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Old 11-08-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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What type of people live in Norcross and also Duluth? I here they are the most diverse in the area and very multicultural. Is this true? We are moving from PA but my husband is from UK originally. How do you compare the two places, such as the feel or vibe? Could you give me a little detail on the two? Which one is more socailable and friendly?
Any info would be helpful.

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Old 11-08-2012, 10:19 PM
 
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What type of people live in Norcross and also Duluth? I here they are the most diverse in the area and very multicultural. Is this true? We are moving from PA but my husband is from UK originally. How do you compare the two places, such as the feel or vibe? Could you give me a little detail on the two? Which one is more socailable and friendly?
Any info would be helpful.
w-t, I'm doing this from 1000 miles away, so I'll be brief and let others chime in. In VERY general terms, you'll likely find more areas of Norcross to be industrial with heavy traffic, slightly older housing stock and home to thousands of residents who don't actually know where 'Norcross' is. On the other hand, Duluth is farther from Atlanta proper, 'slightly' less industrial, many areas of newer housing stock(called sprawl in some cities) and thousands of residents who don't know where 'Duluth' is. Both areas are filled with industrial pockets, office parks, SFH, condos, apts, shopping centers, traffic, traffic, and did I mention traffic?

You'll almost need to look at the particular neighborhoods you're considering. The two cities don't adjoin one another; but you' likely have trouble determining which city you are in as you drive from one to the other.

You can get an actual breakdown of population if you peruse the City-Data pages:
//www.city-data.com/city/Duluth-Georgia.html

I don't know how much this illustrates 'diversity', but it gives some raw numbers to look at.
Good luck with your search.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Norcross is certainly diverse as is Duluth but it kinda depends on which part(city proper, NE side SE side, etc). I'm sure someone can help you find actual statistics for demographics in the area.
If I had to choose a place to live I'd go with Duluth. But mainly on the east side of Duluth towards Suwanee. You've got the Gwinnett Center there (ECHL hockey team there) and Discover Mills nearby. Mall of Georgia not too far away either. If you want to focus on diversity and multicultural there are other areas of Atlanta to consider. Some more urban and some more suburban. Plenty of choices it just depends on what else you're looking for in a community.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I strongly recommend you visit both places in person. Drive around for a day or so in each place, get an idea of the vibe and the options you'd have in both places. Both cities have great parts and not so great parts.

FWIW, my husband is also from the UK and when he first moved to GA he landed in Duluth
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:08 PM
 
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Great Thanks! That's cool your husband British too
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Be sure you visit downtown Norcross and check out Taste of Britain
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:02 PM
 
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ok we are here so will check it out
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:07 PM
 
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Hi Winetime,

I live in Gwinnett (Lawrenceville, right by Duluth/Sugarloaf (Discover Mills). Let me know if I can be of any help. Either Norcross or Duluth are nice places to live. Both have cute downtowns. There are a couple of rough/in transition neighborhoods in Norcross. Some of the nicer Norcross areas are now part of a new city named Peachtree Corners. Don't think you'd go wrong with either one. Gwinnett is fun because of lots of ethnic diversity and great parks.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:53 PM
 
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I live in Norcross. The downtown is very nice, easy to walk around in, and has two nice parks and a bunch of diverse restaurants. The area south of downtown is the Jimmy Carter boulevard area..its older, more industrial, but also very diverse with a large south asian population and many unique restaurants. The area north of downtown segues into the newer more expensive Peachtree Parkway road anchored by Technology Park which provides many tech sector jobs and a very nice open air mall called The Forum. The houses here are nicer and more expensive. This links Norcross to Duluth and then further north to Johns Creek. I like living in Norcorss and suggest you give it a look.
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:15 PM
 
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Hi Winetime,

I live in Gwinnett (Lawrenceville, right by Duluth/Sugarloaf (Discover Mills). Let me know if I can be of any help. Either Norcross or Duluth are nice places to live. Both have cute downtowns. There are a couple of rough/in transition neighborhoods in Norcross. Some of the nicer Norcross areas are now part of a new city named Peachtree Corners. Don't think you'd go wrong with either one. Gwinnett is fun because of lots of ethnic diversity and great parks.
If I may ask for your help...My husband just began working at Sugarloaf Parkway and 85. We've been looking in the Duluth and Suwanee areas. We're now considering the Discover Mills area. I'd appreciate it if you could PM any info and regarding neighborhoods around Discover Mills. We expect to rent a house for a year, as we try to rent/sell our house in Athens.
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