Peachtree Corners Homes For Sale
Once known as Pinckneyville and often confused for Norcross, Peachtree Corners is a planned community located in the 30092 Zip Code. This small community, like it’s Berkely Lake counter part create an oasis in an otherwise “transitioning” area. There’s are limited homes for sale near Peachtree Corners and even fewer inside the official city limits.
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In the late 1960s, businessman Paul Duke had an idea of creating Peachtree Corners, a planned community to be constructed in the area that was once known as Pinckneyville. Duke was a pioneer in the “village” movement as he envisioned a place where people could live, work, and play in the same quality controlled environment, thus diminishing the need for long commutes. In 1967, Duke initiated the planning of the office component of Peachtree Corners, Technology Park/Atlanta, a campus of low-rise real estate that would house low-pollution, high technology industries to employ, among others, engineer graduates from Georgia Tech.
The man who turned Paul Duke’s vision into executive homes in Peachtree Corners was Jim Cowart, who came over to Peachtree Corners in the late 1970s as a land developer. The first neighborhood in Peachtree Corners that Jim Cowart developed was Spalding Corners. He began Peachtree Station in 1979 and continued the development to include many Peachtree Corner neighborhoods. Jim’s son, Dan Cowart also become heavily involved in the progress of Peachtree Corners and continued the development of new neighborhoods for the city as well as Wesleyan School.
Development continued in Peachtree Corners throughout the 1990s and in 1999 the idea of incorporating Peachtree Corners was first proposed. It was not until November 8, 2011, during a referendum, vote that the residents of Peachtree Corners elected to dincorporate as Gwinnett County’s 16th city, and, with a population of 38,500, its largest. From there, plans took off and the city officially was incorporated on July 1, 2012. It was during the ribbon cutting ceremony, held in January, 2013, that the new, international award-winning logo was unveiled to over 250 individuals who attended the event at City Hall.
Other communities that followed a similar path to Peachtree Corners was Johns Creek, Sandy Springs, Berkely Lake and even Milton. Although their designs and purposes were different ultimately these mini-cities represent the changing needs of communities at large.