Flashback Friday… Where in the World is Lilburn?
- Lane Bailey
Last year I wrote a nice little post about Lilburn… This is a really nice place to live, and I thought it might be fun to dive into the history of the town. It certainly is interesting, as are the histories of many of the localities around Gwinnett County, GA.
I’ll let you read the post to find out that history, but I wanted to add a little bit to it…
My wife and I have made this area of Gwinnett County, GA, our home for the last nine years… and she lived nearby, in Tucker, prior to that. We decided to stay here to raise our two boys, as well. And we are constantly glad over that decision.
A couple of weeks ago, while at the Arcado Elementary School Night at the local Chick-fil-a, there was a constant stream of friends and neighbors chatting and catching up. A week before that, at a Family Night event, it was much the same. During trips to the grocery store, we run into the parents of classmates of our kids, clients, friends and neighbors. A trip to the park is much the same.
All of that is to say that there is a tremendous sense of community here. Belonging. Acceptance.
A few months ago, a little boy named Al suffered life threatening burns. The community rallied to his support, hosting fund-raisers and looking for other ways to help his family during their time of need. Al has made an incredible recovery, and has actually been able to return to school. But the outpouring of support hasn’t waned.
A visit to a Parkview High School football game or even a quick run up to Bruster’s Ice Cream yields a similar result… friends, neighbors and others we know from the community are there with warm greetings.
This is a wonderful place to call home. If you’d like to live here… give me a call. Lane Bailey. 678-200-5895.
Interesting Homes Around Lilburn GA
- Lane Bailey
Lilburn, GA, is a great place to live. There are some great schools, and the community is both close knit and welcoming.
Parkview High School is one of the highest rated schools in Georgia… and it has been for decades. The feeder schools, like Trickum Middle School and Arcado Elementary School, also have great reputations.
It is also very convenient to both downtown Atlanta and shopping areas like the Mall of Georgia and Discover Mills. While it isn’t exactly a short drive to Cobb County (Marietta, Kennesaw, etc.), it is very close to Suwanee and Duluth, which have been experiencing tremendous business growth.
This property is currently the most expensive property in the Arcado District. Because of the rules of the MLS, I can’t identify the property by address or pictures, though. It does have two 2 car garages, the detached one has a lift and unfinished storage space. Of course there is a full basement and 6 bedrooms… It is priced a little north of $450,000…
If this is a property that might interest you, you want to see other homes with big garages around Gwinnett County, GA or in the Lilburn area, give me a call…
Location, Location, Location…
- Lane Bailey
That has to be the most tired and over-used statement in real estate. But there is a problem with it… It kind of died as a truism.
The idea behind that statement is that homes in the right area could bring more money. And that has always been true… But there is a big donut hole in the theory…
People go to where they can get the house they want…
Even Clark Howard says that. Look at the Gwinnett County market or the Atlanta area market. Up until a couple of years ago, buyers would drive out from the center of town until they could find the house they could afford with the amenities they wanted. Twenty years ago that was “way out” in Lawrenceville or Duluth. Ten years ago that was Dacula or Buford. Just a couple of years ago it was Loganville or Flowery Branch. I would imagine that forty years ago it was Lilburn and Peachtree Corners.
But then last summer gas prices skyrocketed… there were shortages. People started to look at their lifestyles and the cost of living 40 miles from Atlanta… and working close-in. And there is a major cost… not just gas, but time as well.
That is one of the reasons my wife and I settled in Lilburn eight years ago. She worked in Midtown and I worked near Northlake. Later she worked near Perimeter Center… now she has clients in Midtown again. She can make it all of the way to the Atlanta Station area in 20 minutes.
We also have to go the other way… Garrett is playing ice hockey at the Duluth Ice Forum. It takes about 20 minutes to get there. And then there were the Thrasher’s Season Tickets… 30 minutes to Philips Arena. My wife’s parents in Sugar Hill… 30 minutes.
We have found that this is an excellent location to get anywhere in Gwinnett County or into Atlanta easily. We have at least three ways to get almost anyplace… so we can drive around the traffic.
The best part is that prices here are quite reasonable. There are areas with homes under $100k that are quite nice. There are luxury homes knocking on $1m. There are loads of options in between.
And the other best part is the schools. Lilburn is the Home of Parkview, and a few parts are severed by Brookwood. These are a couple of the best clusters in Gwinnett County… and Georgia. They have both ranked well for decades.
If this area of Gwinnett County sounds like someplace you’d like to call home, give me a call, Tweet, IM, email… whatever. I know some great homes for sale here.
New listing coming later in the week…
- Lane Bailey
I am in the process of building the website for the property… I don’t have the final address, so I am not going to publish it until later in the week… and thought I would give you a sneak preview.
This is a really cool property. It has two 2 car garages, one attached and one detached. It has 4 bedrooms and 3½ bathrooms as well as a full finished basement.
The real star of the show is the setting. It sits on 3 acres, and has a long meandering driveway leading up to the house. It is truly a country experience, but still close to everything in Lilburn.
If you can’t wait to find out more, give me a call or shoot me a message.
Parkview High School Football Schedule/Results
- Lane Bailey
There are a lot of Parkview football fans in Lilburn. We visit some of the games, and the fans offer enthusiastic support. There are quite a few like my family that don’t yet have a Parkview student… some have a future Parkview student, others have alums in the family or are alums themselves.
If you are looking to keep up with Parkview Football, I’ll keep the scores updated here and on Lilburn Dwellings.
Aug 22 Mill Creek 30-10
Aug 29 @Collins Hill 9-30
Sept 5 Chattahoochee 49-12
Sept 12 @Berkmar 28-7
Sept 19 Meadowcreek 65-20
Sept 26 @Grayson 22-24
Oct 3 Central Gwinnett 45-13
Oct 10 @Dacula 0-21
Oct 17 South Gwinnett 34-31
Oct 24 No Game
Oct 31 @Shiloh 35-0
Nov 7 Brookwood 7-0
State Playoffs – 1st Round
Nov 15 Norcross 17-20
Go Panthers… Welcome to the Jungle.
Via Lilburn on Localism