Welcome to Duluth
Verdant and bustling city where urban convenience meets small-town charm
Surrounded by the communities of Peachtree Corners, Johns Creek, and Suwanee, Duluth has been called “Tree City” for its dedication to preserving its bounty of greenspaces. Its northwestern border is defined by the Chattahoochee River, and throughout the verdant town, you’ll encounter plenty of recreational opportunities. The motto here is “Pride in the old and new,” as evidenced by the well-preserved historic downtown and the ever-growing commercial and housing areas.
Officially incorporated in 1906, Duluth began as a rural development whose economy grew after the creation of a major railroad through the area connecting North and South Georgia. Recently, Duluth has undergone a massive revitalization process that’s greatly increased the city’s value and residential appeal. Duluth has been named among the best, most affordable, and safest suburbs in Georgia and the U.S. It’s well-known for the small-town vibe, but Duluth is still packed with urban conveniences like museums, shopping, dining, and more.
Duluth is also known as a place where you can achieve your own American dream. The housing options here embody this sentiment — affordable homes and quaint residential neighborhoods abound. Whether your American dream home looks like a sprawling, multimillion-dollar estate set on rolling hills with luxury finishes and lavish amenities, an enviable country club home, or a modern and modest single-family new build tucked in a quiet cul-de-sac, Duluth is an open market of wonderful housing opportunities.
What to Love
- Only 27 miles from Atlanta, great commuter city
- Growing neighborhoods rated among the safest and most affordable in Georgia
- Plenty of natural landscape and green space in addition to bustling commercial areas
People & Lifestyle
In Duluth, there is a strong desire to enjoy the simple celebrations and joys in life. The population of mostly families and a decent number of individuals makes for an energetic atmosphere where a peaceful residential life merges with an exciting, growing community. Just 30 minutes north of Atlanta, Duluth is a popular commuter city with convenient access to several major highways. It’s common to find residents enjoying the activities and amenities of the town center, and town events are a frequent occurrence.
Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment
Duluth’s pride and joy is its vibrant downtown district
— an outdoor mecca of historic buildings, a Town Green, specialty stores, local eats, entertainment, city events, art, and lifestyle facilities. Walk around the beautifully landscaped areas along streets like Parsons Alley to discover art studios, toy stores, yoga classes, and an impressive array of shops.
Some of the standout eateries downtown include Truck and Tap
, a pub and beer hall offering a rotating lineup of the city’s best food trucks and a new craft beer menu daily. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, there’s plenty to choose from. Crave Pie Studio
is a popular downtown bakery — their signature all-butter pastry is the perfect base for mouth-watering creations like the chocolate bourbon pecan pie. For more signature confections, hit up Simply Done Donuts
, a mini donut shop with creative flavors like churro donuts, strawberry glazed, Butterfinger sprinkles, French toast, and so much more.
Head just a few minutes away from downtown to dine in at the sublime Frankie’s The Steakhouse. At Frankie’s, Italian and American fare classics combine on the remarkable menu of rich pasta, juicy prime steaks, and the freshest raw bar around, all set in a swanky, upscale bar.
Things to Do
Along with its plentiful food and shopping, downtown Duluth is the center for activity and community fun within the city. The town center hosts the Fridays-N-Duluth
series that runs through the warmer months and includes food trucks, live music, and entertainment at the town’s amphitheater, as well as family-friendly activities. The annual Duluth Fall Festival
is also held in the town center, and the proceeds go towards maintaining the town’s lovely historic district. The exciting festival has everything you could want: food vendors and trucks, tailgating, a carnival and parade, live entertainment, crafts, and games for the kids.
One of Duluth’s other main attractions is the Infinite Energy Center
. This 118-acre multi-purpose campus has a massive food hall for exhibits, a large theater for hosting performances, corporate meeting rooms, a grand ballroom great for weddings, and an incredible 13,000 seat arena that’s served as the venue for concerts from artists like Carrie Underwood, George Strait, Beyoncé, U2, and Paul McCartney.
Duluth is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, & Technology, 9-12, No. 1 public high school in the state of Georgia and the county’s first STEM
- Notre Dame Academy, K-12, highly rated private school
- Duluth High School, 9-12, highly rated public high school