Sunday, March 20, 2016

Peachtree Corners-Around And About This Gwinnett County City

Up until the 1960s, the area that is now Peachtree Corners was just rural farmland. However, by 1967, a man named Paul Duke chose to build a community he would later name Peachtree Corners where people could live and work in a quality-controlled environment outside of Norcross.

With help from investors of Georgia Tech, Duke proceeded to build a $1.7 million business center that would raise money for a Georgia Tech foundation, as well as bring jobs to the area. After adding businesses to the area, Duke's next goal was to add residential structures to the city.

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Jim Cowart, who was hired by Duke to build these neighborhoods, had previous experience around the Atlanta area as a home builder and turned Duke's dreams into realty. Eventually the area became heavily inhabited and developed an organization by the name of United Peachtree Corners Civic Association (UPCCA). The group was basically an umbrella body of many Home Owner Associations in the area. By 2010, the UPCCA pursued an official incorporation of Peachtree Corners as a city, and it was approved in 2012.

A very popular shopping destination in Peachtree Corners is the Forum on Peachtree Parkway. This center includes restaurants like California Pizza Kitchen, Gigi's Cupcake Bar, Mambo Italiano, Ted's Montana Grill, etc. Stores include Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble, Homegoods, J. Crew, etc. If these types of destinations aren't your favorite, try out the parks in Peachtree Corners such as Jones Bridge Park, Holcomb Bridge Road Park, Simpsonwood Park, or West District Aquatics.

Public schools in Peachtree Corners include Simpson Elementary School, Pinckneyville Middle School, and Norcross High School.

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