Apartments in northeast, Duluth/Norcross/Gainesville area are all within a reasonable distance to downtown Atlanta. If you are looking for something to rent that is outside the city, one of these towns may be the right spot. Duluth is about 20 miles northeast of Atlanta and it has a population of approximately 34,000 residents. A popular tourist spot, the city has a festival each September that draws over 30,000 people to town. Norcross is another city that is located in Gwinnett County. With a historic district that stretches on for 112 acres and has old-fashioned street lamps, this town is full of true southern charm. Norcross is a town that has managed to preserve its history without being old-fashioned. Here you will also find modern amenities and award-winning restaurants. Located on the shores of Lake Lanier, Gainesville is another great town in this area. Close to the Blue Ridge Mountains, this city has an arts council that is located in a delightful railroad depot building, as well as an aquatic and community center for residents to use.