Homes for Sale In Lawrenceville, GA
Located about 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta, Lawrenceville is home to roughly 31,000 residents and is part of the Atlanta Metro area. As the county seat of Gwinnett County, Lawrenceville offers a variety of home prices, styles, and activities for folks of all ages.
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More on Real Estate In Lawrenceville
Lawrenceville has a long history dating back to 1821 when it was originally incorporated. It is the second oldest city in the metro Atlanta area named after Commodore James Lawrence, commander of the frigate Chesapeake during the war of 1812. This native of New Jersey is probably best known for his dying command, "Don't give up the ship!"
Lawrenceville is located about 30 miles northeast of the downtown Atlanta area. This means it’s close enough for you to take advantage of everything the larger city has to offer, but you still get the smaller suburban feel many people love. When it was originally founded, though, all Lawrenceville had was a courthouse, a well, and a section of streets laid out to form a village.
In 2005, Lawrenceville underwent a revitalization. Part of this was due to a partnership with the Aurora Theatre, the only professional theatre in Gwinnett County. The theatre relocated from Duluth to Lawrenceville in 2007, drawing more visitors and creating an artistic hub in the downtown section of the city. Since then, over 80,000 visitors annually see shows here. The expanded Lawrenceville Performing Arts Center has further cemented downtown Lawrenceville as the place to go for cultural and artistic events.
The city is located in Gwinnett County and sits on a total of 13.5 square miles. Like most of the state, it can get quite warm in Lawrenceville, especially during the summer. It’s not unusual for temperatures to reach the high 80s and low 90s during June, July, and August. Record temperatures have hit the triple digits. During the winter, lows are usually in the 30s, though some negative temperatures have been recorded. Lawrenceville normally sees between three and five inches of precipitation each month.
The median income for a household in Lawrenceville is around $46,300. This is less than Georgia’s average ($56,000). However, the cost of living index is at 95.9, which indicates that living in Lawrenceville is slightly less expensive than the national average.
Library services are handled by a branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library system, while medical services are handled primarily by Gwinnett Medical Center.
Lawrenceville is part of the Gwinnett County public school system and features 20 elementary schools, seven middle schools, and a surprising 23 high schools, although the schools stretch far beyond the boundaries of the city into several counties and towns. There's also to public colleges including the Gwinnett Technical College and the Georgia Gwinnett College. These public schools receive high ratings for academics, student to teacher ratio, and extracurricular activities.
Universities In Lawrenceville
Lawrenceville has two public colleges:
- Georgia Gwinnett College, a four-year college that opened its doors in 2006 and has rapidly expanded to offer bachelor degrees in 18 majors.
- Gwinnett Technical College, a two-year college that offers associate degrees in over 80 areas.
Lawrenceville Real Estate Market
Lawrenceville has a dense suburban feel with a low median home value of just $162,000. The average value of a home in Lawrenceville is around $183,000. This is slightly higher than the overall average for Georgia, which comes in at $173,000. However, homes for sale in Lawrenceville, GA, are usually listed for a little more than this average. Townhomes, for example, usually sell for $189,000. Single-family homes can go for as much as $248,000 depending on the overall size and location. New homes are constructed regularly in Lawrenceville.
In recent years, over 50 new homes were built every year and sold for an average of $229,000. Most of the homes in the city were built between 1990 and the present, coinciding with the large population boom. Few homes date back to the early 1900s, but there are some that are that old. Many of these are listed on the historic registrar.
Lawrenceville has over 11,500 houses, with over 10,500 of those occupied. About half are owner-occupied, while the other half are rental homes. Lawrenceville does have a high renter population, with 49% of people renting their homes. Georgia overall has a rental population of about 37%. The majority of the owner-occupied homes are three-bedroom properties, although four-bedroom houses are not uncommon. It’s actually somewhat rare to find smaller homes for sale in Lawrenceville, GA. Most of these smaller properties are renting houses.
With low unemployment, positive job growth, and the cost of living is lower than the US average, Lawrenceville definitely has a lot going for it. For more information on Lawrenceville, real estate, schools, or relocating to Lawrenceville, contact me below. I'd love to chat more with you about moving here or offer details on any listing, private showings, or a virtual tour. I look forward to talking with you today.
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Lawrenceville Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the Zip Code for Lawrenceville?
Lawrenceville has six zip codes: 30042, 30043, 30044, 30045, 30046, and 30049.
What Transit System Serves Lawrenceville?
Georgie’s Xpress GA/TRA commuter buses make stops in Lawrenceville daily. You can also use the Gwinnett County Transit bus system.
How Do You Get to Lawrenceville?
If you’re driving into Lawrenceville, there are several highways you can use depending on where you’re coming from. Georgia 316 connects Lawrenceville to Athens and then to Interstate 85. You can then take I-85 South to Atlanta. If you’re coming from Snellville, you can take Georgia 124 to US 78. Other highways that provide access to Lawrenceville include GA 8, GA 20, GA120, and US 29.
If you’re going to fly into Lawrenceville, you can land at the Gwinnett County Airport-Briscoe Field. Most major airlines, however, land in Atlanta rather than this smaller field. The field is mostly used for training and med flight services, although Georgia Jet does fly national and international charter flights from the airport.
What Cities Are Near Lawrenceville?
Dacula, Buford, Suwanee, Duluth, Norcross, Lilburn, Snellville, and Grayson are the nearest cities to Lawrenceville.
What Is the Average Commute Time?
Most people spend between 15 and 25 minutes commuting every day. If you work in Atlanta, the commute may be over 30 minutes due to traffic and depending on which part of Atlanta you work in.
Things to Do in Lawrenceville
Many of the activities in Lawrenceville take place in the downtown arts district. The Aurora Theatre and the Lawrenceville Performing Arts Center offer plenty of different performance spaces. The Aurora Theatre offers over 800 events a year and is the second-largest professional theatre in the state.
The Lawrenceville Ghost Tours are a fun adventure for those who like to learn about some of the darker or spookier parts of the city’s history. These walking tours take you through the downtown area and are led by a professional storyteller. They stop at historic sites such as the Female Seminary and the courthouse.
The Polish Pierogi Festival is held every August. It includes food vendors, live music, various competitions, and other activities.
Baseball fans may enjoy watching the Gwinnett Stripers, a Triple-A Minor team based out of Coolray Field. The Atlanta United 2 soccer team used to use Coolray Field as their home base, but they moved to Kennesaw. Fans of the team only have to travel about an hour to their games, though.
Parks in Lawrenceville
Tribble Mill Park is the largest park in Lawrenceville. It offers miles of paved trails and dirt trails that wind through the beautiful setting and around Chandler Lake and Ozora Lake. One particularly pleasant spot to have a picnic or simply enjoy nature is the Tribble Mill Waterfall area.
Alexander Park is smaller, but you’ll still find a playground, a horseshoe pit, fishing areas, and hiking trails.
Rhodes Jordan Park is situated towards the center of the city. The community center offers a number of activities, plus there are pavilions for hosting events, baseball fields, and other activities to enjoy.
History buffs will enjoy visiting the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, the Lawrenceville Female Seminary, and other interesting areas. The courthouse dates back to 1885 and is the second courthouse. The first, which was built from bricks in 1823, burnt down in 1872. Daily operations moved to a new building in 1988. Since then, the building has operated as an historic site and as a venue for special events.
Living in Lawrenceville
Life in Lawrenceville is fairly relaxed. The city itself offers a lot to residents, and for those looking for something not in Lawrenceville, it’s just a short drive to Atlanta. The slightly lower-than-average cost of living makes every dollar stretch just a little more. If you’re looking for homes for sale in Lawrenceville, GA, you’ll find many two and three-bedroom options that are affordable and offer the space for a growing family. All in all, if you want access to what Atlanta has to offer but don’t want to be in the heart of the metro, Lawrenceville is a nice option.
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