Lawrenceville GA is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 30,135 making it the second largest city in Gwinnett County behind neighboring Duluth. It is located approximately twenty miles northeast of downtown Atlanta and is close to major highways such as Interstate 85 and Interstate 285. It is also close to the Gwinnett Place Mall, one of the largest malls in Georgia and home to many higher-end stores such as Nordstrom and Tiffany & Co.
There are a number of events and places of interest for people who live Lawrenceville GA and those who visit:
Gwinnett History Museum – 3095 Buford Highway – This museum features exhibits on the history of Gwinnett County including its Native American past, transportation, military, education, religious heritage, industry and agriculture.
Lawrenceville Square (downtown area) – The downtown area has upscale shopping like Macy’s and J.Crew along with popular restaurants such as Bonefish Grill, California Pizza Kitchen and Panera Bread. It is a beautiful area that is very popular with the locals.
Gwinnett Place Mall – This mall is one of the largest in Georgia and many people from all over visit it to shop at stores such as Macys, Nordstrom and JCPenny. The mall has been recently renovated and is a top tourist attraction in Gwinnett County.
Sugarloaf Mills Mall – Another highly visited mall in Lawrenceville GA, Sugarloaf Mills features more than 200 major retail outlets for shopping convenience along with dining opportunities at restaurants like Maggiano’s Little Italy and The Cheesecake Factory.
Oceanfront Park/Main Street Festival – Main Street Festival held every year near the end of June. It is a large festival that features live music, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, games for kids and much more.
Chamblee Art in the Park – This annual event held at Bessie Branham Park features arts and crafts vendors selling their creations along with guest speaker presentations about art. There are also children’s events like face painting, balloon twisters and arts and crafts stations available to keep the little ones occupied while parents shop.
Strawberry Festival- Held annually on Main Street in downtown Lawrenceville GA, this festival showcases locally grown strawberries as well as artisanal products made from or inspired by them.