Duluth, Georgia

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Duluth is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, and an increasingly more affluent and developed suburb of Atlanta. Unincorporated portions of Forsyth County also have Duluth as a mailing address, though this area is outside city limits. Much of the adjacent city of Johns Creek (incorporated in 2006) uses one of the Duluth ZIP codes.

The population of Duluth was 22,122 at the 2000 census, making it the second most populous city in Gwinnett County, behind Lawrenceville. As of July 2008, the population is estimated to be approximately 26,125.

Duluth is a popular and rapidly developing suburb of Atlanta, close to Interstate 85, which allows for a quick commute to Atlanta. It is home to Gwinnett Place Mall, Gwinnett Civic and Cultural Center, Arena at Gwinnett Center, Hudgens Center for the Arts and Red Clay Theater. It is also home to Gwinnett Medical Center - Duluth, an 81-bed hospital constructed in 2006, as well as GMC's Glancy Campus, a 30-bed facility located near downtown. Nearby attractions include Stone Mountain and Lake Lanier. The agricultural manufacturer AGCO is based in Duluth.

The 30097 ZIP code serves Duluth and parts of Johns Creek, and is one of the wealthiest zip codes in Georgia. Several of the most expensive neighborhoods in the Metro Atlanta area use this ZIP code, including Sugarloaf Country Club, Sweet Bottom Plantation, St. Marlo Country Club, and St. Ives Country Club (which is located in Johns Creek, not Duluth; residents there are able to list their address as Johns Creek, GA 30097).

Duluth has an annual Fall Festival celebrating the season of autumn, now held in their newly-built town center, where several buildings of traditional architecture are located, along with a pavilion, a fountain, and City Hall.

According to Forbes magazine, Duluth ranks 26th in the nation in America's Best Places to Move.[3] It was also named the Best Affordable Suburb in Georgia by BusinessWeek magazine.[4]


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