The former base for the Atlanta Falcons practice and training facilities, the city of Suwanee experienced a population boom starting in 1970, turning the agricultural hub into a home buyer destination. The current population of 19,215 enjoys diverse housing options, the largest school system in Georgia and incredible green spaces – which all make this city a fantastic place to live, work and play.
With easy access to I-85, residents of Suwanee enjoy considerable employment opportunities from Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies, including Gwinnett County Public Schools, Walmart, Price Industries, Atlanta Flooring Design Centers and Millennium Mat Company. The average commute time for residents is 33 minutes, lower than the metro Atlanta average of 35 minutes.
Quick access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport also offers a hub of employment and convenient travel for work for Suwanee residents.
The typical home value in Suwanee is estimated to be around $467,659, a significant increase of 23.6 percent over the past year. According to Zillow, the current range of home prices in Suwanee ranges from just under $300,000 to over $10 million. Available homes on the market offer home buyers a diverse selection of single-family residences and townhomes for families and individuals alike.
For homeowners seeking new construction and a wide variety of home opportunities, many of Atlanta’s most well-known builders have communities selling in Suwanee. The Providence Group is building two- and three-story townhomes at Suwanee Towneship, while Lennar has just started construction on new townhomes at Kennedy Walk. Several high-end custom homes are available in sought-after neighborhoods, such as The River Club and Lambert Cove.
Things to Do
The Suwanee Town Center is the perfect centralized location to peruse shops, take a stroll in the temperate Georgia climate or spend time with family and friends. Known as the “front yard” of Suwanee, the 10-acre green space is home to 200 maple, gum and sycamore trees, a terraced amphitheater, a one-mile trail, three elliptical pathways and sidewalks, park benches and four garden areas. Community concerts and other performances take place at the amphitheater, regularly drawing crowds from across the state!
Suwanee SculpTour is a wonderful way to explore the art scene of Suwanee. The tour highlights installations of fiberglass, brick, stone, aluminum, bronze, glass, vinyl and plastic located throughout the city center. The Kid-friendly Parker’s Passport is available for download, offering a fun, personalized way to explore art featured around the city. Sculptures change bi-annually courtesy of the Suwanee Public Arts Commission and private donations. Vote online to determine which piece of art the city will purchase as a permanent town feature!
To explore the beautiful landscape of Suwanee, visit Settles Bridge Park, which is open from sunrise to sunset. The Park boasts a sprawling 268 acres of green space featuring a dog park area, playground, pavilions, 1.6-mile paved multi-purpose trail, 2.9-mile soft surface trail and more. This Park is the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
Interested in exploring the famous wetlands and forests north of Atlanta? The Suwanee Greenway is a popular destination for runners, hikers, walkers and cyclists to explore 6 miles of scenic paved pathways and boardwalks. Bring family, friends and furry companions to explore local wildlife, train for marathons or simply enjoy the gorgeous Suwanee scenery.
Ten minutes from the heart of Suwanee, the Infinite Energy Center is the home of the Atlanta Gladiators and the place to enjoy favorite artists and sports outside of downtown Atlanta. Visitors enjoy free parking and a wide selection of nearby restaurants and hotels, creating a renewed concert and event experience.
Local Suwanee gem Monkey Wrench Brewing boasts a craft beer selection born from innovative brewing techniques, tradition and passion. Fifteen beers regularly rotate on tap with a calendar featuring comedians, music, games and food trucks, making this the perfect local spot to enjoy the soul of Suwanee.
For golf lovers traveling to Suwanee, Bear’s Best Atlanta Golf Course offers golf rentals, lessons, group instruction and a pro shop located in the gated community of Edinburgh. The facility focuses on corporate entertainment and golf outings while providing luxury in the heart of Suwanee.
Another golf destination is The Olde Atlanta Golf Club, the area’s private, family-friendly area to tee up and enjoy the best of Suwanee. Club membership is open seven days a week to non-residents and is a popular destination for North Georgia golfers. Amenities within the community include a clubhouse, pool, tot lot, basketball court and picnic area, making this truly a place for friends and family to enjoy. Homes in the community start from the $400,000s and feature river, golf and standard homesites and access to top-rated schools, green spaces, a packed social calendar and more.
Places to Eat
While Suwanee boasts rich southern charm, residents enjoy international cuisine in this bustling metro Atlanta area. Temporarily escape our Peach State at French restaurant La Belle Vie Kitchen, a locally loved spot featuring French favorites such as niçoise tuna salad, cote de bœuf, duck confit and more!
If France isn’t the destination of choice, Ippolito’s highlights pasta, flatbread pizzas, salads and more. Guests can enjoy meals in the dining room or the Bocce Room, a private dining experience available to reserve for special occasions.
Another popular Suwanee dining choice is Craft Burgers by Shane Peach, a restaurant featuring a selection of unique craft burgers sure to satisfy any craving. Create your own burger or enjoy the craft classic, green mile and so many more delicious choices sure to make your mouth water!
Downtown Suwanee also boats Bottles & Bones, where locals enjoy a lounge experience, happy hour, dinner service and brunch while tasting the delicious flavors of the Mediterranean. The menu features fresh seafood choices, steak and more, all prepared on a Josper oven to guarantee a delectable, innovative experience.
Suwanee residents enjoy peace of mind and easy access to emergency medical services, senior care centers, preventative care and more in the neighboring towns of Duluth, Lawrenceville and Johns Creek, all 30 minutes away from the city center. Local medical centers include Reagan Medical Center, Suwanee Family Physicians, Suwanee Pain Management Center Inc. and Northside Suwanee Primary Care.
To learn more about the city of Suwanee, upcoming events, local favorites and more, visit www.suwanee.com/home to discover this southern gem.