Five of the Best Shopping Destinations in Gwinnett County

The Village at the Mall of Georgia
The Village at the Mall of Georgia

Shopping is the ultimate pastime for many who either are in search of a thoughtful gift or just in need of something affordable to do outside the house, perhaps like enjoying the exercise of walking around inside a welcoming public space.  The chatter covering the fine Gwinnett County Schools Systems is plentiful, but there’s rarely a blurb about the wide variety of inventory and events offered among the various area shopping outlets, many of them rather high-end.  That lack of coverage and the distance to the most desirable retail stores can lead some buyers to feel as if a better choice could have been made in their home-buying decisions.  So, if the availability of shopping options is an important area amenity to someone in your household or an occasional free movie or concert is a priority, consider the proximity to one of these five shopping destinations when looking at homes for sale in Gwinnett County.

Five of the Best Shopping Destinations in Gwinnett County

There’s no shortage of affordable things to do in Gwinnett County, including free concerts, and movies in the various city public parks, often with delicious specialties from the local food trucks nearby.  While the food trucks are not usually available at the mall (because of the eateries already there), it is an absolute pleasure to hang out under the stars with new friends and neighbors after a successful day of shopping at the national and local stores that operate in Gwinnett County.  Find out more about how the right product or fun can very likely be found at one or more of these popular Gwinnett County destinations.     

Mall of Georgia

The largest shopping mall in Georgia and one of the largest in the Southeast is in the Buford Area and Mountain View High School Cluster of Gwinnett County.  Opened in 1999, the mall features around 225 stores including five anchors, multiple sit-down restaurants, a 20-screen theater, and a massive open-air food hall disbursed around 1.8 million square feet and three floors.  The Village at the Mall of Georgia is just outside the food hall and offers several more popular restaurants, a beautifully manicured, park-like lawn area with a splash fountain, and an amphitheater where the locals take in a free moonlight concert and movie during the warmer months.  There is also an abundance of choice in off-property dining, shopping, and services in the area dubbed, “Mall of Georgia” with modern architecture, plenty of parking, sidewalks, apartments, and well-lit streets.

The Exchange @ Gwinnett

The newest Gwinnett County Shopping Destination is only a short drive or brisk stroll from the Mall of Georgia on the other side of Interstate 85.  The Exchange @ Gwinnett is an outdoor mixed-use lifestyle development that serves as home to some of the latest local and national dining chains, popular retail destinations, apartments, and family fun. 

Sugarloaf Mills

Find value shopping along with more dining, and entertainment just a short drive southwest toward Atlanta along Interstate 85 in the Peachtree Ridge High School Cluster at Sugarloaf Mills, host to 14 anchor stores, over 150 specialty outlets, and a giant food court with casual eateries across all around 1.1 million square feet indoors.  This mall also serves up mega entertainment with an AMC 18-screen Movie Theater, Dave & Busters, and Medieval Times.   

The Forum Peachtree Corners

Elegance meets convenience in this unique blend of nationally known retail brands in the Southwest Gwinnett Norcross High School Cluster that includes some that serve as the only location in the county.  This charming outdoor destination is home to the only Trader Joe’s in Gwinnett County, wide, well-lit sidewalks, a robust entertainment schedule, and an abundance of popular eateries all just a short distance from the newer Peachtree Corners Town Center where the locals enjoy more dining, free movies, concerts, yoga in the park, and more.

The Shoppes at Web Gin

Over 60 locally and nationally known eateries and retail outlets serve the eastern Gwinnett County Area near the Grayson High School Cluster from this beautiful outdoor shopping mall along Scenic Highway in Snellville, GA.   

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Frequently Asked Questions about Shopping in Gwinnett County

How much is parking at these malls?

Most parking is plentiful and free, though there is a fee to park in the spaces closest to the Mall of Georgia.  Some spaces there are also valet parking only, but the signs offer plenty of guidance on how to park.

Are these malls easy to find?

Sugarloaf Mills is at Exit 108 (Sugarloaf Parkway) off I-85 while both the Mall of Georgia and the Exchange @ Gwinnett are easily accessible at Exit 115 (Buford Drive).  Exit 31A (Peachtree Industrial Boulevard) of I-285 provides easy access to Peachtree Parkway where the Forum Peachtree Corner is located, but access to The Shoppes at Web Gin will involve a few more maneuvers.  For reference, Cheshire Bridge Road, essentially the last exit inside the Northeast City of Atlanta, is Exit 88.

Are these the only entertainment venues in Gwinnett County?

Hardly!  In addition to the festivals, fairs, live music, and plays in the downtown areas of the cities, national touring acts appear at Gas South Arena, the Bowl at Sugar Hill, the Aurora Theatre, and other venues.  The Gwinnett Stripers MLB play at Coolray Field just a short distance from the Mall of Georgia, the Gwinnett Gladiators NHL at Gas South Arena, and there’s surely more entertainment to know about. 

Wrapping Up Some of the Best Shopping in Gwinnett County

While these Gwinnett County Shopping Malls are often listed among the best in the Southeast, it would be unfair to label them as the only destinations in the area for good meals, shopping, and family fun.  After all, the downtowns in many of the cities of Gwinnett County have a very nice mix of restaurants and entertainment options, including their own free concerts, movies, and food trucks held at gorgeous city parks.  Consider taking them all in over time, but the five shopping destinations listed above might be ideal choices when time in Gwinnett County is limited.

For the best choices of homes for sale in Gwinnett County near the finest dining, shopping, and other area amenities, please call Solomon Greene, Associate Broker of Real Estate today.

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