Duluth, Georgia


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

52 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
4 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
2 Votes - "Friendliest"


On top of being a Most Patriotic Town finalist, Duluth has won multiple City of Excellence awards and the Best of Gwinnett award in 2010. Founded in 1821 as a part of Gwinnett County, the citizens of Duluth take as much pride in the town's rich history as they do in its progress, hence the motto "Pride in Old and New."

Considered a suburb of Atlanta, Duluth has access to big city benefits while maintaining a small town feel. The town has retained this small town feel even with its phenomenal growth over the years. Duluth is also a designated Tree City because of the town's constant efforts to achieve an eco-friendly lifestyle. Duluth ranks 26th on Forbes' list of America's Best Places To Move.

The town is known for its variety of restaurants, namely the local favorite Rexall Grill, which is attached to Rexall Drugs. After a bite here, head to Crave Pie Studio for their famous Red White and Blue Pie. Don’t miss the Southeastern Railway Museum to see over 90 pieces of retired railroad equipment and to learn about Duluth's railway history.

Among the abundance of year round events, visitors will enjoy the Summer Stage concert series and the annual Duluth Music Festival each August, the No Reason Block Party, Duluth Staycation, and festivities for nearly every holiday. For more on this patriotic town, read locals' reviews.

Duluth has the most welcoming and friendliest citizens of any place I have ever visited.
Reviewed by AlanaMoss
on June 4, 2012
Duluth has over 800 crosses and flags that fly for our deseased veterans every Memorial Day and Veterans Day - 2 weeks befoe and at least 2 weeks after. Covers about 7 miles of roads. They have a huge 4th of July celebration which also honors our military. Our own American Legion Post 251 is very involved in working with the City and its Memorial events - we have been mentionied as the most patriotic city in America and we are so proud of our military, police and fire - all public servants! The former Mayor - Shirley Lasseter - just erected a beautiful "Living Honorarium" for all public service personell. We are proud to be from Duluth!
Reviewed by mayorshirley
on May 16, 2012
I've lived in Duluth 26 yeas, raised 2 children here and have come to love and cherish this community. People in Duluth sincerely care about each other and give endlessly in time and resources to improve the quality of life for all. There is commitment to our children and a longing to enrich their lives through reading, art, and music. Elders are respected and sought out for their sage advice and candor. Families are encouraged to gather together by hosted town events that make everyone feel at home, at peace, and a part of the whole. Everywhere you go you will find someone smiling and reaching out to you in some kind way. Duluth's motto of "Remembering the Past, Embracing the Future" is a way of life and one that brings geat joy!
Reviewed by paradoxchic
on May 16, 2012
The memorials to the veterans is inspiring! Duluth is a small town with the convenience of a big city. My family loves it here!
Reviewed by Gaylew1
on May 16, 2012
Great small town with tons of things to do from movie nights on the town green to weekend festivals.I love living here.
Reviewed by Gillian
on May 16, 2012
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