Peachtree Corners is a city included in suburban Atlanta and can be found northeast of the city within western Gwinnett County, Georgia. It has an estimated population of 43,509 as of 2018 making it the largest city of Gwinnett County. The Chattahoochee River borders the city to the north and the west and is located to the east of Dunwoody. Peachtree Corners is the only planned community out of all of Atlanta’s northern suburbs. It has no city property tax and has earned the designation as a top ten best suburb to live in the whole State of Georgia due to its education quality, low crime rate, price of living, employment opportunities, the standard of living, and access to amenities.
In 1993 the United Peachtree Corners Civic Association (UPCCA), an umbrella institution of community homeowners’ associations, was fashioned in response to land use and development concerns in the area. Despite the efforts of the UPCCA, some development opposed by using the UPCCA persevered in Peachtree Corners all through the 1990s; causing the proposal of incorporating Peachtree Corners to come about in 1999. This proposal was turned down due to the complexity of modern law. A proposal to incorporate Peachtree Corners as a city was issued again by the UPCCA in 2005, but efforts were abandoned after a straw survey of citizens found that the majority no longer wanted incorporation.
The UPCCA pursued the incorporation of Peachtree Corners a third time in 2010, after a failed attempt by the town of Norcross to claim a part of Technology Park Atlanta. In a referendum hung on November 8, 2011, residents of Peachtree Corners voted to incorporate as Gwinnett County’s 16th city, and, with a population of 43,059, it became the county’s largest. Municipal operations began on July 1, 2012.