Gwinnett County’s second oldest city, Norcross was chartered in 1870 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the early 1980s, although its rich history began earlier. The old town grew up along a railroad line and prospered in the post-Civil War era. Today, families find a variety of homes from historic homes to new construction to luxurious mansions.
Downtown Norcross is filled with restored brick buildings lit by old-fashioned street lamps, unique antique shops, and popular restaurants. The city’s beautiful parks sit among winding sidewalks including Betty Mauldin Park, home to the largest American elm in the state of Georgia, over 100 years old. The Forum on Peachtree Parkway is a great place for shopping and offers an elite collection of merchants, gathered in a beautifully unique, European-influenced outdoor mall.
- Stripling, Peachtree, Beaver Ridge, Simpson & Norcross Elementary School
- Summerour Middle School
- Norcross High School
- Cornerstone Christian Academy and Greater Atlanta Christian School
- Country Brook Montessori
- Wesleyan School