Business View Civil and Municipal | Volume 2, Issue 10

70 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 2, ISSUE 10 AT A GLANCE SNELLVILLE, GEORGIA WHAT: A desirable southern community; population approx. 20,000 WHERE: Gwinnett County, 18 miles east of Atlanta WEBSITE: Snellville, GEORG I A A s one of the first suburbs of Atlanta, the City of Snellville, Georgia is packed with history and is ever evolving to meet the needs of residents, with residential developments to bulk up its housing stock, incentives for retail and small businesses. Beyond that, it is completely transforming the look of the city center to add a downtown that will not only bring people together for events and recreation, but also provide diverse, mixed- use housing. Snellville’s dedication to community enhancement is done at a fraction of the cost to taxpayers because of public-private partnerships with companies like CASTO Developments and MidCity Real Estate. All these improvements make it an attractive place for those who work in Atlanta to settle down. Away from the urban bustle, there are many green spaces and trails to enjoy, while also being close enough to Atlanta to make use of big city luxuries and recreation. Butch Sanders, Snellville City Manager boasts, “People started to really enjoy the area when Atlanta began to grow on a large scale. Our community obviously started building residentially in the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, and also started to grow commercially because the private sector is going to go where the people are.” A V I S I O N O F V I T A L I T Y