Dear Auburn Citizens,
Welcome to the City of Auburn Website! We hope that you will peruse the various links to activities and services in our community and that you will check the site frequently for additions and updates.
Auburn was established in 1892 and named for the red clay that abounds here. It was a railroad hub between Athens and Atlanta. Regarded highly for its focus on education Auburn has been home to several academies, prep schools and Perry-Rainey College. This beautiful city of over 7600 residents has enjoyed slow but steady growth over the years. Considered one of the fastest growing areas in the United States, it is expected to be home to more than 20,000 residents within the next fifteen years.
While we are excited about our growth, we understand that unbridled expansion can be detrimental. Planned development allows for stability and the preservation of what makes our City attractive. Through forecast and careful preparation, we are providing needed infrastructure for controlled growth.
Numerous revitalization projects include an impressive new library, renovation of the old Post Office for small events, a well-defined downtown overlay district with new sewer system, the relocation of the City’s Public Works Department to our Parks Mill property and, coming in the near future, a regional arts center. This will be located in an historic building on College Street and is currently undergoing restoration. Auburn Station, a planned suburban village will have apartments, shops, walking trails, restaurants and more!
Four parks currently within the overlay district include R. H. Burel Park and Whistlestop Park adjacent to City Hall where numerous activities and festivals are held throughout the year, a children’s play park, the Auburn ball park, tennis and volley ball courts. Expansion of the ball fields is underway on the City’s Parks Mill property. Replacing the current ball fields will be a new sports complex that will include tennis, basketball, volleyball, walking trails and an interactive water fountain. Also coming in the near future is the 6th Street Park which will accommodate the Auburn Community Garden and greenhouses, jogging trails and a dog park.
City-wide landscaping and beautification have resulted in the addition of deep red Crape Myrtles, Japanese maples, lantana and knock-out roses.
Auburn is working in conjunction with Gwinnett County, Barrow County, City of Dacula, Town of Carl, City of Winder and the City of Statham to create “The Great Rail Trail.” The bicycle trail will run along Highway 8/29 – from the 316 intersection and approximately 22 miles to Statham and will be enhanced in each jurisdiction with Crape Myrtles and other indigenous bushes and plants. We look forward to a great partnership with our neighboring municipalities as our region continues to grow and flourish!
We invite you to stop by City Hall! We would love to share our vision and plans with you! With a solid vision for development, explosive growth on the horizon and an enthusiastic community spirit, Auburn’s future success is assured!
Mayor Linda Blechinger