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Featured Apartments in Norcross, GA
Live Norcross at The Conservatory at Peachtree Corners
Norcross GA, 30092
Spacious Two Bedroom Townhomes...Great Location...
Norcross GA, 30071
Elegant city living in a convenient location. Close to I-85, I-285. Our property offers spacious rooms and high quality service.
Norcross GA, 30093
Great Savings, Superior Service, Excellent Management and YOU!
Norcross GA, 30093
Valencia Park is located in Peachtree corners just moments away from Interstate 285. Nothing beats living within walking distance from restaurants, shopping and entertainment! If you just feel like staying home, you would have a fitness center, swimming pool with sun deck, business center and laundry. Also, 3 tennis court facility.Valencia Park is sure to meet your home needs with a large patio, fireplaces in selected apartments, spacious walk in closets & much more that you must come see.
Norcross GA, 30092
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Overview of Norcross
Apartments and rentals in Norcross, GA, enable you to affordably enjoy living in a charming historic town outside the metropolis of Atlanta. Easily within commuting distance, Norcross also offers plenty of job opportunities of its own. Although by most standards, Norcross, with just 10,000 people, is a small town. Don't tell its residents that. This town has a big heart, a long history and a wide-open future.
Living in Norcross, GA
Norcross is Gwinnett County's second oldest city. Its early history is linked with Atlanta by both the railroad and two Atlanta businessmen. Jonathan Norcross, who was a former Atlanta mayor proposed the Richmond-Danville Railroad in the late 1850s. Delayed by the Civil War, began construction of the first 20 miles was finally begun 1869. At the end of the line, Norcross' partner and friend John Thrasher bought 250 acres and a town was born. He named it for Norcross. People migrated to the new town to be near the railroad. Quickly the community became known as a resort area. "Atlanta's Favorite Summer Resort" became a destination for city dwellers to escape the city's hot summers and crowded conditions. People continue to make Norcross a vacation destination today. The area's growth was also aided by local farms and businesses. Over the decades, as new highways were built, they by-passed Norcross. This proved to be fortunate in that the city's historic downtown was preserved as a 19th century railroad town. In the 1980s Norcross was named to the National Register of Historic Places.
Norcross has a the charm and small town feel of another era. Yet, it also has a hip vibe as a new generation of residents, business people and city leaders work together to preserve the city's history, architecture and story. They also are introducing new businesses; restoring historic structures; implementing sustainability efforts; maintaining beautiful parks, a lake and other outdoor spaces; and supporting cultural attractions. The city also offers employment opportunities in businesses both large and small.
Popular neighborhoods in Norcross include Hickory Ridge, Town Center, Harpers Choice and Owen Brown.
Norcross Work & Study
Norcross characterizes its economy as mainly blue-collar and industrial, but also points out that the average household income is equal to the average for state as a whole. The major employment sectors are paper and packaging manufacturing, footwear and clothing chains, wireless communication technology and software companies. Tourism and small business, particularly in historic downtown also contribute to the city's economy.
Not surprisingly, as a small town, there are no colleges located in Norcross. However, just 20 miles away in Atlanta, you have your choice of dozens of public and private institutions of higher learning. The three largest schools are Georgia State University, Georgia Perimeter College and Kennesaw State University.
Norcross Cost of Living
The Norcross cost of living is about 6 percent below the national average. This translates into getting a little more for your dollar. One-bedroom apartments rent from $450 to $575 monthly with two-bedrooms ranging from $600 to $700. If you are seeking something a little more upscale, Norcross has you covered. For a little more money, you can find a larger apartment with upgraded amenities and other features. For a luxury one-bedroom, you can expect to spend in the high $800s, with two-bedrooms in the high $900s.
Norcross Attractions & Entertainment
The historic downtown area of Norcross offers a great selection of restaurants and charming, locally owned stores - all in century-old buildings. "Date Night Downtown" is designed for the "grown ups" to enjoy a date night in historic downtown with live music and more on special nights throughout the year. There are a number of beautiful outdoor spaces including 11 parks, such as South Point Park and Betty Mauldin Park with magnificent landscaping and many trees. The Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center is a hub for residents with theatrical performances, lectures, youth activities, classes and more.
Norcross Special Events
Happenings and events in Norcross are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Norcross Holiday Home Tour showcases some of the city's historic structures. Proceeds from the event are used for the creation and maintenance of historic markers in town. Corners to Crossing 10K Run and MusicFest is held in the Spring. The morning run is followed by a concert and street dance in the event. Event proceeds are donated to local charities.
Whistlestop Farmers Market is held weekend from May through September alongside Thrasher Park. It has earned a reputation as one of metro Atlanta's best fresh produce open air markets. In addition to great food, there's organic crafts, live music, and educational and creative activities for kids.
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