Lilburn, GA, is a relatively small city with an estimated population of approximately 11,500, and it is located about 20 miles northeast of Atlanta in Gwinnett County. Travel to and from Lilburn along scenic U.S. Route 29 is a short and enjoyable 35 minute commute for Lilburn’s residents who work in Atlanta, and tourism flourishes throughout the region because the Atlanta Metropolitan Area is a rich source of Southern history with many cultural attractions and opportunities for recreational enjoyment. Lilburn is considered to be one of the most desirable communities to live in because the official city government policy has been to limit residential growth while encouraging local business and maintaining Lilburn’s friendly rural character.
Lilburn’s Downtown Development Authority encourages new development
The Downtown Development Authority is an official city government bureau whose responsibility includes studying proposed new developments and providing impact reports to the Lilburn Planning Commission. The Planning Commission is the official city bureau that implements policies established by the Lilburn City Council, including final review and approval of proposed developments. The operative concept is to ensure that all developments in Lilburn comply with the City’s building, environmental and aesthetic standards. The focus of development is in Old Town Lilburn where many antique shops, thrift shops, gift stores, and a wide variety of restaurants are located. The goal is to encourage tourism, increase business revenues, and provide more unique shopping experiences for residents.
Residential neighborhoods in Lilburn are beautiful and well maintained
Most homes in Lilburn were built during the late 20th century on beautifully landscaped properties ranging from between ½ acre to 1 acre in size. Houses were generally constructed with a high level of craftsmanship and architectural sophistication in a wide variety of attractive styles.
Residents have convenient access to state of the art medical care at four major hospitals within 10 miles of Lilburn, students attend excellent public schools in the Gwinnett County Public School system, and everybody has access to the three branches of the Gwinnett County Public Library that are located in Lilburn.
Lilburn’s city government sponsors a regular schedule of annual public festivals and other community events such as Lilburn Daze, a celebration of Lilburn’s cultural history featuring over 200 local artists and craftspeople, and Lilburn Idol, a popular amateur singing contest that is also sponsored by the Lilburn Women's Club.
A wide variety of recreational sports activities like golf, tennis, bicycling, hiking and jogging are also available for residents. The combination of Lilburn’s rural, small town community lifestyle and its close proximity to Atlanta’s downtown business district have made Lilburn one of the most attractive communities in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.