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.

Terrific small town within close driving of mountains, ocean, and big city Atlanta
Reviewed by lisalowestauffer
on May 8, 2012
I love Duluth! My children were both born in Duluth and are Duluth High school alumni. The combination of a friendly small town feel and the growing amenities of an Atlanta suburb find me staying "home" more and more. I live, work, and play in Duluth, Most of my doctors and the hospital are nearby. The town green is beautiful as are the Duluth Parks. There weren't many dinner restaurants until recently. I have several favorites. I miss Cloudts bakery and wish we had a Captain D's, but I'm not going hungry! Sometimes it seems we live on a nature preserve in the midst of several major roads, . I'm looking off my back deck, listening to the birds and I can't imagine anywhere more peaceful.
Reviewed by motherinduluth
on May 3, 2012
Duluth is the most wonderful town in the USA. It is a perfect balance of a small, friendly town with the convenience of a big city nearby. It still has the wonderful small town spirit of the last century but the perks of today. I was born here as was my family before me and I raised my five children here. I wouldn't live anywhere else! Kathryn Willis
Reviewed by Kathryn Willis
on May 3, 2012
Duluth is a leader in showing its patriotism and thanking our military and their families for their service.
Reviewed by leajane
on May 3, 2012
For Veterans' Day, Duluth places a small flag for to commemorate fallen veterans. The flags stretch along some of the main roads, so as you drive through the town, you have a chance to see the names of the people who died in service to the country. It makes a powerful statement and this is not something I have seen done elsewhere.
Reviewed by mmoessin
on May 3, 2012
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