Gwinnett County has been one of America's fastest-growing counties for the past 20 years. This exciting and dynamic county located approximately 30 miles northeast of Atlanta combines the best of big-city living with the comforts of the suburbs. Gwinnett is minutes away from scenic Lake Lanier and boasts easy access to University of Georgia (at Athens) via University Parkway/GA Highway 316. It is convenient to Downtown Atlanta via I-85 and I-985. While the county was once largely rural with small towns, country stores, farms and forests, today, Gwinnett County is home to more than 245 international companies and 450 high-tech firms. With an average of 260 new office and industrial companies relocating to the county each year, attracting more than 6,000 new jobs, Gwinnett County remains in the top 10 ranking for growth nationwide. The county supports many cultural events, restaurants and shopping opportunities, including the Mall of Georgia. Gwinnett County remains affordable for renters.