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Old 02-08-2020, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Peachtree Corners
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I'm well aware that this thread has long been inactive, but I'd like to add my own two cents into this conversation.

My family and I are from Lebanon, and we were looking for a diverse community where we wouldn't be the only Arabs. Many other immigrants are looking for a similar situation. They do not want to be culturally isolated, and they want to live in a safe community, with nice parks and good schools. Gwinnett county has all of that. The fact that the school system does so well is incredible, especially considering its size. The worst schools in the county with the most low-income students are still miles ahead of schools with similar student populations in places like Fulton County, Atlanta, and Cobb County to an extent.

Immigrants are attracted to places with good schools and a diverse community, and in the metro Atlanta area, there is no better place to live than in Gwinnett if you want that. It's a diverse and mostly safe area.

You had an influx of reasonably-priced housing in the 90s and early 2000s combined with an excellent school system, and the immigrant community that was already present in the Dekalb county portion of Buford Highway. All those factors combined make Gwinnett county the next reasonable place for immigrants to settle in.

I honestly think it's a positive thing. Kids growing up here are exposed to people from all over the world from a variety of backgrounds, and with America becoming a more diverse country, being familiar with different cultures is an objectively beneficial thing.
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