The Town of Braselton has a rich heritage and the unique characteristic of being located not only in one county, but spanning into four: Jackson, Hall, Gwinnett, and Barrow. Our dynamic community is the home to the world class amenity, Chateau Elan Winery and Resort. The resort attracts more than a half a million visitors a year and the adjoining Chateau Elan Golf and Residential community has thrived as part of Braselton. Add to this the excellent business location on the I-85 business corridor and you have a premier live, work, and play community that boasts an excellent quality of life.
The Atlanta Business Chronicle referred to Braselton as the “node de jour” for development activity on I-85. In 2005, the Town received statewide accolades for its receipt of Georgia Trend’s “Trendsetter Award” for achievements in economic development. The Town has been recognized by the National League of Cities as a “City Showcase” and was named “America’s Dream Town” through an Internet poll.
Braselton is a leader in providing critical infrastructure necessary to facilitate new business and industry. State of the art wastewater reclamation facilities along with ample and well managed water resources have earned Braselton the designation as a Georgia “WaterFirst Community”. Adherence to our community’s planning goals has earned us a designation as a “Plan First Community”.
Braselton's growth has been rapid. The population increased 284% between 1990 and 2000 to 1206 citizens and in 2010 topped 7,500. The Town continues to expand as development moves north from Atlanta up Interstate 85. The manufacturing firms of Panoz Auto Development and Mayfield Dairies chose Braselton. And, the distribution facilities for Haverty’s Southeast Distribution Center, Mizuno, Whole Foods, Hitachi, Williams-Sonoma and PetCo and corporate headquarters for Year One and Peachtree Tooling are located in the city limits. We boast very strong demographics.
Braselton’s success can be attributed to several key factors. Our location on the I-85 corridor provides excellent transportation access. The Town has its own water and sewer infrastructure which is a great benefit to residents and businesses. And, we focus on small town values, ensuring positive smart future growth.
Braselton’s history is important. The Braselton Town Hall, a former stately home of one of the Braselton Brothers, is the seat of government. After an award-winning historic preservation effort, it stands as a reminder of the era in which the town was founded and built. A visit to our downtown, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will give you a glimpse into the past as you shop our various antique, art and specialty retail facilities located in historic structures throughout the district.
Visit and you’ll understand why: “It’s Better in Braselton”