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Suwanee Snapshot

Only 35 miles from downtown Atlanta, Suwanee is close to big city attractions, business districts and shopping. Many antique shops and historic structures, including several Victorian and regional farm-style homes are located near downtown Suwanee.

The Georgia Municipal Association and Georgia Trend magazine named the City of Suwanee a 2003 City of Excellence, which means that Suwanee is a great place to live, work, and play. Suwanee is friendly, progressive, and committed to maintaining a high quality of life.

Named for a Shawnee Indian tribe that settled in the area in the latter part of the 18th century, Suwanee was until recently a small agricultural town with strong ties to the railroad. And just as the railroads brought growth in the late 1800s, so has Suwanee’s convenient access to Atlanta fueled growth over the past 15 years.

One of the fastest-growing cities in Georgia throughout the 1990s, Suwanee, home today to about 10,500 residents, has worked hard to retain its charm and sense of neighborliness.The City is using voter-approved bond funds to preserve open space and create new parks. In addition, Suwanee is committed to preserving and enhancing its historic area, providing outstanding services to citizens and businesses, and fostering a true sense of community.

Six years ago the residents of Suwanee voted to more than double their property taxes. The payoff: a boost from 28 acres of green space to more than 270, and a feeling of investment in their hometown. That’s abundantly clear at the newly developed Town Center. Built on a heavily trafficked downtown corner, it meshes park space, retail and office properties and housing into one multiuse plaza -and residents have embraced it in a big way. Housing is reasonable, and schools are topnotch.

Though the town has planned recent development deliberately, the area around Interstate 85, which runs through Suwanee’s southeastern corner, lacks for aesthetics but not for congestion. Still, the rest of the city has a lot to offer.

Suwanee is a city in Gwinnett County Georgia and parts of Forsyth County, Georgia. The population was 8,725 at the 2000 census. Suwanee was the practicing home of the Atlanta Falcons football team from 1979 to 2001.

Not only is Suwanee an excellent place to live, work, and play, it’s a great place to call home.

Population: 12,553
Total Area: 10 Square Miles