Norcross is Gwinnett County's second oldest city and the county’s first city to be placed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Established in 1870, Norcross eventually became known as “Atlanta’s favorite summer resort,” when the first stretches of the new railroad brought well-to-do Atlantans to escape the heat and bustle of the big city as early as 1878.
Today, readily accessible from major interstates and highways yet still tucked quietly away, the historic Norcross community is a charming antidote to modern suburbia. Tree-lined sidewalks invite leisurely strolls through the residential districts, winding through beautiful parks and into the revitalized downtown. There, century-old buildings house trendy boutiques, art galleries and a performing arts theatre, with local restaurants offering a diversity of unique menus. Live music, local art and a full year-round calendar of events create a dynamic vibe that engages people of all ages and backgrounds.
Last Updated: July 26, 2012