southland Custom Homes, a custom builder in Gwinnett County, GA has model showrooms located in Dawsonville(98 Bethel Drive., Dawsonville, GA 3053), Macon(3956 Bloomfield Village Drive, Macon, GA 31206) and Marietta(265 N. Cobb PKWY, Marietta, GA 30062). Stop by or call us today at 1-866-56-BUILD* to see all that Southland has to offer!
If you are looking for a home builder in GA, Southland Custom Homes builds in the following locations:
Ben Hill County
Jeff Davis County
We also build in the following cities in Georgia:
North Druid Hills