Norcross is a suburb of Atlanta with a population of approximately 15,000 residents. While I have easy access to the big city, located 20 miles south, Norcross maintains the feel of a small town. Residents here have a strong sense of community here and we take pride in the fact that our city is well kept and clean. And everything I need for everyday life and entertainment is found within city limits, such as stores, churches, restaurants, clinics, schools, movie theaters, etc.
People of all cultures and backgrounds are welcome here, and we enjoy and respect our diversity. Through community events and engaging with our neighbors, we continually learn new and interesting information about each other, and celebrate our differences as well as our likenesses.
Parks & Recreation
Norcross has an abundance of parks, offering outdoor adventure for family members of all ages. The splash pad at Lilian Webb Community Park, located downtown, is open throughout the summer months. Best Friend Park has two swimming pools, tennis courts, a gym, playground and ball fields. Pinckneyville Park covers 58 acres and has not only grills, a free skate area, a roller hockey rink, seven softball fields and a pond, but also a two and a half mile paved trail for walking, cycling, jogging, etc.. And last but not least of my favorite parks is Thrasher Park, where an amphitheater hosts free events such as the summer concert series, held every year from May through September.
Several beautifully maintained century old buildings line the streets in Historic Downtown Norcross, and within them are several shops, boutiques, eateries, galleries and much more. Among them, shoppers will find vintage and contemporary clothing, designer jewelry, home accessories and furnishings, antiques, etc.. After shopping, I often stop by one of the many restaurants or cafes, which offer everything from wings to Cuban food. The galleries feature numerous art pieces including, but not limited to, paintings, photography and sculptures.
Norcross is a thriving artistic community, and for those of us who love the arts, there is no better place to live. The Cultural Arts & Community Center offers several programs for all ages, youth summer camps, theatrical performances, author’s book events and classes on a variety of subjects throughout the year. A gallery and art center, Kudzu Art Zone, offers a variety of workshops and classes to anyone who wishes to learn more about art. One of my favorite annual celebrations is the Norcross Art Fest, a weekend long event where artists sell paintings, folk art, ceramics, photography, metal work, jewelry and much more. Kids love this event because of the rides, face painting and sand art. And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the music and food as well!