Lawrenceville, a suburb of Atlanta, is the second oldest city in the metro area, incorporated in 1921. The city of 30,000 is the most heavily populated city in Gwinnett County. It sits about 30 miles northeast of Atlanta and 40 miles west of Athens. Lawrenceville homes for rent are near several post-secondary schools, including Gwinnett Technical College and Georgia Gwinnett College. The city also holds one of the region's most respected hospitals in Gwinnett Medical Center.
Lawrenceville may be best known for two pop culture references: In 1978, Hustler publisher Larry Flynt and his attorney were shot while at lunch during Flynt's obscenity trail. The incident was fictionalized in the 1996 movie "The People vs. Larry Flynt." Lawrenceville, including The Gwinnett Diner, also served as a filming location for the 2000 movie Road Trip.
Lawrenceville hosts the annual Rock N' Rib Fest, as well as daily ghost tours, and is home to the Veterans Memorial Museum. It is also home to the Gwinnett Braves, the AAA affiliate for the Atlanta Braves. Both visitors and residents enjoy the lively downtown area featuring numerous cafes and shops. Downtown also holds a monument to boxing champion and local native Ezzard Charles.
With a low cost of living, increasing property values and strong neighborhood associations, houses for rent in Lawrenceville are ideal for any new or growing family. Lawrenceville rental homes are also available in communities designed specifically for senior citizens. If you're looking for a place downtown, neighborhoods around City Lake and Rhodes Jordan Park offer excellent Lawrenceville houses for rent. Cornerstone on the Square, a new development featuring condos, townhouses and courtyard homes, also offers homes for rent in Lawrenceville. Other popular neighborhoods include Dogwood Forest and Huntington Falls, both of which are located just off Sugarloaf Parkway, as well as those around Ronald Reagan Parkway.