Snellville is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States, east of Atlanta. The population was 18,242 at the 2010 census.
|City Of Snellville|
|Motto: Snellville, Where Everybody's Proud to be Somebody.|
Location in Gwinnett County and the state of Georgia
In February 2011, the City of Snellville hired engineering firm Clark, Patterson and Lee in conjunction with renowned urban planning firm Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company to begin the process of planning a new town center for the suburban community. A weekend long design charrette was held to engage the community in the process. The plan that emerged from this visioning process provides a new town green and shopping district, bordered by neighborhoods that incorporate a variety of housing types. The plan takes into account the Continuous Flow Intersection that had previously been planned by the Georgia Department of Transportation. A key element of the new town design is a system of bridges and tunnels that create a more walkable city
Snellville is located at (33.858439, −84.006324).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.7 square miles (25.1 km²), of which, 9.7 square miles (25.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.41%) is water.
Thomas W. Briscoe Park consists of 87 developed acres (100 total acres), just south of the city center on Lenora Church Road. The park hosts numerous activities for youth and seniors including summer camp, swim lessons, soccer and senior trips.
Lenora Park and Disc Golf Course encompasses 112 acres (0.45 km2) of land on Lenora Church Road.
The Snellville Days Festival is a two-day event held annually that draws crowds from all over the Southeast. The annual celebration is touted as one of the top 20 tourism events in May according to the Southeastern Tourism Society, but still holds that small town flavor.
The New London Theater group and the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre company both have their roots and studios in Snellville; Triple 7 Dance Company (located where New London Theater used to have its business) is a thriving dance school owned by Tamara Whitehead. Each year the school debuts their Rhapsody Musical, and has been running since 2002.